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

Latest reviews from Darmstadt

98 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Legendary beer Mecca in Pfungstadt! Range of German and international beers here is amazing. Bamberg smoked beers, a gose beer from Leipzig or Kölsch from Cologne? Nigerian Guinness or a traditional English pale ale? You'll find it all and more on their shelves. Commercial big hitters or craft beers, you'll get it here. Prices absolutely reasonable! They also have a reduced section for beers going out of date where you can find some random treasures sometimes. Very easy to spend an hour here browsing. Also good range of crisps/chips from Spain, UK etc by the check outs. Highly recommended. I've never been in a better beer supermarket that covers such a variety of beers!“
brexitgiftshop 221 days ago
56 /100 MARKTPLATZ 8
“We visited late at night, there was still quite a bit going on. Very limited selection of beers but that seemed to have been besides the point for the majority of the patrons. Down to earth. Service was very slow but we didn't expect much more late in a busy evening.“
derA 503 days ago
70 /100 NIEDER-RAMSTAEDTER-STR.3
“Solid traditional German brewery, nice open top fermenters downstairs, so a brewery tour definitely is worth the coordination effort. At the time of our visit there were 7 beers (incl. 1 non-alcoholic) on offer, so definitely more than expected from a traditional German brew house. Down to earth feeling, not overrun, good food. All in all a very nice experience.“
derA 503 days ago
86 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“There is not much what's not said here already. Easy to find, spacious and affordable. I found two crates full of different German ticks. You can easily spend an hour here.“
rosenbergh 698 days ago
86 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“An excellent place in Darmstadt very near the highway. The best getrankemart I've seen, lot of German beer in box as usual but also a kind of reminder with all singles beer to speed tu the collection. So usual but also rare German beers plus a huge number of international beers, very nice place.“
jaghana 753 days ago
86 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Great beer store, way beyond the General "Getränkemarkt". Features a great range of local beers including Bavarian beers, plus a good range of Belgian and international beers. Service is brilliant and very friendly. Very good shop.“
Piepenhenrich 1004 days ago
88 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Been here couple of times over the last two years, always good to stock up on some beers and find new ticks. 3mins off the Autobahn. Parking right infront. Huge drinks shop. To the right is alcoholfree stuff, juices and so on, but also some cider, applewines. Straight on is a liquor selection, with some very expensive bottles of e.g. whisky. To the left a huge beer selection. First two rows of craft, mostly german, a few belgians. Next two rows are all the single bottles of beers available in crates. Those are mostly Germans, many Bavarians. On the left wall are international beers sorted by countries, good ofr some country ticks, but double check with exotic countries as those are the license brewed shitty beers from Haus der Biere. All in all a great shop, worth a visit if in the area. Last time I left with ~40 bottles paying 75€.“
rhoihessegold 1021 days ago
82 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Certainly the most impressive selection anywhere in the Rhein/Main area. Particularly strong with German craft, Belgian, and misc. other European. Not a huge amount from North America but instead a quirky list of obscure international brews ranging from Namibia and Mauritius to the Faroe Islands. Very helpfully sorted by land and Bundesland. If your looking to wrap up your Bundesländer ticks or pad out the the country list then this is the place to go. Service was okay although the lines got long on a Saturday. Good value overall. UPDATE: if you’re looking for country ticks be sure to carefully read the label on the bottle. A number of the beers listed as being from Third World lands are actually brewed under license here in Europe. Got burned by this myself with a few bottles.“
hauxe 1141 days ago
58 /100 GOEBELSTRASSE 7
“Late night visit before my train home. Located directly opposite of the main station. Huga placeMany of their beers availabel either on tap or in a bottle. Worth to visit and try the beers.“
rhoihessegold 1150 days ago
38 /100
Die-Theke (Bar)
RHEINSTR. 26
“Th quote from rickyholden "Nice girls do not make a good beer pub." says it all. This is popular pub amongst locals espcially football fans. Many taps but all with the typical german macros. Only 2 local Helles. Not really worth unless you wanna watch football and have some boring beers in a relaxed pub.“
rhoihessegold 1150 days ago
72 /100 NIEDER-RAMSTAEDTER-STR.3
