Buttenheim Beer Guide: Your Buttenheim guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Buttenheim

60 /100
Löwenbräu Keller (Restaurant)
EREMITAGE 3
“Visited with SinH4 and CS. Our third choice for lunch after the first two were closed for urlaub. Plenty f parking. Very nice biergarten out back. Inside has two cozy rooms and a bar with barstools at which you can sit, eat and drink. Food was tasty and of course portions are large. Just one tap, tasty enough, and some bottles. Locals ignored us, which is fine.“
Travlr 997 days ago
68 /100
Löwenbräu Keller (Restaurant)
EREMITAGE 3
“The popular Löwenbräu Keller located a short walk away from the brewery. Large place with a couple of beers in fine condition. Franconian quality offered throughout. If you have to choose, though, go for the Haustrunk at the brewery itself.“
SinH4 1102 days ago
80 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Spent a night here in late autumn of 2017 with MoritzF and jonas. The owner is a fun guy, and they serve a special beer here (the Haustrunk, don't mix it up with the usual Ungespundetes!) which is one of the great examples of Franconian Landbier. The food is tasty, and they sometimes have rather unusual stuff on the menu (like pigeon or carp innards). Definitely worth coming here for a night, despite being a bit away from public transport (a half hour walk).“
SinH4 1102 days ago
76 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Visited 6.10.17. We were in Buttenheim for Lowenbrau but this place, right next door, is bigger and seems more established. We had a beer by them a few years ago in Romania that the non-rater of us actually remembered and some free time so we sat there for a round and a bottle of non-alcoholic. Nice and cosy with wooden panels on the walls. Also, by the time we got there, the Levi Strauss Birthplace (which we learned about upon entering Buttenheim) was already closed for the day, so no tourists - that's always a plus.“
kerenmk 1129 days ago
68 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Visited 6.10.17. Originally the reason we made it to town, because of the beer from the 1001 beers book. We arrived early afternoon and there were only a few people in the place - post-lunch slowtime, I guess. Small, local, even a little hostile (nothing wrong with that IMHO) atmosphere. We only drank a bottle of the beer from the book and lager on tap that was fresher than when we sampled it from the bottle a year ago, nice but nothing exceptional. Has Wi-Fi.“
kerenmk 1132 days ago
82 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Visited Oct 2016. Super cosy bar / brewery / restaurant in the centre of this small town, with traditional decor. Really friendly service from the waitress, made us feel very welcome. Selection not huge but the bockbier that we had here was the best that we had in the region. Food was excellent, I had the goose, my wife had the ’sauerbraten’. Prices super cheap for both food and beer. A must visit in my opinion.“
UKBeerGeek 1458 days ago
76 /100 DREUSCHENDORF 27
“Brewery that only sells beer via. local home delivery or bottle sales on site. Very friendly service, the guy that got our beers for us even carried them out to our car. When he discovered that we had driven down from Berlin, he gave us a bottle of their newest creation, Sommer Bier, for free. Seem to have 10+ different beers on at any time. Can buy beers in fives (quarter crates basically); we bought 2 x 5 beers and the price was 8 euros. Definitely worth calling in to pick up a few! The Sommer Bier was, by the way, rather good; an easy-drinking dark lager, reminded me a bit of a British Mild.“
UKBeerGeek 1612 days ago
64 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Superb village local, typical brewpub of old, only one draft beer hence low selection score.“
rickyholden 1684 days ago
80 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“One of the most unique old-school beer drinking experiences of my life. Tiny, cosy Bierstube, locals only playing cards, ceramic mugs with awesome metal lids with a hop cone decoration. Totally bizarre that this brewery is LITERALLY right next door to another decently sized brewery (St. Georgen). Beer was cold and cheap and delicious Franconian lager!“
d07c0m 1835 days ago
72 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Kind of visited this place in January 2014. The brewery was apparently ’closed for renovation’ or some such. After wandering about, we found an employee of the brewery. Thankfully, one of our party spoke (speaks) German and was able to negotiate a sale; so, we ended up with around 14 bottles for something like EUR 8, which we drank outside the brewery. The beers were pretty good, and definitely good value. And the guy working at the brewery offered a pretty nice service to us. So, in my limited experience at this place, I can say that they have good beers and employ at least one decent fellow.“
Leighton 1842 days ago
84 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Great little place. Humble and kitchen-like. Cozy and amenable. Nice beer range, excellent value, good service. The place is about a 20-minute walk from the nearest train station, FYI. A really good place to visit.“
