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Reviews: 3
Visits: 6
Avg: 4.59
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 120
Cask: N
[ Bar ]

Elmegade 2
København, 2200
phone: +45 35 35 45 34

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Place added by: nicolascage on 10-05-2008

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Photo of glid02
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by here on my way back to my hotel from Norrebro Bryghus.

Atmosphere is good, if cozy. The bar takes up the left side of the space with a large amount of bottles on display above the bar in addition to a chalkboard showing which beers are on-tap. 4-5 tables are on the right half of the building. Cherries and strawberries were offered as bar snacks, the first time that's ever happened but I have to admit it was welcome.

Quality is good. This was one of the few places I visited while in Europe that had logo-ed pint glasses, but while every beer was served in a proper glass it wasn't the proper logo-ed glass. Not a huge deal as the more important temperature and head were at good levels.

Service is very good. The bartender was more than happy to tell me about a few of the beers they had on and offered some recommendations.

Selection is also very good. There were a large amount of American micro's on-tap and just a few locals. Besides Mikkeller this had the most selection of non-local beers and the most of any place in Copenhagen on-tap.

Value is good, nothing more and nothing less than what I've seen at similar places around town.

Overall the list of taps and bottles available were impressive but after coming all the way to Copenhagen I'd rather head to Mikkeller and Orsted for more local selections. However, if you're looking for a more eclectic list then this is your place. Either way, if you have enough time it's worth stopping in.

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Photo of barleywin
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Electric Wizard on the jukebox and Dark Horse Crooked Tree on tap. Paradise.

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Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of tbeckett
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I tried to get into this place on a Thursday night and it was packed with no room to sit at the bar or anywhere else. The next night I returned and got a beer and waited out some people until I could finally pull up a stool. I chatted with both a Brit next to me and the Australian bartender who was extremely helpful. Both chatted with me about Danish beer culture and Danish people in general and it was quite a good night. I had to leave to visit another bar, but after a beer there, I just couldn't believe I had left such a high quality place in Olbaren so I went back. The Australian bartender recognized me right away and pulled a stool out from behind the bar so I'd have somewhere to sit...he said regulars always get a seat.

What can I say about Ol, it's great. So small and warm. I could write paragraphs about the bartenders and how helpful they were. I was able to sample anything I wanted and on a few ocastions was given free beers that were of a fairly high quality, even though they were just supermarket beers. I was told I had to try them to see what Danish standards are like. On another occasion when I got a saision, the bartender 'supersized it' b/c he said the beer pours with lot's of head.

Prices seemed on par with other places in Copenhagen, expensive, but worth it. There was nice art on the walls as well.

I can't say enough good things about this place. I returned another day to bring them a gift and ended up staying for quite a while, splitting bottles with the bartender and talking. I drank alot of free beer at this place. Tap selection was good with Danish, German, and other beers available from a wide variety of styles. Lot's of bottles too but no exact inventory of them.

While I can't say this is a great business model, I can see why people come here in droves. I loved this bar and wish I never had to leave.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stop 3 on the pub crawl, and stop 5 as I made my way back.

Folks, besides Mikkeller this is the place to booze at in Copenhagen. Its away from the all the tourist a true local's pub that has outstanding beer and great service. When you walk in its a total local place, 10 bar stools maybe 3 tables, super small all around, not much to look at. They have about 8 taps and huge beer menu that has anything you can want. They also have tons of local beers that aren't on the menu and they offer great suggestions. The bartenders were all super nice and knowledgeable offering great suggestions and chatting with us not stop. They also offered to taste several beers with us, gave us a super low price to do so. I even brought a special beer back with us on the return for us to try.

Go to this place, ask for Warren and you will not be disappointed.

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