First of all, to be honest with you, Craft Room is this paying customer’s maybe the most favourable beer bar in Zagreb. There are number of reasons. It’s located in so called Zagreb’s Beer Alley – Opatovina Street. It’s really close to the Bana Jelačića Square, just above the Dolac market and close to the Zagreb’s Cathedral. It runs parallel with the most „tourist“ street of old Zagreb – Tkalčićeva. And for real beer lovers it offers several really serious beer bars the row. The bar that really started the revolution is positioned on the top of the street, just at the entrance to the park and it’s called „Tolkien’s House“. They offer a great ever changing selection of various beers from all over the world. The competition in beer is real.
But what makes the Craft Room my favourite spot is not only the wide selection of more the 100 bottled beers from all over the world and a dozen od ever changing fresh beers on tap, but the fact that they also serve various typical beer dishes every day from 5 p.m.
Bar tenders are really knowledgeable and they can point you to various styles and producers that you may not have tried or even heard before. Every week they offer some speciality from rising numbers of Croatian or foreign craft breweries. When the action is over, another keg steps into place – so, like in other serious beer bars all over the world – every day something new is on the list. And unfortunately, some titles are gone.
Regarding food, they make great onion rings, very good hot dogs with „Istrian“ sausages (if it did not run out before you’ve come) and solid hamburgers. During hot season, they serve at 2 open terraces. But when the fall or winter comes – better come before 8 p.m. to find a place close to the bar or at a table, because later it usually gets really crowded.