Located at the edge of Gamla Stan, in the basement of an old, massive tenant hall with an impressive history (among others, it used to house a cadet school, and it belonged to monarchs and prime ministers of Sweden), the place offers a great experience to beer conscious guests, The selection is impressive (more than 50 taps and countless bottles, including a powerful battery of De Molen beers) and the staff are very friendly and well versed in all bibles of all beers. They willingly do samples for a fixed rate, and these are rather big (more than 10 cl). I haven’t tried the food served in the restaurant section, but I will definitely do it if I win the jackpot in a lottery one day. Yes, it is quite pricey here, but then, well, good quality costs, so it is all right. I will gladly come back again.
Saeglopur (126) Vienna Woods, Austria | November 13, 2013| Updated January 4, 2014
A bit of a search at first visit. There are various entries for different Monk’s bars. Tried the cellar beer bar, great cosy atmosphere! Friendly staff. Good bottle selection, especially De Molen, but only a mediocre tap selection, from some smaller English brewers. Had an Oak Aged DIPA from Harbour Brewing, wasn’t bad. Then had a bottled De Molen Amarillo DIPA, which they sold at a discount, this was amazing as expected! Overall very pricey, but would recommend it especially because of the beautiful cellar and the extensive De Molen selection - although there are propably some better beer bars in Stockholm.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 29, 2013
Visited September 2012.
We had just finished a 3 hour stay at Akkurat trying half a dozen nearly impossible to find Cantillon beers, eating some decadent food, and running up a 5,000 SEK tab and decided to go bar hopping and tick some beers and Advocate hard before retiring to the hotel and trying a couple dozen more pale lagers. We got here shortly before last call and so couldn’t stay long but that place was pretty nice. You can either sit upstairs or go down into the basement and order beer and food there. The tap selection was interesting but not great, though it was nice trying some of the house beers. The atmosphere was quiet and dark and over all pleasant. Socialist pricing.
Another truly great Stockholm bar. Alot of unique blended beers made by Monk’s porterhouse. I first ended up in the Scotch section then the brewpub and then finally the beer section in the basement. A bit confusing for a tourist but exceptional stuff.
Wonderfully characterful cellar bar. A bit dim to start with but our excellent bar tender lit a dozen candles and we could see what we were doing. The tap list is reasonable, I stuck to the tasty Monks Cafe beers as the rest of the list was not new. There is a great De Molen fridge with a couple of winners in there I have not seen for years. Food was lovely, beautifully cooked and presented - this place and the Ardberg Embassy are really making an effort here. Service was quick and friendly and the guy knew his stuff. Overall a very pleasant experience. Hope to visit here again one day.
A fabulous old place with the bar and a series of candle lit rooms under brick arches and vaults in the cellars. I liked it immediately - it was very atmospheric, the beers were good and the service from Daniel the barman was exceptionally friendly and welcoming.
(Visited 2 March 2013).
Ha a little trip (1 Hour) and try diffrents beer from the Moks Brewery, and importerted Beers. This eavning I was there, was a not! Nowlage personal who served me, and I was a bit disepointed! But the selctions of beer was werry nice!!