If you are one of those fans of good beer or just starting to discover what drinking beer is all about, Bariloche is heaven!
Not only you will find lots of big and small Bars and Pubs, but also many local craft beer brands that will take you by surprise.
Not sure wether it's due to the perfect water conditions or the legacy left by the german comunity that once chose this place to settle down, either one, the fact is that beers in Bariloche are just great!
Bitter, softer, dark, blonde, red, ale or lager, it's up to you. All of them are delicious and even more if you join them with some traditional dish from Patagonia, such as deer, asado (grilled meat), cordero patagonico (patagonian lamb), or just a fine sandwich, hamburguer or pizza.
I would now like to tell you a bit about the best Bars and Pubs (in my opinion) you just can't miss while your visit to Bariloche:
Manush is, according to my critical look, that place that makes you feel like home. Once you enter the door, you will be sourrounded by tourist and locals, having dinner or just enjoying a beer.
It's the right spot to have a refreshing beer (one or more) during the summer in it's perfectly conditioned backyard, on the right side of the bar, or also on some of the tables displayed on the side walk.
This bar is located in what used to be an old family house of Bariloche. Although the space is quite small inside, this is what makes it so cozy and friendly.
Beers here are just out of the standards. All with a special creamy touch, you may rather choose between some of their specialities such as:
Victoria Red Lager (5.2% ABV), a strong lager with a reddish to amber color, surprisingly refreshing.
IPA (7.3% ABV), one of the strongest types, with a hoppy perfume and bitter taste at the end.
Kölsch (5.0% ABV), ideal for those who want a soft beer, with a touch of wheat flavor.
Milk Stout (4.3% ABV) malty, and creamy body.
Where is it? Right at the corner of Elflein an Morales St.
Good music, nicely decorated, huge and long bar, lots of tables and many beer flavors is what you will find at Antares. Just half block from Manush, on Elflein St.
Although it is not a local beer brand from Bariloche (started in Mar del Plata, on the cost of Buenos Aires province), it is a place I considere as my second home.
It has settled in town for some years already and has become very popular for tourist and locals. So popular it gets pretty crowed every night.
Now, if you would also like to have a good dinner besides drinking beer, then this is is the place.
Besides trying all their good beer types you must try the main attraction here in my opinion, which is their lushious deer casserol, cooked with beer and served in a bread bowl with some rustic potatoes. Absolutely delicious!
Where is it?
Elfelin St. 47.
Bachmann is a well known bar in Bariloche. It combines good beer with history, located at one of the oldest buildings in Bariloche. Heritage of the first wood construction style.
Fine beer, a bit far from down town, though walking distance, about 7 blocks far from the Cathedral, you will find this pintoresque bar. Here you will enjoy some good beer and also a few disches for those hungry as thirsty.
Vice Almirante O'connor St. 1348
Located on the outskirts of Bariloche, in one of the nicest neighbourhoods, you may enjoy a refreshing beer during the evening and night if you are walking around.
Enjoy a good beer with friends or locals at the patio right in front of this bar at one of the most peaceful areas of Bariloche, about 5km far from down town, heading West down Pioneros Avenue. Food options here are quite few but the beer is just fine.
Where is it?
Nilpi St. 789. (half block down Nilpi from Pinoers Av.)
No doubt it is one of the best recognised craft beers in Bariloche. If you like it as much as I do, you may take some home with you as you may find Berlina at many selling points at supermarkets.
If you are visiting Colonia Suiza (a small village close to Circuito Chico), you can't skip stopping at this brewery. Here, not only you can drink beer but also see the whole production process. Some food offers are available aswell.
It is highly suggested to stop here for a refreshing beer if you are biking.
Where ir ti?
Route N 79 and F. Goye
known to be the first craft beer brewery in Bariloche, begining with the art of producing it around the year 1979, their beer has got to the point of being absolutly delicious and unique.
Although you may find Blest beer at the best restaurants in Bariloche and even at chocolate stores or supermarkets, my best suggestion is to get in your car or take a bus (N° 20-10 or 22) to have lunch or dinner at their brewery. Here, not only you will enjoy of some exquisite food offers, you will also be able to visit the production area and all the quality control and standards that turn out making one of the best beers in Bariloche.
You ought to try thier smoked cold cuts with some other tempting options as you see in the picture!
Where is it?
Bustillo Ave. Km 11,600