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

A small place close to a bunch of nightlife with a few high tables and stools spread about. The bar with 10 taps is to one side opposite the door along with a couple of fridges with bottles and cans. Decent selection in the fridges made it a handy place for take out while we stayed close by.


8.4
Setting - 9 | Selection - 8 | Service - 9 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

Visited within the first week of opening, Paragon's brewery and taproom seems to have quickly become the new gem of the Athens beer scene. It's a lovely spacious open industrial style space, with the shiny new brew equipment on show behind the bar. Only one of their own beers, along with a collaboration available on tap in these early days, along with solid local guest beers and a couple of imports. Quality is high across the board, and the owners (it's a family business) are friendly, welcoming and happy to spend time for a chat.

It's a little way out of the center, located in South Athens, but is very accessible and quick to get to using the metro. Certainly a must visit in Athens.


6.6
Setting - 7 | Selection - 6 | Service - 7 | Food - 9 | Value - 7 | Overall - 6

Located in the heart of Athens nightlife and restaurants this place is first and foremost and American grill restaurant. There's a small but decent enough selection of beers including a lager made for the restaurant. More than passable for dinner. There place itself is large enough but fairly popular and busy. Certainly a great spot for dinner too if you're yearning for some good American food. I certainly enjoyed the brisket with a side of mac 'n cheese!


6.6
Setting - 5 | Selection - 8 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 6

A small beer shop in the shopping area with a selection of greek and some international bottles and cans. There's a small area out front where you can sit and drink any beers that you buy. Worth a stop if you're passing by.


8
Setting - 8 | Selection - 9 | Service - 6 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 9

The must visit place when touring the beautiful volcanic region of Garrotxa. Likely the place for beers in the whole region - I don't think any shop between Barcelona and the way to France - Perpignan sports that many beers. Shop also has a good half for wines plus some other delicacies. A bit out of the way, but must visit if around Vic, Besalu area or Banyoles or even Girona.

Selection ranges from rare US, Scandinavian beers, also some meads - even saw a Cigar City 110K serie 9 - for 46€ and some other mambics. I think the shop has very good contact with Alvinne - believe they even had a special beer made for the owner - which means an extensive Alvinne selection but also from De Molen, Uiltje. Overall the prices remain fair for the US imports - albeit some on the high end for a few of the more elusive big stouts.

Sadly, I was expecting a bit more for the Spanish beers or Catalan breweries, especially given the increasing number of new breweries - some had some good exposure such as Napar, Poch's, Hopsters but many are missing in action.

Service was minimalist - only got 2 Catalan Poch's to go. About 50m away is Cerveses El Bouquet Craft Beer - highly recommended to visit (seems they also have a small shop). Sadly they open early but were closed when I went back around 14h for long Spanish afternoon break.