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Olstofa Kormaks og Skjaldar

Vegamotastigur 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 552 4687
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A sad place. Attitude of people that should to serve you is terrible. Go to Kaldi, Kaffibarinn or Vedurbarinn instead

Staff is really arrogant. Staff has terrible attitude (the poorest I have seen in Europe, Asia... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Jon J
Perfect place for a glass of great beer

One of the most popular pubs in Iceland. If you enjoy a glass of wine or fantastic Icelandic beer... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Hafsteinn S
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Olstofa Kormaks og Skjaldar is a cozy and friendly local bar with good selection of beers on tap as well as bottles, whiskeys and spirits. It is the home of the Brio beer (from the Icelandic microbrewery Borg) and also has at least two other beers on tap from Borg (different beers each time) along with Guinness, Gull, Tuborg Classic and Hoegaarden.
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Feb 24, 2018
“Perfect place for a glass of great beer ”
Jan 23, 2018
“A Proper Local's Bar”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Vegamotastigur 4, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Staff is really arrogant. Staff has terrible attitude (the poorest I have seen in Europe, Asia and the U,S.) The only plus is opening hours, but there are other much better alternatives like Kaldi, Weather bar (?) and Coffee bar (?), where the staff is...More

Thank Jon J
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

One of the most popular pubs in Iceland. If you enjoy a glass of wine or fantastic Icelandic beer- Ölstofa Kormáks og Skjaldar is the place. Located in Reykjavík centre. Friendly staff and cosy atmosphere.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

If you're frustrated with all of the tourists on Laugavegur in chintzy bars and restaurants named after 10 year old references to American pop culture, allow me to suggest an alternative. Olstofa. You might hear the occasional English, but this is an Icelandic experience. There...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Absolutely LOVE this bar and it's probably my favourite place to be in Iceland. I've been to Iceland almost 50 times over the last 5 years and whenever I am there I'm here. You can keep your glaciers, geysers, icebergs and northern lights - none...More

Thank Adam N
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to absorb some local colour and enjoy good beer visit this bar. Up a back alley but very safe. Iceland apparently has almost no crime so no fear of being mugged etc. The night we visited the patrons were laughing and talking...More

Thank Allayne E
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Wonderful local bar with a nice beer selection. Nice atmosphere on a Saturday night. The bartenders were attentive.

Thank Diana1031
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This the place if you want to drink beer. The locals come to here, so the atmosphere is less touristic. There is a great selection of beer, not cheap but there is nothing cheap in Iceland. The staff is friendly, you can taste the beer...More

Thank Elias Q
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Dark as you would want in a backstreet boozer, with a good range of beers, friendly locals & staff, old school decor and the smokiest smoking area annexed to the main bar.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Good range of beers and helpful bar staff, if a little expensive, though this is Iceland so same is pretty much true everywhere

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This bar has a divy feel from the outside but is super cozy inside. The bartenders were all really friendly and helpful, even explaining all the local beers on offer and letting me sample a few. Would definitely be here frequently if I lived in...More

Thank Nicole J
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