Top 10 Bars

(The bars highlighted blue have a full profile and write-up – clicking through the link will take you to their profile page)
Top 10 for Choice and/or quality of drinks:
Top 10 for Style and Décor:
Top 10 for Atmosphere and/or Local life:
Top 10 for Amenities and Events:
Top 10 for Value For Money:
Top Ten All-Rounders:
  • Szimpla Kert – Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075 Hungary – The best combo of drinks, decor, atmosphere, amenities and good value in Europe.
  • Piwna Stopa – Szewska 7, 61-760 Poznań – Other than the toilets, everything about this place is very good or superb.
  • Schlenkerla Dominikanerstraße 6, 96049 Bamberg, Germany – A rich, traditional experience covering all pub wants and needs.
  • Eleszto – Budapest, Tűzoltó u. 22, 1094 Hungary – Modern, stylish but very well executed, good value and a good atmosphere, with plenty to do.
  • T.E.A. Time – Dietla 1, 31-070 Kraków, Poland – English style cask ale, fish and chips and pub quiz, they have hardly put a foot wrong with any aspect of this pub.
  • K.K.CSkolas iela 15, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia – Latvia’s take on a ruin bar. Does the full range of pub stuff very well.
  • SpizRatusz 2, 50-106 Wrocław, Poland – A central European Ratskeller is a special thing indeed and this institution proves how well it can be done.
  • Café Vlissinghe Blekersstraat 2, 8000 Brugge, Belgium – Rich in history, with good beer, great surroundings, warm homely and local, with food options, boules in the garden, a pub dog and decent value. Fantastic.
  • U Vejvodu – Jilská 4, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia – A traditional taproom pub upstairs with live sport, great cheap beer and a vibrant atmosphere, then a sprawling Pivnice downstairs with uncomplicated affordable Czech food. Covering most bases there.
  • The Red Deer – 18 Pitt St, Sheffield S1 4DD – Traditional pub with a real fire, great choice of cask ales, fresh food, folk music, a courtyard, a band practise room upstairs and a social venue for the university close by. A community hub covering all bases really well.