the full pour
It is only fitting that the creator of Alternative Berlin, a highly-rated tour operation known for showing you Berlin's funkiest of secrets, could bring us something as remarkable as Monterey Bar. To be sure, this is a rock 'n roll dive bar at its core and the owner has a penchant for procuring fine beers, whiskies and distinctive memorabilia from the world over. As you can tell from the Berlin Hop Leaves, there are many choice places to get a beer in Berlin. Where this particular entry shines so brilliantly, is the bona fide flare for the extraordinary and thus a unique atmosphere for tipping back some good stuff. For all of these reasons, it is definitely worthy of peeling back some of those precious euros of yours.
Why is this on THL?
Monterey Bar is pouring a diverse slate of global (and often difficult to obtain) beers right in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, a rapidly gentrifying area steeped in history. From a prewar architecture perspective, the neighborhood is a particular standout in Berlin. This is mainly due to the fact that it was spared much of the bombing that took place and there is consequently a highly cohesive feeling to it. Considering the alignment of these stars, Monterey Bar should be a priority for Berlin beer hunters. Chat with the engaging staff, feel fortunate for the really excellent selection before you (lists here), and take a long walk afterwards in an indelible urban neighborhood.