Göteborg Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar
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Göteborg Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar

City Guide
2018 01 03    21:53

Updated 2018 11 01


Göteborg (Gothenburg) is sometimes said to be the Capital city of beer in Sweden – and it is very easy to agree when you walk around among many nice beer places, serving beers from many local breweries as well as from many other countries.

This pub guide on Göteborg Top Beer Places, is compiled and updated from how fun Beerik think it is to visit these places from a Craft Beer point of view. Places with lower ratings can naturally be very good from other points of views.

Neither Food, Whiskey, Wine nor Drink selections are included in the ratings. Ratings are considered over time, some places vary, some don’t. If not otherwise stated references are made to beers coming from Craft Beer breweries.

This guide is continuously updated.



A  Some explanations

Göteborg Top Beer Places

C  Places Bubbling Under 

D  Places Closed Down

E  Nice to know: Places with Beer and Different Themes

F  Contact


Some explanations

Highest rating is 20. Rating before the name of the place. 

OS = Outdoor seating summertime or when the weather allows. (This is however no guarantee all places are open all the time)

3,5 % PLACE = Indicates this is a place with beers containing maximum 3,5% alcohol only.

BREWPUB = Pub including a brewery.

CONCEPT = The place has a certain concept – not just good beers and/or good food

Underlined areas are located in suburban Göteborg.

W = Also specializes in a great Whisky selection. (Other places may very well have a fine Whisky selection too).

  = Dogs welcome.


Further details:

  • Rather common places are closed Sundays and/or Mondays.
  • During the summer (June, July and August) some places have a bit more limited selection on tap and bottle.
  • At more and more places you are welcome to have smaller glasses (15cl, 20 cl or “half glasses”) – in order to be able to try some more beers.
  • When referred to the amount of bottles, these amounts also include cans, not specified below.


Göteborg Top Beer Places


18      Brewers Beer Bar Tredje Långgatan
Tredje Långgatan 8      OS        
A beer bar that is highly acclaimed for its frequent rotation and for having almost only interesting beers on the 14-16 taps. Around 95 bottles. There are often events with tap take-overs from visiting breweries, recently with Finnback Brewery from New York.

BEER EVENT: February 16th: Dugges Tap Takeover

HINT: October 11th they had 4 different Alesmith Speedway Stout on tap!


17      Brewers Beer Bar Magasinsgatan
Magasinsgatan 3      OS       
This second Brewers Beer Bar is a recent addition to the Göteborg Craft Beer scene. It is situated in another hip area close to both the 2112 and Basque places, and maybe oriented towards a less nerdy crowd than the sister bar. Similar tap beer selection, with 14 local and foreign taps rotating frequently. Bottle selection is not yet as good, but holds some 50 different beers including Belgian sours. Beer Events occur often – sometimes together with the sister bar, sometimes only here. (Opened 2018).

BEER EVENT: February 16th: Dugges Tap Takeover

BEER EVENT: February 23rd: Modest One Year Jubilee (Anspråkslöst 1-årsjubileum)

BEER EVENT: March 31st: Beer Guru Pelle Frost 40 Year Celebration


17      The Rover
Andra Långgatan 12      OS     W
One of the traditional water holes in Göteborg – for beer aficionados and normally also for brewers. The 25 Craft Beer taps have a good rotation – there is always a great selection of both foreign and local beers on tap. There is also some non-Craft beer taps – the change of owners in late 2017 brought a few non-Craft Brews. Bottle selection holds around 100 entries including Belgian sours. Occasionally there are tap take-overs or other Craft Beer events. The food menu is solid, including staff special and burgers. (Opened 2006)

BEER EVENT: February 5th: Beerbliotek releasing 3 new beers


17      Ölrepubliken
Kronhusgatan 2B   
A solid hangout on the Göteborg beer scene since 2009 (where the classic bar Delirium Café once was located). 34 taps in total with around 25 Craft Beers including some Belgian ones. Not all taps rotate, but with around 240 bottles on the list and a full food menu, one can spend a long evening here. Occasionally, there are beer events, e.g. when Naparbier from Spain made a collab with local Beerbliotek.


16      Haket
Första Långgatan 32      OS      W       
An institution of beer in Göteborg. The slightly worn interior holds an 11 taps bar with almost entirely Craft Beers, besides several refrigerators filled with local and imported Craft Beer bottles. However, there are also two different cellars filled with vintage beer bottles under the pub, making a very interesting selection that is a bit difficult to overlook. There are certainly more than 250 bottles. This place runs beer events regularly, like beer releases and tap take-overs. Recently they hosted the third annual ”Haket beer festival” within the pub, presenting local as well as foreign breweries.

