Norway > Tromsø
Beer Available At Ølhallen (arranged by most recent)
Mack 1877 17, Mack IPA , Mack Judas Yeast 9, Mack Yggdrasil 9, Mack Juleporter 61, Mack Bok-Øl 36, Mack Juleøl 6.5% 39, Mack CCCP , Mack Nissefant , Mack White Limo 43, Mack Blanding
Tim Webb (173) Cambridge, England | February 22, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
The taphouse for the world’s northernmost brewery, on the opposite side of the road to the brewhouse. Everything that is currently available on tap. Good stew too. Large but quite cosy - it could be a lot worse. 1970s American Top 20 ’music’ is imposed.
banii (24) Trondheim, Norway | January 24, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Crowded place, with tourists and drunks. Some special beers, but not much to write home about...
ILikeOl (102) , Norway | January 23, 2011| Updated February 11, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Walking into this pub you will be greeted by two stuffed polarbeers. From there on it goes mostly downhill. They offer 8 beers on tap, brewed at Mack brewery across the street. From the 4.7 pils to the 6,2 christmas beer, they are all rather bland. Expect to run into tourists and overly thirsty locals that fork out around 75 NOK for a brew at the towns factory outlet. None of the beers listed on this website were available when I visited this week.
Sailor78 (10) , Norway | June 23, 2009| Updated February 11, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located beneath the building that used to house the Mack brewery, Ølhallen is a must see for visitors. Open early and close early, popular with both the local drunks, hung over party people and tourists. Good ambience and a large selection of Mack beers.
Finn (16) Tromsø, Norway | February 15, 2006| Updated January 23, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A curiosity - and a must-visit for the beer tourist. Very popular among other tourists as well. Now (2007) serving an OK stew.
2011 UPDATE: Next door to Ølhallen Mack has opened a beer shop: Kjeller 5. They start as a Mack-only shop, but I presume there will be non-Mack products coming. May be qualified for a seperate entry in this section. Stay tuned.
2012 UPDATE: Now opening at 1000. Some non-Mack beers available in bottle.
Rune (320) Tromsø, Norway | February 15, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Ølhallen (the Beer Hall) is an institution in Tromsø and has been serving beer since 1928. The Hall is connected to the northernmost brewery in the world – The Mack Brewery - and function both as a Brewpub and as an outlet for its products. This is the only place serving beer in Tromsø that opens as early as 9 a.m. But they also close early, usually at 5 or 6 p.m. (Saturdays at 3 p.m. and closed on Sundays), so be sure to check the opening hours before visiting. Central location in the main street of Tromsø. Friendly and attentive staff. They serve most different kind of lagers, but in 2005 the brewery started producing ales. Ask for the months Bryggmesterens Spesial (The brewer’s special ale), and you might be lucky to find a bitter, a pale ale or a stout from cask. Among the lagers the most interesting should be the seasonal xmas beer, and a very nice münchener (Bayer) and a bock. Highly recommended is also Gullbok – a blend of two strong lagers. No food, except snacks – try the dried fish. Non smoking inside. The guided tours at the Mack Brewery starts here. A pub crawl in Tromsø usually begins at Ølhallen.