Sarajevska Pivara, Sarajevo

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The century-and-a-half old Sarajevska Pivara has never stopped brewing, even during Ottoman times, two World Wars, and the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Visit the company that distributed drinking water to people during times of conflict. Today the company serves beer, traditional food, and soft drinks during much more peaceful times. Sample their selection of brews, which range from from blonde to dark, and ask to try some of the firm's award-winning beers and water. The company's regular brew and mineral water both won gold medals in 2011 from Monde Selection, a European organization that tests consumer products. See Sarajevska Pivara and all Sarajevo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sarajevo trip planner .
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  • August 15, 2017
    The museum is interesting with info in English but you have finished in 20 minutes. They have a brewery tap where the beer is reasonably priced and you have a range of beer not found generally in Sara...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The oldest brewery in Sarajevo, we could not go? Beer at reasonable prices, super atmosphere in a setting of yesteryear. Only negative, staff ... often makes you wait for minutes without them have particular things to do.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Try the dark beer, it's really good. Food is rustic but well prepared and comes in large portions. There are regular music events and the volume can get quite high.  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    The staff at brewery museum is really informative to introduce the historical background and this brewery was the only water source during the 1992-1995 war period. The retro decoration of brewery restaurant is really fascinating for creating a very joyful atmosphere to have meals go with the draft beer. Friendly staff also makes our dining experience very exceptional!!
  • June 13, 2017
    Nice local brewery, but I dont like all of the beers
  • February 25, 2017
    Fantastic Brewery with delicious beer and rustic atmosphere. Definitely recommend if you're Sarajevo.
  • October 15, 2016
    Light, unfiltered, dark, and mixed beers are available on draft. They also have premium in the bottle which tastes the best. The dark is a little sweet and the mixed and unfiltered are decent. The museum is a room full of the history of the brewery. Museum was $3KM
  • June 25, 2017
    Good beer in a rustic place.

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