BEER EVENT: April 6th: Beer Festival Batch #4


16      Omnipollos Gothenburg
Plantagegatan 3 A      OS
Omipollo opened their second bar in early 2018, in Gothenburg just off Järntorget. Like the sister bar in Stockholm, there are ten taps and regularly no bottles. Every now and then, there are some highly sought after beers on tap (from collaborating breweries like Tired Hands, Monkish and Crooked Stave). Occasionally there are beer events, e.g. with Superstition Meadery or Stigbergets. There is a sea food-themed menu with frequent rotation. (Opened 2018)

BEER EVENT: February 20th: Dancing Gnom Tap Takeover


16      Tre Små Rum
Kristinelundsgatan 4      OS      BREWPUB       
The original brewpub in Göteborg, with its own small batch brewery served exclusively (?) at the bar. 21 taps with only Craft Beer of local and imported origin. Reza, the owner, claims he has served Tripel Karmeliet for fourteen years uninterrupted. There is also a quite impressive bottle selection on display of around 90 bottles including American/Belgian/Dutch/Swedish vintage as well as a few rarities ”not for sale”. Dogs are welcome if the neighbor tables give their allowance.


14      Bishops Arms Järntorget

Järntorget 6      OS         
Accessible and friendly Bishops Arms in the very heart of the Swedish West Coast Craft Beer area – Järntorget square. A lot of taps including around 10 Craft Beers and around 70 bottles.

BEER EVENT: February 11th – 17th: British Week


14      Bishops Arms Västra Hamngatan Plaza
Västra Hamngatan 3      OS       
Cozy cellar bar in recognizable Bishops Arms style with inspiration from English pubs. Around 11 Craft Beer taps (26 taps in all) and one is almost always a Real Ale/Cask. Approximately 140 different bottles, in few fridges well visible from the bar. Make sure to look around for seating areas in the many vaults.

BEER EVENT: February 11th – 17th: British Week

BEER EVENT: April 4th: Freigeist Bierkultur Beermaker’s Dinner and Tap Takeover

BEER EVENT: April 11th: Wild Weather Ales Tape Takeover



14      Brewdog Bar
Kungsgatan 10B      OS       
The typical Brewdog bar, in Göteborg. Maybe 15 Brewdog beers on tap and around 9 guest taps. Somewhat limited and varying selection of around 35 bottles/cans but some might be interesting. The burger menu is worth checking out, especially the one with goat cheese.


14      Steampunk Bar
Kungsgatan 7A      OS  
A ‘striking’ interior and waiters dressed in bowler hats, corsets and 1920’s goggles along some militaria. 9 interesting Craft Beers on tap with a good rotation. Also around 130 bottles including rarities like several Eclipse and other foreign goodies. Holds events regularly, like a Stout and Porter week, or evenings with tasters from big bottles. 


13      2112
Magasinsgatan 5      OS       
Busy burger and beer bar with Rock memorabilia on the walls. 8  Craft Beer taps (out of 23 taps) and  around 45 nice bottles. Serves their own house IPA called “If You Want IPA (You’ve Got It)”, made by the local brewery Beerbliotek.


13      Basque
Magasinsgatan 3      OS  
As close to the Basque country you get in Göteborg. 5 beer taps not very interesting, but shelves reaching the ceiling with around 160 bottles. Selection includes several Belgian and American sours as well as local hop juice and German Pilsner. Serves bar made pintxos – mouthbites on bread – as well as Basque cider and wine. 


13      Beerbliotek Tap Room
Sandarna, Varholmsgatan 4      OS      BREWPUB       
One of the pioneering brewery tap rooms of American standard – except for some limitations in serving due to legislation. Serves 20 cl/6 oz samples of their own beers, some from taps and most from bottles. This include normally something fresh from the fermentation tank as well as something vintage. The room is decorated but simple, being a part of the brewery. Has now started to be open every weekend.


