Mon Ami is where one of San Antonio’s best barmen plies his trade. Olaf Harmel was San Antonio Magazine’s Best Bartender in 2010, and represented San Antonio (along with two other SA barmen) in the recent “Most Inspired Bartender” competition in Austin.
Currently tucked in behind Mon Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar, Mon Ami offers a classic speakeasy experience. It’s small, intimate, easily gets crowded and is hard enough to find that most folks don’t know about it. That will change somewhat with the new location, which is not far from the current one. Right across the hall, in fact. The new Mon Ami location has frontage on Broadway, mirroring the location of Mon Thai.
What won’t change is the quality and craftsmanship of the cocktails Olaf and his colleagues whip up for a devoted following.
Look for a more detailed review of Mon Ami after I scout out the new location.
Full text of the announcement:
“We are officially in the process of moving to our new location, just across the hallway from our old one! During this process our old location is closed for a few days, we are sorry for any inconvenience. Bar Du Mon Ami will be back in business and serving classic cocktails as well as several types of draft beer very shortly. As in within the week! So keep your eye on this space for our new opening date or stop by and peek in on the progress, pardon our dust.”