il Pretesto Beershop

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty  (746) Kyoto, Japan | March 27, 2017| Updated April 3, 2017
Small place with a good selection. Lots of Italian craft, and good imports too, including some rarities. Lots of Belgian stuff. Michelle is a great guy, knowledgeable and friendly. Good place to drink a couple and take some out. Drink in for no extra charge.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
nicksan  (2) , Bulgaria | November 8, 2016
Very good place for local craft beers, the owner is very friendly and chatty, willing to help at any time, even gave me a gift. Totally recommended place!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
UKBeerGeek  (212) , | May 11, 2016
Visited May 2016. Nice bottle shop in W part of city. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good selection of local beers and some international stuff. Prices seemed steep to me but probably quite normal for the local area. Worth visiting if you are desperate for an IPA or want to try something new.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Bongtribe  (28) , Slovenia | April 21, 2016
Small beer store just outside the old city center with two fridges of beer to drink on the premises. The owner Michele was very friendly and welcoming. Definitely a place I’d recommend.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur  (132) Vienna Woods, Austria | June 9, 2015
Small bottle shop a bit outside the old town, but still quite centrally located. Quite impressive offering of both, worldclass international beer and very interesting local stuff. They also have a fridge for beer to drink on spot. I went there especially for the local beers, they had lots of it, from Bologna (Bellazzi), from Venezia (something I didn’t find in Venezia itself) and others. Very friendly owner, immediately helped me out and was very knowledgable.

Overall highly recommended, pretty much how a good beer store should be: while having top international beer, not forgetting about the local stuff and all presented in a personal, friendly atmosphere.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje  (428) Enghien, Belgium | November 16, 2013
Good place, good people, good beers, what more to wish for in life? Il Pretesto was a top highlight of my visit in Bologna among a few other beerspots in town. A place with a soul, owners; Michele and Giorgio who care a lot about what they do and went for a project they love. Hats off guys! Beer selection is perfect for me. Coming from Belgium, I found everything I could wish for as far as Italian beers goes. About half of the selection is dedicated to UK, US and Danish brews. Belgians limited but more bottles are on the way. Democratic prices as well and always the choice to crack one open and drink it on the spot. The selection is wide enough that you will find what you want and can go off to another location and still get beers that are not available there. I was there for 5 days in Bologna and went to Il Pretesto every single day, I guess the place lives up to its name. As with everything in life, ambiance is what you make of it when traveling, in my case, I had a good time chatting with them and other customers even if Italian was not my lingua franca.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon  (181) , | June 30, 2013
Great little shop near the old centre. Owner is super friendly and his selection will not disappoint. Good selection of italian micros along with a big selection of european and uk breweries. As seems quite common in italy you can actually have a beer at the shop. Great place worth checkng out if in Bologna
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Bolobeer  (2) , | June 26, 2013
Small and nice shop in the center of Bologna. Good selection of bottles and can (Italian beer are not so much...)
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman  (151) Nicosia, Cyprus | June 10, 2013
Small bottle shop, just a bit out of the historical center, that you can also enjoy your beer there in a plastic glass. The place is very welcoming and the owner very friendly. More than decent beer selection with very good prices. Must visit if you are in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BaroneBirra  (41) Gorizia, Italy | May 6, 2013
small shop near the historical center of Bologna, with a very wide selection of bottles and cans, homebrewing equipment and a fridge to taste some fresh beers on site. very friendly and prepared staff!

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