Uppsala Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar
Latest places update: November 12th, 2023
Latest Beer Events and News update: November 14th, 2023
Uppsala has last years developed into a flowering Craft Beer city. Not only an old place like O’Connors seems to prosper, but really some new places as well.
With reservation for any (sudden) alterations made at the places.
Some recent major news, alterations or additions
– A new place has opened: Uppsala Ölhall at Vaksalagatan 30A at Vaksala Torg, entering this list at 16 points.
– Asia Grill at Kungsängsgatan 20 has reopened as Restaurant China, a restaurant chain with two places in Stockholm. The place continues to brew beers.
– Alt Berlin raises to 14 points for good quality and nice beer selection.
– O’Neill’s, Dragarbrunnsgatan 53, beeing the third pub outside UK, receiving a permanent Timothy Taylor Real Ale tap
– Website links added to the places
December 1st: Christmas Beer Premiere – – – Bishops Arms, Bäverns Gränd 17
This pub guide on Uppsala Top Beer Places, is compiled and updated from how fun Beertil 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.
Highest rating is 20. Rating stated before the name of the place. The name of a place is clickable to reach the place’s website.
OS = Outdoor seating summertime or when the weather allows.
BREWPUB = A brewery including a pub.
CONCEPT = The place has a certain concept.
U = The place has the beer selection listed on Untappd. In case you do not have the app, google the name of the place and the name Untappd.
RA = Real Ales are being served
♫ = Places with live music, Click to easily find these places.
W = Also specializes in a great Whisky selection. (Other places may very well have a fine Whisky selection too).
= Dogs welcome
Current: More or less temporary alterations or reductions on a place are given in blue below the previous text block. These details may sometimes show to change very quickly – or sometimes takes a long time.
- Some places may be closed Sundays and/or Mondays.
- During the summer (June, July and August) some places have a bit more limited selection on tap and in bottle/can.
- 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.
Uppsala Top Beer Places
18 Bierhuis – Visited November 2023
Sankt Olofsgatan 23 OS CONCEPT: Belgian beers.
Excellent Belgian concept. The ceiling over the dining room is painted in a kind of French classic style. The menu is written in Flemish and English – not in Swedish. 24 Belgian beers on tap in a very nice big circular bar counter. 8 of them are altering randomly, depending on which nice ones they succeed to obtain. Around 130 fine Belgian beers in bottles/cans, including around 15 bigger ones suitable for sharing. (Opened 2016).
18 Taps Beer Bar – Visited September 2023
Drottninggatan 8 OS
Popular pretty small place – clean rather basic atmosphere. 10 very well chosen beers on tap; pretty often top quality and hard to find ones, for instance Toppling Goliath. A special list with around 75 very interesting beer bottles/cans. Just think of several different beers from each of these fine breweries: 20 bottles 3 Fonteinen, 3 Gueuzerie Tilquin, 2 Geuzestekerij De Cam, 4 De Garde, 3 Crooked Stave, 11 Cyclic Beer Farm, 8 Alesmith, 2 Jackdaw, some others and 15 different from Trillium. Plus 18 interesting Ciders. Also around 10 Gluten free and non-alcoholic beers. (Opened 2017)
17 Bishops Arms – Visited September 2023
Bäverns gränd 17 OS RA
Pretty big place but still with very nice cozy atmosphere in true Bishops Arms’ English style. Good selection on tap, sometimes even up to 21 Craft Beers in addition to 1-3 Real Ales. Around 200 bottles/cans including some bigger ones suitable for sharing. No bottles/cans list – look in the fridges. Now and then different Beer Events. Dogs welcome if the place is not too crowded. (Opened 2017).
BEER EVENT: December 1st: Christmas Beer Premiere
17 DomCraft – Visited September 2023
S:t Eriks Gränd 15 U OS W
Pretty cozy place with small rooms in old-time historic surroundings close to Uppsala Domkyrka. 20 Craft Beers on tap, always some great ones. Around 15 bottles/cans, mainly Sour beers and Stouts, and including some vintage beers and bigger bottles suitable for sharing. Now and then Beer Events. Good old Restaurant downstairs (own entrance) called Domtrappkällaren.
16 Uppsala Brygghus – Visited September 2023
Märstagatan 10 OS
A brewery located 15 minutes’ walk in the south-east direction from the station. Open only on specific dates announced on Facebook and most often in this list. Mostly 12 of their beers available on tap. Around 18 of their bottles/cans also available. Beer tastings and brewery tours frequently when they’re open. Dogs welcome in the first hall by the entrance.
