Iceland > Reykjavík
Beer Available At Micro Bar (arranged by most recent)
Gæðingur Barleywine , Gæðingur Hveiti 22, Gæðingur Gestir (Hoppy Red Ale) , Steðji Hvalur 2 Þorrabjór , Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 100, Mikkeller Amass Plum Crazy 92, Mad Bitter 97, Ölvisholt Móri 62, Gæðingur Pale Ale 77, Nøgne Ø / Mikkeller / Brewdog Horizon Tokyo Black 100, BrewDog Mix Tape 8 99, Lost Abbey Saints Devotion 98, To Øl / Ølrepubliken Total Hubris 92, Logsdon Seizoen Bretta 99, Mikkeller / Three Floyds Hvedegoop (Malaga Wine Edition) 98, Mikkeller Hop Burn High 98, Gæðingur Fulltrúi Sýslumanns Double IPA , Mikkeller Hop Burn Low 96, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition) 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98
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Travlr (1741) Washington, Washington DC | March 2, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small place, full but not overly crowded when we visited on National Beer Day. At least four brewers from three countries were at the bar drinking, not including the barman who is one of the owners/brewers of Gæðingur. Ten or so beers on tap, and a very large bottle list. They had the mysterious beer with whale testicles smoked over a sheep shit fire, which was one of the best whale testicle beers I’ve ever had. Good vibe. Attached to the City Center Hotel, so you can enter from either side. Well worth a stop.
3fourths (1385) Boulder, Colorado | December 7, 2013| Updated December 8, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (772) Hanover, Maryland | March 9, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Micro Bar is the ground level bar for one of the city’s finer hotels and offers entrances from two streets. The bar area is small yet boasts on of Reykjavik’s largest and most diverse beer selections, if not the largest. The staff is friendly and attentive and even included a local brewer on one of our visits moonlighting as a bar tender. This is a must visit in town.
Oakes (710) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 7, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Review from 2013, wherein they had a few Icelandic micros, which was why I wanted to go there. That was cool. All foreigners in the place, mostly American. Worth the stop - there isn’t really a destination beer hunting place in Iceland so this should be included on your circuit.
sic1314 (425) Leiden, Netherlands | May 11, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice to have somewhere in Iceland offering samplers. Modern and pretty small, but quite welcoming.
adnielsen (422) Fort Collins, Colorado | June 25, 2012| Updated December 7, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I came here on my first stop of my Icelandic beer tour and wasn’t disappointed. They had eight taps of Icelandic beer, though two were unfortunately out. The bartender, Steiinn, was so nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. I couldn’t have asked any more from an Icelandic beer bar.
visionthing (335) Oslo, Norway | September 17, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of minimalistic and a bit sterile bar. Great selection of microbrew, but not the best selection of Icelandic brews. A bit disappointing for me that the selection of Danish micros was better than Islandic. Still a fairly nice selection, but no Borg available here. Nice and friendly service. Both times I visited most of the guest seemed to be tourist, atmosphere was okay, but nothing special.
DuffMan (305) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | April 24, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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!
SaintMatty (272) Uppsala, Sweden | September 9, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic bar with a great selection of beers, with Icelandic micros being well represented. The bar is not the most spacious so it can fill up quite quickly but it seems to get quieter later on in the evenings. Located near the lobby of a hotel, it’s probably the best hotel bar you’re likely to encounter.
Tim Webb (239) Cambridge, England | August 19, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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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