Karlsberger Pub

Karlsberger Pub, Longyearbyen: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Karlsberger Pub Reviews: 4.5/5

Karlsberger Pub
4.5
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
3:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
About
Karlsberger Pub, known as KB by the locals, is a small, but very content pub in the heart of Longyearbyen. We have one of Europes finest selections of whiskey and cognac, and with over a thousand different sorts we are able to require the uppermost choice for everyone depending on their preference. We hold for instance an unique collection of Armagnac, extending from 1908 to 1989. What about drinking an Armagnac which is at the same age as you? Or maybe from the year your grandfather was born?
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KP Mendo
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Memorable last night in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Mar 2020
A friend and I had come to Karlsberger Pub on our last night in Svalbard, and honestly, it was such a fun way to celebrate our last night on this magically arctic island. Our bartenders for the evening were Natalia and Viktor, and they were beyond welcoming.

Natalia was the bartender with whom we conversed the most, and she was extremely insightful into what life was like on Svalbard. Also, it was fascinating to hear what brings people to Svalbard, what keeps them there, and what motivates them to stay for so long.

The drinks were delicious, and what I appreciated the most about Natalia and Viktor was their creativity. My friend and I have different tastes in alcohol, and all we said to them was what our tastes encompassed (sweet vs not, preferred spirit as in gin vs vodka vs rum etc, fruity or not, etc). We told them to surprise us with drinks, and they did not fail to deliver. Our custom drinks were strong and had such a unique flavor combination; we were so impressed!

I would 100% recommend this bar for a fun night in the quiet town of Longyearbyen. Thank you Natalia and Viktor for rounding out our stay in Svalbard in such a warm and memorable way!
Written March 20, 2020
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Thank you for such a nice review! All the best from Natalia, Viktor and everyone at KB
Written March 31, 2020
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Anders S
Sicily, Italy6 contributions
Bad service - good drinks
Mar 2020 • Couples
The male staff at the bar was unfriendly and not very service minded .. a good service and friendly staff is to me the most important thing which is the reason for the bad rating.

Drinks and range of spirits was great and the interior was cosy !
Written March 13, 2020
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Hello Anders thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied in our service, we take great pride in that our customers should feel welcome. We take you comment with us further and hope you will have a different experience when you visit us next time. Best from everyone at KB
Written March 31, 2020
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Olivia D
19 contributions
What a selection!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. Amazing selection of drinks coupled with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Written January 20, 2020
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Thank you for your nice review! From everyone at KB
Written February 3, 2020
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Slogfunk
Oslo, Norway114 contributions
You must visit this bar!
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is an unique experience at almost 80 degrees north! Largest collection of Whiskey I have ever seen - anywhere in the world! When we were there - a local 2 man band played old tunes....very good atmosphere - and good mixed crowd!
Written April 21, 2019
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Thank you for your review! All the best from everyone at KB
Written May 1, 2019
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Ivan L
Prague, Czech Republic330 contributions
Very crowded
Mar 2019
Late working bar in the center. But really crowded. You need to go by heads to buy a drink in the night. Otherwise is ok.
Written April 5, 2019
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Thank you for your review! From everyone at KB
Written May 1, 2019
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ccampbeb
Toronto, Canada36 contributions
All. The. Whisky.
Feb 2019
If you go to Svalbard you need to visit Karlsberger Pub. It's not well advertised, but also not had to find. There's so many drinks to pick from. There has to be over 1000 bottles of whisky, brandy and other spirits. My husband went with a beer (he got too overwhelmed by the choices) and I went with a gin based cocktail. The bartender had an eye for detail and took a good 5 minute to craft my cocktail. The pub was quite full, mostly locals it seemed. I wish we had gone every night we were in Svalbard. Definitely a spot not to miss.
Written April 2, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review! All the best from everyone at KB
Written May 1, 2019
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julian s
Papa, Hungary88 contributions
Great place for whisky lovers!
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have been at this bar a couple of times, and I can recommend it. Specially if you are a whisky lover, they have a huge amount of different whisky types here.
Written March 12, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review, we take great pride in our selection. We hope to see you back soon! All the best from everyone at KB
Written March 28, 2019
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Peter
2 contributions
This used to be a great place
Mar 2019 • Couples
Hi karlsberger pub. Just experienced that my near to sober girlfriend was refused to buy beer at your bar for being to drunk. We're both living here and have been to the bar plenty of times before it had the rebuild. Just want to know if the change in interior also means that the spirit of the place have changed from serving people to serving rich tourists? If that is the case we'll find another place to go in the future. We're sorry to do that because this used to be the best bar on Svalbard and the 6. best bar in the world. Now it just seems like a hole in the ground...

Ps. a guy just hit his head while trying to walk. He was served just minutes ago.
Written March 9, 2019
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Hello Peter. I am very sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience visiting us. We have strict policys regarding serving, and sometimes this can lead to misunderstanding. KB is supposed to be a place for everyone, both the locals and the rich (or poor) tourists. I do wish you rather than writing this review had stepped by us the next day, or called us, we would very much have appreciated to hear your side of the story and find a solution for it. We are always welcoming guests that have opinions. Best from Kristin, just let me know if you want to talk.
Written March 29, 2019
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Christian M
Oslo, Norway22 contributions
Great selection!
Feb 2019 • Couples
Good location, newly renovated.
Authentic, and with spirits from the 1800’s. Worth a visit to drink your own birth year!
Written February 18, 2019
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Thank you for your review! We hope you tried your birth year. All the best from everyone at KB
Written February 28, 2019
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Robert C
9 contributions
Great Atmosphere
Feb 2019 • Friends
The revamped KB has great drinks including an impressive selection of whiskies, great atmosphere and is just the place to catch up with friends , old and new.
Written February 17, 2019
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Thank you for such nice review! All the best from everyone at KB
Written February 28, 2019
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