Íslenski barinn

Ingólfsstræti 1a
Reykjavík, Iceland IS-101
restaurant  3.95/5.0 23 reviews
Sun-Thu 11:30-01:00, Fri-Sat 11:30-03:00

beer menu
Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 43
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
gunnarolis  (10) Reykjavík, Iceland | September 2, 2010
Has a selection of all beers brewed in Iceland, and some (not many) foreign brews as well. A nice pub to have an Icelandic beer and maybe some Icelandic cousine.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
theisti  (974) Kansas | July 31, 2018
Visited for dinner on a Saturday with my family of 5. Busy, bustling place whose interior reminded me of an English pub. Warm and welcoming staff. The beer selection is Icelandic focused and had a wide range of beers both can and draft from a variety of brewers i hadn’t seen available elsewhere. Can and bottle selection has more to offer than draft. The food was excellent as well, featuring traditional Icelandic dishes as well as super fresh fish. Perfect spot for the night.

76 = *** (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb  (195) Edinburgh, Scotland | July 19, 2018
A lovely restaurant in what looks like old Reykjavik. Several options for tickers on keg and an extensive list of Icelandic beer if you're happy to venture into bottles. Delicious food with real provenance including some Icelandic delicacies which might offend some sensitivities. Whale, guillemot, shark, puffin. Lovely attentive service. It's Iceland so everything is double price of UK.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
gnoff  (774) Göteborg, Sweden | July 16, 2018
First time visitor to Iceland.

Visited Tuesday July 10.
We had half planned to head here to eat whale and puffin, but did that during our car tour around the island, so only went here to check the beer selection. They did stock quite a few Icelandic bottles we didn't see anywhere else, including at least three breweries we didn't sample any beers form earlier. From the beer menu as well as from their beers on display there were plenty they ended up not having. Got two bottles to share, left plenty more behind. If you're happy to get bottles and want to tick Icelandic beers hard to find (I think) elsewhere, this is really a place to get to! Also f you want to eat puffin and/or whale, they serve it. Recommended as per bottles selection for sure. Staff was plenty, but not great, most of them stood around watching the soccer/football game.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen  (189) Copenhagen, Denmark | July 18, 2017
Nice restaurant in the centre of Reykjavik. I guess this is the spot if you look for puffin breast, seal or whale steak. Or fermented shark, a treat for true connoisseurs. Tap selection on our visit in July 2017 was 10 beers from Viking, Einstök, Kaldi and the house beer brewed by Viking. More bottles to supplement the taps. Nice wooden interior that reminds me of an old fashioned Danish bodega - just without the alcoholics and the sickening cigarette odour. Usual heart attack prices as elsewhere for everything in Iceland. Recommended for the ehhh... unique.. food experiences.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PMgep  (74) Lund, Sweden | September 16, 2016
Crowded restaurant. Food was really nice, selection was ok.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha  (269) Wuerttemberg, Germany, Germany | August 21, 2016
Top Restaurant und Bar in Reykjavik. Ca 12 Biere vom Fass. Dazu unzählige Flaschenbiere. Alle aus Island! Im Sommer eine extra Saison Karte mit Spezialbieren. Preise sind für Island zivieler. Ca 1100 Kronen. Essen ist auch lecker und sehr isländisch (ua Wal, Rentier, Papagaientaucher...). Hingehen!
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
SVD  (228) , Netherlands | August 19, 2016
Packed place, selection was ok, picked the housebeer, was meh. prices are standard. service was a bit sub par. not bad but not great.
64
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit  (190) Minsk, Belarus | October 20, 2015
Good place near Mikkeller Bar, average selection, a bit noisy.
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p  (304) Steenwijk, Netherlands | August 24, 2015
Nice looking restaurant in downtown Reykjavik. Visited on Culture Night, the place was packed ofcourse but I bet it’s usually more quiet. Selection is good, but also consists of some boring macro beers. The bottle list is better. Because it was so busy I had only two beers here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
mcberko  (1772) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 19, 2015
Cozy darkly lit place just off the main road. A few beers on tap, not the most interesting ones. Lots of bottles too, only Ocelandic breweries, also not overly interesting a selection. Prices are high even for Iceland. Service is fine, but not very friendly. A bit overrated of a place I’d say. Not one of the highlights for me.

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