Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is actually two beer places at the same address, Musik Café on the ground floor and Fusion on the second floor. From the street I only saw a sign for MusiK Café but once you enter the alley you will see the sign for Fusion. Located in the heart of the lively old Brasov, this place has a small façade and doesn’t show much from the outside since the entrance from the street leads to small alley which then leads to the actual real entrance of the place. It is located in the touristy area but it is mostly a hangout for locals. If I understood the story correctly the ground floor pub (MusiK Café) opened first, it has a decent beer selection and it is a place for hard-rock music lovers, then some time later the owner of Music Café opened the pub Fusion on the second floor with a larger beer selection. Fusion has a nice beer garden-ish, hard to describe, you need to see it. The ground floor Musik Café is more of a rock-pub and it is more of a party place while Fusion on the second floor is more of a lounge jazzy pub with a more trendy crowd. Buying beers at Fusion and going down to drink them at Musik Café was totally ok since it is the same owner. Fusion offers a nice 12 pages beer menu with a description and picture of about 80 beers. Most interesting are the german breweries Plank, Shlenkerla, Licher, Augustiner, Hutthurmer, St-Georgen, etc. Many English breweries, Belgiums and others too. The combination of Fusion and Musik Café makes this the best place to drink beer Brasov, no doubt. I also enjoyed Die Stube for a quieter time and I loved hanging out at For Sale Pub (see http://forsalepub.ro/v2/) but I’m not adding For Sale Pub to ratebeer because the beer selection is not ratebeer-worthy (even if above average for Romania).
Beershine (681) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 27, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
The patio section on Republicii initially caught our eye, with the lively vibe and signs advertising the big beer selection. But the inner courtyard is the real winner here. With lots of nooks and crannies and a strict rock-only music policy, this is a good place to drink with a young locals crowd. Worth noting the courtyard is self-serve. And they do have Schlenkerla märzen, but it's much fresher at Die Stube.