Best Craft Bar
Bankastræti 14, 101 Reykjavík
Catering to seasoned craft beer veterans as well as lightweights who only want a Coors Light, Session is the place to be. “Session is an accessible place to visit as a group. If I’m in the mood, I can treat myself to a nice craft beer. But they also have good lagers,” said one panellist. Its colourful selection of beers offers a good overview of the breweries around Reykjavík, as well as the Danish brewery Mikkeller. “It’s good for beer nerds, but also people who just want to take it easy and play board games,” said another panellist.
Nýbýlavegur 8, 200 Kópavogur
The panel didn’t confine itself to the drinking scene in downtown Reykjavík — Microbar is also located in Kópavogur. “Microbar has very nice vibes. Comfortable lighting and a great range of beers,” a panellist said. The first craft bar in Reykjavík, Microbar offers beers from all over the world, with a special focus on the owner’s brewery, Gæðingur. If you want a mix of both international and local craft beers, Microbar’s got you covered.
Aðalstræti 9, 101 Reykjavík
Near Alþingi, on Fógetatorg — sheriff’s square –— is Skúli, with its entrance tucked quietly away in a small alley. Named after the OG Icelandic entrepreneur, Skúli fógeti, whose centre of operations was on Aðalstræti, it’s a fantastic spot for craft beers. Having been one of the vanguards of the Icelandic craft beer culture, Skúli serves both local and international brews. It’s certainly a spot you mustn’t miss on your craft beer quest.
2022: Session Craft Bar
2021: Session Craft Bar
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