Best beer selection
Mikkeller & Friends
Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard about how expensive beer is in Iceland. But despite the high blood pressure-inducing prices, Mikkeller & Friends wins easily this category for its mouth-watering beer list. Twenty taps feature a rotating menu of beers brewed by Mikkeller and their favourite fellow micro-breweries (the “Friends” in the bar’s name). They vary from super-sour lambic ales to intense IPAs and deep, chocolatey stouts. “Good beer comes at a price, and this place is worth it,” one of our panellists said. “It’s a cool brand, and a beautifully decorated bar room.” Bonus points for being located above a great pizza place.
Skúli Craft Bar
This place is set up to be both friendly to beer nuts and accessible to the rest of us. Skúli has a crazy beer list, and you’ll be able to read about all 130 of their bottled beer offerings on their extensive menu. The ambience is also pretty hip, with brick walls, wooden furniture and dim lighting.
Bjórgarðurinn may have a pretty great beer selection and a nice atmosphere to enjoy a pint or two, but it lost points for its location (you have to cross Snorrabraut to get there). “Bjórgarðurinn is for business people,” one of our panellists said. “It’s called ‘beer garden,’ but it’s placed on cement.”
2015: Skúli Craft Bar
2014: Micro Bar
2013: Micro Bar
2012: Micro Bar
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