Seville has long been the home of Cruzcampo, the best or the worst beer on the face of the planet, depending on who you ask, or how thirsty you are. With a wonderful tradition of ‘old man bars’ serving cold beer in this beautiful Andalusian capital, Seville also welcomes the craft beer scene. Here’s our guide to some of the best spots in Seville to enjoy a craft beer.
Calling itself a cultural space focused on the intersection of beer and books, La Jerónima invites you to ‘read our beers and drink our books.’ Part library stocked with beautifully made one-off and small-press publications, La Jerónima also features a menu of beers from Andalusia. You can sample one of the beers that rotate through their three taps, or one of the 30 varieties in bottles. For a hot day, a bottle of refreshing Zura Golden Ale is a real treat; for a rainy evening in November a Califa Sultana Stout will warm you from the inside out. A small menu of tapas provides something to munch on.
Beodo is a smart locale in the Alfalfa district. It blends the neo-American aesthetic of hand cut fries and house made burgers with eclectic design inspired by 70s American kitsch. The sizable offering of bottled craft beers from around Spain and the world is listed in wall mounted illuminated movable-type signs. With big high tables, it’s great for a great venue for groups. The food is eclectic and substantial and the five rotating beers on tap include everything from Seville’s own Cartujana to Norway’s effervescent Lervig Saison.
Beodo Craftbeer, Calle Pérez Galdós, 22, Seville, Spain, + 34 954 22 96 84
The ‘Padrino‘ of beer variety in Seville, Cervecería Internacional is a longstanding local institution. Its charming website hasn’t changed a pixel since 1996, but offers an in-depth look at the components, processes, and methods involved in making all types of beers. These guys are serious about beer, and the 15 beers on tap and more than 250 bottled brands are a testament to their passion. A menu of traditional Andalusian tapas is perfect to fortify you for the next hefeweizen.
Cervecería Internacional, Calle Gamazo, 3, Seville, Spain, +34 954 21 17 17
With Weihenstephaner on tap and two additional taps serving up a rotating range of artisanal beer and a sizable selection of craft beers in bottles, La Linterna Ciega is a go-to for a nice blend of foamy suds. There’s also creative tapas inspired by the chef’s Italian great-grandmother. The cozy space is cleanly designed, inviting and fits in with the increasingly hipster alleyway that Calle Regina has become. Friendly staff from Spain, Germany and Italy are on hand to put you on the righteous road to beer appreciation.
La Linterna Ciega, Calle Regina, 10, Seville, Spain, +34 854 52 10 21
If you find yourself on the eastern side of the river wandering around Triana, and get thirsty for a hoppy IPA or a citrusy hefewiezen, check out this mainstay of artisanal beer. Al-Andalus pulls pints of delicious international beers including, Grimbergen, Bulldog and Chouffe. In bottles they carry all the best regional beers from Cordoba, Granada, Cadiz and Seville. The kitchen serves traditional tapas with a creative twist and like all great local bars in Seville, in spring there’s a hot bowl of caracoles perfectly cooked in garlic and olive oil are ready to slurp.