Uppsala Top Beer Places
Updated 2018 05 21
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.
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.
This guide is continuously updated.
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)
BREWPUB = Pub including a brewery.
CONCEPT = The place has a certain concept – not just good beers and/or good food
Food is judged independently from the quality of these places as beer venues. And only if I think “This meal had something extra so it ought to be mentioned”. This is just a random information as it happens, why it is possible to find good food at any place. If nothing is stated it is possible to have dinner. In case of only small dishes, this is stated.
Food levels are either none (can still be very OK), +, ++, +++.
W = Also specializes in a great Whisky selection. (Other places may very well have a fine Whisky selection too).
= Dogs welcome
- Some places may be closed Sundays and/or Mondays.
- 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.
Uppsala Top Beer Places
S:t Olofsgatan 23 Food: ++ 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 taps in a very nice big circular bar. 8 of them are altering randomly. Around 100 Belgian beers on bottle. (Opened 2016).
17 Bishops Arms
Bäverns gränd 17 OS
Pretty big place but still with very nice cozy atmosphere in true Bishops Arms’ English style. Good selection on tap, more than 15 Craft beers – last time 19 Craft beers on tap. Also around 300 bottles. Now and then different Beer Events. Dogs welcome if the place is not too crowded. (Opened 2017).
BEER EVENT: June 4th-June 10th: Swedish Week (Svensk Vecka)
BEER EVENT: July 2nd-July 8th: American Week (Amerikansk Vecka)
Stora Torget 1
Classic Irish pub in Uppsala. Nowadays including a lot of Craft Beers – the first counter with 28 taps having around 16 Craft Beers. But there is also a second bar “Loyalty Bar” (at the far end to the right) having another 5 Craft Beer taps and around 165 more exclusive bottles. In all there is more than 300 bottles. Sometimes Beer Events. The Loyalty Bar may be closed when the place is less crowded and part of the summer. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. (Opened 1993)
BEER EVENT: May 25th: Finn Brygghus Tap Takeover
Detail from the bar in the far inner room.
S:t Eriks Gränd 15 Food: small dishes
Pretty small and cozy place in old-time historic surroundings close to Uppsala Domkyrka. 20 Craft Beers on tap. Now and then Beer Events. Good Restaurant downstairs (own entrance) called Domtrappkällaren
15 Taps Beer Bar
Drottninggatan 8 OS Food: small dishes
Pretty small place – clean rather basic atmosphere. 10 very well chosen beers on tap and around 20 bottles. (Opened 2017)
Pretty small pub in very pleasant English style, located just west of Uppsala Domkyrka in the academic area. New interior 2015. More than 100 bottles including around 65 Craft Beers. Around five nice Craft Beers on tap like for instance Tempel, Pine Ridge and Northern Monk (UK) with an excellent Mocha Porter called Northern Star.
A glimpse of the famous church close by.
13 Bryggeriet Ångkvarn
Östra Ågatan 59 OS BREWPUB
Nice location by the river Fyrisån. Brewery surrounded by a Gastropub having 10-14 of Ångkvarn beers on tap, no guest taps. Around 60 beers on bottle. Pretty big premises in semi-modern brewery style.
12 Churchill Arms
S:t Olofsgatan 30
Nice traditional pub atmosphere. 15 beers on tap of which maybe 5 are more interesting. Maybe 200 bottles including non-Craft Beers. Now and then beer events with tap takeovers – last time in March with Stockholm Brewing (Opened 2013) (No connection to Churchill Arms in Stockholm. This place started the Bierhuis venue in Uppsala).
Nice Irish pub with 14 beers on tap of which 6 are Craft Beers. Around 25 standard bottles and 25 Craft Beer bottles. Also a cellar downstairs. (Place previously known as Buddy’s).
Traditional Fish & Chips – with a Garage Project Garagista in the glass.
Sturegatan 4 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 30 bottles with beers from Morocco, Ethiopia, Angola, Cameron, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Eritrea, Benin, Nigeria, Iviry Coast, Namibia and maybe some more African countries! Some are however licensee brewed in Germany.
Nice and small combined pub and restaurant with maybe 30 beers on bottle. 4-5 local Craft Beers on tap. Also some standard beers and recently one Firestone Walker and one Four Pure.
Påvel Snickares Gränd 1
Pleasant place showing lots of sports on their TV screens. Around 3 Craft Beers on tap and 50 bottles.
Beer Places Bubbling Under
Nice Burger place. No beers on tap, but around 20 Craft Beer bottles.
Beer Places Closed Down
Pipes Of Scotland
Nice to know:
Blå Tåget (The Blue Train)
The railway line Göteborg-Stockholm-Uppsala
In case you want to travel on the railway line Göteborg – Stockholm – Uppsala you should have in mind the train “Blå Tåget” (run by Skandinaviska Jernbanor) are serving around 7 different beers from Swedish craft beer brewery Rådanäs. These trains include one bar car with live piano music and one restaurant car as well.
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