Been here on several occasions, and I really like staying here. Except one thing, the cleanliness of the lines tend to be too good, especially in the early hours. With this I mean that there’s still some cleaning agent to be tasted in some of the beers. Guess they don’t flush enough after cleaning.
But the service is fine, the selection one of the most interesting in Norway, and the beers are in good form. Will always go back to Henrik when I’m in Bergen.
Great selection, 44 on tap and 10 more to be added soon. Also nice selction of omported bottles. Pitty I did not have more time to spent or visit again. Atmosphere is not lively, bar has no decoratin at all. Its just the beer and that is what counts.
A cute little place with some really nice beers. I did enjoy a couple of beers from Nøgne Ø.
No food, only beer and wine at this place. No music in the background which of course is nice when talking to other people.
The service was faultless. The value of the beers was not bad for being Norway. Good, central location.
The pub with the widest selection of beers in Bergen. Due to a rebuilding of the refrigeration facilities, the selection was more limited than normal when I visited - but still decent. Gloomy interior in grey and black. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Nice, modern-looking bar with a very dedicated following. A little tricky to find, as the entrance is tiny, and the place itself is on the first floor. The beer selection is quite good, covering the UK, Germany, and Belgium. No Norwegian micros, unfortunately. The barman knows his stuff.
To the best of my knowledge Henrik Øl og Vinstove is the best stocked draught beer bar in Norway, with an impressive 54 tap lines (including one with cider and a few industrials, such as Ringnes, Guinness and Kilkenny, but still!), so I always stop by when I’m in Bergen. The entrance from Engen is rather unassuming, so I walked past it on my first visit years ago, you basically enter a dark, long narrow hallway, with Grieg cartoons on the wall, up a set of stairs to the second floor pub. The draught beer menu is listed on two blackboards on the wall next to the bar, which is useful to checkout before you ask the bartender as there is a good rotation from day to day. The pub itself is very plainly laid out, with little decoration or fancy features, so the atmosphere may not be like in a Victorian pub. But service is usually good, except when the pub gets packed - which it will be at nights, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. For a good, quiet pub experience I recommend going early in the week or at least shortly after their 4 pm opening hour. Then you can sit down at the bar and have a nice long conversation with bartender Halvor. Last visited: 2014-09-06
The must-visit in Bergen. Huge variety across the taplist from local flying brewers ABC to worldwide favorites like Cantillon. If they don’t got it you don’t need it. Clean modern interior. Did not notice the lack of music (do you really need to listen to classic rock at all times?) as it was fairly crowded, but it was not too noisy. Seemed to be mostly locals. Friendly bartender. Decent prices for Norway, except for some of the imports. Does not serve food, but you can bring in from the deli downstairs if you ask nice. DO NOT MISS!
A good place to have a beer for a beer geek. I actually found like minded people without much hassle, and tried new beers. Friendly, interested and helpful staff. The entrance was a bit tricky to find, and I’m glad I got the directions up front. It’s on the second floor on top of a Deli de Luca.
A very nice place to visit for a few beers with a possibility to have a beer chat with other beer fellows (or the staff). The selection is fantastic compared with a Norwegian bar, even if there are places with more beers the selection seems to be pretty handpicked. A must visit in Bergen.