13      Noba
Viktoriagatan 1A      OS      CONCEPT: Scandinavian beers
A late night hangout in weekends, in between Järntorget square and major street Avenyn. Standard distributor brands in some 14 taps, but a fine selection of more than 210 nice Nordic bottles available, including Amundsen, Beerbliotek, Brekeriet, Brewski, Dugges, Mikkeller, Omnipollo, To Öl and Ölvisholt. By the way – the Omnipollo bottle selection is outstanding – 30 different Omnipollo bottles! However, sometimes the rotation on certain bottles can be questionable, so check the bottling date. 


13      Ostindiska Ölkompaniet
Olskroken, Danska Vägen 110      OS                         
Located just outside central Göteborg this bistro pub has a clean and nice interior. Taps have mostly Carlsberg brands except 2 house beers (pale ale and lager) from local brewery Spike, but recently the craft selection has widened to a total of 14 taps. There is also a good bottle selection with approximately 130 items including a wide selection of local brews along some Brooklyn, Lagunitas and Fullers.


12      Bishops Arms Kungsportsavenyn Park Avenue
Kungsportsavenyn 36      OS      
Pretty cozy bar in a basement. On weekdays a dinner place for hotel guests, but living up to a proper pub hangout on weekends. 30 taps including around 10 Craft Beer taps with a fair rotation. Around 90 bottles, among which there are a few big bottles from Belgium and The USA. As at other Bishops Arms pubs, there is a good whisky selection.

BEER EVENT: February 11th – 17th: British Week


12      Hagabions Café/Bar Kino
Linnegatan 21      OS      CONCEPT: Stigbergets Beers            
Old cinema still in operation with a food Café that is owned by the same people as Stigbergets Brewery. Hence an always interesting selection of 5-8 Stigbergets’ beers on the 8 taps, besides unfiltered Pilsener Urquell. There are normally a few bottles. There is also a cozy bar in the cellar with an outdoor seating, hosting the same beers as upstairs. Food is vegetarian and highly appreciated by local hipsters. Beer events do occur -there was a tap takeover with Omnipollo and an anniversary party with O/O in the bar. Dogs welcome downstairs.


12      Järntorgets Brygghus
Järntorget 4       OS        
Open until 3 a.m. this pub/nightclub attracts a varied crowd including the partying youth. Beside the standard Spendrups taps there is a quite interesting craft beer selection that includes bottles from all over the world, including the African continent. A recent re-orientation of the beer selection still gives around 9 Craft Beer taps and approximately 90 bottles, in all.


12      Kungstorgets Brygghus
Kungstorget 11      OS                  
A good example of mixing selection from a major distributor with independent Craft Beers. Of the 21 taps there are around 8 Craft Beers, for instance from Melvin, Port, Amundsen and the local Dugges, Spike and Lycke. The fridge used to have a few rarities like Eclipse which is gone by now, but still holds some around 65 bottles including Belgian, American and Swedish Craft Beers. Dogs are welcome if they are of the smaller kind.


12      Spike Brewery Tap Room
Gamlestaden, Slakthusgatan 10      BREWPUB     
Reopened this summer, Spike Brewery has a proper brewpub serving full size beers as well as some pizza or food truck burgers. 5-6 taps of their own and a few other local Craft Beers, and around 8 different bottles. (Opened 2018)


12      Vega Bryggeri Smakbar
Hisingen, Manufakturgatan 2       BREWPUB     
A welcome addition to the BrewPubs in Göteborg, Vega brewery opened with high ambitions in the spring of 2018. Closed during summer, reopening in the end of August. Serving exclusively their own beers. 9 taps of which one often is cask (!) and a few bottles. Open several Fridays, somewhat irregularly so better check their Facebook page for events. (Opened 2018)


12      Ölstugan Tullen Kville
Hisingen, Herkulesgatan 3A      OS      CONCEPT: Swedish Beers      
Reopened after renovation 2017, the bar and seating area is nice and tidy. Old style interior with black painted wood in the ceiling. There are 28 taps of which around 10 are Craft Beers. There are some 70 bottles, which all are on display above the bar. As at the other Tullen bars, the food menu is classic and worth the modest prices.


11      Flying Barrel
Kristinelundsgatan 3      OS            
Across the street from 3 Små Rum, this more ordinary pub is located. Yet a solid Craft Beer place with 5 rotating Craft Beer taps besides standard taps and a Beavertown. Around 60 bottles from a widely varied origin adds to the pleasure.


11      Fölk
Hvitfeldtsgatan 10       
Very nice bottle shop as well as a place to sit down for a 3,5 % beer or two. Around 80 bottles.


