Reykjavik Beer Guide: Your Reykjavik guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Reykjavik

80 /100
Micro Bar (Bar)
VESTURGATA 2
“Nice little basement bar centrally located. Fair enough prices and good service providing samples and suggestions. Something like 10 beers on tap and a good selection of bottles plus some board games and stuff if drinking beer isn't entertaining enough on its own. I don't think they serve food, but there are lots of options for that in the vicinity of the bar. Spacious and clean restroom with 5 urinals, 3 toilet booths and 2 sinks provides a good foundation to satisfy your natural needs, but be aware that the space between the floor and the stall door is a bit high and may impair the sense of privacy.“
SlackerMads 130 days ago
86 /100 AÐALSTRÆTI 9
“Cosy place with wooden floors and furniture plus a small room in the back with darts and a game machine. 14 beers on tap and good selection af bottles with quite a lot of Belgian sours. Fair prices, especially when happy hour is on and friendly service too. Food is served, but I did not see the menu. The restroom features three urinals, but only one crapper which may be insufficient on busy days.“
SlackerMads 130 days ago
68 /100
Micro Bar (Bar)
VESTURGATA 2
“This is a great craft bar to visit..“
Wirralbeerveg 250 days ago
76 /100 LAUGAVEGUR 20B
“Cozy spot in downtown. Pity they don't have a tap list board. Icelandic craft scene showroom apparently, think was no single beer from abroad. Helpful staff yet not too much into beer. Decent on a pubcrawl.“
mieszal92 357 days ago
80 /100 SKÚLAGATA 28
“An extraordinary spot with a sea view. Food is a strong brach of this business. Fancy selection of local Icelandic snacks. Moderate selection. Unique interior, oldschool.“
mieszal92 357 days ago
98 /100 AÐALSTRÆTI 9
“Just the best craft beer bar in the city. Staff are super friendly and helpful, the selection of beer was broader and better than anywhere else, the place was cosy and warm when the weather was Baltic and the selection of music was far superior to any place we visited over the 5 days we were there. I am genuinely surprised to see this place below Mirco Bar in the list of top craft beers bars in Reykjavik as I thought it was way ahead in terms of just about everything. There are 14 taps on and when we were there, they were all Icelandic beers on, with a great range from session beers, lagers, sours and a BA imperial stout. Given this is Iceland, the beers are not cheap so I'd recommend taking a flight of 4 samples (20cl each) which can make some of the pricier beers come in at a much more reasonable cost. They also have a Happy "Hour" which actually lasted from midday to 1900. This reduces the cost of 3 of the Icelandic draft beers on sale by about 20%-30%. The selection of which beers usually changes each day and isn't always just the cheapest 3, so you can get a decent discount. I really can't recommend this place enough. If you're visiting, do make a trip, I strongly doubt you'll regret it.“
SaladBoyLee 360 days ago
72 /100 LÆKJARGATA 6A
“Conocido como Icelandic Craft Bar, situado en pleno centro, de grandes dimensiones y con buen ambiente. 6 surtidores, juraría que eran todos de Viking Olgerd, yo me hice la Stout, que está buena. También tenían unas 30 referencias en botella, todas islandesas, las de Olvisholt estaban de Happy Hour, probamos la Skadi y no nos gustó mucho. La idea original era hacerse un flight, ya que las tablas son muy originalesporque tienen la forma del país de Islandia, pero eran caras y la selección de barril nos pareció floja, caro, como toda Islandia.“
Suco 361 days ago
80 /100 AÐALSTRÆTI 9
“Situado en pleno centro de Reikiavik, dimensiones medianas y acojedor, estética nórdica, 14 surtidores, la mitad de ellos de Borg Brugghús, tambien había algo de Founders, de Malbygg y alguna cervecera más islandesa que desconocía. La happy hour hace que los precios sean más aceptables, pero sigue la línea de precios islandesa. Aquí probamos una Ulfrun de Borg y la Djus Kristur de Malbygg.“
Suco 361 days ago
74 /100 GRANDAGARÐI 8
“Beautiful place just at the sea/harbour. Staff is fun (specially the polish girl). Beer is alright, recommendations honest. Havent tried the food. I am on a diet while in iceland anyway, thanks to the iceland foodprices! Cool place, i recommend a stop during happy hour!“
kiwianer 417 days ago
42 /100 FRAKKASTÍGUR 8A
