Sweden > Stockholm
Beer Available At Ardbeg Embassy (arranged by most recent)
Nils Oscar Kellermärzen , Nils Oscar Bourbon Vanilla Stout , Nausta Arjeplog Amber Ale , Gotlands Wisby Pils 17, Södra Eldorado , Gotlands Wisby Stout 50, Gotlands Headbanger Bulldog Black IPA 62, Nausta Rökporter , Nils Oscar Kellerbier 66, All In Brewing / Stigberget Wheat Seems To Be The Officer Problem 92, Nils Oscar A.P.A 48, Oppigårds Summer Session Ale 2014 74, Nynäshamns BIPA (Belgisk IPA) Specialbrygd #15 52, Södra Maltfabriken Mosaic
Travlr (1778) Washington, Washington DC | April 2, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 16/20
Decent place, modern design. Huge selection of whiskies and knowledgeable staff. Nice selection of local beers, and staff knew a lot about those too, and had good recommendations. Worth a stop.
t0rin0 (1473) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 29, 2013| Updated September 30, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited September 2012 with womencantsail, chinoskillzian, and vsxsv.
Home of the "tooth blackening system" this is located in an alley full of tourist shops supplying all the knickknacks and trinkets you can handle, and then some. There are also plenty of candy shops around too. Then there is this. If you’re into whiskey this is the right place to be in Stockholm. I’m not, though they do have a few dozen taps carrying some of the better beers Scandinavia has to to offer. Well, they aren’t all good, but they’re certainly interesting. The tooth blackening system mentioned above is the house beer that they carry which is a heavily roasted/ashy (Larry) beer that stains the glass it resides in. It wasn’t terrible but I don’t like chewing on charred wood. The atmosphere is great here and from the sounds of it they do live music which could make this a really fun place to hang out.
3fourths (1395) Boulder, Colorado | May 24, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A large-roomed interior with a long bar up front and a restaurant/gastropub in the back. Solid draft selection so this one requires a visit on your part. The Ardbeg Embassy No 1 was quite good and peat-heavy. Food was well-made and mostly traditional Swedish meat dishes. Lots of venison on the menu.
brokensail (1012) Orange County, California | September 24, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very cool bar in old town Stockholm on one of the main streets. Very high class decor/interior with a ton of whiskeys and a really cool menu of game meats and traditional Swedish foods. All the tap beers are Swedish micros, which is sort of a rarity. Most of them weren’t very good, unfortunately. But, this is a really cool place. They will also do tasters of beers for about 30 SEK.
Boudicca (900) London, England | March 16, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A temple to whisky and beer in among the souvenir shops and currency exchange bureaus on the main tourist drag of the old town.
There’s a very impressive range of whiskies from around the world and I counted 27 taps, all serving Swedish beers. I could easily have been spoiled for choice but I had to have the Ardbeg Embassy Number One. It’s brewed by Strömsholms for them and the barman told me that it’s made with Islay malt, very smoky and only available here. Unfortunately I really do not like whisky (despite having tried my best to acquire a taste for it when on holiday in Scotland) and I wasn’t keen on the beer at first either – it tasted like germolene. However, as it says on the Ardbeg Embassy menu, “good beer takes time” so I sipped slowly and it gradually grew on me.
The place itself is quite pleasant and chic. It’s long and narrow at the front, opening up into a large area at the back where there are tables for diners and a wall displaying hunting trophies such as antlers, a couple of elk or reindeer heads and, bizarrely, a zebra’s head. The service was friendly enough but a bit slow as there was only one barman at first. It was like waiting for a London bus though because two or three more appeared all at once just as he got round to serving me.
(Visited 2 March 2013).
Oakes (715) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 18, 2004| Updated May 8, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great posh establishment (with corresponding prices). Large selection of Swedish micros on draught, excellent food and a fairly decent bottle list as well. A sophisticated affair, but a worthwhile one as well. I’ve taken two points off for changing the name. Ardbeg Room was an awesome name and the new name not only sucks but represents total corporate sellout.
Leighton (679) London, England | December 2, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice place with great music and friendly bartenders. Expensive, but this is Stockholm. Very good range of draft beers. Plenty of whisky as well, if that’s your thing. Worth visiting if you’re in Stockholm.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | May 29, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A must, easy to get to in the South of Gamla Stan - old town. Excellent selection of swedish micros on tap which is what I’m in Sweden for after all and despite the upscale location, the prices are pretty much on par with the other top beer places. Very knowledgeable staff too.
fiulijn (627) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 26, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Quite an interesting choice of Swedish micros, but the food is really good!
gnoff (457) Mölndal, Sweden | November 17, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
One more update.
Last visit was in November 2012.
Been here many times with the place having many different names and much different staff. Also the beer selection have varied a lot over time.
Simple way of getting here is to take green or red line metro to Gamla Stan, walk straight up to Västerlånggatan and take a right, walk until you see the flag on the right hand side.
Selection is decent, prices are fairly high, service is OK.
I am biased since I have seen and experienced both selection and service decline over the years, so I tend to not seek this place out any longer. This coupled with it being located in a very touristy area with high prices just have me frequent the place less every time I go back to Stockholm.
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