Germany > Bavaria > Bamberg
geauxT (39) Virginia | October 21, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
A world classic; smoked lager straight from the wood. Spent several hours there on two trips. Crowded and can be full of tourists; but the beer is a world classic (and takes some getting used to.)
JulienHuxley (247) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 20, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Monday, so probably not the busiest day of them all. We sat outback, there are a few tables available outside. Drank Schlenkerla from wood and their smoked weizen, both were really delicious. We tried some of their Schlenkerla whisky as well which was really cool, novel and interesting if not excellent. I’m not a super fan of the vibe of the place, kind of touristy (didn’t help that there was a TV crew in there at the same time as us) but it is a monument in brewing. As mentionned as well, the gift shop has tons of swag and alcohol to bring home.
imdownthepub (459) Banbury, England | June 4, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
We arrived quite early on a Thursday lunchtime that just happened to be Fathers Day in Germany. We were 2nd in there but within 15 minutes it was rammed. The overworked waitress coped manfully but soon after we arrived she would only serve the standard in the wood Schlenkerla, so I was quite lucky in getting a choice. It is a lovely building throughout, full of character and atmosphere. Excellent.
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 17, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Finally made it to Schlenkerla! This was an awesome experience and I made sure to stop by a handful of times during my Bamberg stay. The beer...oh that glorious smoky nectar is the real deal and if you appreciate rauchbier then having it from wood for the first time is a truly wonderful moment. I loved it, no doubt busy during the day but standing outside soaking up the atmosphere early evening is magic. Until next time...
rlgk (266) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | February 21, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Visited during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Rather crowded even on a late evening. Very nice beers but not that much to choose from. We had to stand ina corner, it was impossible to fina a table. Nice to have been there, but not a must. Several better places in Bamberg.
Theydon_Bois (606) The ’Sham, England | February 1, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a number of occasions, most recently a very brief head in the door on the Post Xmas Blues Jolly to Bamberg, 25/01/14.
Trad wood panelled German set up with a side corridor, rausch from the wood - so much better than the bottled version. On the other side of the bar is the beer garden/patio.
Ive visited here mid evening circa 1900/2000 when the place is pretty packed, you’ll struggle to get a table particularly in the summer months.
Winter gives you more of a chance, but a late evening visit - 2200/2230 will prove a better time for this purpose.
Service here has always been fine in th typical abrupt and effiecient manner found in Germany.
A little touristy when compared to the likes of Spezial but a must visit on a tour of Bamberg bars.
Check out the Rausch schnapps too!
tipsytoad (10) , Jersey | November 21, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Having visited this wonderful tavern at least twice a year for the last 7 years, I’m hardly a regular, but I love it. Yes, it can be touristy (unless you actually live in Bamberg we are all tourists), yes the service is, shall we say curt (its busy) and yes they "only" have 1-2 beers on draft. But the food is great, the history, architecture and atmosphere unparalelled and the beer is unique, wonderful and served vom holzfass (from the wood). Why would you want 10, 20 or 30 beers on draft when you can have the Marzen? World class.
chipfind (11) , Russia | November 19, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place. Perhaps too touristic, but for this entertainment people travel to Bamberg. 10 from 10!
Strebs (167) St. Louis, Missouri | October 1, 2013| Updated November 15, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
What a great place! I was very pleasantly surprised that Shlenkerla’s iconic rauchbier was so much better fresh from the tap than in the bottles found in the US. It was so good that I found myself having one after breakfast on a cold and rainy morning. The food was superb on two separate occasions. Highly recommended.
JK (271) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 20, 2013| Updated December 10, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
April 2013. I sat in the front room with the old stove and the blood-painted ceiling beams. I came for lunch with my fiance. Only one beer available, which was disappointing. High quality food, and it was not until after ordering that we realized the locals were all eating a dish that appeared to be a stuffed onion, and I wish I had the same. It was still a memorable experience. Souvenirs for sale, I bought a glass and a small bottle of their house schnapps. It is hard to rate the selection, coming from North America where beer bars have dozens or hundreds of beers. On the other hand, this is an incredible beer and for anyone interested in brewing history, you can’t forget people have been sitting in the same place you are for hundreds of years, doing exactly what you are doing now. I am happy I spent some time here. Service was ok, the wait staff was abrupt but polite; the lady in the souvenir window was very friendly.
stouby (91) Holbæk, Denmark | July 22, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited their biergarten. Cozy place with history. Ok food at reasonable prices, but only 3 beers available.
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