Monarch is one-of-a-kind in Aotearoa. It’s a Hi-Fi listening bar, with a hand-made sound system designed to deliver perfectly crisp audio.

The concept is a ‘listening bar’, serving up high-fidelity music so clear you can hear every tsk of a cymbal, every layer of sound and every note despite being in a central city bar. The bar is dedicated to music, and it doesn’t apologise for turning it up loud, but you can hear every word the people sitting across the booth from you are saying.

Monarch is a backroom club to one of Christchurch’s top restaurants, King of Snake. As you’d expect from such a prestigious association, the bar serves some of the best cocktails and drinks in the city. If you like your cocktails in a crystal glass, served with a bit of flair and perfectly orchestrated flavours, then this is the place for you.

The cocktail menu is supplemented by a range of premium whiskies, rum, tequila, wine and beer, or you can take the experience in over a barista-made coffee.

Monarch is the perfect little secret – a late-night hangout to relax in and watch the hours fly by, or the ultimate after-dinner experience to cap off a delightful meal at King of Snake.


Level 1/79 Cashel Street,


03 365 7363




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