At the very top of one of the beer bar streets, nice view of a small church, and next to a park. Dark interior, just one small room, filled with cigarette smoke when we visited. Terrace was better, uncovered, larger than the interior. Friendly barman. Taplist so-so but bottle list was more interesting.
One of the first pubs to serve Belgian beers back in the early 21st century, while it was still on St. Catherine Square. Now it is located on Opatovina street among other craft beer bars and little hipster restaurants. Styled after Tolkien's novels motifs, the pub has a patio outside and small room inside, although packed with details. A few taps and quite a lot bottles, the selection is not that great, although it's known as a Zmajska brewery fortress where they have promotions for most of their new stuff.
Very weird place. I don’t get the high ratings... Very mediocre beer selection. Service was rather slow. Had an Orval. When it starting raining all of a sudden, it wasn’t a hard decision to leave quickly.
Rather bizarre place, and I’m quite surprised by the high ratings. Rather touristy feel to the place, with its Tolkien theme. The beer selection was pretty basic, and the atmosphere was rather "plastic" . We visited far better places in the city.
Prime location, in the very heart of the Old Town, makes this cozy but rather tacky (unless you are a fan of Tolkien and have had too many beers before your visit) venue an ideal place to stop and taste some good Croatian craft beers. The selection is impressive, featuring new domestic micros and some decent, mostly German, macros. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The only drawback is, as pointed out in an earlier review, that the bill does not match the prices on the menu. However, the difference, at least in my case, was negligible, and it may have been due to the menu not being up to date. I would be happy to come back one day, perhaps to try the food, too.
Weird pub with some Lord of the Rings stuff and beer memorabilia.I likwd the selection and the local crafts. They were playing some funny bad covers of otherwise good songs. The bill didn’t match the prices of the beers and I do not take kindly when anyone tries to scam me.
Slightly sceptical of a Tolkien theme over beer theme, but no reason for being so. A good and selective selection of international classics and Croatian craft brews. Enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. Also served good coffee. Could have improved by moving the smokers outdoors.