Given previous reviews that staff here were happier if you ate something, I made sure to time my visit around lunchtime and had some very nice Knacker. That said, as I was leaving, a large group of Scotsmen walked in and said We just want to DRINK! So, good luck! The room you enter has a very nice bar, and half bar tables, half restaurant tables. The brewhouse is in an adjoining room which is also used for events. Flights of six 0.1l pours are available, and you can do small or large glasses of the rest, or bottles of some of them. The flight is a bit pricey at 9 Euro but everything else was not bad. Staff patiently tolerated my limited German. Thank you to the German guy who speaks Swedish and Finnish I met at Vagabund last night, he recommended I try this place, and it was a worthwhile stop. Closer to the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn stop than Alexanderplatz, and both are interesting areas to walk around.
Pleasant enough brewpub. Beers are pretty good and reasonably priced for the regular beers although the fancier beers (Imperial stout/IPA) are very expensive. Service was efficient but not very friendly. Much preferred their sister pub. Worth a look if passing.
SinH4 (178) Garching b. München, Germany | September 28, 2016
Comparably large brewpub quite centrally located. Not too busy during lunchtime. They offer a flight of 6 of their non-imperial beers. The beers are (with exceptions) not too memorable, but for sure not bad. Good to try some of Lemke’s beers if you don’t know them yet.
FatPhil (625) Tallinn, Estonia | July 24, 2016| Updated July 25, 2016
Street numbers were confusing, but we soldiered on and eventually came to the right railway arch. Open interior. Friendly staff, though not super-sharp when it came to working out that we were trying to get every beer. Sampler plate of 6 of the beers is available, the other four beers on tap can be picked off as small portions. Nice range of beers - ales and lagers. Quality fairly solid, although there was a house taint. Food was good value for money too, the hock was delicious, and huge. Definitely worth coming here.
This was our fourth visit to this brew-pub. We have always felt intimidated here. The staff jump on you as soon as you enter and try to get you to eat when all you want is a drink. The beer choice was exactly the same as when we visited 9 months ago, even the guests. No wonder it was empty.
Wasn’t hard to find once we figured out where to go. Under the S-bahn. Quite impressive. Only once I felt slight tremble and noise, but all in all very quiet. They do selection of beers so that’s nice. Got hungry as well so pork knee was ordered. Fckin HUGE for 13 euros! Shared by 3 people and we were full. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will come back when in area.
Great biergarten and brewpub at Hackesher Markt. They seem to have outgrown the brewpub for the actual brewing though and have moved the brewery but kept the pub. Great food, great service and 9 beers on tap. However, the IIPA and Imp Stout ran out before I could taste them.