geauxT (75) Virginia | July 29, 2012| Updated December 24, 2012
The best beer garden/hall in the world? Maybe. Marzen beer is fabulous; waaay too easy to gulp down. Buying a beer is fun (read up before strolling in) and cheap (6 euros for a liter?) Food stalls were solid and fun to try; especially "Grilled Whole Fish on a stick". A decent walk uphill from old town but well worth it. A must!
A grand place, at least in size. Situated on the premises of the Augustine monastery, it features a large beer hall, a huge beer garden and several inside stalls functioning as outlets for some local food businesses. The garden can get very corwded in the season, attracting elderly local gentlemen and drunken Yankees alike. There is only one beer at a time on offer (but a decent one, at least the Märzen I had) and it is served in ceramic mugs of different sizes - don’t try to smuggle one out; it’s an offence. A nice place to spend an evening in good company. Reasonable prices. Self-service, aided by some few employees.
I love this place. good, kloster brewed beer. good vood to go with it and a great place to drink/eat it all. an absolute must for anybody visiting Salzburg. it is a great place for a relax, good time with friends
Visited May 2014. As many others have already said, this is not the place to visit if you are after a choice of beer. Having said that, the one beer on offer is very drinkable. The beer garden is a pleasant place to sit and the interior with its selection of rooms and food stalls was interesting to explore. Well worth a visit.
Hugely touristy and quite noisy but the beer they serve are incredible. Fresh wooden Kellerbier. By far the best beer avaliable in the area and city. Had 2 or 3 seidlas and could have had many more. Food options are limited and the service is non excistent. But go for that one very fine beer and enjoy it amongst the other tourists in the giant beergarden. 3 / 6 Euro’s Seidla/Mass
Saeglopur (109) Vienna Woods, Austria | November 14, 2013| Updated September 17, 2015
A bit ambivalent, partly awesome, but also with some downsides.
The different halls are really worth seeing and have a great traditional atmosphere and interior, you won’t often find. You will feel a bit like moved back in a bygone era. The beer garden is also beautiful, lots of big, old trees.
The food is available at different stalls from different producers, which is a good idea basically, but the prices are insane: I once bought an ordinary breaded fish with fries and small salad and paid more than 20 euros!
Instead the beer isn’t expensive but they usually have just one, a Märzen lager tapped from wooden barrels and really one of the best beers of this style you could find! In winter they have an additional bock beer, which I didn’t try yet and in spring an ordinary lager beer, which isn’t really worth trying.
All self-service, you have to take a Stein from a rack and wash it at a stone well, which is quite funny.
Overall a must visit in Salzburg and a great experience, if you are aware that not everything is perfect.
JK (360) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 31, 2013
Yes no selection of beer, and everyone drinks the same beer on tap, the marzen. But it is good. Several options for food, all on the expensive side. I walked here from my hotel, up the hill. Upon entering it appeared empty. Down the stairs and still quiet, it looked like I would have the place to myself. then I come to the outdoor keller, with hundreds of people. A great place to relax and have a few beers. No service, order at the counter. I tried the pork shoulder here, and didn’t care for it very much. But I was happy to try it. Visited April 2013.
Rating is lower than it should be because it has no selection, only 1 beer on tap, 1 in a bottle. Food you have to get yourself but there is choice. This place is howerver unique and amazing. You get a stein out of a cabinet and then walk up to the counter where they pour one for you. Awesome!
While the service is non-existent (self-serve), the selection limited to one beer (enjoyable) and the food average, it’s atmosphere and style more than make this worth a visit. We spent the better part of an afternoon here after seeing sights during the morning.