There is one rule when visiting a foreign country: you should always try as many of their traditional specialties as possible. And if you are visiting Skopje then you should definitely make sure to taste its craft beer.

Truth to be told, the list is not that large. Unbelievably there are only two places where you can find authentic craft beer in Skopje.

However, that isn’t really bad news because both of these places are so talented when it comes to craft beer that you wouldn’t even want to check out others (in case there were).

Kolektiv

Kolektiv Skopje craft beer

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Located right on the main square, Kolektiv is a place where you can get an extraordinary craft beer in Skopje with a spectacular view of the huge statue of Alexander the Great.  What’s the best about their craft beer is the fact that they offer beer with a variety of flavors such as lemon beer, strawberry beer, a melon beer, cherry beer, etc.

Kolektiv often has live music performances meaning that you can truly have fun there to the fullest. On top of that, the venue is often crowded with tourists from all around the world meaning that you can easily make a friend from another nation.

Old Town Brewery 

Old Town Brewery Skopje
Tasting craft beer in Skopje © The Destinationship

Opened back in 2009 in the Old Bazaar, the Old Town Brewery is the oldest brewery of craft beer in Skopje. This venue is lucky enough to say that it has to offer 6 different craft beers such a pilsner, a red pilsner, a dark pilsner,  a smoked pilsner,  a porter, IPA, and others.

If you are visiting Skopje during summertime make sure to take a sit in their outdoor beer garden where you can enjoy the unique atmosphere of Skopje’s Old Bazaar and the magnificent taste of Temov beer – the beer brand which they produce.

Final Thoughts  

Drinking craft beer in Skopje can truly take your tourist experience to a whole new level. Why? it is simple! Every country has its own flavors and everything tastes different, including the beer. If you want proof, then just try it yourself next time you decide to visit Skopje. Don’t forget to also order some traditional Macedonia specialty!

Further reading: 

Free Places to Visit and Things To Do In Skopje (2021)

Before you go to Macedonia: Learn how to act like a born and raised Macedonian

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