“Great brewery, a short walk out of the city center. Worth to visit. They do offer 4 of their beers on a tasting tray with 100ml pours. One seasonal Bock aswell when I was there. Good service, nice welcoming atmosphere, almost only locals. Good place for good beers.“
rhoihessegold 1150 days ago
58 /100 WILHELMINENSTRASSE 31
“Second location of the local brewery, inside the city center. Large German style restaurant with loads of wooden decor, bierhalle-feeling. Many Braustübl beers on tap. Worth to visit to get a few ticks for Darmstadt.“
rhoihessegold 1150 days ago
36 /100 SCHUSTERGASSE 18
“Not really sure yet what value this place has for RBs place section. I was there on a Friday night and it was really packed with young people. Seemed more like a club than a bar. Many rooms, loud music, table soccers. From what I found out it is one of the oldest buidlings in the center of Darmstadt and was earlier connected to a private brewery called Wiener Kronenbräu. Their pils is still on the menu but I couldnt find any information where its brewed. I will go back when its less crowded to find out.“
rhoihessegold 1150 days ago
64 /100
MALTbar (Bar)
RHEINSTRASSE 41
“Visited on a Friday night. Very quiet, just two people in the front room. Sat down at the bar. Good service, got some snacks alongside my beer. Place is very modern and wants to be a bit more highend, classy bar like. Loads of whiskys, even cigars on the menu. Many bottled German and international craft, no taps. Quite a few beers from local brewery Brewers Fantasy. Prices are way to high.“
rhoihessegold 1150 days ago
52 /100 MARKTPLATZ 8
“Big brewpub right in the center of Darmstadt, different rooms, large patio. I sat inside at the bar next to the copper vessels. Just had one beer which was solid. Will be back for the other beers. Worth to check out when in Darmstadt.“
rhoihessegold 1150 days ago
82 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Giant store with lots and lots of beers (local, national, international). The prices are very fair as well, so bring a car or a large bag (however, a car is probably best, since it is not very convenient to get there). Very nice shop, that I recommend if you can transport large quantities of beer.“
King_Alex_II 1170 days ago
76 /100 NIEDER-RAMSTAEDTER-STR.3
“Excellent boozer down to earth and welcoming.“
rickyholden 1217 days ago
52 /100
Die-Theke (Bar)
RHEINSTR. 26
“Not interesting for beer one or two local plus some big brands. Nice girls do not make a good beer pub.“
rickyholden 1217 days ago
86 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Located right near the Eberstadt train Station, very easy to get to by public transport (good luck carrying the beer on the train though ;) ). Absolutely Huge place with a great Selection. I went there twice, and both times they were out of Stock in some beers, so don’t go too late in the Evening! Shelfs full of german Beers and one wall with international Beers from all over the World. Really nice UK collection, decent Belgian one and many obscure countries with one or two beers. Prices are pretty good, especially on german Beers, but can reach up to 5 Euros for Japanese or similar rare beers. One of the best places to buy beer. Probably the Best in Hesse!“
FinnIckler 1698 days ago
74 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Located in the middle of nowhere. Really huge selection of beers from different countries, really good prices.“
peponi 1761 days ago
88 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Beeindruckende Bierauswahl an deutschen regionalen und überregionalen Bieren, dazu viele deutsche Craft-Biere und internationale Biere. Ein Muss wenn man in der Nähe ist!“
Thomas_W1 1856 days ago
76 /100
MALTbar (Bar)
RHEINSTRASSE 41
“Visited on a Wednesday night. Quite quiet when I visited, located very close to Darmstadt’s city center so easy to get to on foot if you’re there. Very modern beer bar that has almost everything you’d expect from an American craft beer bar and nothing of a typical German brewhouse. I say almost because the biggest miss of this place is the complete lack of beer on tap. They have a very interesting selection of German micro-brews and some standard international ones but it is all only available bottled. This being said, the selection is quite interesting and the prices aren’t bad at all (although expect to pay more than for your typical 0.5l of helles at a brewery). The service was quite good, staff was knowledgeable and friendly/willing to help. They also have a nice selection of spirits with some good classic malts and several interesting gins. No food. Will return, and definitely worth a visit if you’re in town.“
JulienHuxley 1932 days ago
72 /100 GOEBELSTRASSE 7
