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Reviews by EgadBananas:
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
A fairly assuming building from the outside, but inside a bustling world of beer! It's decorated head to toe in beer memorability, signs, ECt. Past the restrooms, they have they're own brewery setup and do brew their own house beers. I got to try one just before leaving, an ipa, and thought it was good. The bar isn't huge, they have about 24 taps, couple coolers of bottles.the connected downstairs has plenty more room, much more open space. The one downside is the music tended to be much too Linux for the smaller, more confined upstairs, but perfect for the more open downstairs. Service is pretty good. Like everywhere in Brazil, gratuity is 10% and automatic, so sometimes you don't get waited on as often as you'd like. But, everyone was nice, and the owner was cool. Brought a few beers in from the states, and gave me some nice Brazillian IPAs/Stouts. Selection is quite good. Even though Brazil is still up and coming, they use everything they have available to the best of their abilities. Got to try a local Brewery Bodebrown's collaboration with Stone: cocoa ipa, A really good RIS from Colorado Brewery, and other various locals. There are plenty Parana local breweries to try, most quite good. They also have a fair deal of Belgian stuff, stuff like BrewDpb and mikkeller, but they are quite expensive (R$35 a pint). There's some American stuff like Brooklyn and Anchor, though they are very expensive as well (Brooklyn Black Ops for R$300!) I'll stick to $25 @ Whole Foods. The food was good and thought that the portions were great: enough to fill you up and not enough to stuff you and render drinking difficult after. Prices for food were really reasonable. Over all though, the beer is expensive regardless...but everything is expensive in Brazil compared to the States. Still though, its a fantastic place to catch a beer and I'll be back next year.
07-26-2013 11:38:31 | More by EgadBananas
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4/5 rDev -6.1%
You know the Brazilians are becoming more "Americanized" when....they start to use hop puns for names of beer establishments. A relatively new place in the Curitiba scene, this is definately one of the more "American" styled beers bars that I've seen in Brazil.
Start with the interior. There's AC/DC concert music playing on the TV, a small homebrew area seperate of the dining/drinking area, a big window that views the street, a bar in the shape of a backawards "L", clean restrooms, and simple wooden chairs and tables. Like many of the bars around Curitiba, it feels like a pleasant place to drink.
The 50+ bottles offered is "short" in comparison to other bars. You can find Wäls, Harviestoun, BrewDog, Coopers, Wells, and Weihenstephaner in the bottle. But what makes Hop'n Roll so different is the draft concept. Borrowing a few ideas from the American school, there are 12 different beers on-tap, all of them coming from breweries in or around Curitiba, and many of them rotating in and out. You can find beers from Way, Wensky, Bodebrown (Nelson Sauvin Hop Weiss? Yeah!), and Klein at this house. And you can get your drafts served in half-pints or full pints. As I was on a tasting mission, the half-pint servings proved to be a great option. I tasted five different beers, all of them tasting fresh, though poured with a bit too much head.
Good old friendly service complimented my stay. As I admitted my nationailty, they became struck with curiosity with how they could help me, and how they could get the best beers of Curitiba into my body. No food for this visit, but there are some options to nibble on if you do choose.
While it's not the highest scoring bar on paper, Hop'n Roll is definately the most different and most unique place for beer in the city. In fact, if your mission were to taste local beers, I would make Hop'n Roll the first place to stop at.
03-05-2012 23:48:34 | More by DoubleJ
Hop'n Roll in Curitiba, Brazil
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.