The Drunk Monk

Via Europa, 30
Mataró (Barcelona), Spain 08303

616047170
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Mayor: Excalibur123 (1) | Affiliated user(s) here thedrunkmonk2014, beer_89 | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 350
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Beergirl65  (18) Pottersville, New Jersey | July 7, 2011| Updated July 19, 2011
The Drunk Monk is most definitely one of the best places to find interesting beers in the world. The ambiance is wonderful. Knowledgeable serving staff who have worked there for years, clean as a whistle, and interesting decorations. The beer selection is great and not overwhelming. It constantly changes as the owner searches out new beers, and everyone there is there for the beer. It is not a tourist spot and most people are locals. I highly recommend it!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
JohnRebus  (28) Athens, Greece | July 3, 2011
The best beer place in Barcelona (and probably in the whole Spain) is just…30km away, in the suburban coastal town of Mataró. Abbey tavern decoration. Great list of 300+ bottles and 6 taps (2 standard-Maes & Chimay, and 4 change every 3 weeks). A noteworthy line up of De Struise, a nice selection of Geuze & Lambic beers, all of the trappists are present, several premium Americans (Rogue, Yeti, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada), Brewdog shortlist, nice De Molen’s, Nogne Dark Horizon and of course the best Spanish micros. Beer of the week in special price (De Struise Doppel Strauss at the time being there). At the top the vintage list with Thomas Hardy’s Ale several editions included. Regarding food, you will find some eclectic finger-food, like the delicious trappist cheeses. Well informed waitresses. The mastermind behind all these is the Belgian owner, Sven. A pure aficionado of the brew culture. Always drinking and chatting about beers with the bar patrons. I really enjoyed the time with Sven and tasted together a couple of magnificent beers. Just hop on the next evening train to Mataró. Genial!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
colebenoit  (1) Vancouver, Alberta | July 1, 2011
Amazing beer bar! Likely the best in Spain and definitely the best in Catalunya. A must visit place and world class!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
maisoner  (1) BARCELONA, Spain | June 30, 2011
No sé si és la millor cerveseria del món perquè m’han falten moltes per visitar, però fa honor al terme "cerveseria" i reuneix tots els requisits per esdevenir un punt de referència per a qualsevol amant de la bona cervesa belga. Si t’agrada el "pa líquid" i visites Catalunya, estalvia’t unes hores de platja que tant de sol fa mal, i regala’t unes dosis generoses d’aquesta meravellosa creació humana batejada amb el nom de cervesa. Obligatori peregrinar-hi ni que sigui una vegada a la vida.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jbpda  (14) , Spain | June 28, 2011
Genial, muy buen trato por parte de Sven, no incluyo comida aunque tienen carta de quesos y bocadillos, no los probé, mis ojos eran únicamente para las joyas cerveceras de sus neveras. Un viaje a las mejores cervecerías en Bélgica. Imprescindible.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
MegaBlender  (10) , | May 3, 2011
A great place to go near Barcelona for beer, with a very big selection off beers and a good draft selection everday other beers on draft. Nice belgian chees on the menu, and be sure you get enough chees for the money you pay there. Nice service there. Small cozy place that you really put a a monastic atmosphere !!!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Powerstation  (16) , Belgium | May 2, 2011
A special rare to find place in spain, the owner is orginal a belgian. Who got for spain a great selection off beer all over the world. A very nice place to sit a having a good belgian chees with your beers. Very nice service.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
loulan  (5) , Spain | April 30, 2011
Posiblemente la mejor cervecería de España. A unos 30 Km. al norte de Barcelona, Sven (su propietario y belga de origen) hace las delicias de los mas cerveceros ofreciéndonos la mejor selección de cervezas artesanales (y no tanto) del momento. Como buen belga, basa su carta en las cervezas de su país aunque no hay que olvidar la gran selección de micro-breweries del resto de Europa y sobre todo americanas. La pequeña (pero interesante) carta de bocadillos, aperitivos y quesos belgas combinan a la perfección con sus cervezas. Todo esto en un ambiente relajado y 100% cervecero, hacen de este local una parada obligada para todo buen amante de la cerveza.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
tipsytoad  (10) , Jersey | April 23, 2011
Wow. I should point out firstly that i have chosen N/A for food becasue as far as i am aware they don’t do meals as such, but they have a great snack menu with, amongst other beer blotter items, fabulous Belgium cheese with the likes of Orval, Chimay and La Chouffe cheeses present. Artisan is the word here. Anyone who goes to Barca with an interest in beer should come here. A little bit of a train journey there but the option of regular night buses back to the city into the wee small hours, you have no excuses. Like stepping into a traditional Belgium beer cafe but with a superb selection of predominently Belgium beer which shuns the mainstream for a mix of classics and new wave micros. For example, Cantillon rarities, La Senne, Struisse and all the Trappist ranges. All the well regarded breweries are present plus a host of unusual, relatively unknown yet excellent new breweries’ beers. One of the highlights was draft Girardin Kriek and Oude Gueuze from boxes, a rarity in Belgium, nevermind Catalonia. Westmalle Extra, only sold at the abbey... all this next to a thoughtful and cutting edge selection of other world class beers from the likes of Mikeller, Nogne, De Molen (666), Great Divide (16th Ann Ale), Founders (Breakfast Stout) and a smattering of the best of Catalonia. Plus aged beers. I have been in some of the best bars in Europe and the world, many with many more beers, but few with such a quality selection which will leave the most seasoned beer hunter in for a long evening of indulgence. The Belgium owner, Sven, is a most graciuos host and loves all things beer and was great company the evening i was there, going well beyond the call of duty to make me feel welcome. His ability to obtain such rare and quality Belgium beers is testament to his enthusiasm, taste and knowledge of the shifting scene in the one of the world’s most traditional beer markets. I imagine if i returned in 6 months the selection willl include new rarities which Sven will have tracked down. Simply world class.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jef15  (1) , Spain | April 15, 2011
Good place (also terrace in summer). There are also local beers (from Catalonia). The selection is improving quite often

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