Norway > Tromsø
janhfje (14) Skien, Norway | July 29, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The best selection of beers in Tromsø?
And great burgers.
Theres (2) Tromsø, Norway | June 12, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is the very best place to start a weekend in Tromsø, preferrably on a thursday, the food is best on thursdays believe it or not :-). Usually, the staff are very helpful and chatty about the beers. Unfurtunately, they do not serve any stouts at the time (spring 08). We miss draught Guinness. But we can always find a beer or ten we like, and once a while there is a new goody newcommer! And always a good place for a surprise-date with a man who appreciates his beer...
Sailor78 (10) , Norway | June 23, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Rock’n’roll, great hamburgers and a good selection of beers to choose from. Definetively a place to try while in Tromsø!
Rune (358) Tromsø, Norway | February 15, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The town of Tromsø, situated at nearly 70 degrees north, is known for its active life and social atmosphere with lots of different bars, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. The three level Blå Rock Café is the best place to drink beer in Tromsø. At the ground floor you can find a big range of bottle beers to choose from. Among others they stock British, Belgian, German, American and Scandinavian bottled beers. Blå Rock is also an outlet for the local Mack Brewery, and is the only place in Tromsø (apart from Ølhallen) where you can get Mack’s special ales on tap. Good atmosphere and service. Attracts many students, but also a wide mix of clientele. Very popular to eat are their burgers and salads (try the Waterboys salad or the Dead Kennedys burger). An unique place decorated with photos of movie stars and rock personalities. From time to time there is live music (rock concerts) to enjoy at the second level of the pub. TV screen at the ground level with football matches in the afternoon. Non smoking inside. Blå Rock Café is truly a pub for delight in life in the high north.
Finn (16) Tromsø, Norway | February 15, 2006| Updated October 28, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very good selection of beers. One of the best in Norway. Some bottle conditioned beers- and right now (Feb. 06) there is an unfiltered Bitter on (from keg).
beeroverwithme (90) Tønsberg, Norway | March 20, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Appropriately named Blå Rock Café, from its location in a pale blue, wooden building in the heart of Tromsø, Blå Rock Café may not strike you as the ultimate pub - with its rather rough rock image. But it has the best draft beer selection in Tromsø (though not very impressive by Oslo standards), sporting Sam Adams Boston Lager, Marston’s Oyster Stout, Erdinger Hefeweizen and a very good Mack micro brew: Vinterland IPA. Oh, and some Mack lagers of course. The bartender seemed reasonably up to date on their beers and could even suggest other good beer places in Tromsø. Yes, they did play a lot of classic rock, but the sound level wasn’t too high, so I found myself tapping the rhythm to Iggy Pop and Velvet Underground while enjoying some decent draft beers. They also serve hot food, but I never got around to try it - but it smelled good :) When I return to Tromsø, I’ll start at Blå Rock Café - this is my kind of place. Visited: February 28, 2013
BRW (41) Barcelona, Spain | July 29, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place, with decent selection both on tap and bottles. Rock music, but not too loud. Tasted their burger, were pretty good. Correct service, worth a visit.
Fin (464) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 21, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
We visited here on Saturday 19th January 2013 (me, Loz & Isobel) in the company of Rune & Finn. This place much like O’Hallen was very busy, however it was football and in particular Liverpool v Norwich that had brought a lot of locals out to the pub. Rune said that this was a Liverpool supporters pub so a comprehensive 5-0 win should have seen them very happy. I had a tasty IPA on tap I didn’t rate it so cannot recall any details. We also had a burger and chips, all of the burgers are musically themed i.e named after bands Loz had one named after the Pixies (she likes the Pixies a lot) I had a Red Hot Chilli Pepper inspired burger a band who I am not fussed on, though I like chillies so this one worked well for me. We had to sit right at the top owing to the football crowd having much of the bottom of the pub. For those who like their music check out the band posters there are some great ones on display from well known and also lesser lights of the mudic scene. Because it was so busy and difficult to see the beer selection I was unable to check out this place fully, but I liked it, the food was good and atmosphere noisy but friendly. However I preferred Cafe Sann and Skarven in town and visited them a few times.
RuneStumo (70) FØRRESFJORDEN, Norway | March 13, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
13.03.2012. Nice small bar in Tromsø. Very kind and helpful staff that had time to talk about both beer and music. Good beers and good music!
Nordcore (29) Lyngen alps, Norway | March 23, 2009| Updated March 26, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A bar over several floors. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I belive this is the bar in Tromsø with the best selection of beer? They even had the trappist Orval. And also try the local Mack Spesial, here and Ølhallen is the only place you can try it, a nice Stout.
The only thing I did not like was the loud Rocknrolla music. But as long as they have their selection of beers, I’ll survive:)
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