A good enough place if you want some local craft beer. Staff was friendly, food was average but the atmosphere was nice. I was a little curious when they wouldn’t sell me any bottles to take away, stating that the taps were broken and they needed the bottles for new customers. That being said, the beers I had on tap were good.
Visited mid afternoon on a Saturday. Bit of an odd place - industrial/ mid 90’s Euro feel. Bit too hot and smelly and the service was pretty slow, but....... Beer was good (6 taps and bottles to take away) and the bar looks good with stainless steel fermentors behind. It’s still worth a visit when you are in Athens.
Utterly devoid of atmosphere but the beers are very good, and seem to be consistently fresh too. The pils is especially kick ass at the brewpub, and bursting with fresh hops. It warranted a return visit in spite of the sterile corporate environment and bad music. The smoked lager is lovely but it happens to also translate well to the bottle. The beers are among the highlights of Hellenic brewing.
Beerlando (70) Orlando, Florida | July 16, 2008| Updated August 7, 2008
Vısıted July 2008. Thıs ıs a very cool place located ın downtown Athens just mınutes from the Acropolıs. Enterıng on the street level, you are fırst met by an outdoor patıo and dınıng area, followed by an ınterıor, multı-level fırst floor bar and lounge area. We opted for the seats at the back near the conıcal fermentors. The second story has another bar and dınıng area, and houses more brewıng equıpment. A thırd level (or fourth, dependıng on how you vıew the layout) has a smaller dınıg area that looks lıke ıt rarely gets used, perhaps for prıvate partıes. The decor ıs very contemporary and ınvıtıng. Smokıng ıs allowed, and quıte overwhelmıng when busy, and that ıs a major turnoff. However, that seems to be par for the course ın Greece. Servıce was frıendly, but not very attentıve or knowledgeable. The beer ıs lımıted to sıx draft-only selectıons (though I dıd see a poster for a porter - perhaps a seasonal offerıng). They were: Athens Lager, Pılsner, Smoked Lager, Black Lager, Amber, and Weıss. All were quıte drınkable, but nothıng specıal. I found the Smoked Lager to be the best of the bunch. The Athens Lager ıs quıte good, consıderıng the style. All sıx were mıles ahead of anythıng else that I trıed ın Greece, but that really ısn’t sayıng much. Overall, I found the stop to be a safe haven for beer geeks ın a country that otherwıse seems to be null and voıd as far as beer goes.
The range of beers is quite nice. I was there early in the day, it was quiet and the kitchen was not open but the menu was simple appetizers. Would definitely recommend this place if your after some good beers while in Athens.
Nice place. Easy to find near the metro. God service. There was 6 different beer to tast. Pils, Athens lager, red ale, smoked lager, weiss and black lager. tryed theme all. The black lager was the best.
Easy to get to, pretty flash interior and looks smart. Most were downstairs watching a Greece football game, so the main bar wasn’t very full for a Saturday night. Got served up a tasting plate as soon as we enytered. Didn’t eat there but the menu wasn’t that inspiring. But I liked the place and would have visited again if I had the chance.
Located a stone’s throw from the Metro, this hip restaurant/night bar seemed over-swanked on first impression. Speedy, breathy jazz music swayed through the multi-level seating areas full of random locals and romance-seeking couples. Super quick service got annoying after the tenth inquiry for a beer choice (but was nice considering the rest of Greece forgets about you for two hours when you’re looking for the bill). The available pilsner, lager, red ale, smoked lager and black lager were all quite refreshing and nicely made (we spotted some on the island of Crete too). BBQ Chicken and veggies were cooked by us on the hot dolomite stone, but nothing overly special considering we’re doing all the work. Overall, I quite enjoyed the visit and liked the layout of all the brewing equipment strewn about the rooms.