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77ships added a new venue Craft Baza (Constantin Tănase) located in Chișinău, Moldova
2 months ago


7
Setting - 7 | Selection - 6 | Service - 8 | Food - 7 | Value - 7 | Overall - 7

This one is different from the other restaurant / taprooms in town, smaller, more intimate, more posh, looks more like a cocktail bar, located in a different neighbourhood. 10 beers on tap about half in lager styles, I tried the Mexican lager & the Alt beer, quite dull and bit bland, not very impressive. Only place in town where half pours made sense price-wise. I tried their guacamole which was better than expected and very nice. Service was really good, super friendly, nice people. Cocktails were more their dada – I tried a macadamia whiskey sour which I really enjoyed. Service, cocktails and look really elevated the place, would rate this higher as a cocktail place than a craft beer bar. Still worth checking out.


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77ships added a new venue 1516 by RockScor Brewery located in Chișinău, Moldova
2 months ago


6.8
Setting - 7 | Selection - 7 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 6

Another massive restaurant / brewpub, a very popular at that one, reservations are in order perhaps, I got a spot but not a prime one where I could admire the building. Service was geared to efficiency and this one felt more for locals. Beer selection was what expected, IPA, NEIPA, sweet Belgian, Porter etc. Beer was the most expensive compared to similar places but not overly. Tried the IPA and Porter both were in line with elsewhere, nothing great but serviceable to have a large pour of.


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77ships added a new venue Lake House BrewPub located in Chișinău, Moldova
2 months ago


7
Setting - 7 | Selection - 7 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 6 | Overall - 7

What a strange and surreal place. Massive and looks like a star restaurant, impeccable service, gorgeous interior, silver ware. Oddly Untappd verified location with 27 (!) of their own beers on tap. Prices are better than you would expect. I definitely felt out of place but service was attentive all the same. I tried a hummus & falafel which was tasty and came with a crazy amount of bread on the side. Had a flight of beers, sweet cherry beer, RIS, IPA, lager. Nothing was great but all were adequate for what you would expect and compared to other restaurants / breweries in town. Definitely far better than expected, crazy place.


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77ships added a new venue Keller Holz Gastropub located in Chișinău, Moldova
2 months ago


7.8
Setting - 8 | Selection - 8 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

Visited twice, located very centrally Taproom 27 right about the only expat craft beer bar in Moldavia probably. Downside it does get some of the worst people imagine from arrogant Brits to Dutch people literally loudly glorifying colonialism in Dutch. One cannot blame the bar or the staff for this. The staff did a professional job and they have 20 Moldavian beers on tap with a who-is-who of Moldavian craft beer scene with Litra, Labrewtory, Elvis etc. The bar is spacious comfortable, well heated, they do some snack food like nachos, prices are in line and good. One cannot really expect from a Moldavian craft beer bar. Music is dad rock, luckily the whole Paranoid record upon the second visit.


5.6
Setting - 7 | Selection - 5 | Service - 6 | Food - | Value - 5 | Overall - 5

One of the number of gorgeous post looking fancy restaurant / breweries in town. This one is a bit out of the center but not by much. It does differ notably from the others in a few ways, it appears to be by far the oldest one, about 11 years old, it is the only one not bursting with people and the beer is also the worst one. Apparently they basically never have people and looking at it one almost wonders money laundering? Should be last on your list of these restaurant / breweries since the beer is the worst one.


7.8
Setting - 7 | Selection - 8 | Service - 8 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

Brewery tap room with more limited opening hours. It is some way out of town but doable not too difficultly on foot even. Looks smaller than it is when entering, warehouse brewery with a tap in the middle and chairs made of malt sacks and wood which sit interestingly but not bad. Run by a Colorado expat, he makes USA inspired beers tweaked by limits of available ingredients and local wants. Still, probably the best brewery in the country for me. Good prices, 7 beers on tap when visiting sometimes specials, some snacks but you can bring your own food as well. Very friendly owner. You can get beers to go in 1 litter PET bottles. Great stuff. Only small note, the owner was heating the place and the energy prices being what they're, still this was too cold, hard to really get a place like this warm enough.