Phil's World Pub Guides - Iceland

Pub Comments Location
KEFLAVÍK
Panorama Bar This airport bar is well above average in terms of comfort, with some nice sofas and couches. I was amused to see the TVs all displaying a test card - Presumably Icelandic TV isn't on at 6am.
Last visited March 2011.
Departures
REYKJAVÍK
There's no name visible on the outside of this small local pub for local people, where I found the regulars playing cards and watching English football on the TV. There's a large illuminated Gull sign on the front, but it's not one of the draught beers which are Polar Beer and Tuborg. (Tuborg is brewed in Iceland, by the way.)
Last visited February 2011.
Laugavegur / Barónstigur
Bjarni Fel A plain sports bar with cement floor and whitewashed walls decorated with sports pictures. Umpteen TVs showing sports. Empty on a Tuesday afternoon except for one friendly local.
Last visited March 2011.
Austurstræti
Celtic Cross An excellently decorated "Irish" pub with Guinness, Kilkenny and local brews on tap. The usual clutter on the walls includes brass instruments and parts of the partitions are old from doors, complete with brass letterbox and leaded glass. There's also a small basement bar.
Last visited March 2011.
Hverfisgata
Dubliner A rather good "Irish" pub in the style you see all round the world; wood panelling with the inevitable Guinness mirrors, farm implements etc etc. Guinness, Kilkenny and Gull on tap. At 20.30 on a Wednesday it was deserted, presumably because a night out in Reykjavíc starts at about midnight.
Last visited March 2011.
 
English Pub Rather dark inside daytime, but quite atmospheric later on I imagine. The decor is not really very "English", whatever that means. Guinness and Kilkenny on draught, so that's not very English either. Dartboard but no oche visible. Dead quiet on a snowy Tuesday afternoon.
Last visited March 2011.
Austurstræti
Fosshótel Baron A plain boring hotel bar with Gull on draught.
Last visited March 2011.
Barónstigur
Hressingarskâlinn Viking and Carlsberg on tap in this large l-shaped bar/cafe. Good food, generous portions and prompt service, I had the Icelandic Meat Soup (Scouse in other words.).
Last visited February 2011.
Austurstræti
Hvita Perlan Gull, Guinness and Tuborg on tap in this pleasant up-market styled pub which has a rather good menu of bar snacks and full meals. Quiet on a Thursday afternoon.
Last visited March 2011.
Austurstræti
Suanta Koffið A pleasant small bar, up stairs with windows overlooking the street. Gull and Guinness on tap. Their food speciality is Soup in Bread, which turned out not to be a mistranslation, and made an excellent lunch.
Last visited February 2011.
Laugavegur

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