“6 beers on tap, some nice variations including a bottled IPA and a seasonal stout on tap (very crafty by German standards). Visited on a Tuesday night, directly across the platz from Darmstadt’s main train station so you can’t miss it. Probably one of the most worthy places in town, certainly one of the best effort/value ratios. Food was quite alright, fresh and tasty German pub food. Several beers available, english menus, tasters, basically a tickers dream in Germany. The quality is quite alright if a bit mainstream. Service was fine and the value was quite good as well. Will certainly return on my business trips.“
JulienHuxley 1939 days ago
68 /100 WILHELMINENSTRASSE 31
“Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Quiet German pub, looks new-ish, full menu of traditional German pub food with all the regular beers from Braustüb’l available on tap (Zwickl, Pils, Weissbier, etc.) This place has more lax opening hours than the brewery and is conveniently located in the city center. Prices are comparable to other in town offerings. Service was good, was served in english. They have a small biergarten and free wifi. Not a stellar location but a worthy beer stop.“
JulienHuxley 1940 days ago
68 /100 NIEDER-RAMSTAEDTER-STR.3
“Visited on a Monday evening. Old German pub interior, reeks of German food and cigarettes, large tables for many lonely strangers to sit across each other. 3 beers on tap, the export helles, weissbier and dunkel. Prices are quite cheap and service was efficient. Beers were decent. Definitely worth a visit if in town.“
JulienHuxley 1940 days ago
88 /100
MALTbar (Bar)
RHEINSTRASSE 41
“Great place for craft beer and whiskey in Darmstadt. It has more space than it looks from outside, tables with armchairs or chairs. The menu contains about 60 craft beers, 35 from Germany, and describes the taste in a few words.“
mbah 1952 days ago
66 /100 NIEDER-RAMSTAEDTER-STR.3
“Nice little place with an authentic used look. Nothing fancy, but very nice. The service is quick and discreet, the beer cheap and the food looked nice, but haven’t had any.“
King_Alex_II 1961 days ago
68 /100 MARKTPLATZ 8
“Nice Brewpub with large copper vessels and wood furniture inside and also a beer garden outside. The service is authentic nimble-witted and efficient. I haven’t tried the food though.“
King_Alex_II 1961 days ago
98 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Wahnsinnige Bierauswahl. Eine absolute Pflichtadresse für Bierfans.“
DrNosha 2033 days ago
86 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“An oasis in the desert. Bottle selection has good coverage of german craftbeer, almost comprehensive except some of the Berlin breweries. Plenty of belgian and UK classcs, including some rarer stuff (for Germany) like Thornbridge.“
craighill 2186 days ago
54 /100 NIEDER-RAMSTAEDTER-STR.3
“3 very nice taps. Although this brewhouse belongs to Darmstadter Brau they still brew on site their 3 beers.“
Sokolov 2239 days ago
72 /100 MARKTPLATZ 8
“3 totally outstanding taps. Wonderful!!!“
Sokolov 2239 days ago
56 /100 GOEBELSTRASSE 7
“5 taps with Helles being definite highlight, other 4 don’t disappoint either.“
Sokolov 2239 days ago
84 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Repeated drive-through visits 2011-2014, 1/3 of our Autobahn trek up north. Giant Getränkemarkt with international beer focus that has been continually developping its range mirroring the broadening German beer scene, displaying a cross section of the most idiosyncratic regional classics (full range of Schneider Weisse incl. TAP 4 & 5, Thurn & Taxis Roggen, Franconian classics, Saxonian Schwarzbiere) as well as a steadily growing selection of new additions ranging from local up&coming Braukunstkeller, Hopfenstopfer, now Ratsherrn and Kuehn Kunz Rosen. Growing international offers of US and UK craft classics and offbeat country ticks (Congo, Mongolia) side by side with silly novelty beers contracted by DE or BE breweries. - Steep prices for many Be imports compared to UK classics like Fuller’s. 2014 was the first time I noticed some Girardin and 3F here, at triple the original retail price. No real beer-savvy customer service on the site to speak of, but cashiers are very dapper and swift and obviously trained to check several mixed cases. Small regional cider selection. Always received availability info by email within 24hrs. Hands-on no-nonsense Pfandabteilung/return service for empties.“
bartlebier 2321 days ago
76 /100 GOEBELSTRASSE 7
“Very big place separeated to smokers and no smokers space. The beers which are served are exclusively the brewery’s beers. Food is really great, all dishes are worth tasting. Booking is necessary, especially at evening hours because the place is really crowded.“
drankpenguin 2326 days ago
78 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“A nice drinks market by the highway to/from Frankfurt. A decent selection of international stuff, mostly concentrates on German beers from the local and regional brewers. Some German craft is making appearance as well. A pretty nice place.“
Erasmus_ro 2367 days ago