11      Red Lion (Blöta Lövet)
Majorna, Mariagatan 11      OS       
A classic Göteborg hangout for drinking pints. It is also an Untappd ”Verified Venue”, for tickers. The nickname “Blöta Lövet” (Wet Leaf) being a Swedish pun. Around 12 Craft Beer taps and approximately 32 bottles. Interior draws inspiration from classic English pubs. Soccer on big screen. There is a permanent ”outdoor” seating area, covered and heated when needed.


11      Ölstugan Tullen Andra Lång
Andra Långgatan 13      OS      CONCEPT: Swedish Beers     
A wide selection of Swedish beers, with a lot of local breweries represented. 6 taps including rotating local beers, besides a few standard beers like Norrlands Guld. Around 140 bottles. Being a popular beer bar just across the street from The Rover, it gets easily crowded in the weekends. The food is worth trying with solid, traditional Swedish meals at modest prices. Inspired by the very first Ölstugan Tullen opened in 1892. (Opened 2010)


11      Ölstugan Tullen Johanneberg
Utlandagatan 14      OS      CONCEPT: Swedish Beers     
A surprisingly mixed crowd in an area with a lot of students. At sunny days the outdoor seating is really baking. Taps of mainly Swedish non-Craft breweries including the regular Gotlands brews, but around 7 taps with a few rotating, mainly local, Craft Beers. Around 100 (Swedish) bottles in good order including a good selection of Omnipollo, Dugges and Brewski brews as well as a good assortment of local breweries including Electric Nurse, Qvänum, Mohawk and Poppels. The students in the area testify that the food is worth having – at modest prices.


11      Ölstugan Tullen Lejonet
Friggagatan 27      OS      CONCEPT: Swedish Beers     
A nice but simple interior with both a table seating area and a spacious bar seating as well. 20 taps of which 8 are Craft Beers. 2 taps pouring Norrlands Guld (Swedish non-Craft Beer). Some 135 bottles of Swedish Craft Beers. Robust Swedish dishes at moderate prices, as at the other Tullen bars.


11      Ölstugan Tullen Majorna

Majorna, Mariagatan 15       OS      CONCEPT: Swedish Beers            
Awide selection of Swedish beer, with a lot of local breweries represented. 8 Craft Beer taps including rotating local brews, besides a few standard beers like Norrlands Guld. Around 140 different bottles of Craft Beer. Quite spacious inside with wooden interior and a built-in outdoor seating area, covered and heated when needed. The food is worth trying with solid, traditional Swedish meals at modest prices. Dogs allowed only at the built-in outdoor seating


11      Ölstugan Tullen Wärdshuset
Kungsportsavenyn 32      OS       CONCEPT: Swedish Beers     
20 taps of which around 7 taps are Craft Beers, besides some of the non-Craft Spendrups brewery distribution. Around 120 bottles including a fair selection of Brekeriet and Omnipollo among several local brews. As it is situated at ”Avenyn” it might be busier than the other Tullen bars, and is frequented by a range of customers, including youngsters, shoppers and one or another chronic.


10        Oceanbryggeriet
Mölndal, Ragnar Thorngrens Gata 12  
Not a pub open as usual. But they create events at specific occasions with beer tasting, brewery visit and food. Around 17 own bottles but no taps. Tickets from


10      Rotary Pub
Richertsgatan 2 
Here is a somewhat odd bar in the Göteborg beer scene. Being a student bar that (we think) enjoys tax reduction, you find very modest prices – as well as modest interior design. They do welcome non-student guest as well! Don’t be fooled by the humle setting, though, there is a very interesting beer assortment of approximately 40 craft bottles including American sours and Belgian spontanes, Czech pilzener as well as some barley wine. A few local options might be there as well. The menu has a good rotation, too! 2 taps which might be out after exam parties, though.


10      Sad Robot
Hisings Backa, Aröds industriväg 40      BREWPUB    
The Brewery Sad Robot opened a brewpub in the very brewery. The ambition is to be open the last weekend Friday and Saturday every month, but check homepage/Facebook for opening hours. Twelve taps and a few bottles of mostly their own beer. Occasionally, it was crowded and a very long line to the bar, but that varies. There is basic bar food.


10      Två Feta Grisar
Hisings Backa, Aröds industriväg 76      BREWPUB    
A brewpub opened in August. Around 10 of their beers from tap, bottles and fresh beer from their storage tanks. Open at present most Fridays and also the last Saturday each month.


