Koht (‘The Place’ in English
) is a small bar in Tallinn old town with a very extensive beer selection. Despite its central location people miss it because you need to go through a gateway/tunnel from Lai street to get there. There are also private properties in the courtyard, so it can be a bit confusing to find, which in a way is a good thing for beer lovers who know the place. 😉 Koht used to be called Moonshine Bar, and despite its new name, many still refer to it as Moonshine Bar. Hence, ‘the place’ has two names. During the past year this has become one of our favourite beer places in Tallinn along with Pudel Bar
, and we can warmly recommend this place for folks who are into speciality beers, ciders or just for those who are seeking new experiences in Tallinn. The prices are relatively cheap considering the central location.
Next to the bar there’s an excellent tiny beer shop, which is also a good landmark (if you find the store, you cannot miss the bar). Koht doesn’t advertise itself (and considering how crowded it gets e.g. on weekend nights, there’s no need) nor do they have any signs or information about the opening hours. On a wooden door is a simple piece of paper with the following text: ‘Place is open, if it is not closed’. Logical, eh? But usually it opens around 5 pm, and gets more crowded towards evening. It stays open as long as there are customers. When it comes to the interior, it’s quite modest and tiny but has a warm feel. There’s a real fireplace, comfy soft chairs, and it feels as if you’re in someone’s living room. Not a regular pub we’d say.
The location of Koht can be found on the Tallinn map below.
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