Iceland > Reykjavík
Beer Available At Micro Bar (arranged by most recent)
Gæðingur Hveiti 17, Ölvisholt Móri 64, Gæðingur Pale Ale 75, 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 95, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Bourbon Edition) 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, Einstök Icelandic Pale Ale 51, Mikkeller / Three Floyds Blå Spøgelse 98, Bruggsmidjan Kaldi Dökkur 37, Bruggsmidjan Norðan Kaldi 20, Steðji Dökkur Bjór 24
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3fourths (1273) 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.
Oakes (660) 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.
adnielsen (413) 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.
sic1314 (374) 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.
visionthing (304) 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 (279) 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 (263) 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 (203) 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.
Iphonephan (182) McLean, Virginia | August 19, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Craft beers have not caught on in Iceland like elsewhere in the Nordic world. This bar seems to be the only game in town. Nice selection of Icelandic micro brew on tap plus many bottles from brew dog and mikkeler.
Ernest (165) Boulder, Colorado | November 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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