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Beer Bars We Love in Reykjavik, Orlando, and Easton

In each issue our Love Handles department visits three great beer bars. Here's where we went for our October/November 2019 issue.

Jamie Bogner , John Holl , Don Tse Feb 9, 2020 - 5 min read

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Session Craft Bar

Reykjavík, Iceland

A bright room in which to enjoy never-ending sunlight and great beer.

What it is: Owned by a group of friendly, knowledgeable craft-beer fans who curate the menu, Session Craft Bar offers sixteen rotating taps. Beers from many of Iceland’s dozens of breweries and other Nordic breweries feature prominently on the menu, as do collaboration beers, which are very popular in Iceland. A deeper bottle list includes beers from afar, but only if they are world-class.
Why it’s great: Beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989. In the 30 years since, Iceland has embraced craft beer in a huge way, and Session is the best place in this country of 338,000 people to enjoy it. Session’s second-floor location in the heart of Reykjavik features modern décor and large windows. In summer, these windows allow you to drink until 1:00 a.m. in the nonstop sun. And daily happy “hour” from noon until 7:00 p.m. is appreciated in one of the world’s most expensive countries. —Don Tse

Hours: Noon–midnight, Monday–Thursday; Noon–1 a.m., Friday–Sunday
Address: 14 Bankastræti RVK, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Thirsty Topher

Orlando, Florida

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