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4.68/5 rDev +2%
3rd beer-stop in the vastly underrated beer mecca of Stockholm
legendary bar - was somewhat thrown off by the odd location is Sodermalm - pretty nondescript/unoriginal building. arrived at 5:45 on a Sunday, when they opened at 6:00, allowing me to secure 2 seats at the very small bar
atmosphere - nothing particularly special, live (bad honky tonk rock) music on sundays, pretty small bar, beer schwag throughout
quality- didnt physically see the cellar, but everything we consumed was of great quality, proper glassware, attentive pours
service - all bartenders in stockholm were a joy to converse with, including these guys. they obviously are incredibly knowledgable about their beer as well
selection - tap selection was nothing too crazy - there is a rotating cantillon tap which is pretty awesome and a rotating "crazy tap". We had each - the gueuze and nils oscar 2007 imperial stout, respectively. the cellar list is just stupid. pages and pages and pages of vintage lambics - cantillon, de cam, drie fontein and on and on. pages of holiday seasonals, vintage trappists, etc, all of the crazy swedish vintages. Cantillon makes beer specifically for this place - enough said. Incredible.
food - mussels cooked in whisky, bacon and cream. authentic-style frites. Very good.
05-24-2011 01:38:49 | More by dirtylou
4.86/5 rDev +5.9%
Stopped by this legendary beer bar on a trip to Stockholm.
My wife and I stopped by here after dinner on a Saturday night and it was packed. There was no room at the large bar and only one table open in the back dining area. We were told that that table was reserved for people who were dining I was visibly upset so they let us sit there anyway.
The atmosphere of this place is pretty awesome. When you walk in there is a large bar straight ahead with a seated dining area to the right and a back dining area to the left. We sat in the latter. The place is pretty dark which is always nice with a very cozy comfortable vibe. No televisions that I noticed and inoffensive music played not too loudly.
The room we were sitting in was the vintage room with a huge cabinet filled with rare vintage singles that range from 33cl to methuzelas. As I mentioned above, we didn't eat but the service was very good at our table. They accommodated us even though we weren't eating and let us take up one of their few precious tables. Our server was very patient while we looked at the ridiculously rare and extensive bottle list.
This place had the best selection of any bar I've been to in the world. Vintage Westy, Cantillon Loreik, 1996 Chimay Blue, 1992 La Trappe, 1996 Westy 6!, 1998 De Cam Oude Gueuze, Drie Fonteinen 50th Anniversary, Cantillon Muscat 1996-2004, Cantillon Reed Gueuze Muscat, Cantillon Reed Gueuze Pinot Noir, Cantillon Soleil de Minuit, 1990 Rodenbach Grand Cru, 1986 De Dolle Oerebier, and also both versions of Narke Stormaktsporter. I mean c'mon is this place even serious with this list? Absolutely ridiculous! The best selection anywhere I've been in the world.
The prices are very expensive because they exchange rate is bad and everything in Stockholm is expensive. $6 for a can of soda! The prices limit what you can sample but this is the greatest beer bar on earth selection wise and should not be missed if you are anywhere even close to Stockholm. I can't wait to someday revisit.
10-12-2009 07:26:50 | More by corby112
4.22/5 rDev -8.1%
Akkurat Belgo Bar is very likely Scandinavias best beer bar, and maybe one of the five best in the world. Hundreds of beers on bottle, some 20 different brands on tap (some of them guest beers), 5 real ale hand pumps with an ever rotating assortment, an cuvée crammed with vintage Belgian beers. And, in addition to that, they offer one of the widest whisky selections in Europe.
The staffs are always competent and willing to give suggestions or tell some facts about the beers or whiskies, even when the bar is crowded.
Belgian-inspired clam dishes dominate the menu, and they are very popular among the patrons. On some rare occasions, the delivery of clams doesnt show up and on those days, I have seen people leave the establishment crying. I dont like shellfish, so I find their meat dishes more interesting (the deer steak with Islay gravy is highly recommended). To be honest, the food was much better for 4-5 years ago, now is still good but not great. If you want to eat, be sure to reserve a table at least in the same afternoon, as the restaurant usually is very crowded.
The price level is surprisingly low for the selection and standard of drinks. Sweden is an expensive place for alcohol and diner-out, but the prices here are on the same level as the run if the mill pub or comparable restaurants in Stockholm: A pint of real ale is SEK 58, a plate of cheese and sausages SEK 78 (September 2004).
The atmosphere can be a little noisy, but it is a jolly noise. The guests are often very mixed; clerks in suits, bikers with beards and leather trousers, beer-nerds who measures the foam with a ruler, senior citizens enjoying a large terrine with clams and the old friends who discuss if Ardbeg 1974 or 1976 is the best choice for half an hour, all in comfort and well-being. Sometimes (mostly Sundays) they arrange concerts in the bar, the styles are mostly blues-rock, boogie-rock or rockabilly.
The premises is not the best, the bar is located in an office building from the late 1980s, and despite the dark wine red walls and ceiling, the collection of beer signs, bottles and miscellaneous odds and ends collected on the walls, the rooms can be somewhat desolate when it is uncrowned.
The establishment is divided into a large bar and a restaurant, the latter open in the evenings. They also got some minor assembly rooms that can be reserved.
Akkurat arranges very interesting of testing and tasting of beer and whisky, ask the personnel or check the web site for details!
09-10-2004 12:05:01 | More by bark
5/5 rDev +8.9%
Recommended by Bark, and overall notes from others.
This was my kind of place. A real old school bar that also serves as a good restaurant as well. Excellent, very pleasant and very knowledgeable servers. Felt like I could just move in and stay for days. Two bands playing that night. One euro folk pop, the other american roots country. Just fun! Food was great. I had mussels in cider and wife had burger. We're both picky and were both happy.
Ok...now the beer. May have been the best beer list I had ever seen. Had excellent mix of euros and americans with as expected an over the top Belgian portfolio. Decided to have a Cantillon and a Narke...Had a 2011 Lou Pepe Kriek with the mussels and the Akkurat 15th anniversary 2010 Konjaks! Stormaktsporter for dessert...and left wishing I could come back many more times. Brilliant cellar of Belgians with difficult to obtain lambics and a handful of Westys and other remarkable abbeys.
Bad news is I had to leave Stockholm next day; good news...I made it at least once.
Do not skip this place!
08-26-2014 21:32:50 | More by BillRoth
4.94/5 rDev +7.6%
This bar has an excellent rotating selection of beers on tap as well as many different varieties in the bottle. There is a blackboard with all currently available beers, their origins, ABV, style, etc. posted within the bar.
The ambience is warm and inviting. The beer is served with the correct glassware and every attention to detail. The serving staff is warm and friendly.
Excellent place to sample new beers. I make a point of visiting it every time I am in Stockholm, which is fairly often.
11-30-2013 20:21:26 | More by Chessmaster
Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden
99 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.