Enjoyed the informality of drinking in the covered passageway with the locals. Leaning tables and plenty of staff passing. Right next to where the beer was being dispensed and displays cataloguing the evolution of the brewery’s drinking vessels. Bock was on excellent form.
Visited July 2013. This old place has lots of serving areas. The first time I went I sat in a dining room to the left of the entrance. This is all dark panelled wood with deer antler lamps and old prints...pleasant. Right next to me was a four foot high statue of St George slaying the dragon. The dragon seemed to the size of a cocker spaniel and looked like it could have been subdued with a rolled up newspaper rather than a spear. I ordered the lumberjack’s platter which is very good, and very bad for you: pork steak, strips of bacon, fried battered onion rings, and a tiny salad---excellent. My second visit I stayed in the long hallway with plasma screens, thankfully not on. The waitress motioned that I should sit at stammtisch table but I moved to another. I had three beers over the two visits, the pils, the dunkel and the Sommerbier. All suffered from poor aromas, but the taste was better in each to varying degrees. Overall quite a good place.
Not much of a place to look at for sure. Then again it is 600 years old. As you enter the locals fill up the large plain room on the left. Most others head to the room in the back. The beer and food are top notch. Not a place for a date that is for sure but a good old fashion simple beer place. They have fixed the place up alot.
When we entered, there was some local football match playing (that’s what you call soccer, Americans ;-) on a bunch of big televisions. I almost immediately ran out again, but then we spotted a small "kneipe" next to the big hall, which looked rather cosy and old, with a lot of dark wood. Service was basic but friendly. Selection, well, what to say? If you produce only 3 beers and then have only 2 in stock... They could at least have had some bottles or something. Oh well. After a while the noise of the cheering football crowd in the next room became a bit too annoying and we darted out. Sports bars and brewpubs should never be mixed, in my opinion. If you like both, you might think it pretty neat to sip a local brew while watching a game, but if you’re allergic to sports on television, the place becomes one of the most irritating locations you can find yourself in.
Spacious, traditional old Bavarian Gaststätte, lots of people standing around, enjoying a quick beer after work, liked the atmosphere quite a bit. All three beers were on form, especially the Pils and the food was very good. Service was friendly as well. Surprised at the relatively low beer and place scores.
Traditional Brauereigaststätte (restautant/pub) in the western part of the old centre. They have covered the patio which is quite narrow. The rooms inside are authentic and quite cosy. Food and beer are okay, the bock is famous and rightly so, but they sometimes run out sooner than expected. The Kneitinger am Arnulfsplatz is only one of their places. The brewery is around the corner, directly behind (Kreuzgasse 4)
Cuso (214) Bratislava, Slovak Republic | August 25, 2011
Unattractive place for me. I tried their Edel-Pils, which was quite big disaster with piss aroma. No reason to try other beers. service was friendly and quick. I didn’t tried food.
Architecturally odd. They seem to have added an enclosure so that the beer garden area is inside under a glass ceiling. There are still vines in there too. Grumpy, dour service was almost as disappointing as the beer. There was no bock on (too bad, it’s supposed to be good) but the other two house brews were problematic and seriously flawed when we were there.
Not a particularly attractive place, but there was decent food to go along with the beer, which I found spectacular. The Dunkel, Pils, and Bock were all top quality for their styles. Go to the Spital by the Danube for great atmosphere, come here for the beer.