Eataly is a brilliant place to visit, wherever in the world you find one, but it was a special treat to see this temple in Rome. Speaking only of the beer room: decent atmosphere, lots of light, but a little cafeteria like. Bar was cozy enough. Lots of bottles to select from and a decent, but not brilliant, draft list. You could find something nice to enjoy here at any time, but not necessarily something special or new. There are special sandwiches available here in the bar room only, and they were great. I wouldn’t hesitate to come back, but I’d be here more for the market all around than for the beers. House beers are expensive.
This is as good as it gets in terms of supermarket brewpubs. You got a selection of several hundred beers mostly Italian and Europeans with a big variety of Belgians & Germans, some US stuff as well. The Brewpub can be viewed through a huge glass window while the pub portion has a range of beers on tap. Grab a drink and browse the beer aisle, how cool is that? They also were kind enough to offer me samples of the brewpub offerings and some complimentary bread. Stop in if you are in the area.
not a craft beer place.
they barely know what craft means.
eataly presents itself as the temple of good (taste, health and fair) but then it presents you some awful products (as Birra Peroni or Amica Chips)
About the beers they have a big store and the beers are a lot. this is good, even if the prices are unrational, I am seeing a lot of places and I can compare. what should cost is cheap and what should be cheap is expensive..
talking about ’birreria’, eataly’s bar/ beer restaurant, I have to say it has a nice ambiance. it’s the only positive thing I can tell.
Indeed the beer is served iced (2-4 °C), you can taste NOTHING in the first half a hour.
the staff is not aware of what they serve (not all of them, I know one guy really good in his job, but most of them). even if their t-shirt says "ask me, I’ve tried them all", you can try to ask, and maybe they’ve really tried them all (10 taps, often the same) but they can’t tell anything about the beer. nothing more the commercial description at least.