Taps: 27 / Bottles: 630
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
4.78/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
One of my favorite bars in Stockholm! I was lucky enough to stay around the block at the Hilton, so I definitely went every day.
A variety of seating includes a dining room, a long communal table, an even longer bar, and booth seating.
The fact that they're open on Sundays is a big plus for Stockholm.
Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus was on tap when I was there. Other treasures include 10-year-old Hoegaarden Verboden Vrucht.
Other things I enjoyed were live music, a yummy fish soup, and the company of really cool people working there.
05-19-2010 20:42:58 | More by Chambic
4.74/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The place to be in Stockholm for beer. A large bar area with a number of tables, and an adjacent room. There is a good amount of room, but it got a little crowded when I got there (it settled down after a while). Some light music plays in the background and there are a number of signs stating whats on tap along with some other beer decorations.
The people working were very helpful and knowledgeable about the beer. I talked a bit about different beers whenever they weren't busy. They were quite nice.
The selection is great, a large number of beers on tap from all over the world (US, UK, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, and others) along with a few Swedish and UK cask ales and a weekly Cantillion on tap. Outside that, there is also an extensive bottle list, and even more in the cellar. There are a lot of beers with a number of vintages (including a lot of Belgians). Quite impressive.
The value isn't bad for being in Stockholm and ordering beer. If you are looking for cheap beer, look elsewhere (I mean outside of Sweden). As far as Swedish standards go, it is pretty average. On tap will be around 50-80 SEK and some of the bottles can be around there. A number of the semi-rare bottles will be 10-200 SEK with the bigger/rarer ones being more.
If you love beer and are in Stockholm, this place is definitely worth checking out. Very friendly people working and drinking here. Just remember you are in Sweden so alcohol will be expensive. Very good selection, especially in the Cuvee (cellar). Also you can pick up a Närke Kaggen! Stormaktsporter here (vintage 2006 ran me 375 SEK in 2010).
03-27-2010 21:10:14 | More by FreshHawk
4.86/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$$
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
4.4/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Great place. It was just over from my hotel which is near the bridge to Gama Stan. Easy to find and get to. Bartenders and guests were friendly. Superior selection of beers including some Swedish, USA, Belgian, and others. Also have real beer (a Swedish cask lager and an English cask ale). Only had fries (good) and mayo (home made). It was late last night, Friday and they were pretty busy, but not nearly as much as some nearby places. Which was great for me. It was a warm evening, but outside seating was full, so I sat inside at the bar. Surprisingly, since there wasn'lt any airconditioning, it was comfortable. Great bottle selection as well. Amazing scotch whisky selection. Not cheap, but not much here is easy on the wallet.
06-27-2009 09:49:41 | More by drpimento
4.34/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Akkurat is an amazing place when it comes to beer, if you are in Stockholm you need to go here.
Big open bar area with tables in a backroom as well. This place was packed the few times I've been but we've managed to get a table after a bit of waiting (with drinks in hand).
Beer menu is crazy, they have lots of stuff listed as being in their cellar and costs are ridiculous for some of the older stuff. I don't think they have everything they say they do though.
I actually had a Stone IPA here as I'd been without a super hoppy IPA for two weeks and needed one! I'm thinking it cost me around $7 for the bottle but it was worth it.
Lots of taps, definitely focusing on European stuff and not on American micros...go for Belgian.
Awesome beer bar in Stockholm that is a cool place to spend a TON of money on beer. Sweden isn't cheap, Stockholm isn't cheap and Akkurat sure as hell ain't cheap.
03-21-2009 22:28:41 | More by indiapaleale
4.68/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Akkurat Belgo Bar is without a doubt one of the best beer bars in Scandinavia. The beer selection is daunting, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the food is tasty and filling.
When you approach the bar one of the first things that strikes you is that there seems to be beer taps just about everywhere. In fact if you stand in the wrong place it can sometimes be hard to get eye contact with the staff since there's a couple of beer taps in the way.
The selection on tap is a mix of the standard lagers for the average lager boy, micro brews of different nationalities, and Belgian beers. Lately they have started with a dedicated Cantillon tap where you can find Cantillon's that you might not even have seen on bottle.