74 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Huge getränkemarkt with an enormous selection of mostly German beers from Hesse and surroundings. They have an international selection as well, where country ticks can be found, but there was nothing new for me. Since the focus of course is on German beers, the selection could use a bit more variety in terms of beer styles, and some better beers as well, but that is to be expected. No service to speak of, but then again I didn’t need service. Prices are perhaps a bit higher than normal getränkemarkts, but the selection more than makes up for that, and for a Dane anywhere in Germany is cheap. I would surely visit again to restock if I was to find myself on the autobahn close by.“
Rasmus40 2458 days ago
70 /100 KASTANIENALLEE 4
“Visited on a sunny July evening. Huge biergarten, 1300 seats says the website and I believe it. They claim to be a bavarian beer garden, and although not in Bavaria they really try hard to be as authentic as possible - in my albeit limited experience I believe they succeed. The whole garden is shaded by chestnut trees and there is a lot of space for everyone. The beers come from hutthurmer and the quality is good - pils is served in a ceramic mug, and weissebier in a weizen glass. The food was tasty (a bit pricy but good quality classic german stuff). I had a veal schnitzel with sauteed mushrooms and roasted potatoes. Quite average as a beer place but a nice place to enjoy the summer if in Darmstadt.“
JulienHuxley 2483 days ago
70 /100 MARKTPLATZ 8
“Visited on a Tuesday evening. It was beautiful out so everyone was outside enjoying the marktplatz. The bar is really nice though, nice shiny copper interior, really pretty. Service was friendly by urban standards. Prices were fair, around 4 euros for a half liter. They had 5 of their own beers on tap, had the Weizen which was nice. Decent place.“
JulienHuxley 2485 days ago
96 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“My standard shop if I have to buy new beer. Overwhelming assortment of beers from all over the world, I bought my very first Lambic here (it was worth the money). You want an IPA? No problem. Beer from the Kongo? Also no problem. Wide assortment of beers from the UK and USA? Holy grail, yes! On christmas they even had Belgian Xmas Bocks and beer advent calenders. But they also regularly stock new german craft beers and seasonal beers.“
Chopper925 2587 days ago
86 /100
Maruhn (Beer Store)
PFUNGSTADTERSTR. 174
“Like a moron, I’ve been working 20 minutes from this place for 2+ years (it’s on the way home, etc) but did not go until recently as my beer stash from other EU countries (read: Belgium) was simply too big. I decided to go prior to Xmas to pick up loads of Bocks and Winter beers. Needless to say, I was blown away. The place is large, well laid out and has a massive selection. Name the brewery, and they likely have every variation. Prices are low...most bottles I bought (I bought 50+) were around the 1 Euro mark +/-0.50. I often have colleagues or friends who want to bring back unique beers from Germany on a visit. This is a straight shot and about 30 minutes from Frankfurt airport...take them here and they will not be disappointed. Also, they do have a nice selection of beers from other countries and I can get my IPA fix here as they carry Sierra Nevada, Firestone, etc. They have nice wines and liquors too. Lastly, they even help you load the beer into your car...in Germany, this type of service is not a given. Have your ratebeer app ready on your phone and enjoy spending an hour loading your cart with cool "rarities" not found in such abundance anywhere else! It’s one of the top bottle shops I’ve ever been to globally.“
mstockton 2642 days ago
64 /100 MARKTPLATZ 8
“Visited this brew-restaurant on 3.2.2014. Located in the centre of Darmstadt in a nice old building on the market place. They are serving German food (mediocre quality) and have 4-5 beers on tap brewed in their own golden brewhouse. Like the Helles and also the Weissbier is quite good. Restaurant is big, if you come only for a beer, sit on the nice small bar. Overall I recommend this place if you are visiting Darmstadt.“
Schlenkerla 2652 days ago
76 /100 NIEDER-RAMSTAEDTER-STR.3
“Ate and drank in the new addition. Food was typical regional fare but was great and cheap. Had three options on tap and I was happy to get a Bock option. The table next to us had a 11 liter wooden cask of their “helles”. I will have to try that next time when I don’t have to drive.“
Nero55 2687 days ago
72 /100 MARKTPLATZ 8
“A brewpub in the center of the town square and in the heart of the Christmas market. The place was packed but had a great atmosphere. Choices were “helles” or “dunkel” and both were good. A nice stone bar and a drinking area out front.“
Nero55 2687 days ago
56 /100 GOEBELSTRASSE 7
“Visited once in 2011, there is nothing spectacular about this place. The beers are just ok; at least there are a few of them available.“
fiulijn 2719 days ago