Looking for a cool place in Hamburg that has great drams, tasty beers and yummy snacks on the menu? Then look no further than the Barley & Malt. This inviting Irish pub is located a mere five minutes by foot from the subway station “Baumwall” – which also happens to be the nearest stop to the (in)famous Elbphilharmonie. This makes it the perfect destination to head for after you have strolled from the fish market to the city center. But also on other occasions, enjoying a fine glass of whisk(e)y at the Barley & Malt is never a bad idea.
Atmosphere: The bar’s interior is rather spacious and there are seperate smoker and non-smoker sections. The walls are decorated with a wealth of b/w sports photographs and vintage ale ‘n whiskey memorabilia. All in all, this is a really fun and down-to-earth place.
Selection: The Barley & Malt has approximately 40 drams on the tap, round about 2/3 of which are Scottish, while 1/3 is Irish. Besides a lot of classics like the Talisker Skye or the Connemara Peated, you also find some less common bottlings such as the Amrut Herald or the Togouchi 12yo.
Price: Ranging from EUR 3.30 to 9.80 per 2cl, all malts are reasonably priced. When I last visited, I had 4cl of Singleton 15yo and 4cl of Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhòna for about EUR 10 each. Alongside every whisk(e)y you order, you also get a full glass of water. Can’t complain about that.
Service: Friendly, thoughtful and customer-oriented. Every time I have been to the Barley & Malt, the staff made me feel very welcome.
Name: Barley & Malt
Type: Irish pub & whiskey bar
Address: Deichstraße 36, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Opening hours: Mon to Tue from 5pm onwards, Wed to Fri from 4pm onwards & Sat to Sun from 1pm onwards
More info: https://www.barleyandmalt.com/ (Website) ; https://www.facebook.com/barleyandmalt/ (Facebook)