A characterful pub - definitely has a rock venue vibe and the music was played at a good volume - ie clear and audible but not enough to destroy any conversation.
Selection was something of a dissapointment - was hoping for more interest on tap rather than more Mack beers which I could purchase for a fraction of the price in the Spar round the corner.
Ended up with a Scottish bottle which cost me over £10 - and thus my first intro to the nightmare that is Norwegian drink prices. Everything is expensive is this country but beer is stupidly expensive.
With nothing else to tick we left after the one drink and me feeling poorer and let down.
Appropriately named Blå Rock Café, from its location in a pale blue, wooden building in the heart of Tromsø, Blå Rock Café may not strike you as the ultimate pub - with its rather rough rock image. But it has the best draft beer selection in Tromsø (though not very impressive by Oslo standards), sporting Sam Adams Boston Lager, Marston’s Oyster Stout, Erdinger Hefeweizen and a very good Mack micro brew: Vinterland IPA. Oh, and some Mack lagers of course. The bartender seemed reasonably up to date on their beers and could even suggest other good beer places in Tromsø. Yes, they did play a lot of classic rock, but the sound level wasn’t too high, so I found myself tapping the rhythm to Iggy Pop and Velvet Underground while enjoying some decent draft beers. They also serve hot food, but I never got around to try it - but it smelled good :) When I return to Tromsø, I’ll start at Blå Rock Café - this is my kind of place. Visited: February 28, 2013
Visited Jan 2016. Around 10 taps pouring mainly Mack beers plus a couple of guest beers ( BrewDog on my visit) Good selection of bottles. TV’s showing sport if you’re into that sort of thing. Friendly staff, worth a visit if in town
13.03.2012. Nice small bar in Tromsø. Very kind and helpful staff that had time to talk about both beer and music. Good beers and good music!
Nordcore (40) Lyngen alps, Norway | March 23, 2009| Updated March 26, 2009
A bar over several floors. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I belive this is the bar in Tromsø with the best selection of beer? They even had the trappist Orval. And also try the local Mack Spesial, here and Ølhallen is the only place you can try it, a nice Stout.
The only thing I did not like was the loud Rocknrolla music. But as long as they have their selection of beers, I’ll survive:)
Nice rock feeling to it. Lots of nice posters (some signed) on the wall. Mostly British beers in the selection. they don’t only have lagers on tap. Actually a few different beer styles on tap such as weiss, stout. Busy at weekends and at the happy hour on Mondays when tap lager beer is 49 NOK.