gnoff (709) Göteborg, Sweden | August 24, 2013| Updated February 15, 2015
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 6/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 10/20
Systembolaget main facts:
Chain of government controlled monopoly stores to sell alcohol with an ABV higher than 3.5% to take home.
20 years age limit to shop, or even to accompany someone else making a purchase. If ID can not be produced, you might get refused service.
All alcoholic beverages above 3.5% ABV you wish to buy in Sweden and not from a "Systembolaget" store, you will have to buy at a pub or restaurant, for consumption at the place where you purchased it. Minimum age requirement 18 years, the pub itself might opt for another age limit though, making it so you need to be older still.
Alcohol at 3.5% ABV or lower may be for sale to take home at regular stores that have a permit for it, age limit 18 years, ID may be required.
Well this is the only (at the time fall 2013) government beer (though they do have cider, wine, spirits etc as well) store in the city, so not much choice.
Used to live in this city and have visited many times. However since they moved to the new location only been a few times since I don’t live close any longer. Used to have very nice service on the beer side, not sure if that lady still works there. Decent selection as far as I can remember from the last visit. Well, like I said, only store in town.
Visited today, August 30, 2013. Counted the beers on the shelves, got to a bit over 200. Didn’t bother with the ciders. Selection is pretty decent, though as with most "Systembolaget" stores the main part is on the macro pale lagers still. There are craft beers, both domestic and imported, though.
Apparently they are looking into getting an even bigger selection since The Bishops Arms opened in the city, many customers come in and ask for the beers they’ve tried at the pub.
Centrally located in the city center and also plenty of parking available close to it.