Leighton 1843 days ago
68 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Stayed over one night, though the restaurant was unexpectedly closed! Still they had 8 or more bottles available. Inconvenient, as others have said. If you stay here, be sure to confirm that both they and St. George will be open.“
KyotoLefty 2077 days ago
64 /100 AM STAUCH 11
“Picked up some bottles when staying at Lowenbrau. They had some interesting things.“
KyotoLefty 2077 days ago
52 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Just one tap. Nothing special.“
Sokolov 2077 days ago
68 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Very good place with 6 very nicely crafted brews.“
Sokolov 2077 days ago
70 /100 DREUSCHENDORF 27
“As others have said, it’s a large brewery selling their beer only on premises, not available in any Getraenkemarkt. To buy bottles just step into the office, look over the bottle sheet and pay, you’ll be given a hand-written receipt to take to the back garage where an employee will grab your order. It’s kind of shocking how large these guys are for not selling their beer anywhere but at the brewery, but this is Upper Franconia so I guess business from the regulars is good. Polite folks running the place, and lots of stuff to see if you like geeking out on brewing equipment.“
3fourths 2213 days ago
82 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Visited in November 2012 just before lunchtime .. We thought to have our food in here because the best reference about this place than the lowenbrau .. After a pils and a kelkerbier we changed our mind and we said " let’s try the other place just next door" .. We did we never came back in here ... I mean the place is very nice and the beers too but after you taste the kelkerbier in the lowenbrau you can’t get nothing better in town .. I would visit again the place anyway .. Revisited several time from the first visit .. We came here at the beginning of October 2014 and I must say that the Keller was in a very good shape !! I tend to like more micros and I don’t know if we can stil consider here as micros but the result is very good ..“
jorge76 2239 days ago
52 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Went there at a Saturday afternoon at around 5 pm and found the place crowded like a swimming pool in the Sahara. Unbelievable. Had to share the table with another couple, strange feeling. Very noisy, very crowded, very closely, no atmosphere. Mostly locals there - I guess, they enjoyed themselves a lot there since it is more or less a simply villagers pub. Service was ok, not the best to expect, but hey, they were stressed. Beers were nice. Orderd their deer ragout for dinner, but couldn’t finish it. First, the portion was more than big, but it was also not that tasty like I know deer meals. The meat was not good, light skunky. Prices were very fair, very low, but I just couldn’t enjoy the visit. Will not come back.“
McTapps 2242 days ago
66 /100
Löwenbräu Keller (Restaurant)
EREMITAGE 3
“Visited in 2011. Lovely place to grab a lager and have a simple but good meal. Friendly service from a counter. A treat when the weather is fine.“
bierkoning 2325 days ago
68 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Lovely old school vibe where locals sit around chatting and drinking from their own mugs. The Lagerbier was tasty but on the day the neighbouring St Georgen Brau Keller bier trumped it. I didn’t eat but a full menu available. Nice experience.“
nate2g 2390 days ago
68 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“The St. Georgen beers are excellent and this is a nice environment to try them (unfortunately I didn’t have time to get up to the keller). Friendly staff handling a small lunchtime crowd. Didn’t eat but the plates of food coming out looked plentiful. Worth coming by for the beers.“
nate2g 2390 days ago
68 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Visited several times with my parents. Another cosy village brauhaus, not far from Bamberg. Parking close by. Beers served in good condition, and the food are traditionel franconian food. For sure worth a visit if you are in Bamberg :-)“
Brugmansia 2442 days ago
66 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Cosy and popular brewpub with a distinctly kitchen feel! Good selection of beers served with German efficiency and a little grumpiness. The barmaid never let the fact I was sitting at the table drinking my beer stop her from assaulting me with her breasts as she barged me out the way to get to the table. It was taken in good humour! Overall well worth the trip out from Bamberg.“
madmitch76 2473 days ago
66 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Visited during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Or actually did not really visit. We came there only to find it was closed for refurbishment. Before giving up we walked into the brewery, found a guy and was allowed to but all the different beers that were stored in there. We tried the beers outside the brewery and then Went for the station.“
