Sweden > Stockholm
Beer Available At The Bishops Arms Vasagatan (Stockholm) (arranged by most recent)
PangPang Puttin’ in Hours Pale Ale 83, Dieu du Ciel Pénombre 96, Westbrook Gose 97, Dugges Dhuggish Deepa! 90, Epic Double Stout 93, Gotlands Wisby Stout 49, Gotlands Wisby Hansapils 37, CAP Exciter IPA 81, Närke Svarte Kungen 96, Ægir Dag Sitrus Pale Ale 57, Närke Dubbel Singel Urapa 76, Evil Twin Low Life 87, Oppigårds Brewers Brown 84, To Øl Dangerously Close To Stupid 98, Magic Rock High Wire 95, To Øl Black Maria 98
Travlr (1381) Washington, Washington DC | April 14, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Modern but slightly sterile place, conveniently located just near the central train station. Great selection of taps and bottles, very friendly staff, good food. Worth a stop.
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 27, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited September 2012.
We walked over here after Monks Cafe as our second stop in Sweden late on a Friday night. The whole trip was comical because womencanstail was muling a trade box for someone that was destined for manker, who then proceeded to unpack the box and get thrown out for bringing beer into the bar (I guess it’s more frowned upon than in the US). I made sure not to take out the bottle of Slayer wine (Reigh in Blood) from my backpack. We continued to Advocate hard and order a number of Mikkeller beers and a few Swedish beers that we hadn’t tried before. I also spent the money to get a 3 Fonteinen Vintage Gueuze. By the end of the night Danko was drunk enough to invite us over to drink beer from his cellar, pet his cat, pee in his yard, and pay for the cab fare. Good times all around.
brokensail (756) Orange County, California | September 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty cool bar, open late, with a huge draft selection and lots of bottles as well. Prices are high, but it’s Stockholm, so that’s pretty much standard. Friendly enough staff. Beers were decent. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy a beer. Pretty cool ambiance and decor. Lots of Churchill photos all over the place.
Boudicca (621) London, England | March 15, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A busy and popular Bishops Arms conveniently located by the entrance to the T-Centralen station (by the exit from the blue line) in Vasagatan. Per later told me that it’s known to be one of the pricier Bishops Arms but I was fresh off the train from Jönköping and most of the beer was less expensive here. There was also a wider range of craft beers on offer, with at least ten to tempt me as I perched on a stool at the bar – the last seat in the house, I think. I settled for the Närke Slättöl – perfect after a hard day’s work and a long train journey.
Re. the Bishops Arms chain, the penny finally dropped with me here. The décor and fittings are similar in all the Bishops Arms I’ve been to. They must have been bought as a job lot. The rowing boat I noticed over the bar at the Gustav Adolfs Torv branch in Malmö wasn’t a local quirk – most of the pubs seem to have something like it. Having said that, if you’re going to have a chain of pubs, this isn’t a bad way to do it and the Bishops Arms seem to be generally more consistent in atmosphere than, say, Wetherspoons in England.
(Visited 1 March 2013).
GT2 (536) Carlsbad, California | July 6, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Bishops Arms location near central station downtown. Not as good ambiance wise or beer wise as the Folkungagatan location, but still very nice. Tap selection was pretty good- local craft beer focused. Maybe a few British casks to keep the UK pub theme going. Bottle list is extensive with many refrigerators full of oddball stuff. Strange Mikkeller stuff I’ve never heard of, even some Three Floyds and Alesmith bottles believe it or not. Very impressive. Staff was very friendly, provided recommendations. Food was pretty good- lots of typical Swedish dishes including venison meatballs.
gnoff (400) Mölndal, Sweden | August 9, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located very close to the central station, good for your first or last beer if visiting Stockholm. Rather OK selction that seems to vary a lot, at least on the draught part. Staff haven’t been too knowledgebale or friendly when I’ve been there, but not too bad either. Food as in most BA pubs I’e been to.
Rune (361) Tromsø, Norway | January 28, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Situated right in front of the railway station, including the airport train (Arlanda Express), in Stockholm and therefore very convenient as a drop-in while waiting for a train. I had my lunch break here going from Tromsø to Linköping early on a Friday afternoon. Medium sized pub type of place split into a number of drinking and eating areas. Alright and quite relaxing atmosphere. Seems to attract a wide mix of travelling people. A bit slow, but polite service. Some of the staff had beer knowledge. Good range of beers on tap and bottles. I counted nine different bottles from Nøgne Ø only and on tap I enjoyed some very fine ales from Swedish microbreweries (Oceanbryggeriet, Hantverksbryggeriet, Dugges among others). Tidy and clean toilets. Quiet music in the background. The downside was the food. I ordered a burger that was too fried, almost burned, and the accompanying bread too cold. The kitchen certainly is in need of improvements. It should be mentioned that Belgobaren is right across the street (Vasagatan) (visited 25.01.2008).
FatPhil (278) Tallinn, Estonia | November 8, 2009| Updated October 19, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
2009: The row of taps is quite an impressive sight! OK, several banks were dupes, but still there were 20 different beers on, I’m sure. Staff were just handle-turners, it seemed. Selection OK - some breweries I’d never even heard of before. Environment a touch sterile, but I was there only minutes after opening. Worth sticking your head around the door certainly, but not a place I think I could call a ’local’, with its noisy high street location.
2012: Went there when it was busier, and it was a right proper boozer. Nice environment and not sterile at all. Prices made me cry, but that’s Sweden :’-(. Good selection of US imports, a very impressive looking set of fridges.
rlgk (254) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | March 12, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Located in central Stockholm, only blocks away from the railway station. Quite nice selection with swedish micro-beers on tap. The fridges also offer a good selection of bottle. Crowded at times, but visit as early as youcan, and you probably will have a good time here...
Christian (236) Odense, Denmark | January 30, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Friday noon, early January. Very quiet and very big. Huge selection, and while you can’t really complain about a place with Stormaktsporter on tap, the selection wasn’t that impressive
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