Tayēr + Elementary, London / The UK
Co Founder and Owner
Monica Berg is a London based multi-award-winning bartender and entrepreneur. Her work includes Muyu liqueurs and recently opened London bar(s) Tayēr + Elementary with partner Alex Kratena – named the No 1 spot to drink in London 2019 by Time Out.
In 2017 she received the “Industry Improver” award at the Nordic Bartender’s Choice Awards, and featured in Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2018, as one of the brightest new talents to watch.
She continues to be recognized for her distinctive and adventurous drinks style, and in 2019 won both the prestigious “International Bartender of The Year” at Spirited Awards, Tales of The Cocktail, and “Bartender’s Bartender” by The Worlds 50 Best Bars.
She is the co-founder of P(OUR), an industry non- profit and charity, which works to expand drinks knowledge across the bar community and supports communities producing regional ingredients for the drinks and food industry.
Her latest project is BackOfHouse.Info, a free online resource for small businesses to get anonymous feedback from their teams, and where employees can flag harmful behavior, discrimination, and harassment.
In 2020 Monica Berg and Alex Kratena won the Bar Innovators Of The Year Award by Class Magazine and during the Covid19 crisis launched Tayēr RTD; a collection of ready to drink bottled cocktails, which bring together the best of classics and contemporary flavours.