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“Excellent little bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Biercafe Gollem

Biercafe Gollem
Raamsteeg 4, 1012 VZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #35 of 2,287 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Excellent little bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Terrific little pub. Friendly, well-stocked, great choice. Hidden away so you'll need to scour your map.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff
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135 reviews 135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“lovely quaint little bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Really liked this place, just around the corner from our hotel. Knowledgeable bar staff, plenty of choice of fine ales and not too badly priced, Visited quite a few times.

Visited February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Great beers, great place. Try the Gollem Blond. Just looked at the cheese platter but was tempted to order one just for myself!

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London
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“Friendly, great beer, great ambiance. What drinking beer should be all about.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is based on a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon. This small brown bar was full without being heaving and we squeezed in to a small table at the back, with much mutual apologising and shuffling up of existing punters. The beer was excellent (as you'd expect) and the gentle buzz of conversation and occasional gentle laughter was infectious. I could have stayed there a very long time indeed. The kind of pit stop you look back on with great fondness and an urge to return. The (generous) cheeses were good too.

Visited February 2014
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“small, but overcrowded beer den”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I have been here 3 or 4 times, but was surprised when it was closed down for some town. Later I read in the local and national newspapers why that was. It re-opened late 2013.
When I first got there with 2 friends, small and cosy pub with beer specialities. O.K. they were over-priced, about 20% more expensive than other pubs close by selling the same special beers on a better location with a view on the squares, canals and streets, putting that aside it has its charm as a small pub.
The surrealistic afternoon I spent there with an American friend was us entering Gollem and everyone, literally everyone, in Gollem was drinking Pauwel Kwaks using the wooden stands the laboratory glasses are put in. that was so awkward, and funny. The pub has a nice atmosphere, but can be way too crowded, and if you want to use the lavatory then it is a) difficult and b) unpleasant for the people sitting close to the lavatory door, they constantly have to stand up and move their chairs. Unfortunately it is charging way too much,

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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