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 (566) 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.
What a story of missed potential! A perfectly adequate, large, ’Austrian-style’ brewpub making beers in all the right colours to an acceptable standard but none of them shine. This is the only brewpub in Estonia but seems to choose not to enthuse. Its downstairs restauarant has a pirate theme - why on earth would you do that unless you had lost the plot?
A brewpub/restaurant in the Tallinn Old Town. Modelled after Bavarian pubs with stuff sporting typical Southern Germany traditional apprell (although girls dresses seemed quite shorter). Selection mostly their own beers (which all taste a bit too similiar). Food also German-like. A place for tourists really.
On a street right off of the Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square). Huge place, decorated completely in some Bavarian/German style (but couldn’t shake the feeling that they were just trying too hard), waiters dressed ,as the others have said, to match too. The music is really funny too. The three of us didn’t eat (having been filled up by the pancakes at the Kompressor which is quite close) but after one finally arrived, we ordered the sampler (they didn’t try to sell us BH Premium so I guess someone told them to cut it out). Amazing how many varieties on a theme they pulled off and they don’t even taste all that different (apart from the nice Dunkles Extra). Too expensive (more akin to Finnish prices than it has any right to be) but hey, it’s the only brewpub in town and you’ll want to visit it for that. And if I remember correctly, you get to steal wifi from across the street.
I loved this place, this bring me back the Brazilian Oktoberfest, with German music versions, Bavarian style, the whole place is cool. I ask for the 7 sampler beers which comes in 7 glass with 7 different beer at 20 Euro. Not cheap, but worth than miss it. Also they have Chiffon and bottles to take to home. The food was amazing, delicious. I was there at Happy hour time and believe it is between 12:00 to 14:00 and I got a nice discount for that. I recommend a lot to go to this place harder if you never been at a Bavarian Brewery or Fest.
Went here in the mid-afternoon. There were some people sitting outside on their patio by the street, a few folks inside, and a few in their interior beer garden. Service was so-so. Got seated at a big picnic style table with one of those built in taps at the end for busy nights. Place is huge. Staff are all in ethnic costume. I got a photo of my server girl. She told me she wasn’t supposed to allow it and stepped behind a collumn to pose. Lots of breweriana and gleaming metalwork for the brewhouse and associated equipment. Food was ok, but my appetizer of pig’s ears was very greasy and all was fairly expensive. Beers were not that great although the pils wasn’t too bad. Ok to go for the experience of local micro beer craft and breweriana. Other than that there are other bars with better beer.
Visited on April 10 with FatPhil (and Anna) and SaintMatty and again on April 11 by myself, 2009. First night I ate the Hock, which fills you up nicely. Also first night I asked for the ampler tray, which wasn’t available, they really pushed the BH Premium as the beer to have, so I tried that one. Also tried the Medovar from Phil and the Dunkles Extra from Matt. Second night I didn’t eat, but had the four remaining beers by myself. They had some live music as well as dancing going on, not really a peaceful environment if that’s what you’re after. Oh yeah, they really tried to sell me the BH Premium again, guess because it’s the most expensive one? It’s pricey and touristy, but I think still well worth it since the beers are rather nice. Service could be better though, or at least not so "selling".
This place blows. My parents were annoyed by the super kitchy german music that blares from speakers onto the street and I was not looking forward to going in the place. Prices were sky high, beer was crap. Atmosphere was crap and service was mediocre at best. Plus all beers were only in 500ml or bigger, which did not make it ideal for sampling. They had a sampler tray for about $30. You gotta be joking me! Get in and out as fast as possible is my recommendation.