10      Zamenhof
Esperantoplatsen 5      OS           
One of the latest additions to Göteborg hipster food scene, is this conglomerate of a club, a lunch café and a craft beer bar and a gaming hall inside. Find your way inside, to the big craft beer menu telling of some 8 craft beer taps beside some non-craft stuff. There are also some 20 bottles of almost only interesting craft, though you might need to ask for a complete list of those. The brunch menu is very nice, including a nice smoked salmon and pickles. 


10      Ölstugan Tullen Kålltorp
Kålltorp, Björcksgatan 39      OS      CONCEPT: Swedish Beers     
The interior that you recognize from the other Tullen beer bars, and similar setup. Modestly priced, hearty food and Swedish beers. Here in a somewhat cozy but smaller setting as well as narrower beer selection. Some 6 taps of craft, beside the macro stuff, and about 85 bottles.


9       Thörnströms Kök
Teknologgatan 3     
For a fine dining institution like this – with a traditional focus on wine – the list of beer bottles is good, around 45 bottles of Craft Beer including several Swedish brands like Omnipollo and Qvänum, beside a few international items such as 3 Fonteinen and Three Floyds. Also a few ciders. Some bottles need cooling after order, though. So one goes here for the food, and enjoys some Craft Beer while doing so. (Opened 1997)


9       Vasaplatsens brygghus
Vasaplatsen 2      OS              
Recently expanded but with similar beer selection. Around 40 Craft Beer bottles of varied origin and 18 taps of which around 5 are Craft Beers, mostly local, let you have a fine Craft Beer moment.


8       9:ans Ölhall
Andra Långgatan 9     OS       
One of many bars on ‘beer street’ Andra Långgatan with a selection of Craft Beers along standard distribution. There is often 5 interesting taps and there are some 45 Craft Beer bottles.


8       Barley’s Food Factory
Hisingen, Kvilletorget 20      OS         
An odd finding by a cozy suburban canal, just off major commuter hub Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen. Around 5 Craft Beers on tap and around 30 bottles, sometimes with an unusual one. There is a Craft Beer ambition, though, with occasional tap takeovers, for example with neighboring brewery Vega.


8       Beerista
Kristinelundsgatan 13      OS    
A restaurant just off main street Kungsportsavenyn, attracting a mixed crowd. The name might sound more ambitious than it is, but there are beers. With 16 taps from major distributor Spendrups, only Craft Beers are 4 Firestone Walker and one from Poppels. The rest is standard brews with limited rotation. Some 70 bottles of Craft Beers, including local Electric Nurse and Hönö breweries.


8       Dansken
Andra Långgatan 8      OS      CONCEPT: Danish theme           
Open until 3 am on weekends, this Danish themed joint attracts a mixed crowd. You can have Danish beers (like Mikkeller and Dry & Bitter, along Tuborg) with typical smørrebrød and schnapps. Lately several non-danish beers have appeared on tap, which might be interesting like local Spike, but varying. Often 6 craft beer taps and approximately 17 – mostly interesting – bottles.


8       The Golden Days
Södra Hamngatan 31                
A classic institution in Göteborg. Located in the old site of the free masons, this old pub has a genuine touch. None the less it’s worth visiting for its Craft Beer selection, including some 4 Craft Beer taps (besides the several non-Craft ones) and around 70 Craft Beer bottles including Belgian and American ones along local brews. For the ticker, there is nowadays a digital Untappd beer board screen in the bar. Sometimes they run beer tasting events. (Opened 1975)


8       Het Amsterdammertje
Odinsgatan 19-21      OS      CONCEPT: Dutch theme               
Your unusual Dutch themed bar with pretty rustic food and a vintage touch. Approximately 30 bottles of 4 are Dutch, the rest mainly Belgian ones. There are some unusual brews for the Swedish market, along with a few Trappist. The five taps holds for example Bavaria and another Dutch beer and 3 other Craft Beers.


8       Hops
Masthuggstorget 3      OS           
A local bar, connected to macro brewer and distributor Spendrups, which gives the 16 taps a certain bias towards macro lager. But they include around 2 taps Firestone Walker and occasionally Beavertown. Some 50 bottles of mostly local Craft Beers. There was a Firestone Walker event including legendary stout Parabola at more than modest prices draw attention to the bar, and that might happen again.