rlgk 2475 days ago
64 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Visited during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Next to St Geogen Bräu. Quite crowded even on an early Saturday. Beers were in good condition, they showed alpine skiing on the tv, and service was ok.“
rlgk 2475 days ago
60 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“A bit of a walk from the train station. Traditional pub, with a large TV showing sports. Good selection of their own beer. It is a bit out of the way, but if you happen to be close by sure head in for some beer, but it’s not worth going out of the way for.“
AndySnow 2492 days ago
70 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“A review / non review but useful info non the same ... Visited around 12.30 lunchtime on Saturday 25th January 2014 to be greeted by a ’closed for refurbishment until 31 Jan’ sign ! Right next to Lowenbrau as others have touched on so no great loss as we’d already visited the former. Both these venues are a good 15+ minute walk from the HBF and there were no sign of any taxis. What to do ? There was a hotel opposite with a St Georgen Brau sign on it so we thought we’d pop in there to get some ticks (there is of course the keller but we didn’t have time for this). So we wander around this dimly lit hotel and stumble into someones bedroom and a guy with a hoover appears who speaks neither English or German !!! He was wearing fluffy grey socks along with sandals - this was not a good look but I was unable to tell him this ! We couldn’t find the bar so stumbled out the other side via another darkened corridor - I shit you not 9 of us tickers trooping through this hotel with the only person on hand armed with a hoover and unable to communicate with us ! Back to the brewery where Jan negotiated a crate of beer. 14 bottles for 8 Euros, 11 different beers all told - BARGAIN !!! We stood outside for 20 minutes drinking our plunder around an ornate stone table with tap handles on it. Never give up on a closed venue - there are always ticks at the end of the tunnel :P“
Theydon_Bois 2500 days ago
70 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Visited several times with my parents. Cosy village pub, placed close to Bamberg. Parking close by, and I assume there will be buses from Bamberg, or you can rent a bike, it is not that far away from Bamberg. Friendly staff, beers served in good condition, have both seasonal and regulars. It is possible to buy beers to take away as well. Tradtionel brauhaus deco and great food. For sure worth a visit if in the area :-)“
Brugmansia 2531 days ago
68 /100 STRAßE ZUM GEORGENBRÄUKELLER
“A Keller with a view! The upper of the two Buttenheim Kellers; in a simple Kellerhaus You’ll get Your gorgeous St. Georgen Kellerbier, then You’ll take a seat one one of the terraces and - if You are lucky - You’ll enjoy Your mug with a beautiful view right to the Bamberg Michaelsberg. Recommended!“
pivnizub 2622 days ago
54 /100
Löwenbräu Keller (Restaurant)
EREMITAGE 3
“Ambivalent Keller: Large Kellerhaus, domiated by concrete and brown tiles, nearly as attractive as a waiting room with an ugly - concrete dominated as well - patio facing the heavily frequented main road. Nice, authentic franconian shady Keller (beergarden) behind the Kellerhaus, located in a little wood on a slope; very simple meals are offered, but the main attraction is the superb Löwenbräu Lager (Kellerbier). Worth a detour, but only in fine westher!“
pivnizub 2622 days ago
62 /100 AM STAUCH 11
“The usual REWE Getränkemarkt, but with a more than decent selection of local franconian brews. Attention: Löwenbräu Buttenheim is n o t available in this shop, but a small selection of St. Georgen! Recommended!“
pivnizub 2626 days ago
84 /100 STRAßE ZUM GEORGENBRÄUKELLER
“Visited July 2013. This keller has a much better location than Lowenbrau just down the hill. You sit amongst the trees and look out on Buttenheim and beyond. Very nice. I only tried the Kellerbier and it was one of the best beers of my four weeks in Germany. I was surprised at how good it was after some reports of declining quality at the brewery. Quite complex with chocolate, orange and roastiness all figuring. Be aware when visiting Buttenheim that Buttenheim railway station is a LONG walk from the town (it’s not really in in Buttemheim).“
madthom8 2640 days ago
68 /100
Löwenbräu Keller (Restaurant)
EREMITAGE 3
“Visited July 2013. Went here right after the Lowenbrau tap. It is located not far from the village center and near a busy road. You sit amongst the trees. Self serve window. I had the Kellerbier which was bitter and good, and the Barholomaus Fest Marzen from a bottle which was tasted and smelled of rancid buttered popcorn and was a drain pour. There are much better kellers than this, including St Georgen just a five minute walk away. Be aware when visiting Buttenheim that Buttenheim railway station is a LONG walk from the town (it’s not really in in Buttemheim).“
madthom8 2640 days ago
