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Beer Available At Arena Beer House (arranged by most recent)
Travlr (1256) Washington, Washington DC | November 3, 2012
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Western style pub aimed at the tourist trade. Beers are not very exciting. Food is OK, waitstaff indifferent.
ogivlado (297) Zagreb, Croatia | October 8, 2012
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 7/20
By far the most expensive of 3 Kiev brewpubs. Just for comparison- 0.30l beer: Shato 20UAH (2€), Pivarium 19UAH (1.9€), Arena 30UAH (3€); half liter here 45UAH (4.5€)...Insane!!! And in my opinion the worst beers of all three brewpubs. Also, many people were eating overprices lunch around 13h. Moderate big place, not so hard to find (right next to big Billa supermarket) but the major problem is how to find parking place. Quite slow service although there are more than enough waiters. Four house beers and all of them seems to be quite acidic. Just in case there’s also Beck’s Non-alcoholic.
Beershine (680) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 5, 2012
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
In many respects this place epitomizes the worst of second world Eurotrash. In practice, it was not as bad as expected (decent service and not as creepy as some of this type) but still hideous in many respects: it’s just an oversized frightening corporate monstrosity brewing plonky kit beer. It’s not at all American as a previous rater suggested--it is a lot more like the ginormous and always empty brewpubs in Asia. Only this one seems to double as a nightclub-type thing. Anyway, you’re better off missing it if you have limited time in Kiev, which is a great city otherwise.
kosherbeer (30) gudvangen, Norway | January 30, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Midweek,so no real atmosphere,bu good overall beer quality,the weisse beer especially good!
Bart (108) Brussels, Belgium | January 26, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Wanna be American style brewpub, with some decent brews (4 when I visited). Ok service, Ok food. Nothing spectacular but a nice pub to start the evening.
steamfreak (89) , England | May 13, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Went in April 2011. This was the best of the 3 brewpubs (yes there are 3) in Kiev for the quality of beer. We went to them all several times and although there were only 3 beers on the place suited us best. Smoking is a issue they should sort
gyllenbock (130) Stockholm, Sweden | March 27, 2010
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Visited in November 2008.
The Arena Beer House was the best place that I visited in Kiev. They had four beers on tap, Arena Bock was the best one.
It felt like a place for wealthier people, not crowded at all on a Saturday evening. Ok decor, although not particularly cozy. Service was ok, but not that fast.
High prices for Kiev standards, good central location. Unfortunately, smoking was permitted.
larsga (195) Oslo, Norway | October 29, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Typical American bar look, rather upscale, and not very crowded. Music is acceptable, but the TVs are annoying. Staff is friendly and tries to help, but speaks little if any English. The beers are OK. This makes it probably the best place to go in Kyiv... :)
dzinqyiv (1) istanbul, Turkey | October 12, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
nice beer, but expensive... nice service, except on the bar! barmen are chatting between themselves rather than with customers :).. lot of ’workinggirls’ may disturb if you sit on the bar!
prices are high!!
yet the one to see in Kyiv ;)
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