Uppsala Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar
Updated 2019 11 30 (Beer events continuously updated when known)
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 guide is continuously updated.
Some recent major news, alterations or additions
– Uppsala Brygghus entering the list on 14 points
– Taps Beer Bar raises to 18 points
– New place ALT BERLIN, Sankt Olofsgatan 30 are still being rebuilt. As of November 1st not yet known when it will open, hopefully this year.
November 29th: After Work and Open House – – – Uppsala Brygghus, Märstagatan 10
December 10th: Frau Gruber Craft Brewing (Germany) Tap Takeover – – – DomCraft, S:t Eriks Gränd 15
December 12th: Upp Brewing Tap Takeover – – – Pitcher’s, Påvel Snickares Gränd 1
December 17th: Pohjala Brewing Tap Takeover – – – DomCraft, S:t Eriks Gränd 15 Cancelled, as the beers will not arrive in time
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 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
RA = Real Ales are being served
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.
- 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.
Uppsala Top Beer Places
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 taps in a very nice big circular bar. 7 of them are altering randomly. Around 125 fine Belgian beers on bottle. (Opened 2016).
S:t Eriks Gränd 15 OS
Pretty cozy place with small rooms in old-time historic surroundings close to Uppsala Domkyrka. 20 Craft Beers on tap, always some great ones. Has had interesting Tap Takeovers with for instance Mean Sardine and Spike beers in collaboration with Per Erik Alm. Also around 12 bigger and more exclusive bottles, for instance from Lost Abbey, mainly for sharing. Now and then Beer Events. Good Restaurant downstairs (own entrance) called Domtrappkällaren.
BEER EVENT: December 10th: Frau Gruber Craft Brewing GMBH (Germany) Tap Takeover
BEER EVENT: December 17th: Pohjala Brewing Tap Takeover
A few steps from the entrance.
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, Fridays and Saturdays, there is also a second bar, Loyalty Bar (at the far end to the right), having 5 often very fine Craft Beers on tap. And around 120 more exclusive bottles, for example from Lost Abbey, Port Brewing, Hoppin’ Frog, Cigar City and a lot of Belgian ones. In all there are probably more than 270 bottles. Sometimes Beer Events. The Loyalty Bar is closed from June until early September and first half of January. Live music all nights except Sundays. (Opened 1993)
Detail from the Loyalty Bar in the far inner room.
18 Taps Beer Bar
Drottninggatan 8 OS
Popular pretty small place – clean rather basic atmosphere. 10 very well chosen beers on tap and around 20 pretty interesting bottles. In August 2 year Jubilee with 4 extra taps including 1 beer from De Struise. (Opened 2017)
16 Bishops Arms
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, around 15 Craft beers including 1-3 Real Ales. Around 160 bottles. Their bottle list is located on Facebook and continuously updated. Now and then different Beer Events. In November an amazing Lervig Tap Takeover with 18 beers. Dogs welcome if the place is not too crowded. (Opened 2017).
Åsgränd 5C OS
Very nice pub in very pleasant English style, located just west of Uppsala Domkyrka in the academic area. New interior 2015. Around amazingly 170 Craft Beer bottles. 18 taps containing around 12 Craft Beers, always a few from Tempel. Others maybe Electric Nurse, Stigbergets, Omnipollo and others – they varies a lot.
14 Bryggeriet Ångkvarn
Östra Ågatan 59 OS BREWPUB
Nice location by the river Fyrisån. Brewery surrounded by a Gastropub having most often 14 of Ångkvarn beers on the 18 taps, no guest taps. Around 45 Craft Beers on bottle. Pretty big premises in semi-modern brewery style.
14 Uppsala Brygghus
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, usually at the end of most months. Around 12 of their beers available, maybe half of them on tap. Now and then having popular beer tastings.
BEER EVENT: November 29th: After Work and Open House
Dragarbrunnsgatan 53 OS RA
Very nice Irish pub with 14 beers on tap of which 6 are Craft Beers in addition to 1-2 Real Ales. Around 25 standard bottles and 35 Craft Beer bottles. Also a cellar downstairs. (Place previously known as Buddy’s).
11 Churchill Arms
Sankt Olofsgatan 30 OS
Nice traditional pub atmosphere. 15 beers on tap of which maybe 5 are more interesting Craft Beers. Around 200 Craft Beer bottles. Now and then beer events with tap takeovers. (Opened 2013) (No connection to Churchill Arms in Stockholm. This place started the Bierhuis venue in Uppsala).
Påvel Snickares Gränd 1 OS
Pleasant place showing lots of sports on their TV screens. Around 6 Craft Beers on tap including Uppsala Brygghus and Brooklyn, apart from a few taps Nya Carnegiebryggeriet and Brooklyn. Around 80 Craft Beer bottles. Sometimes beer events like tap takeovers.
BEER EVENT: December 12th: Upp Brewing Tap Takeover
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.
8 Bastard Burgers
Dragarbrunnsgatan 43A OS
Nice popular Burger place. 2-3 Craft Beers on tap like maybe New Belgium and Lagunitas. Around 15 Craft Beer bottles.
Sankt Olofsgatan 9 OS
Nice combined pub and restaurant with the kitchen just behind the bar counter. Now in new premises on a more frequented walking street. Around 2-3 mainly local Craft Beers on tap. Nearly no bottles..
Beer Places Bubbling Under or Nice to Know
No place known at present.
Beer Places Closed Down
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