A rather small beer store next to Drink Baar. Affordable prices and rather nice selection. But it can’t beat Uba ja Humal and SIP. Friendly service.
FatPhil (627) Tallinn, Estonia | January 14, 2011| Updated December 20, 2011
James does it again - pucker! 6 sets of shelves, roughly country themed: Estonian, Eastern Europe, German/Czech, Belgian, Ciders, and UK. 30 in each column might even be an underestimate. Quality in most of those is tip-top. Value - absolutely tip-top. Need a 75 of Corsendonk Agnus or Pater for cellaring? Bingo - yours for a fraction over 8€ Ditto St Bernardus Abt, or Grottenbier. Grab an Orval while you’re there. Even after 4500 rates I found 6 new beers. Staff all speak good english, and are helpful and friendly, and are learning more about the beers they sell (they’ve only been open just over a week)... Months later - just bumped them an extra point as I just got some beyond-the-call-of-duty customer service - cheers James!
A bottle shop selling most of the same selection available next door at the bar. Picked up a few local bottles (although there’s not a whole lot of Estonian stuff here). Mostly Belgian and British stuff although I managed to score a few bottles of Huvila here as well. Reasonably priced as well. Decent.
A tiny little bottle shop with friendly, outgoing & knowledgeable staff. They reserve rate stuff for you via their facebook page (I got a few Watt Dickie’s!). Lots of Belgians as usual in northern Europe plus a ton of British stuff which didn’t interest me. Duff & Huvila for less than in Finland did. Drop by, lots of turnaround in their stock & you should be able to find something you wanna try.
Off a narrow alley next to the Drink Baar, which it backs onto but which it must remain completely separate from under Estonian law. Quite easily missed. Although not in the Belgian bierwinkel league this is Estonia after all and the range of belgian beers outstrips than found in most Belgian towns. Good range of Estonian brewery beers too.
A great bottle shop in Tallinn Old Town, right behind the excellent Drinks Baar. They have a wide selection of beers, particularly from the UK and the Benelux. I was a little disappointed that there were not so many Estonian beers, but I guess there are not so many Estonian brewers. Prices were reasonable. If I lived here in Tallinn, i’d be a regular.
After the terrible experience at Drink Bar, hoped this one would kinda counter balance it, it sorta did. However, the place looks uninviting from outside, faded beers labels yellowed by the sun, no real arrangement or order. Ok beer selection, fair prices, still got no real soul of the place, and could think of a few other places in Tallinn where I’d rather spend my money.