Bastian Contrario

Top choice craft beer in Parma

Owner Marco has done up this cosy neighbourhood bar, fashioning a draught distribution system made from recycled farming irrigation piping, with tap handles hand-carved by his father – a retired doctor who surely must harbour an admiration for the monolithic statues of Easter Island!

There's always a good mix of international and Italian craft beers on the 12 taps (two hand-pumps; pints €5); foreign and domestic tap takeovers and events are common. Individual chalkboard tap lists are delivered to tables (reserve ahead on weekends). The cavernous, rustic-styled space – full of sofas and and photo-packed walls – has expanded into the next door space as well. Best in show.