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Vanha Monttu

Fast food, Pub
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Haemeenkatu 17, Tampere 33200, Finland
+358 3 2126692
11:00 - 02:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Tampere, Finland
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568 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Vanha Monttu is a proper dive bar in the heart of Tampere by the Keskustori square. You have to take the narrow and steep stairs from Hämeenkatu. The bar itself is much bigger than you can image from the street. Their concept seems to be cheap beer. The interior is quite confusing and messy. Worth a visit. Maybe.

Thank Jan R
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

A very popular sleazy bar in the muddle of downtown. Narrow stairs down from the street lead you in. VERY cheap drinks

Thank pappwm
Tampere, Finland
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291 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Every time you pass this place it looks horrible and it smells horrible. The customers are usually wasted and they look horrible. The place inside offers nothing worth visiting. A horrible place to spend even a second of your time.

1 Thank prkl08
Tampere, Finland
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I actually like this place and come here every once in a while. Cheap beer and ok service. Still if you go here prepare for everything and I really mean everything. This is place for junkies, drunks, petty criminals and other weirdos. Also there is hippies, punks, rockers and normal people. A lot of variety on peoples age also. If... More 

Thank Iina R
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Monttu means a hole and this fills in all the criteria for it. Do not waste your breath for this hole. Walk past it and find something else nicce. It is eveerywhere else.

Thank Nordic_nomad
Vaasa, Finland
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

If Your even a little rock minded and appreciate low prices in nice place, this is the bar/pub for You.

Thank Ihainpa
Tampere, Finland
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332 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

Monttu is a cellar pub on Keskustori (next to McDonald's). Just an awful dump where people try to start fights with you. Service is usually pretty bad too. Only thing that's good about Monttu is the price of the beer.

Thank misukkeli
Tampere, Finland
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Right next to Central Square is a small worn out cellar pub. It's somewhat in wrong place in this area. Cheap prices attract mainly students, modern hippies and rockers and also semi alcoholics. This is just for drinking and mainly at the beginning of the evening before moving to nightclubs etc. The location is the best feature and don't expect... More 

Thank Aki S
Tampere, Finland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Cosy and affordable. The name Vanha Monttu means literally Old Pit

Thank HNN-MJ
Bangkok, Thailand
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Vanha Monttu ("The Old Pit") is located in the basement of one of the best addresses in Tampere, on Keskustori (the Central Square) and right across the street from the Town Hall. The same building also has a McDonald's which boasts to be the oldest in Finland. There is a taxi rank and a major local bus terminus about a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Pub
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haemeenkatu 17, Tampere 33200, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Pirkanmaa  >  Tampere
  • Phone Number: +358 3 2126692

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