72 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Visited July 2013. Sat in the tap room which has nice decor. There is a ’stammstich’ table. Ate the wild hog (wildschwein) which was okay. The Lagerbier was quite bitter and good. The krugs come with metal lids, and leaving your lid up indicates you want another beer. There was a nice younger German fellow there that offered to drive me to the St Georgen keller, and then to the Lowenbrau keller when that turned out not to be open yet. Be aware when visiting Buttenheim that Buttenheim railway station is a LONG walk from the town (it’s not really in in Buttemheim).“
madthom8 2640 days ago
68 /100 STRAßE ZUM GEORGENBRÄUKELLER
“Large keller with a terraced garden giving wonderful views over the valley looking towards Buttenheim. I got to try the Helles and Kellerbier on tap and Pils from the bottle - they were all pretty good without being outstanding. Service was brisk and friendly on a very busy evening. Worth a visit.“
downender 2660 days ago
66 /100
Löwenbräu Keller (Restaurant)
EREMITAGE 3
“Visited 21/7/2013 fairly late in the evening. Large keller with plenty of space and a substantial building. Beer was in good condition and service fine.“
downender 2660 days ago
64 /100
Löwenbräu Keller (Restaurant)
EREMITAGE 3
“Big open space with lots and lots of tables. Slightly more ambiance than an Autobahn cafeteria. Gets point for having seating both in sun and shade though. Excellent beer“
Christian 2688 days ago
68 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Traditional pub with good accomodation available. Typical worn in friendly Franconian place. A brewery with reltively large production with decent beers, but not worth seeking out in this poart of the world.“
omhper 2822 days ago
70 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“large brewery with a big multi-roomed interior, your expected stag horn and hop vine and tractor parts decoration. Marzen and Helles Vollbier during November 2012. Bockbier may have been available but I wasn’t in the mood. friendly locals, well-run place getting solid tourist foot traffic. food menu looked better at Lowenbrau where we ate.“
3fourths 2851 days ago
70 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“large brewery and multi-roomed restaurant two doors down from St Georgen Brau on the main street in Buttenheim. Ungespundetes Lagerbier and Pislner on tap. typical Bavarian food menu with fried carp and perch. fun crowd, a little dressed up in Bavarian costume compared to the breweries and gasthofs in smaller towns.“
3fourths 2851 days ago
66 /100 DREUSCHENDORF 27
“No brewery-tap, just a small franconian brewery a few kilometers east of Buttenheim with a rather wide range of beers... Since the Meusel brews are not sold in any drinks-market or bottle-shop ( the beers are directly delivered to the customers, a system called "Heimdienst"), You have to come here and ask the very friendly brewer for some samples. Worth a detour, when You are around!“
pivnizub 2851 days ago
98 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Great place !great beer ! Great food ! A perfect example of franconian brewpub , we visited in November so we had our lunch in and we enjoyed both food and beer ... Their "U" lagerbier is amazing .. I tasted even the bock that is a good strong beer but I ended to ask for another Keller ..“
jorge76 3018 days ago
66 /100 AM STAUCH 11
“Just over the motorway bridge on the road leading up to the village from Buttenheim railway station. Not the largest REWE I have visited but offers a range of local beers that provide an alternative to St Georgen and Lowenbrau, including Ott, Kraus, Meister, Penning, Rittmayer, Kaiser and Aufsesser.“
downender 3047 days ago
76 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 12
“Brewery tap visited on 21/07/2012 where I sat outside on the tables by the the street. Pleasant place that offered the kellerbier, pils and weizen on tap and other St Georgen beers from bottles. The Jagerschnitzel with noodles was excellent and the service friendly. Prices were very reasonable. Very enjoyable.“
downender 3047 days ago
76 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Stopped for a meal on 19/07/2012 where I sat outside on the street. Excellent venison with kloss and kraut, enjoyable pils and Vollbier and friendly service. Prices were very reasonable. Excellent.“
downender 3047 days ago
60 /100 DREUSCHENDORF 27
“The Ausschank is closed, there is only the brewery, with a very friendly brewers family that happily filled a crate with 20 different beers for a meagre 15 euros (including crate). The brewery is large by Franconian standards.“
bierkoning 3376 days ago
76 /100 MARKTSTRASSE 8
“Lots of locals playing cards in a basic boozer atmosphere. Dining room right behind is decorated with hunting trophies... The main reason to come here is the beer of course, and their Ungespundetes delivered. They also had a Pils from the bottle only. Price for 1 pint and 2 pint-sized bottles to go? Not even 4 euros. With this quality, it makes me want to consider moving to Franconia.“
MartinT 3399 days ago
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