“I've been to so many Brewdog pubs, and that was my worst experience ever. Mostly because of the service, the guy behind the bar did actually d not know what on draught he had, and advised me to change the place if I really would like to have something good. Then the other guy from behind the bar was playing with the other mate by throwing rubbish to eachother... over the costumers heads. Really childish. And the argument that made me to write this comment... they did not have jack hammer in stock, and that was too much 😉“
Piotr 449 days ago
94 /100
Micro Bar (Bar)
VESTURGATA 2
“Probably best place in town. I did not pay much attention to interiors, it was just good. The selection was reasonable, what I like was that on draughts the had only local breweries (fridge was full of foreign staff). The guy behind the bar really new what he was offering. The only issue is was they refused to let me try the beer before I bought a full pint (for enormous price).“
Piotr 450 days ago
70 /100 STUÐLAHÁLSI 2
“This is the place to go to stock up for a road trip. Nice cooled selection of craft beer, mostly icelandic, but also some other countries. Prices are reasonable for icelandic (high) standards.“
MarcoDL 461 days ago
72 /100 FRAKKASTÍGUR 8A
“Modern place in the centre. Good selection of usual and more special brewdogs and some nice icelandic brews. Of course it's very expensive. Food is very tasty and reasonably priced. People were friendly and knowledgeable. Good place.“
MarcoDL 469 days ago
80 /100 ÞÓRUNNARTÚN 1
“Pressed for a place for dinner in expensive Reykjavik, we settled on Bjor Gardurrin. Smart move. 30 beers on tap, all low abv offerings I saw, I had a Brewdog and a Leffe. The food was quite good, my wife and I split a hamburger and wings. Friendly servers. Happy hour and a coupon for the meal were quite helpful.“
KevinReddirt 483 days ago
56 /100 GRANDAGARÐI 8
“Mooie bar met leuk terras aan de haven. Café gedeelte prima, restaurant gedeelte niet geweest. Muziek wel hard. Service voor buiten en café gedeelte geen service; minpunten. Beperkte bierkaart, eten prima.“
Bosbouw 496 days ago
68 /100 VEGAMÓTASTÍGUR 2
“Right next to Bastard Brewpub, this is a much quieter place that seems to appeal to locals more. Comfortable, intimate spot with an ovular bar in the middle. Small taplist of 10 beers, 5 of which were Borg, the rest being shitty macro stuff. Come between 3 and 8pm for happy hour pricing, which will still set you back 1000-1200 ISK per beer - only one size per beer. Not a great ticker spot, but I found two Borgs here I haven’t seen anywhere else. Friendly Irish bartender.“
mcberko 530 days ago
76 /100 ÞÓRUNNARTÚN 1
“The widest selection of draught beer in Reykjavík. Mostly Icelandic beers on tap, mostly stuff you can find elsewhere, but they’re all together here. Flights available, but they’re stupid expensive: 3 for 1950 ISK, 6 for 3600 ISK, 12 for 6000 ISK, and 24 for 10,000 ISK. Otherwise, you can order all beers in 0.2, 0.4, and 0.5L pours. During happy hour (3-7pm everyday), the 0.5L pours are 500 ISK off (so you can order a 0.5L Ölvisholt Lava for 2400 instead of 2900 ISK, lol). Extremely friendly service, though not terribly knowledgeable. Definitely worth a stop.“
mcberko 530 days ago
76 /100 SKIPHOLT 31
“About out of the centre, but still only about a 15 minute walk from, say, Mikkeller. Cute, intimate place, with a few long tables. They had 8 house taps, plus a cask, a couple guests when I went. Flights of 4 available for 2400 ISK, ridiculous but standard for Reykjavik. Bartender was fine to do additional free samples. Lots of interesting styles on tap - the highlights for me were the passionfruit sour and a coconut impie. One of the better stops in Reykjavik.“
mcberko 531 days ago
74 /100 BANKASTRÆTI 14
“Centrally located, a block from Mikkeller, and situated upstairs. Comfortable and well-designed. Great beer list, one of the best in town: mostly Icelandic stuff, but also some Norwegian special rarities. Flights of 4 for 3400 ISK, or 6 for 5000 ISK, probably the most absurdly priced flight I’ve seen in Iceland. Bartender was nice enough to do smaller pours for us. Worth it for the excellent beer selection - just be forewarned about the wallet damage.“
mcberko 531 days ago
52 /100 VEGAMÓTASTÍGUR 4
“Cool little place just off the main strip (Laugavegur). Smallish downstairs with an upstairs and small patio. Only two house beers on tap, one of which was out when I visited, plus some mostly uninteresting guests. Flights of 4 for 2800 ISK; at that price, not worth it - just get some 0.2L pours for a more reasonable price. The house amber they had on was very solid. Friendly service. Might be worth a quick stop, but not a good ticket spot.“
mcberko 531 days ago
58 /100 KRINGLUNNI 4-12
