Visited on Friday 21/03/14 around 7.15/30pm so the place was fairly busy and giving off good Friday beertime vibes upon our arrival!
I’d heard of this place, as the #1 venue in Gothenburg, but never put 2 and 2 together on the naming. 3 small rooms - ’kin obvious, I still counted the bastards, small is debatable on one of them though!
The place had a great ambiance, like a series of grandmas front rooms akin to a rambling English tea house in a Cotswold village, lots of rugs and carpets, I really liked this place from an ambiance perspective.
The owner was super friendly, as I was with Ronny and a few of the local crew he split a bottle of Cantillon for us and he also threw John (jmgreenuk) a bottle of Dugges Perfect Idjit, which he kindly split with me, as a semi apology for not selling us his last bottle of Stormaktsporter!
Good tap and bottle selection on top of the friendly service and vibes.
Top venue - best for me in Gotheburg!
Rune (722) Tromsø, Norway | August 16, 2010| Updated August 17, 2010
Ultra cool place with a consistent laidback atmosphere of cool jazz music and oriental, hand knitted carpet on the walls and the benches. Eight draught beers, all from Swedish micros supported by two or three Belgian taps. The fridges, containing a great selection of bottle beers, are placed in the front and not behind the bar – very convenient for the guests. All our beers were served at good measure in the glass. This is the kind of place you do not want to leave. Service was very polite and the food, salad with olives, feta, fresh vegetables and tzaziki, tasted fine. One of the best places I have been to, at least concerning the cosy atmosphere. Love to return! (Visited 2nd and 4th August 2010).
A fantastic pub for beer lovers! Totally free from industrial lagers and other boring crap beer. Excellent service and a good selection of Swedish microbrews. Reza handed out some chocolate to the "Beergeeks" around the bar at closing time. A nice hotel nearby is Hotel Poseidon, where I stayed during my one evening beertrip.
Oh my godness. What a great place.
Lovely friendly staff. Outstanding bottle selection. Nice tap selection also.
Highly recomendable place!
Nice location in the city centre. The only drawback is that they close to early!
Step inside to a relaxed athmosphere, jazz is the music, beer is the drink. I don’t care about jazz, but can happy live with that laidback music as long as the beer selection is Rock’nRoll. US beers and a good selection of nordic micros from tap and bottle. Great service. A must in Gøteborg.
Age limit is 20 years, ID might be required if asked for. Last call 45 min before closing. Patio outside in summer season only. Kids allowed but no strollers/baby carriages due to laws from the fire department. 19 taps installed where 18 are currently connected, the last one is for planned future use. "Recently" started brewing on premise, so 1 to 3 of their own beers on tap is common. Usually max 150 bottles available, see the large cabinet to the right when you come down from the stairs. Pretty much the best place in Göteborg I’d say, if you want local or micro/craft beer and not get the average drinking crowd. Mellow, often fairly quiet place. I visit frequently and might be biased by the friendship I have with the owner, but I still recommend this place to everyone and anyone who’s looking for some good/great/unusual beers and super good service. Centrally located, easy to get to by going to tram/bus stop "Valand" and then a short walk, other stop "Vasaplatsen" also very close. Parking on the street. Basement location, so phone/wireless internet connection not great, but with the beer selection and rating on paper, who needs reception? WiFi available with pw from bar. Not that cheap any more, but then again I’m willing to pay for quality. Cash and cards both accepted, though card is preferred. Mainly soft jazz music from the speakers at a low volume. I’ve been going pretty often since 2007 or 2008 or so, don’t remember, I’m often there and have only good things to say about the owner, the staff and the place itself. Don’t expect much lagers though, I believe there’s somtimes one or maybe two. Also wine selection is not what you should go for. No hard spirits available at all, nor a wide selection of soda/pop/soft drinks, I think one kind of soda and one kind of mineral water. But hey, did I mention there’s tons of awesome beers?
rlgk (613) Göteborg, Sweden | October 4, 2007| Updated August 9, 2010
Nice small bar in the central parts oif Gothenburg. The owner is really interested in beers and offer a quite interesting selection of beers. Very cosy place.
Visited with Gnoff and other homebrewers after the annual Göteborb homebrewers fest.
Very cozy inside with a persian atmospehere in a cellar like place under the building.
Plenty of good local/Swedish beers to chose from as well as many Belgian and a surprisingly good amount of US imports.
This is where I sampled my 2007 bottle of Kaggen.
Food was fish wrap style burrito with a Swedish twist.
Prices were ok for the food, but the beer remains overly pricey for anybody not living in Sweden, US beers will run you anywhere from 7$ for SN, to 30$ for 3F.
Atmosphere was nice; service good, the owner has his own style, and really do frown upon anybody asking for any crappy beers, as indicated by all the signs on the wall.
Would def. love to visit it again.
A funny little place hiding away in a basement just off the main street. Very friendly owner, he even brought a beer for free for us to sample, the delicious Goudenband. Fun thing with the Duchesse de Bourgogne altar. The selection is good too, with Scandinavians, Belgians and Americans amongst others. The food isn’t impressing, but far from bad, works nicely as a quick meal when you’re having a few. A place to return to.
Visited in May 2016 with my great friend gnoff. Wow, talk about a place with character. first off, the bar tender is an Iranian guy that once lived in the US in a city less than 2 hours from where I am from! it was crazy talking to him. Very unique experience. Ambiance is amazing-its basically a basement bar with multiple little rooms scattered around the place. The beer selection is solid. The house brews seem to be hit/miss. I had one that was sort of off so to say. Regardless, this place rules. A must visit if your in Gothenburg.