Sweden > Stockholm
imthebest (33) , | September 17, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Fun place near the train station. Feels less like a fancy restaurant than most Swedish pubs, which is a plus for me. Most of the taps are pretty run-of-the-mill, Belgian-wise. The one "guest" tap that seemed interesting was sold out. Bottle selection was more exciting, but there was no bottle menu, so you have to squint and try to read the labels in the coolers behind the bar. The staff were nice enough and probably could have helped me pick something if it werenít a busy friday night. Their own-brand beers were inexpensive, but didnít have much else going for them. Iíll be back.
jookos (82) , Finland | September 2, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Belgian beer- oriented hotel bar/restaurant in the center of Stockholm. The interior & atmosphere of the place isnít really that beery - itís more like a hotel restaurant that happens to have huge fridges crammed with belgian beer bottles. The selection is pretty impressive, although I found it to be a bit erratic. Thereís not that sort of a pattern that, for instance, can be seen in akkuratís menu, itís more like just anything the owner could get their hands on (thatís from belgium). They also had their own IPA on tap (brewed at Struise), which was pretty good.
Ktwse (39) , Sweden | June 8, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great place if you like Belgian beer. Thatís all theyíve got... Usually a few interesting taps to choose from alongside more standard stuff such as Hoegaarden and Westmalle Dubbel. Their own lager is actually quite good. Then pretty much every single Belgian bottle beer there is... Food is great, the staff is very friendly. The only problem is that it is located within a hotel, and as such a large part of the dining area is predominantly occupied by conference guests and the like. Not really the cozy pub feeling.
Pep10 (20) , Sweden | May 6, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I always stay at the hotel when in Stockholm and drop into the bistro for at least one. Very busy most nights after work and over dinner. More of a bistro feel. Full focus on Belgium obviously with interesting guest taps. Food has been ok. I have never left with a great service experience, ok but not overly friendly
Boudicca (524) London, England | March 17, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Belgobaren is a very pleasant and popular bistro-like bar with two rooms and clean lines. It doubles as the breakfast room for Freys Hotel, where I happened to be staying (and which I would recommend Ė not only does it have Belgobar on the premises, itís comfortable, reasonably priced, ideally located for central Stockholm and the breakfast is terrific!). The owner is the brother of the owner of Monks Cafť so, as you might expect, the beer list is pretty good although obviously with an emphasis on Belgian beers as well as the ones specially brewed for the bar and hotel. I ate there one evening and the food was good too although I thought some of the beers were a bit pricey and the service, though friendly, was slightly chaotic.
(Visited 2 March 2013).
Kristophe (88) , Sweden | February 7, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect place for a lunch in the middle of Stockholm. Always our first stop when weíre hungover for some reason.
FatPhil (261) Tallinn, Estonia | October 19, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
2012: Get there for opening time on Sunday - itíll be empty, adn the subdued lighting makes this place heavenly (ambiance: 4->5). Beer menu very impressive still. Staff range from certainly adequate to absolutely brilliant. I now know why sometimes I had to wait to be served (as the only one at the bar, and no staff there) - itís because the staff do have the time to come and talk to you - to sit down even - and discuss beers. It is easily worth a 5 minute wait to get a 5 minute chat. These people love beer, and thatís exactly who I want selling me beer. Service goes from 5 to 9 from that experience, but I have to "average" it down to 8. Some of the prices, like elsewhere in Sweden, make me weep - one of the beers was effectively one dayís wages in Estonia, but we decided to splash out a bit and were rewarded by more than one not-at-all-cheap beer magically appearing at our table - and they were great beers - 4.2 and 3.9, IIRC (which is very high for me) Thatís why I like the staff - they knew what weíd like. Always worth a visit. Absolutely loved the place.
2009: If you go at 11 for just beer, expect to not be allowed to sit at a table - thatís for the diners and their fancy-looking meals. Beer menu inaccurate in places (same beer under multiple names, for example), but the selectionís excellent.
gnoff (368) MŲlndal, Sweden | September 9, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on September 6, 2012.
Centrally located just off of Vasagatan. Can feel a bit crowded inside, but still has a good feeling to it. Quite a nice selection of bottles and taps. Did not try eating. Only stuck around for the one beer each, so canít say much as for the service, though teh guys behind the bar did a good job for us.
Scopey (341) Croydon, England | July 29, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
I never originally planned to go here, but given the fact that it was attached to the hotel we were staying at (Freys) I felt obliged to go in for a drink. Modern, fairly classy interior. Staff were friendly enough, but not at all knowledgeable. Unsurprisingly the focus here is on Belgian beers. They have a pretty crazy looking bottle list, but this may just be for show as quite a few things I asked for were not in stock. They have a whole series of beers made for them from the likes of De Struise, so we opted for those. Quite expensive. A solid Belgian beer bar all-round.
chrull (13) , Sweden | February 23, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent selection, decent food, decent service.
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