Been in this “pub” during happy hour. Ordered two beer with same colour and haze, the pubblican serve me with no indication, so i gotta guess. Happy hour is a fake, focus only on 2 beer on a list of 16. Overrated. It’s gonna be a long road to be a REAL pub.
In the "craft beer" part of Reykjavik. Located under the restaurant with terrible fish smell, also in the bar (so that's a definite minus for non-fan of fish). It may have the widest selection and perhaps it's deserved to place on the top of the list, but the vibe just didn't work for me. Prices are Icelandic, typical. Would visit again, though it didn't really convince me.
Visited later evening on a Saturday night. Interior is casual, with low and high tables as you enter, and the bar in the back. Service is at the bar. Also a few tables outside on the patio. Beer selection if 15 beers on draft, full pours on as a taster tray. I believe the taster tray had pre-determined beers, though didn’t really look into it. Service was quick and helpful. The crowd was mostly young tourists, though a few of the tables had Icelandic beer nerds. Very friendly vibe, everyone was having a great time. My favorite place to have a beer on this trip to Iceland.
82 = ***½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Visited as a tourist to Iceland for the first time.
Our visit here was on July 5, 2018.
Tried finding it as of the maps on ratebeer as well as via google maps, both show the address wrong. Found the sign though, a fairly large sign on the northwest corner of the park Ingolfstorg. Head in through the door, then down one flight of stairs and you're there. As per the Icelandic standard "Happy Hour" there was the choice of 2 beers as 50 cl a tad "cheaper" than normal price. 15 taps. Flights available as 5 for 3000 ISK or 10 for 5000 ISK. We had the two happy hour beers and then a flight of 5. Flights of 5 gives you the choice of any of the beers numbered 1 through 10. Flight of 10 gives you those 1-10. The remaining 5 beers (11-15) you need to purchase by the glass. Talkative and friendly barkeep. Nice and friendly, quite relaxed place. We were there on a Thursday early evening, not crowded by any means, but a decent amount of people having beers. Nice place, could see myself going back if in Reykjavik again. Prices fair as of Iceland and the selection quite bigger and more diverse than most places we found.
For a top rated place in Reykjavik it was a must stop, but I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I did get a few ticks, but only a few, since the draft list wasn’t so long and some of it I’d already tried. The information on the different beers were a bit lacking, which is disappointing in a good beer place. Prices are not cheap. But I will return when I return to Reykjavik, since I believe I can get more ticks.