Micro Bar | Reykjavík,
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Micro Bar
Excellent based on 25 ratings
Type: Bar

Austurstræti 6
Reykjavík, Iceland 101 [ print map ]

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Hours: Daily 16.00-24.00, (14.00 Jul-Aug)

Mayor: haukur (20) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 140+

Micro Bar

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Beer Available At Micro Bar (arranged by most recent)
Logsdon Seizoen Bretta 99, Mikkeller/Three Floyds Hvedegoop (Malaga Wine Edition) 98, Mikkeller Hop Burn High 98, Gæðingur Fulltrúi Sýslumanns Double IPA , Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98, Mikkeller Hop Burn Low 95, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition) 100, Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale 53, Mikkeller / Three Floyds Blå Spøgelse 96, Gæðingur Pale Ale 72, Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Dökkur 38, Bruggsmidjan Norðan Kaldi 20, Steðji Dökkur Bjór 24, Gæðingur Gestir (Imperial Stout) , Gæðingur Micro , Gæðingur Tumi Humall IPA 89, Gæðingur Stout 83, Mikkeller Imperial India Pale Ale Nelson 98, To Øl Garden of Eden 93
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25 reviews for Micro Bar
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  82%
 Selection  81%
 Food  45%
 Value  70%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
badhack  (30) San Francisco, California | June 15, 2014
Good bar, surprising to see so many California selections (Green Flash!). Bartenders know beer. Weak on Icelandic selections while I was there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
iamed2  (1) Winnipeg, Manitoba | May 20, 2014
Best place in Iceland. The local microbrews must be tried, and this is the only place I know of in downtown Reykjavik to do so. It’s also usually stocked with plenty of local people, which is a good sign in a tourist town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (359) Leiden, Netherlands | May 11, 2014
Nice to have somewhere in Iceland offering samplers. Modern and pretty small, but quite welcoming.
DuffMan  (265) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | April 24, 2014
Small place in the main floor of a boutique hotel in downtown Reykjavik, cool modern design elements, comfortable. Excellent tap list of micros only, and even better bottle list filled with carefully chosen quality imports. Pricy bottles, but that’s Iceland so get over it. But by far the reason this place is a clear #1 in my books is the hospitality shown to us by Stein the bartender and Arnie the owner. Their shared passion for craft beer and their incredible generosity and hospitality made our evening truly unforgettable. I can’t recommend this place highly enough!
3fourths  (1268) Boulder, Colorado | December 7, 2013| Updated December 8, 2013
Centrally located and beer-focused, so certainly worthy of a visit, but I found the atmosphere cramped and stuffy when it was packed on a Saturday night, with a lot of people wearing perfume and cologne. Bartenders are nice and knowledgeable but I think the operation was suffering. Some of the bottles seemed old, and many on the back shelf seemed to have been there for a long time collecting dust. The glassware was almost all dirty and smudged which didn’t make me want to stick around. And of the 8 or so taps, only 1 was something that was un-spiced, in good shape and interesting. This is the current top spot for Reykjavik on Ratebeer, but I put 73, K Bar and Hlemmur Square above Micro Bar for most-enjoyed spots in town. YMMV.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
JamesAllon  (104) , Norway | December 7, 2013
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest  (165) Boulder, Colorado | November 18, 2013
Didn’t even realize this place was in my hotel lobby when I booked, but that’s awfully convenient. Decent hotel as well, but the tap water in the room is the most sulfuric I’ve ever witnessed, it’s like a rotten egg bomb every time I showered or ran the faucet. Tap water in the Micro Bar was fine. Anyway, talked at length to both bartenders on a very slow night (I was the only one there for ~2 hours), great guys. Tried 3 of the Gaedingur brews (since the same guy owns both places) and a few sips of several other things. Lots of Mikkeller, Evil Twin, and To Ol in bottles, and even Westy 8 and 12 (at around $40/bottle, though). Probably not the best place in town to try a lot of Icelandic beer, but definitely worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8  (83) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 4, 2013
Definitely the best place in Iceland. However, the prices were astronomical. $35 for a Westy 8 and $45 for a 12. I got a "cheap" local draft for $7.50. Huge selection though. So if you want to drink, go here.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
imthebest  (60) , | August 29, 2013
Weird place in a hotel lobby, very small and always crowded so nowhere to sit. The taps are mostly from the brewery which shares an owner and don’t seem to rotate much. Great bottle menu if you like Mikkeller, probably even better than Mikkellerbar! Disappointed by the lack of Icelandic craft on tap and bottle.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tim Webb  (202) Cambridge, England | August 19, 2013
In any European city this selection of beers would be special. In Iceland, 66 degrees north of the equator and on the way to nowhere, and with alcohol taxed into the next century it is absolutely extraordinary. Good Icelandic representation, good information, best place in the nation. (So far.) Part of but unrelated to the City Center Hotel, for those who don’t want a long walk home.

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