Peru > Cusco
Iphonephan (243) McLean, Virginia | March 15, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of an English pub atmosphere with darts and large flags on the ceiling. Decent beer list for Peru. Staff is pretty clueless.
dreamflower (44) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 7, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A really great place to sit outside and watch people and the main square while enjoying a craft beer. Pretty neat they have darts to play inside.
northropfrye (227) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 7, 2014| Updated July 8, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Facing the square the sign on the balcony says Nortonís Pub. The side door says Norton Ratís. Pretty cool place for Cusco overlooking the main square. They have four house beers on tap under the new label Zenith but I think itís the same brewery. They also have a number of Peruvian micros in bottles such as Barbarian. And they have some British and Belgian beer. Their own beers are only 10 soles a pint. I plan to be back a few times while weíre in Cusco. Most patrons here seem to be drinking Cusquena,which is unfortunate because they have much better stuff available.
sm89walt (38) Sydney, Australia | July 14, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A group and I headed here on a Saturday evening and we were greeted with a great atmosphere and, despite the crowd, the staff upheld a prompt and efficient service. A seemingly good mix of locals and tourists alike creating a good vibe. The selection is OK with many standard offerings but the bulk is in bottle form. I opted for the house brewed Pale Ale on tap and was hoping to try the Brown Ale and Porter but they werenít on, unfortunately. All in all a fair experience and well worth a visit if youíre in the city.
nort (1) , Peru | August 19, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
As manager of Norton Ratís, of course Iíll have only good things to say about the place. What I want to make known is that we now have premium craft beers on tap, Snortiní Norton Porter, Pale Ale and Brown Ale, all delicious! We also plan to do seasonal specialty beers. You wonít find beer this good anywhere else in Peru. Come taste to believe! Nortonís is now truly a beer loverís paradise! Iíd also like to point out that we are no longer on Loreto, but have an even bigger and finer location, still on the main plaza, since 2008. Enter from calle Santa Catalina Angosta 116.
ElGaucho (238) Minnetonka, Minnesota | April 4, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Rating beer bars in locations where the expectations have to be lowered is a challenge. For ambiance, I like Paddyís Pub better, although Nortonís has the balcony overlooking the Main Square which is a huge bonus and it has the better bottle selection. Bottom line, Rey them both, but remember, when in Peru youíre visit is not about beer so youíre better off hitting Limo for their amazing Pisco bar and only spending time at the Paddyís and Nortonís if youíre in town for an extended time.
GT2 (662) Oceanside, California | July 5, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Caddy corner from Paddyís Pub and Cross Keys, Norton Ratís Tavern (Nortonís is the only thing labeled on the outside) is the closest thing Cusco has to a beer bar. It has the familiar taps that Cross Keys and Paddyís Pub have such as Abbot Ale, Green King IPA, Old Speckled Hen. These are really the only beers on tap you are going to find in Cusco. But Nortonís also has an impressive bottle list with a focus on decent Belgian stuff that is nearly impossible to find in Peru. Beers like La Chouffe, Chimay, Delirium Tremens, St Feuillien..along with English bottles like Fullers London Pride, Fullers London Porter. Many more. Not a great place for craft beer, but very impressive considering the location. Big upside is that this bar is usually packed, lots of fun, has darts, a patio, and a great place to meet other travelers. More fun than Cross Keys and less crowded than Paddyís Pub. Not super cheap by Peruvian standards but fair pricing.
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