“Located within Kringlan shopping centre, it’s on the bottom floor. Reasonable selection of Icelandic and import craft, some refrigerated, but not as wide a selection as the Skútuvogur or Heiðrún locations. Not worth going out of your way, but if you’re nearby, this is a good one.“
mcberko 532 days ago
42 /100 GRANDAGARÐI 8
“Located very close to the harbour, where cruise ships dock. Looks nice from the outside and is even rather comfortable inside. 6 house beers on tap, plus some guests. Flights of 3 for 1,990 ISK or 6 for 3,800 ISK - one of the most ridiculously priced flights in Iceland, perhaps only second to Brewdog. My flight of 3 featured 2 that were infected with butter - bad beer quality in general. Bartender was alright. Was not impressed at all with this place.“
mcberko 532 days ago
78 /100 EYJARSLÓÐ 5
“Way out on a little peninsula, a short-ish walk from the centre - it’s a sort of industrial area and there is plenty of free parking around. Nicely designed tasting room, rather dark, but tasteful - with a separate coffee bar, a beer bar, and a gambling area. 10 beers on tap, mostly their own beers. Flights of 4 available for 1800 ISK, a very reasonable price for Iceland. Beer quality was very good, with most things being not only dialed in right, but quite impressive. Extremely friendly service. It’s worth seeking this place out, even though the hours are limited and it’s a bit of out of the way. Great stop.“
mcberko 532 days ago
44 /100
Beljandi (Bar)
BÍLDSHÖFÐI 9
“Located within a well-designed food court complex 10 minutes driving from the centre, the Beljandi area is basically a tiny stall with 7 taps, 4 of which were Beljandi beers. Flights of 4 x 0.2L pours for 2500 ISK, outrageous - especially for the beer quality, which was not great (hoppy beers were decent, darker beers were sour / infected). Bartender seemed to have no idea - couldn’t remember which beers she poured, took forever to pour, and took forever to find how to charge me on her computer screen. All in all, it could be a great place to chill away from the hustle and bustle of central Reykjavík, but they need to get their act together in many respects.“
mcberko 532 days ago
68 /100 FRAKKASTÍGUR 8A
“Nicely setup, in a typical Brewdog character. 10 Brewdog beers on tap, plus another 7-8 guests. Flights of 4 for an outrageous ~3200 ISK, the steepest I’ve seen in the country other than Session Craft Bar a couple blocks away. Glasses are between 1000 and 1800 ISK, but they’ll do smaller pours than what’s indicated on the menu, and will do free samples. Worth a visit when in town.“
mcberko 533 days ago
68 /100 SKÚLAGATA 28
“Centrally located, with a full bar and kitchen upstairs, with some pretty stunning views of the water and mountains. 4 Kex beers on when I visited, plus another 10-12 guests. No flights, not even smaller pours than 0.4L. Happy hour between 3 and 7pm, but those prices still aren’t good (1000-1100 ISK on the Kex beers). Beer quality is decent, with most of what I tried being solid enough. Service was very friendly. Worth a stop if you have time, but it’s not a top tier spot in town.“
mcberko 533 days ago
68 /100 SKÚTUVOGI 2
“This has got to be the best government store I visited, even better than the Heiðrún location. Walk-in fridge, with an extensive selection of Icelandic and import beers. Some nice lambics even. If you only visit one government store, visit this one.“
mcberko 533 days ago
66 /100 STUÐLAHÁLSI 2
“Certainly one of the better government stores in the country, with a walk-in fridge and fairly extensive selection. Organization is a bit strange, with seemingly no real method to where the beers are. Found a couple of one-off Borgs here. If you have a car, it’s worth checking out.“
mcberko 533 days ago
58 /100 FRAKKASTÍGUR 8A
“Nice bar a couple of streets down from the main tourist drag in Reykjavik. Nice atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff. I liked this place because it was full of Icelanders and not tourists, well apart from me of course, but I'm special! Had food here and it was excellent. Don't think I have ever had poor grub in a Brewdog bar and Rejkjavik maintained the high standard amd then some. So great atmosphere, staff and food, so what about the beer? Ah yes the beer! BORING! Boring, boring. boring selection that didn't shift for the 5 days I was in town. Feckin PAs and Gose's and saisons and common Brewdog beers. I think I had 2 beers here in 4 visits, it was really hard to find something interesting to drink. If they can liven up the beer this will be a great bar, everything else is in place!“
madmitch76 574 days ago
82 /100 AÐALSTRÆTI 9
