rlgk (383) Göteborg, Sweden | June 6, 2015
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
About what you can expect from Harrys. Maybe ten taps with an average selection, Brooklyn and Leffe was on, plus a few macro lagers. Did not check that much on on bottles and did not eat. Not very crowded on an early evening in mid May.
gnoff (538) Mölndal, Sweden | May 4, 2014| Updated May 9, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited on May 4, 2014.
I probably wouldn’t add Harrys in e.g. Göteborg, but Halmstad is a bit dry when it comes to wanting a crafty beer on a Sunday, well any day really.
Harrys has a standard selection for a bar that has a strict agreement with Carlsberg. The taps are not very exciting, mainly pale lagers from macro breweries, and a standard pear cider, Guinness and Kilkenny. The bottled selection is better, but it still takes a while to find something worth getting really. They do stock some Sam Adams, Brooklyn, Leffe, Erdinger, etc. I managed to get a Lagunitas IPA on bottle.
Harrys is however a nice, friendly, centrally located pub and restaurant with semi-decent beers. Also, unlike many other places in Halmstad, this is open year round and open on Sundays.
The one girl tending bar didn’t really know much about beer, the bloke did know more though and could also mention beers they had recently stocked, as well as explain the lack of e.g. Three Hearts even though we’re in Halmstad, and finally help me understand that Harrys Krögaröl is just a label beer from Grebbestads and not a special release.
I didn’t eat, though I did browse the menu and it looked pretty nice. Didn’t use the restrooms. Stayed for one bottle of beer, then headed out. Nice and service minded staff. Huge outdoors patio, likely only for spring and summer though. Fairly big indoors with a large bar with chairs, as well as plenty of tables around. Some soft music from the speakers playing, though I had my mp3 player on to listen to not so soft music myself. A couple of TV screens around, also at least one poker machine. No problem to pay for one beer with a credit card. Not very cheap at all.