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“small, but overcrowded beer den” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Biercafe Gollem

Biercafe Gollem
Ranked #13 of 3,558 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighborhood: Centrum
Groningen, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“small, but overcrowded beer den”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Banbury
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beer paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Superb choice of draught and bottled beers, very friendly and knowledgeable barman, and cosy atmosphere - highly recommended for any beer drinker

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alansolicitor
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Sherwood, Arkansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

The good: Large selection of beer, central location, patient staff
The not so good: Loveless chain store, manned by a single bar tender who was clearly overtaxed serving a bar so full that people were standing everywhere, leading to long wait times. Exclusively frequented by tourists. Some beers were out and this would sometimes be marked on the menu board and sometimes the bar tender would have to tell customers, sometimes repeating this many times to different people who wanted the same beer.
Advice: Amsterdam is a city full of great bars. Explore.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Robin H
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Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great beer bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

Fantastic beer hole in the wall. Huge range of beer. I went for the stout and it was super tasty. It is a veery small place so go early when there is still room.

Visited December 2013
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Thank w-wondering
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, great beer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Huge selection of beer, and staff that really seem to know about it; small bar that exudes character and would be a great place to spend many an evening. Must get packed easily. will be going back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JnKnz
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