16 Uppsala Ölhall – Visited November 2023
A Swedish beer places chain, started with the ambition in the nowadays rather disappeared old beer hall tradition. A bit hard to find, the place is located very far inside the block. Impressive 37 taps holding around 17 Craft Beers. Around 25 Belgian bottles/cans – maybe half of them bigger and more expensive – many suitable for sharing. (Opened 2923).
15 O’Connor’s – Visited September 2023
Stora Torget 1 W ♫
Classic Irish pub in Uppsala, nowadays including some Craft Beers – 9 or 10 Craft Beers on the 24 taps. Maybe 350 bottles/cans. Sometimes Beer Events. Around 100 Whiskey bottles. Live music all nights except Sundays. (Opened 1993)
15 O’Neill’s – Visited November 2023
Dragarbrunnsgatan 53 OS RA
Very nice genuine Irish pub with 14 beers on tap of which around 7 are Craft Beers in addition to 2 Real Ales. The place being the third bar receiving a permanent Timothy Taylor Real Ale tap. They have also received the Cask Marque award for the way they handle the Real Ales. Maybe even 200 bottles/cans. Some of them in a fridge downstairs. These include around 10 vintage beers, primarily Imperial Stouts, some of them unique! Also, a cellar room downstairs. (Place some years ago known as Buddy’s).
15 William’s – Visited November 2023
Åsgränd 5C U OS RA ♫
Very nice pub in very pleasant English style, located just west of Uppsala Domkyrka in the academic area. In January 2022 somewhat extended in the same pleasant style. Around 65 Craft Beer bottles/cans. Bottles/cans list also on Untappd. 16 taps including 1 Real Ale/Cask. Often around 5 Tempel beers and 6 other Craft Beers, for instance from Apex, Pomona Island, Fuerst Wiacek and/or others – they varies a lot. In December 2022 a bit bigger focus on English beers.
14 Alt Berlin – Visited November 2023
Sankt Olofsgatan 30 OS
A magnificent German place with focus on wines and sausages. 5 nice German beers on tap, sometimes some not seen often elsewhere, like for example sometimes Hanscraft Springbock. Around 13 German beers in bottles/cans for example Riegele, Schneider and Ayinger. (Opened 2021).
14 Bryggeriet Ångkvarn – Visited September 2023
Östra Ågatan 59 OS BREWPUB
Nice location by the river Fyrisån. Brewery surrounded by a Gastropub having a varying selection, normally around 10 of their beers on tap. Sometimes a local guest beer. Around 20 Craft Beers in bottles/cans. Bottles/cans also listed on Untappd. Pretty big premises in semi-modern brewery style. Outdoor seating also across the street along the river.
11 Churchill Arms – Visited November 2023
Sankt Olofsgatan 30 OS RA
Nice Gastropub with traditional English atmosphere, now a bit extended with tables facing the entrance. Most often 3 Craft Beer taps, apart from 1-3 Real Ales. Maybe 110 Craft Beer bottles/cans – they come and go. (Opened 2013) (The owner of this place started the Bierhuis venue in Uppsala. No connection to Churchill Arms in Stockholm).
Relax with a beer and a book…
11 Messob – Visited September 2023
Sturegatan 4 OS CONCEPT: African beers
Ambitious African Restaurant, very service minded, and with great nice friendly atmosphere. African food is combined with African beverages – including beers – for a true African experience. I had just one excellent beer but still got a carafe of water, a glass and a napkin as well! Around 15 bottles/cans with beers from Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Eritrea, Benin, Nigeria, Namibia and maybe some more African countries! Some are however licensee brewed in Germany. Special outdoor garden summertime.
A Messob, it is a traditional Ethiopian breadbasket.
During the summer only the outdoor seating is open.
10 Restaurant China 3 – Visited September 2023
Kungsängsgatan 20 CONCEPT: Brewpub
Asian restaurant with an own Brewery. They brew four different beers. Two different unfiltered Pale Ales, a China Pale Ale and a Dark Premium Pale Ale served on tap. They also brew a White Premium and a Dark Premium served in bottles. Also one Tsingtao and a couple of non-Craft Beers. (Earlier called Asia Grill)
Beer Places Bubbling Under or Nice to Know
No places found at the moment.
Beer Places Closed Down
Påvel Snickares Gränd 1 OS
Pleasant place showing lots of sports on their TV screens. No Craft Beer taps in use, just a couple of Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn. Around 30 Craft Beer bottles/cans.
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