There's also 5 hand pumps in the bar, but I've never seen more than 2 or 3 cask ales running at the same time. The selection of cask ales is very good, with a mix of ales from small British and Swedish producers.
If that's not enough there's also a large selection of bottled beers of different nationalities. As the name suggests a lot of the beers are from Belgium, but there's also beers from Sweden, US, UK and other countries.
If you have brought your large wallet you should really check out the cuvée as well, since it contains a lot of rare vintage beers. Although the staff doesn't guarantee the condition of the vintage beer, I have never been served a bad vintage beer as of yet, and that's not from lack of trying.
The food is also very good, and the specialty of the place is different kinds of mussels. However, if you plan on eating there you should call ahead and reserve, because it can get quite crowded at times.
All in all this is a place you shouldn't miss if you're ever in Stockholm.
11-27-2008 12:49:21 | More by BeerTank
4.18/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I went there a saturday night so it was completely crowded, but it was okay anyway. I guess if you go there earlier like 6pm or on weekdays it might be nicer....anyway:
They had a pretty good selection of beer. I only read the blackboards over the bar 'cause I couldn't find a menu and the bartenders were really busy and stressed. I had a blue Chimay and even though the bartender was busy and doing several things at the same time he served me the beer perfectly. It had a perfect hat and everything - the best Chimay I ever had!
I guess i shouldn't go out when everyone else have already crowded the place I'm going to :)
Anyways, this is a place I'm definately gonna go back to. I recommend it! Great service, good selection of beer and a quite reasonable price (even though there are no places in sweden that have reasonable prices - at all!)
10-19-2008 21:38:51 | More by krunchie
4.6/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Best selection of beers I've ever seen in Europe, esp ales and taps (20+). Service was prompt, very helpful and funny, as were the almost omniscient beer geeks at the bar!
The terrace was a bit small and thus crowded in summer but there's a separate tap there. I guess there's just not more space on the pavement.
Given higher wages/prices in Sweden than in continental Europe, the prices were OK, comparable to almost any other bar in Stockholm. That's why we didn't try the food there; we were a bit short on funds.
08-13-2008 19:51:47 | More by LungeRehm
4.2/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
What a knockout beer bar! For starters it was an unexpected find in Stockholm. I was told before traveling that Stockholm and Sweden for that matter weren't really on the beer map. Put down the lousy travel guides- Stockholm has some great beer selections. Maybe this isn't surprising, but I found Brooklyn IPA at the traditional meatball restaurant Pelikan. I had something else, being in Europe and all.
The atmosphere was great. Traditional bar atmosphere that looked like it could have been really dirty, but like the rest of Stockholm was actually really, really clean. Beer bottles lined a shelf that rested above the bar- most of them were really unique.
The selection was outstanding. I didn't count droughts, but there may have been up to 20...? Cantillion was on, and I tried Bink Bruin from Brouwerij Kerkom- on drought. It was really amazing and served in proper glassware. My second beer was a Swedish russian imperial. Also outstanding. They had a bunch of seasonals including stuff from the U.S. like Geary's.
Food was slammin. We had mussels and frites. The mussels sauce was I think a wit- and definitely some of the best I've had.
The value was ok, though the dollar was taking a turn for the worst, so nothing in Europe was a real value.
07-09-2008 02:15:06 | More by elinash
5/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Visited twice on my Stockholm tour and I can truly say, Akkurat's one of the best beer bars in the world. In terms of selection, if you're looking for lambic, they have the best list in the world, period. I don't know how or why, but they have a special relation with both Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen and have special beers from both breweries. They also have a lot of other Belgian ales, including many vintages. As for Swedish beers, they have both Imperial Stouts from Narke, enough said. I was also impressed with their selection of American beers, including many vintages. The staff treated me kindly and the food I did have was quite good. Sunday night is band night and it was cool. I came back on my final night and had an incredible night of fine ales and really treated myself. Akkurat is a very special bar.
06-09-2008 15:01:29 | More by Crosling
Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden
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