8       Old Beefeater Inn
Plantagegatan 1      OS                
English-style pub with 17 taps of which 10 are Craft Beers – mainly from local brewery Lycke. Maybe 5  interesting bottles in fridges. A bit cramped, especially at lunch time, but also cozy. Perhaps has the recent change of owner reduced the beer selection on bottle?  


8       Porter Pelle
Adolfs Edelsvärds Gata 11      OS     
The place is located in the cultural reserve area, “Klippans Kulturreservat”, which is really a beer historic area of huge dimensions. The porter brewery “Carnegiebryggeriet”, started 1808, got its name 1836, when Scotsman David Carnegie Jr bought the bankrupt company. In 1928 it was bought by Pripps (Nowadays Carlsberg). The famous Carnegie Porter (oldest trademark in Sweden), is still brewed, but since 1976 elsewhere. 2 local Craft Beers on tap. 12 different porter bottles and 30 other Craft Beers on bottle.


8       Smokey Dog
Mölndal, Mölndalsvägen 87      OS   
Located a (long) walking distance south of Liseberg amusement park, this recent establishment serves burgers, sliders and bbq, along a fair assortement of beers. The 5 taps include mostly craft and some 20 craft bottles including some American hops as well as a few local options. Try ordering with the Facebook Messenger app!


8       Studio Hpksm
Storgatan 22      OS      CONCEPT: Italian beers     
A hip and acclaimed Italian restaurant that is not too pricey. You might don’t want to go only for the bar, but with your osso bucco or tagligatelle, you can usually get around 20 different cooled beer bottles, out of 30 rotating ones, from Italian brewery Elav only. Also 3 different taps with Italian beers.


7       Biljardpalatset
Ekelundsgatan 11      OS              
Somewhat unexpected as a Craft Beer bar, this pool and shuffleboard venue is more stylish than your average murky hangout. And they have some 25 beer taps of which a few contains local Craft Beer. There are also approximately 55 bottles of varying interest where you can find one or another odd one.


7      Bhoga
Norra Hamngatan 10                   
A nice restaurant close to the canal with some Craft Beer bottles. 30 bottles with a good variation.


7       Blackbird
Stigbergsliden 3     
In the middle of the slope that marks starting point of the true hipster area in Göteborg, Majorna, is vegetarian restaurant Blackbird located. With a pair of craft beer taps and some 20 interesting bottles (mainly local and some American), you get a good beverage with dinner or just while hanging out.


7       Gyllene Prag
Sveagatan 25      OS      CONCEPT: Czech beers            
A solid hangout since 45 years, for all crowds. Pilsner Urquell on tap served in 3 different manners (Hladinka, Mliko and Snyt). 4 other Czech beers on tap and 1 guest tap, for instance Oppigårds. 8 Czech bottles including 2 non-alcohol. Don’t expect much rotation. Dogs welcome in the porch.


7       Le Pub
Nordhemsgatan 22      OS     
Nice old-time rustic place with balconies round the room and a French touch. Considering the competition in Craft Beer, in the same block, this might be an odd bar. Still 5 to 6 Craft Beers on tap (mainly Sigtuna and S:tErik) and around 14 bottles – mostly local – including their house pale ale from local Hönö brewery.  


7       Soho Beer House
Andra Långgatan 5      OS                 
One of the many beer bars around Järntorget with a modernistic interior wall painting. The beer fridges holds some 70 bottles of Craft Brews, though the 12 taps are of standard selection. Dogs are maybe not allowed on crowded weekends.


6       John Scott’s Stable
Kyrkogatan 33     
The most cozy of the John Scott’s places. 5 taps pouring different John Scott’s own brews (brewed at John Scott’s Palace), and 4 other Craft Beer taps, for instance including Oppigårds and Bronx. Around 10 bottles, of limited interest.



Places Bubbling Under 

        The Abyss
Andra Långgatan 35
Nice Hard Rock hangout with around 25 Craft Beers on bottle, but no interesting beers on tap.


        Bang Matbar
Bangatan 22
Small nice rustic and trendy place. Usually 2 Craft Beer taps and around 12 bottles  


Friggagatan 14B      OS     
1 Craft Beer on tap and around 18 Craft Beer bottles. 


        Ceviche, Kville Saluhall
Hisingen, Gustaf Dalénsgatan 2      CONCEPT: Peruvian theme    
Peruvian food, as the name suggests. 2 beer bottles from Peru.


