Good location in the city and nice outside seating. Fair selection on tap, but nothing too special. Good bottle list. Decent place, but not on top of my list to revisit next time I’m in the area. Well worth dropping by, but at least I didn’t find too much interesting here.
Quite liked the place. Good selection of beer and they had a beer menu. As I was there with a group of people we didn’t stay long, so I only had one beer. This was expensive, but it seems to me that even for Norwegian standards, beer prices in Tromsø are high.
(We went to the restaurant upstairs which was nice, but with a typical small selection of beers)
Finn (133) Tromsø, Norway | December 22, 2015| Updated February 8, 2016
Now 300 bottles - and a beer menu! You can often find rare bottles. The pub only serves light (but good) dishes. If you go utstairs you will find a first class fish-restaurant and a steakhouse. All in all: A top place.
djoeye (126) Tromsø, Norway | April 25, 2015| Updated August 12, 2015
Location; at quay nearby mall Nerstranda. Selection; many Norwegian microbrews and other from Norway, plus internationals as Leffe and Paulaner. Impressive beer cupboard. Should make beer-menu of it. Adult visitors mostly. Restaurant upstairs offers delicious fish and meat dishes.
Visited the place with Rune and had the fortune to find a number of beers from To Tårn that appeared to be relatively new. The room was pretty larged dominated by a long bar with 21 taps and a good deal of bottled beers as well. A large number of small tables spread all over the room. Subdued almost unnoticeable musich, soft roock. Young male friendly bartender with little knowledge behind the bar but we had a chat with another friendly servant who appeared to know everything that was needed to know. Ate cabeljau with potatoes and tomates. Qute watery. Should have gone to the restautrant at 1st floor. Cosy athmosphere though.
A nice and spacious pub with a popular outdoor seating area. Only Mack on tap but a good bottled selection. But, why not have a beer menu? I had to lean over the bar counter in order to see if the fridge had a hidden beer gem. I didn’t find any rare one, but picked one from De Molen. (Visited July 10th 2014)
Skarven Kro is the café / pub on the ground floor below Arctandria Seafood Restaurant at Vertshuset Skarven. It’s light and very open, with windows facing the harbor as well as the square from which you enter. The place felt like a mixture of a nice local café and a tourist place and you meet both kinds here. The bottled beer selection really impressed me, I counted more than 70(!) types from all over the world - De Molen, Emelisse, Founders, Mikkeller, Amager, Ægir, Nøgne Ø and a dozen types from HaandBryggeriet. On tap they only had four Mack beers, none that really interested me, so I stuck to the bottled beers on my two visits. The food was a bit up and down, the fish caserolle was really tasty while the bacalao on day two was among the least tastefull I’ve ever had (and I’ve tasted many on various trips to Portugal). Finally, the two young male bartenders I talked to showed a total lack of interest in their good selection of bottled beers, which was very disappointing and will probably cause many problems for future visitors asking about beer. Such a shame. Visits: 28 February and March 1, 2013.
Toerstig (28) Uppsala, Sweden | January 23, 2013| Updated January 24, 2013
Nice location with a good atmosphere. Like the fire place, especially now in the dark cold winter. Ok food for a pub, not too much on the plate but enough. A pretty good beer selection with interesting Norweigian micros on bottle (Haandbryggeriet, Aegir, Lervig, Nøgne Ø). Poor tap selection, only Mack. Some nicer international beers on bottle e g Emelisse and Cantillon. A nice place that surely surprised me in a good way. The best place in Tromsø imo. I’ll be back.
Fin (970) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 18, 2013
We visited here Friday 18th January. It was a busy, buzzing place and a welcome place to sit sup and relax from the incessant drizzle. As you enter there appears to be a steakhouse to the right a restaurant mainly fish? upstairs and a pub to your right. We opted for the bar but booked the restaurant for the Monday evening. The barman I spoke with was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with choices, though I opted for a Mack Bayer as I hadn’t had that rather than go for an Emelisse or Nogne beer. We had to stand for twenty minutes as the place was just so busy but this wasn’t a problem. One very minor gripe was that they never had a bottled list and yet they had a very healthy selection (strange?) I think that we will definately go here again but whether I take a splurge on a Nogne 100 at nearly £19+ a bottle remains to be seen.