The Bishops Arms - Norra Vallgatan
Taps: 27 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
In my opinion the best bar in Malmö. Extremely cosy atmosphere in a classic british pub style. The service is great with a really knowledgeable and helpful staff for beer geeks as well as for people just wanting to grab a beer after work.
The selection is one of Malmö's best, if not the very best, at least concerning the bottles. The tap-list is half macros and half micros that change on a regular basis, a lot of Swedish micros as well as Danish, Mikkeller is very well represented from time to time. The whiskey list is also a thing of beauty, be sure to check it out.
The food leaves a lot to ask for, however, where the burger is the only thing really worth considering and even then it is way overpriced. The beer is also a bit pricey even for swedish standards which easily makes it a expensive affair to visit this bar, but it is often worth it.
05-04-2011 13:39:03 | More by Pundarquartis
4.08/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
This is one of the best pubs in Malmö, and a place you shouldn't miss if you ever visit the town. Here you find an excellent selection of beers on tap, including beer from several Swedish and Danish micro breweries. From time to time they also have cask ales, mainly from Ocean Bryggeriet in Gothenburg, but also from breweries like Närke Kulturbryggeri, Nynäshamn Ångbryggeri, Fuller's, and Shepherd Neame to mention a few. The selection on tap is not all good though, a little more than half is comprised of the standard light lager money makers.
The place also has a good selection of bottled beers, and offer you the option to get your bottled beer chilled or not chilled depending on your preference. Among the bottled beers you can find a good selection of beers from American micro breweries, some lambic beers, a couple of beers from Danish micro breweries, mainly Mikkeller, and a variety of Belgian beers.
In addition to it's selection of beers the pub also sports an excellent selection of single malt whisky, with more than 250 different kinds in all price ranges.
The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, as long as you don't bother them too much on busy nights. If the bar is not too crowded they are more than willing to chat with you, and are not afraid to come with suggestions on what you should drink as long as you give them a notion of what you like.
The food is not very good, even though they get it from the award winning restaurant next door. One could speculate that the restaurant that supplies the food considers itself too posh to cook pub food and therefore puts it's trainees on that task.
The general price range for the pub is a bit above other places in the town, but on the other hand is the selection and handling of the beer top notch.
All in all this is a place that I highly recommend, although I would suggest eating elsewhere if that's an option.
11-26-2008 14:19:06 | More by BeerTank
The Bishops Arms - Norra Vallgatan in Malmö, Sweden
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.