        John Scott’s Palace
Södra Hamngatan 2      OS      BREWPUB                 
This is the John Scott’s Flagship restaurant/pub in town with a few sister restaurants as well. Recently, they added a real brewery making 5 different house brews on tap, including lager, pale ale and now also a wit. Those beers haven’t really impresssed the initiated, and neither does the other taps nor 7  bottle selection, for instance from Westmalle and local brewery Rådanäs. Dogs welcome in the in-built outdoor seating.


Andra Långgatan 28      OS            
25 Craft Beer bottles. No interesting taps. Dogs allowed in the first part close to the window.




Places Closed Down

City Pub
Lorensbergsgatan 6

Delirium Café
Kronhusgatan 2

Ostindiefararen 61

Mitt Andra Hem
Andra Långgatan 31

Pannrummet (Ödman Brewery)
Gamlestadsvägen 4

Plain Kitchen
Risåsgatan 8

The Temple Pub
Linnégatan 42-44

Wiser’s Pub
Linnégatan 59      CONCEPT: Canadian theme     
Pleasant pub with some maybe odd, but still interesting decorations. One Craft Beer on tap (Last time Poppels). The unusual thing are the bottles from Canadian Dieu De Ciel. The selection is slightly varying, but keeps being around 15 to choose from. There is also another 15 bottles including some Australian beers.



Nice to know:



Places with Beer and Different Themes

If no rating below, the place is not listed above.


Old Time Classic Institutions


8       The Golden Days
Södra Hamngatan 31                 
A classic institution in Göteborg. Located in the old site of the free masons, this old pub has a genuine touch. None the less it’s worth visiting for its Craft Beer selection, including some 4 Craft Beer taps (besides the several non-Craft ones) and around 70 Craft Beer bottles including Belgian and American ones along local brews. For the ticker, there is nowadays a digital Untappd beer board screen in the bar. Sometimes they run beer tasting events. (Opened 1975)


         Port Arthur Pub & Brygghus
Hisingen, Ceresgatan 3     
Myabe not so many interesting beers, but this place was built in 1918 and is the very last remaining venue for the sailors and ship builders in old times. Maybe 2 Craft Beers on tap (Lagunitas and Nya Carnegiebryggeriet). 11 bottles, among them 3 from Ridge Brewery in Falkenberg (town south of Göteborg.)


         Ölhallen 7:an
Kristinelundsgatan 13     
A historical landmark for beer in Göteborg. This place opened in 1900 and has been a beer bar ever since! The interior resembles the original, with dark wooden paneling and low stools. The legend has it that the sketched portraits covering the walls are all regulars that frequented the place every single day for at least thirty years. That’s probably totally made up, but when you see the place it does seem reasonable. Today, there are only major brands in 15 taps, including Leffe Blond, and a few bottles. Carnegie Porter might be worth having at the traditional tavern, though. 


Beers And Hamburgers

14      Brewdog Bar
Kungsgatan 10B      OS       
The typical Brewdog bar, in Göteborg. Maybe 15 Brewdog beers on tap and around 9 guest taps. Somewhat limited and varying selection of around 35 bottles/cans but some might be interesting. The burger menu is worth checking out, especially the one with goat cheese.


13      2112
Magasinsgatan 5      OS
Busy burger and beer bar with Rock memorabilia on the walls. 8  Craft Beer taps (23 taps in all) and around 45 nice bottles. Serves their own house IPA called “If You Want IPA (You’ve Got It), made by the local brewery Beerbliotek.


8       Barley’s Food Factory
Hisingen, Kvilletorget 20      OS         
An odd finding by a cozy suburban canal, just off major commuter hub Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen. Around 5 Craft Beers on tap and around 30 bottles, sometimes with an unusual one. There is a Craft Beer ambition, though, with occational tap takeovers, for example with neighbouring brewery Vega.


BU    Burgerssons
Friggagatan 14B      OS
1 Craft Beer on tap and around 18 Craft Beer bottles.


        The Barn
Kyrkogatan 11  
8 Craft Beer bottles including including 1 Omnipollo.


Skanstorget 4
1 Craft Beer on tap and around 11 Craft Beer bottles. 


        Göteburgare Vegan
Andra Långgatan 11      OS
2 taps and 5 bottles of Craft Beers.


Andra Långgatan 30      OS
1 tap and 10 bottles of Craft Beers. 


        Tugg Burgers
Drottninggatan 21     
Around 17 bottles of Craft Beers.




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