Micro Bar

Vesturgata 2
Reykjavķk, Iceland 101
bar  4.55/5.0 48 reviews
Sun-Thu 16.00-00.30, Fri-Sat 16:00-02:00 (Opening 14.00 Jul-Aug)

Mayor: gegwilson (2) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 80-120
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84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2368) Washington, Washington DC | March 2, 2015
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 Gęšingur. 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.
60
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
3fourths  (1527) Boulder, Colorado | December 7, 2013| Updated May 31, 2015
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (929) Escondido, California | March 9, 2015
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.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Oakes  (787) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 7, 2014
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.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mcberko  (696) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 19, 2015
The creme de la creme place to hit when in Reykjavik. 10 beers on tap now, featuring a wide variety of all Icelandic beers. You can do a flight of 5 for 2500ISK or try all 10 for 4500ISK -- that’s some serious price gouging, but this is Iceland. Extensive bottle selection as well, some of which can be very pricy. Staff are helpful and friendly. A must-hit when in Reykjavik.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
gunnar  (550) Sandnes, Norway | May 8, 2015
Probably the best beer place in Reykjavik, situated on the ground level at Center Hotel, small bar with 8 great taps,one offs and special brews for this bar only. Walls are decorated by cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson, big mountainous wall murals with a few classic details, well worth the visit alone. The service was top at all my 3 visits, I even got to buy the last bottle of MIB, Icelands first gypsy brew, a delicious DIPA, served by one of the brewers himself.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere  (501) Ottawa, Ontario | May 29, 2016
Visited May 2016. A nice hole in the wall (or basement) type of place with good Icelandic selection (if not great), a 5 glass sampler for 2400 ISK, good service, limited food. A decent place on the Reykjavik pub cralw circuit.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
visionthing  (487) Oslo, Norway | September 17, 2014
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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | May 11, 2014
Nice to have somewhere in Iceland offering samplers. Modern and pretty small, but quite welcoming.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | June 25, 2012| Updated December 7, 2012
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.

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