Sweden > Göteborg
Beer Available At Bishops Arms Västra Hamngatan (Plaza) (arranged by most recent)
Dieu du Ciel Déesse Nocturne 98, Ocean Whitbread Golding Variety 38, Nøgne Ø India Pale Ale 99, Lervig Hoppy Joe 88, Mikkeller Crooked Moon Tattoo dIPA 98, Mikkeller/Three Floyds Boogoop 99, Mikkeller/Three Floyds Risgoop 97, Kentucky Ale 29, SKA Steel Toe Stout (Milk Stout) 81, Oppigårds Single Hop Ale 78, Oppigårds Amarillo 97
gnoff (256) Mölndal, Sweden | March 7, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Updating my old rating from 2006.
Used to go here a lot, but past couple of years haven’t been so often, this updated rating is due to two visits in 2013, as well as based a bit on older memories.
The oldest of the Bishops Arms pubs in Göteborg. Gets pretty crowded sometimes. Small outdoor seating in summer, cave like cellar seating inside. A bit low ceiling sometimes if you’re my height (6’5 - 195 cm). Used to sometimes carry real ale, but not seen that lately. Have quiz night every now and then, usually Tuesdays I think. Ask for the cuvee list, they sometimes have some rarities stored away.
I tend to not eat at the BA chains any longer, find the range of food a bit boring, standard pub grub.
Staff tended to be a bit shaky in the past, but last couple of visits show high quality, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Not a cheap place, even for Sweden.
rouhlas (40) , Greece | December 5, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good location, OK food (not many choices),
not so many beers as I expected but you can find something good to drink. It was the Bishops Arms I enjoyed less.
vipinvelp (91) Velp, Netherlands | August 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Down in cellar on a dark rainy day in Göthenburg. Atmosphere is pleasant, quite busy for a Tuesday. Beer list is not that long, think they are more into whiskeys. Some good Swedish beers. Burger was good, tasty. Service friendly.
beeroverwithme (47) Tønsberg, Norway | February 6, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
The Bishop’s Arms in Västra Hamngatan is the oldest one of the Bishop’s Arms franchise in Göteborg and I must have been there a dozen times over the last six years. Until now I have thought of it as a great beer bar, but after their recent renovations I sense that beer has been pushed into the background and the focus has turned to whisky and wine. As before, the selection on draft mainly consists of English bitters and international lagers, but now the odd Danish or American craft beer is missing. And the former beer refrigerators have been reduced to small cabinets almost on floor level, as if they’ve been hidden behind the bar. And though there still were many decent bottles in there, it wasn’t like it used to. Add to this a pretty noisy and crowded bar (no changes there, since the renovation) you end up with a place that holds little charm for a beer trotter - there are several better beer bars in Göteborg. Last visit: Feb 3, 2012.
sebletitje (228) Enghien, Belgium | September 5, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Situated in a cellar style under street level. Decor is typical to the three Bishops in Gothenburg, British classical style with booths giving a nice little privacy in a semi library feel.
Nice beer selection on draft and bottles and great to see that each location actually does offer different beers to chose from. Value is typical of bars offering these hard to get beers in Sweden.
finol (34) Stockholm, Sweden | August 1, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Generous hours and comfy arm chairs. Friendly and interested staff on my visit. Smaller selection on draft and botttle than the bishops I usualy visit in stockholm, lots of belgians and a few Närke.
Fungrim (12) Stockholm, Sweden | July 30, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Best BA in Gothenburg. Cozy, and very good service. The staff taught me everything I know about whisky, and they do have a very good whisky shelf to pick from. Food is decent, but it does get a bit loud late weekend nights.
Riggwelter (26) UPPSALA, Sweden | April 11, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A cosy place with international clientèle and a standard Bishops Arms selection and interior. Good service, but a menu which is not worth its name. It is a pub, yes, but certainly not a restaurant.
AlbertC (17) Göteborg, Sweden | December 10, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Best Bishops Arms in Göteborg. Very nice interior.
Nisse666 (80) Göteborg, Sweden | September 30, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Best BS in Gbg! Nice food an interior. Cozy wee "roooms". Look in the ceeling for the boat!
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