Touristy German-style bierhalel/brew-restaurant in the middle of the old town. Big place, with almost embarrasingly kitschy interior. Food ok, but not very special. Their beers are made in a bavarian style, and they offer a sampler (which is a challange to finish alone) of their brews. I wouldn’t say the beers are that tasty, and are all quite similar, but still, the place is worth a visit. The service is often slow, and you might even get ’forgotten’ in some corners (the place is big). And after eating / drinking elsewhere in Tallinn, you’ll be surprised at what they charge.
Beer house is a vast Bavarian style brewpub located close to the central square of the old town. Although I’m quite fond of Bavarian style restaurants, this place is decorated to the point that it is kitschy. This, combined with the soap-like aftertaste of the Märzen I ordered, caused me to leave the place right after finishing the first beer.
Large place in the old center of Tallinn. Bavarian style interior, with large wooden tables. Hoempa hoempa music on the background, medium service. Their 7 beers are ok but not top. (20 euro for the sampler) Atmosphere not the best on a Wednesday evening. Not tried the food. Ok to visit if you’re looking for some home brewed beers, otherwise there are better places in Tallinn to visit.
I have always thought that this place is German style, but here you are Austrian style. Not that’s gonna change anything. Bleak place. Massive hall filled with rough wooden chairs and tables. Umpa-umpa folk songs are playing on speakers (seems that they got only 1 record so it goes on and on). Beer is above average, so worth to visit.
PS. Headbrewer is a woman (which is not very/or at all) traditional for Estonia.
We only had a day in Talinn on our cruise, and we ate lunch here. Was surprised they had 1L beers, awesome! Tasted pretty good too, as I recall. Yeah, it’s touristy and kitchy, but go with it and you’ll have fun. Actually the Estonians have deep ties to Germany, so it’s more authentic than people think. Service very good, prices reasonable.
A massive, cheesey spot in tthe middle of Old Town, it’s tough to pretend you’re not a tourist while you’re in this place. Having said that, the beer really is pretty damn good. A very fresh and zesty pilsner, an appropriately dark and malty dunkel and a lovely assortment in between makes it worth a stop. Try to get there early to avoid the worst of the touristy vibe (or embrace it and just have a good time). The beer is very expensive - even for Old Town (20 Euro for a sampler?!) but you may want a reprieve from the typical and ubiquitous Estonian lager.
kermis (456) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | June 6, 2011
Massive place and mostly quiet when I was there, the German theme is great, particularly with the over-the-top back section done up like a traditional German villiage where each booth is a little house. Worth popping in just for that even though the beer is not great (They’re dark beer seemed the best). And then there’s the pirate ship and pirate to great you as you come in. It’s silly harmless fun.