The Rover

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The RoverThe Rover

Type: Bar, Eatery

Andra Långgatan 12
Göteborg, 413 28

+46 317750490 | map

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by bark:
Photo of bark
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

4 years ago, I reviewed this place and gave it an impressive 4.45. But lots have happened to the beer scene in Sweden and Göteborg since then...

I visited them quite early (at 6 o'clock) a Friday night, the place were quite empty. Maybe it is more of a late night bar?

Some Swedish micros on tap and bottle, and it seems like they focus a little more on Belgium than Great Britain nowadays.

The staff was very friendly and helpful and gave good information regarding the beers. However, I got the impression that the bartenders were more interested in whisky than beer.

Overall, the atmosphere was very welcoming and informal; some of the regulars started to talk about sport with me just after a few minutes.

The toilets were clean and fresh.

The Rover is still a very nice pub, but not as outstanding as it were some years ago.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of diawol
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of BillRoth
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rbowser
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in just as they opened at 4pm, on a Wednesday. Beautiful bar with stools in a narrow room with window tables, and two other small rooms. Beer decor with warm dark tones, very nice place to relax.

Had excellent selection of Swedish and some Norwegian micros as well as a handful of other taps, maybe 10 In total. I had a du de ceil beer from Canada, that I can't find where i live in the northeastern US and my wife had a nogne IPA.

Great place in a nice neighborhood (long streets area), not too far from the haga area. Would stop in here anytime I was in Goteborg.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

First, housekeeping details. The mapping function landed me about a block away, so for future travelers, you want to find the intersection of Forsta Langg and Nordhams Gatan.

Atmosphere was great. A small bar right as you walk in which seats about 12. There is a seating area to the left and some more tables around the perimeter of the bar. Decor is lots of wood, beer memorabilia, mirrors. Low ceilings add to the warmth factor. Up on the bar was a small library of beer and whiskey books in case you get curious about something while partaking.

Quality of my beer was fine. I had a draft Alo Ale, and two bottles - Amarillo Ale and the Narke's porter. All went down quite easily. From talking with the bartender, taps rotate frequently.

Service was quick, despite a bit of a crowd. Bartender was happy to suggest Swedish beers for me, and presented the Narke as one I must try. He was right. Beer was served in the right glass at the appropriate temperature.

Selection was not huge (20 taps and 50 bottles, roughly), but all looked pretty good. I got the sense that it changed frequently, so it is probably better than simple numbers describe. If whiskey is your thing, selection of that looked pretty good as well.

Food was typical pub fare, but what I had was quite tasty. I enjoyed a burger, with potato wedges and a type of coleslaw. Prices were pretty fair, with appetizers around $10 and food running from $10-20 (all in USD).

Value, again is hard to call. Relative to other establishments in Sweden, quite reasonable. Against beer cost in the U.S., quite high. Beer was averaging about $10/12oz. serving.

Overall, a very nice establishment I would enjoy spending lots of time in. Bartender and regulars were friendly, and atmosphere was most comfortable. Highly recommended.

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Photo of gnoff
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place has recently been sold, but it seemslike it will continue in the same fashion as before. Large selection of beer and whisky, knowledgeable staff. Usually some Swedish micro brewery on tap.

The previous owners had the place for about 10 years, it was sold early in 2006. Visitors might see the change, but it's still a good place to visit.

Less of a selection to choose from these days, at least when looking at the bottles. They do keep a fair amount of taps though, which recently has been filled with Swedish micro brews from Hantverksbryggeriet, Dugges, Närke Kulturbryggeri, Nils Oscar, Jämtlands, Slottskällans and so on.

Very nice food, well worth eating here while enjoying the good beers. The staff is knowledgable and happily talk to you when there's not a rush at the bar.

Fridays and Saturdays moslty crowded, regulars on the week days.

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The Rover in Göteborg, Sweden
4.16 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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