“A stone's throw or two from the Microbar, kind of offset and out the way. It was quiet on both my visit's here. Nice lighting and a cosy place with a good feel. Decent local selection on tap and a very good selection of Borg Imperial stouts. Service was attentive and friendly and I had a Borg impy made with donuts on the bar keeps recommendation. It was a good shout - excellent beer. Prices are of course Icelandic, ie ruinous. But still less than the Mikkeller bar. I liked Skuli a lot and would certainly return if ever I win the lottery and fancy another trip to Iceland.“
madmitch76 574 days ago
82 /100
Micro Bar (Bar)
VESTURGATA 2
“Cosy downstairs bar. Had trouble finding it and went in the wrong bar initially (thank god it wasn't that one, fucken wall to wall barstools and posers - bunch of cunts). There is a restaurant over the top and off to the side and some snotty waiter asked us what we were looking for and sniffly pointed downstairs when we told him. Cunt. The long and short is - not easy to find because it's not well signposted. However - worth the effort. A good selection of local beers and good selection in bottles. Service was good and there was a nice atmosphere here, quiet but friendly. Prices were the cheapest we came across in Reykjavik. That doesn't mean you won't need a second mortgage, you just won't need to sell off any internal organs as well.“
madmitch76 574 days ago
64 /100 LÆKJARGATA 6A
“A bar beside their famous restaurant geared towards tourists and students. Service was Ok and selection of taps mainly macros. They do have craft in cans, but a bit overpriced even for Iceland. There are many better options very close, this should be a miss.“
Ferris 636 days ago
66 /100 LAUGAVEGUR 105
“Nice huge hotel bar with almost all Icelandic craft and some macro. Good happy hour but not really for tickers considering other new options.“
Ferris 641 days ago
66 /100 HAFNARSTRÆTI 5
“A comfy spot that has a nice bar. Staff is nice and will ask and recommend beer options. Sadly beeryis local macro craft with nothing really interesting. Happy hour has good value, but not great beer and only large pours.“
Ferris 641 days ago
76 /100
Micro Bar (Bar)
VESTURGATA 2
“Basement bar that is simple. Good taplist of local beers, mainly their own. A few bottles. A good and relatively well priced fixed flight. A good stope in town.“
Ferris 641 days ago
76 /100 AÐALSTRÆTI 9
“A really nice and pleasant modern atmosphere that is cozy. Decent staff with a few minutes of interest. 14 good taps and 6 beer flight of high quantity. A very solid spot.“
Ferris 642 days ago
72 /100 AUSTURSTRÆTI 10A
“The only and therefore the best option. Not a big, but a decent collection of local craft. Prices are surprisingly ok and had I known would have gone here first and saved myself some crazy bar prices. Staff were nice and actually knew about local beers.“
Ferris 642 days ago
54 /100 LAUGAVEGUR 20B
“Sadly this place should be deleted and shame on the person who added it. Don’t go here unless you want kitch and cocktails.“
Ferris 642 days ago
78 /100 SKIPHOLT 31
“A very nice little spot out of the way. Hobbies and passions of owners are evident. Staff wash great, she made my day. Flights available of pretty solid beer. If you are a football fan, the play all the matches.“
Ferris 642 days ago
72 /100 LAUGAVEGUR 20B
“A nice cozy spot, with less than cozy staff. A bunch of Kodi taps and some guests. Small pours in nice glass wear but no flights. If you get the attention of the staff they can be quite helpful.“
Ferris 643 days ago
78 /100 VEGAMÓTASTÍGUR 4
“A bit deceiving from the outside, the inside is quite comfortable. Bartender was awesome, letting me try 3 or 4 just to make sure I was ordering something I liked. Pricey of course, but flights. Lots of guest taps, mainly Borg. Nice spot.“
Ferris 643 days ago
68 /100 GRANDAGARÐI 8
“Sexy from the outside, but just lacking and uncomfortable inside. My bartender was a sick and actually argues with me when it wasn’t necessary. Then excuses came and pseudo beer knowledge. Tips on the machine which is always a pet peeve. Flights and reasonable prices, but mediocre beer. I was not impressed.“
Ferris 644 days ago
70 /100 SKÚLAGATA 28
“A nice comfy spot that screams high end hostel. Extensive tap list but only a few of their beers. Pints only and happy hour on just a few. Not very ticker friendly.“
Ferris 644 days ago
76 /100 BANKASTRÆTI 14
“A bit steril and nightclub like. 16 good taps with flights available. Pricey as usual. Decent spot. If you get in good with the guys who own the spot you are golden.“
Ferris 645 days ago
76 /100 FRAKKASTÍGUR 8A
“A nice comfy stop. Pleasant nice staff. Crazy prices of course but they do flights which is nice.“
Ferris 645 days ago