A pretty small place set in a basement in central Reykjavik. Nice atmosphere. But if you don’t have a seat, it would not be fun - there’s not much extra space for standing. The tap list had about 10 Icelandic beers and a few others beyond that (UK breweries on my visit). Long bottle list but nothing that really excited me. I tried five of the local beers; a couple were decent, but some of the hoppy ones taxes a bit faded. As is to be expected, the beer is expensive (around £20 for the flight of five beers, each about a 1/3 pour). Decent service. Free wifi. Overall, definitely one of the best places for a beer in the capital, but not a world-class bar by any means.
Great bottle list options, tap selection was ok, the service wasn’t so great, the guy was listening to music with earphones and I don’t feel like he wanted to be there. A group of people was there shouting at each others, they were very loud, that’s why I don’t give a good rating for ambiance. I like that almost every chairs in the bar were different.
Small bar in the basement next to a couple restaurants. Beer was fine, 10 taps of Icelandic brews and 4 taps of things that are imports. Prices are pretty expensive, but you can get a flight that includes all 10 Icelandic beers. Small bottle list, but some solid options. My only complaint is this place was invaded by a really crappy crowd while we were there, which has influenced my rating. Not sure if that is normal or not. Bartenders were fine, not very talkative though.
Visited the Micro Bar 3 times in July 2016, after first going there in 2013. It used to be in the Centre Hotel but now in bigger premises in the basement of the Reykjavik Hotel, with some seating also outside. Taking value into account it’s the best bar in Iceland, with 14 taps, all micros, and a good beer for 700 IKr a pint in happy hour 5 to 7pm. Good atmosphere with friendly service.
Visited May 2016. A nice hole in the wall (or basement) type of place with good Icelandic selection (if not great), a 5 glass sampler for 2400 ISK, good service, limited food. A decent place on the Reykjavik pub cralw circuit.
Ace bar with a true chilled style. Great choice of 10 local ales on tap with a few guest beers to boot. Would recommend the 5x170ml flight for 2400isk. Staff really chatty and knowledgeable. Could have stayed all night but the good lady was fed up with my beergeek chat.
I was expecting a lot from the Micro Bar, and have to say I was a little disappointed. The tap selction focused on some of Icelands smaller breweries. There were plenty from Gędingur, a couple from Ölvisolt, one from Kaldi and one from Skaldi. I’d already tried most of these in bottles from Vinbudin so there wan’t much to choose from. I had a flick through the bottle list as was surprised not to see any Icelandic offerings. The prices were expensive as you would expect from this type of bar in Iceland. They do have a happy hour when one beer is discounted. It’s worth getting the AppyHour app for details of all of Reykvavik’s happy hours. I did love the ambiance of the bar, so it was a shame the beers weren’t there to hold my interest.
Best bar you’ll find in Reykjavik. Shooted Steini a little text on FB before visiting. Still had a Westvleteren and a St Lamvinus I brought over to share. Steini himself is one of the friendliest, finest bartenders you’ll find. Service was very quick, informative and correct. Two good recommendations on the IPA’s as well. The bar itself is lovely, with a nice mix of locals and foreigners. The selection was focused on Icelandic craft, and I must say, they surprised me. Value is ok, but conform the Iceland standars (10 taster flight at 4800SIK I think). Overall a very cool bar, my kinda bar, and it was too bad I couldn’t hang out any longer! Hopefully next time! See you soon in Belgium, Steini!