HopDevil Belgijska Pivnica (Belgian Pub)

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HopDevil Belgijska Pivnica (Belgian Pub)HopDevil Belgijska Pivnica (Belgian Pub)

Type: Bar

Branimirova 29
Branimir Centar
Zagreb, 10 000
Croatia (Hrvatska)

+385 1 457-2486 | map

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Added by morebeergood on 10-19-2008

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Reviews by allboutbierge:
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4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

After having missed this place on a previous trip to Zagreb, I made it a point to seek it out this time. Not difficult at all to find...located at a stop in between the Train Station and Bus Station just outside the green 'free ride' area.

I was there on a Monday night and needed to sit at the bar as all tables were taken up, which is saying a lot as this place is not very small inside. Roughly 80-90 people were there after 7pm...not bad, business wise. Its located in sub floor of Branimoriva Center amongst 4 or so other trendy eateries and cafes. The decor has a common hip feeling. The long wall of Hop Devil is marble with a never stopping water fall, giving a nice background to enjoy your beer. Smoking is only allowed at the bar.

Its a bit more pricy than Croatian offerings, as one should expect. List was probably of 60 or so popular Belgian offerings and though there were a couple on the menu which they were out of, the selection was large enough one could easily find something they've had before. Don't expect to find a new gem though; but by all means, they have clearly put a lot of effort is assembling the list they have.

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

We were wandering around Zagreb during our first full day, and I noticed in a little booklet that I picked up in a tourist info rack that there was a Belgian beer bar in a mall just east of near the main train station. We made our way over to the Branimirova Center. This place looks like a shopping mall, with stores, a movie theater, and all kinds of restaurants and bars. In the basement, lower floor, there were a few bars, and one was Hop Devil. When you walk in, you'd be shocked that you are still in a mall. It is very dimly lit, lots of candles. Huge bar in the middle, with lots of two person tables. On the left, there is actually a waterfall that runs down the wall and under seats (all behind plexiglass, of course). The menu goes on to explain the two huge murals on the walls by ancient Belgian artists, and also the fact that roughly 30 tons of stone was imported to Zagreb from Belgium to create the stonework that decorates the bar and ceiling. Extremely cool look to this place. We sat down and looked at the menu, which was quite extensive. Ninety bottles and eleven on tap. ALL Belgians. They don't offer anything else. Prices were decent, perhaps a bit high since we were in an upscale mall. Both our beers came in the appropriately branded glass. Our waiter was even cool enough to take the time to help us out. He pointed out on a map where a local brewpub was, and also pointed out a place with good lunches and decent beers. Very nice guy. We only stayed for one beer, but you could tell this place was popular by the amount of people there, and the amount of empty glasses on some tables. A surprisingly nice find in the middle of a mall in the middle of a Central European capital city.

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HopDevil Belgijska Pivnica (Belgian Pub) in Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
Place rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 2 ratings