Chile > Valparaiso
inkubuzz (2) , Chile | December 4, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
The best Berr Bar in Chile. Period.
I take a 1:30 hor ride just to take a few beers here! Love it!
ketchepillar (18) Albuquerque, New Mexico | October 7, 2009| Updated November 19, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
For Chile, or S. America in general, this place is pretty damn good. They had a bunch of Rogues, Pannepot, Rochefort 10, 8, St Bernardus 12,8,6, variety of other Belgians, Szot. Most everything was bottles. Our beers came in proper brewery logo glassware which is rare. Downsides: Expensive, but that’s probably mostly unavoidable (Rogue prices + importing + markup = no thanks), 12oz bottles of Rochefort or St Bern will run around 8-10 dollars. The owner was also not particularly nice. I asked if they had any Lambics, he didn’t know what I was talking about, I explained, he curtly directed me back to the menu saying that was all there was and went back to his online poker game. The next time I was in he also a bit forward insinuating I should tip him (give him the tip that is, instead of giving it to the bartender who served us). The bartender was friendly, not beer knowledgeable, but friendly. In any case, a beer oasis in the beer desert of S. America.
davidpl (1) Santiago, Chile | August 4, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been in several Chilean beer pubs, but for me this is the best. Irish atmosphere, with an Irish owner, who’s a beer lover and with whom you could have a nice conversation about beer. Why is it my prefered pub?... because you can find several beer styles and brewers of a really high standard, something difficult to find in Chile. I’d already been surprised, on other occasions, when I saw available the Pannepot and the Avec les Bons Voeux (I almost cried with emotion), but on my last visit I was even more surprised when I saw available Rogue’s beer, including some jewels like Old Crustacean and Imperial IPA. I’ve found hoppy beer in this pub and those are rare privileges in Chile. Also, always has a good variety of Chilean microbreweries. Reasonable prices.
npwgallagher (1) valparaíso, Chile | May 19, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I’m kind of biased, as this is my bar, but am rating it to show what I feel our strengths are.
almosi (2) Viña del Mar, Chile | February 22, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
It is a very agreeable place. I have had the opportunity to visit the place several times, and always I meet some new beer. It is the place adapted to try the beers of microbreweries of Chile, and some another foreigner beer.
Panzerfaust (17) Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile | March 15, 2006| Updated August 16, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
(Update: August 16, 2006) I was there with nigredo last weekend and we had a great time there. We spoke a little with the Irish owner and he was very nice talking about beers. The Ambiance is beautiful with a typical "old-style british port" decoration and comfortable sitting.
The service was friendly also and the waitress was nice. They have still a HUGE selection of beers at reasonable prices. There are mostly british and belgian beers. They have some from other countries and most of the chilean micros. I would like it more if they import some german bocks and doppelbocks which are unfortunately very difficult to find in Chile.
Anyway, this is a great place and a MUST for every beer lover in Valparaiso.
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