Uppsala Top Beer Places – Pub Guide – Ölkrogar
Updated 2018 11 25
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
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
S:t 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. 8 of them are altering randomly. Around 100 fine Belgian beers on bottle. (Opened 2016).
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. In all there is probably more than 270 bottles. Sometimes Beer Events. The Loyalty Bar is closed June-August. Live music all nights except Sundays. (Opened 1993)
BEER EVENT: December 1st: Tap Takeover at Loyalty Bar – Loads of special beers never before been poured in Uppsala. Brewdog Ambassador visit from 5 pm.
BEER EVENT: January 24th: Oppigårds Beer Maker’s Dinner. Booking necessary.
Detail from the bar in the far inner room.
S:t Eriks Gränd 15 OS
Pretty small and cozy place in old-time historic surroundings close to Uppsala Domkyrka. 20 Craft Beers on tap, often some great ones. In September 2018 they had for instance Alesmith Speedway Stout and Hoppin’ Frog BORIS. In November 2018 starting with a few 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.
A few steps from the entrance.
16 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, around 15 Craft beers – once actually 19 Craft beers on tap. Also around 300 bottles. Their bottle list is located on Facebook and continuously updated. Now and then different Beer Events. Dogs welcome if the place is not too crowded. (Opened 2017).
16 Taps Beer Bar
Drottninggatan 8 OS
Pretty small place – clean rather basic atmosphere. 10 very well chosen beers on tap and around 20 pretty interesting bottles. (Opened 2017)
BEER EVENT: December 13th: Spike Brewing Tap Takeover
Åsgränd 5C OS
Pretty small pub in very pleasant English style, located just west of Uppsala Domkyrka in the academic area. New interior 2015. Around 100 Craft Beer bottles. Most often 5-7 nice Craft Beers on tap like for instance Tempel, Pine Ridge and Northern Monk (UK) with an excellent Mocha Porter called Northern Star, but varies a lot.
A glimpse of the famous church close by.
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 60 Craft Beers on bottle. Pretty big premises in semi-modern brewery style.
11 Churchill Arms
S:t Olofsgatan 30 OS
Nice traditional pub atmosphere. 15 beers on tap of which maybe 5 are more interesting. Around 140 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).
Dragarbrunnsgatan 53 OS
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).
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.
Påvel Snickares Gränd 1 OS
Pleasant place showing lots of sports on their TV screens. Often 2 Craft Beers from Uppsala Brygghus and 3 from Nya Carnegiebryggeriet on tap and around 70 bottles. Sometimes beer events like tap takeovers.
Klostergatan 16 OS
Nice and small combined pub and restaurant with maybe 25 beers on bottle. 3-4 often local Craft Beers on tap. Also some standard beers and recently one Firestone Walker and one Four Pure.
8 Bastard Burgers
Dragarbrunnsgatan 43A OS
Nice Burger place. 3 Craft Beers on tap, New Belgium, Lagunitas and Samuel Adams as in September 2018. Around 20 Craft Beer bottles.
Beer Places Bubbling Under
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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