Well, in a tourist ghetto like this, what do you expect...? Their "own" beers apparently not brewed here. Tasted the pilsner and the "Dark" beer, a sweet caramelly ale. Didn’t order food, but what was brought from the kitchen looked good.
The girls tending the bar and serving the food were doing a good job, but the "manager" had his own style... After my glass of the "Dark" was poured, there was not enough left in the keg to serve the next customer. But the "manager" guy told the customer to find a table and then (out of the customers’ sight) topped off the beer with Leffe Brune...
Modern looking restaurant. Tried some of the bar snacks, were decent. TVs showing sports. Got a sampler of five of their own beers, but in reality rebranded latvian beers. Weren´t that disappointed since I came to get something quick to eat as appetiser, but not really a worthy beer destination.
Large room with two round bards and bar stools. Long tables with yellow leather tables. 5 taps with their own beers. Out of pilsener on my visit. Sampler of 5 x 20 cl. EUR 15.50. Electronic pop music. Football on 2 screens, Italian, no sound. Young staff, not unfriendly but he did not want to talk. International beers on bottles. No inteesting though. Did not have any food.
Nothing really wrong with this place. It is just NOT a brewpub. More a drink bar with a bit better beer selection than usual. All beers on tap are brewed in Latvia by other companies. If you look at the beers I have listed here. You will se what you get on tap. They have a decent Belgian bottle selection also. And quite decent food.
As others have noted, this place pretends to be a brewpub, but most certainly is not. We sat in the basement near a larger brewing tank with its plumbing connected to nothing but air. I tried a flight of 5 of their house beers and was quite unimpressed, although the Czech pilsner they call Hansa Zeldzaam Desing Pilsner was respectable. Apparently, all or most of their beers are rebranded versions of other commercial beers. According to RateBeer, Hansa Eerste Velvet (Old Town Velvet) is really Rezeknis Bryuvers Gaišais; Hansa Zeldzaam Desing Pilsner (Design Pilsner) is really Bruveris Rigas Alus Gaišais; and Voor Sterke Dark Beer (Tume) is really Krāslavas Tumšais. I could not identify the other 2 beers--Hansa Vadaag Honey (4.2% on the Estonian menu and 4.5% on the English menu) and Nisu (Wheat, 5.0%). The Nisu was a poor example of a hefeweizen and the Honey was absolutely dreadful.
This modern looking restaurant in the heart of old town Tallinn seemed like the perfect stop for lunch. At first I mistook it for a proper brewpub, but like so many other pubs their branded Brewery Hansa house beers are not brewed locally. Service was slow, despite three women standing idle behind the bar for long stretches of time and the food was more of the pub grub type than what I had expected. All in all a disappointingly sterile and boring place. Visited on 2013-06-29.
As some of the other reviewers, I must start out by expressing my dislike for this place’s misleading marketing. It’s not a brewpub, but rather a pretty normal corner bar serving a couple of not-that-great brews rebranded for it. It’s quite expensive, with a hotel-lounge- kind of an atmosphere. Didn’t try the food, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it came prepackaged and only re-heated on premises. Service was ok though.