A bit of a café, a bit of a restaurant and a bit of a pub here. The guy behind the bar was surely friendly but he didn’t know much about the beers. Nothing interesting on taps but fortunately there were some nice Estonian microbrews in bottles. Food was alright.
A nice lively spot in an easy to find corner on Vaike Karje. A well-worn inside with a small outdoor seating area as well. Lots of taps with an equally sizable bottle selection. Friendly service even when it gets busy (which it seems to). Seemed like mostly locals (which is nice to see). Happy hour deals were awesome as well. Not much to complain about here.
Nice pub in the old town. Decent selection of beer, not the most interesting beer on tap, but still. And quite nice food too. Convenient location and friendly service. Nice place to relax with a beer after some doing some shopping at the Drink Shop next door. A bit quite on my visit on a Friday afternoon. Well worth a visit, I guess I will be back too.
Old Drink:Simply the best beer selection in any Estonian pub. Possibly up to 40 bottles at any one time, but rotation from a selection of about 50 or more available ones. They have the freshest, tastiest Sillamae beer you will ever have - delicious - they’ve turned me into a lager drinker! Emphasis a little towards Belgian beers, or at least they have some really really good Belgians. UK bottles not so bad either. Decent pub grub, and occasional sunday roasts are well worth having. Really friendly staff. James quite often has time for a chat despite being very busy, and the barmaids always serve with a smile. It’s never a bad time for a trip to drink (except when it’s closed). New Drink: Probably a bigger selection now. But the competitors have expanded too, so this is no longer top (Koht must br, I’m sure). New staff taking a while to learn about beers, but getting there, and now those who have started to recognise me are just as friendly as the old ones. Something’s missing, hard to put my finger on it. Food (existence/hours) is unpredictable. Service, food, and overall down 1,
After Helsinki, this place is dirt cheap with most pints running 3-4 euros and bottles of Huvila 4! Decent sized, high ceilings, the requisite beer paraphernalia. Friendly enough staff but not all that outgoing or helpful unless you ask. Decent selection, nice house beers. A must if you’re in Tallinn just be sure to visit the shop as well!
At the southern edge of the old town and important to the development of beer in Estonia a few years back. Still a lovely bar with enough new Estonian beers to be interesting. Feels like a British pub. Go.
Focus on being a British bar with a side for the Estonian food. Uninviting waitress and minimalist service as I barely got inside and was told, ’I am alone, so order all from the bar’, ok, maybe a hello first, and sorry that I interrupted your web browsing.
Food was passable, ok beer selection of major brands plus some Estonian craft selection. Went for the Estonian food with the fried cheese which looked out of a supermarket box, potato fries were lump and soggy, salad out of a bag and dressing out of a bottle overly oily.
Fridge with decent selection. At some point the music stopped playing and you could hear a fly buzz by. Store is connected to the Drink Shop bottleshop. I got no vibe, and no soul out of this place, helped by less than interested staff.
The best place in Tallinn for beer. Stock constantly changes, but they usually have Hop Back, Meantime, Shepherd Neame, Fuller’s and Van Honsebrouck in bottles, as well as plenty of other beers. The draft beers include beers from Britain, Germany, Czech Republic and Estonia (Sillamäe). The food is good value and they also stock a number of ciders from Weston’s.
Really loved this place and it’s one of the best bars in Tallinn for sure. There are around 200 bottles now and there is a great selection of both local beers and imports. Prices are very reasonable indeed. They have English beers here for not much more than I would pay in a shop in the UK. Great service, nice and cosy and solid wifi.