If it wasn’t for a friend’s birthday, we would never have bothered visiting Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia, in central London. It’s a Scandinavian themed cellar bar. The focus is mostly on bizarre cocktails but there is a small selection of beer.
Admittedly most of it is pretty mainstream (I’ve never seen so many different types of Carlsberg in one place, and none of them interesting) but there was also Nils Oscar “God” lager. It’s nice enough, with a big malt flavour, and streets ahead of the other offerings. But it’s no Brooklyn Lager.
Lapin Kulta (“Gold of Lapland”) has a great name, but is a stunningly bland beer. Here’s what the Blogobeer lads thought of it.
“Stockholm 7.2” is a festbier, and is passable — quite sweet and a little bready — but not exciting enough to warrant the strength.
The bar does have an interesting (for London) range of Scandinavian snacks and is a nice place to embrace the dark northern European winter.