When we where there it was really crowded. Although I booked a table, we were seated at a very small place and sitting there was quiet uncomfortable. They have 15 taps and about 60 bottled beers. The focus is mainly on larger foreign craft breweries and I am missing examples of Austrian beers a little bit. We ordered a flight of 8 beers. Obviously some the beers we got were not those that were listed in the menu. When we asked we were told that the changed some taps which is ok as long as they tell you. In the case of one beer however the waiter couldn´t figure out which one it was. The stuff was attentive but that should not happen... Ultimately the air was rather bad and we couldn´t smell the beers properly anyway. The burgers were ok but the strongly flavored sauces didn´t work for me.
We came here the first time Nov 1st 2016. Not sure why it took us so long to find this place. This is not one of the commercial beer places serving the same beers and looking alike. It has it’s own character, you could argue it is a bit untidy, but for us it did not matter. 14 beers on tap, a good mix of Austrian and international beers. We tasted the Sauer Lump brewed by Brauwerk, a Juicy Pale Ale from the hand pump, a Zwickel Bock from Ottakringer and we finished with a Hazelnut Brown Ale from Rogues. All beers were in good shape. Sadly they do not have the Pilsner Urquell from the tank anymore. The bottle menu looked impressive, seems they have some really rare beers. Very interesting food menu. Did not count, but believe they have more than 15 different burgers, some of them cooked with beer gravy. My burger was good, not the best I had in Vienna though. Service was super attentive and very welcoming. Overall a really good beer place with a distinct character.
SinH4 (165) Garching b. München, Germany | August 30, 2016
visited in June 2016. Has quite a dive bar feeling. 14 taps of some locals and some modern beers (and a nice house beer!) as well as an extensive list of bottles which can become expensive. The burgers are good and some of them have a nice beery twist (such as Schlenkerla marinade). Recommended.
nice place in vienna, one of the first that made craft beer popular here, pilsner urquell tapped from tank, 13 craft beers on tap, so they call themselves one of the last remaining homes away from home
Hawidere is one of the most important bars in the Vienna craft beer scene. They were one of the first to focus on craft beer and they are also gypsy brewers so there is a real passion there. Their staff are quite knowledgeable and they hold regular tasting events. The owner and Manageress are great characters. Try their own DomRep Pils and one of their many burgers
This place has been around for a while, but only recently have they decided to add some more interesting brews. They have 7 taps, some very boring austrian standard beers, and then one changing craft brew, usually an international one. The more interesting brews are mainly from the UK and the US, also some from belgium. So for the beer traveller looking for some austrian brews, this is definitly not a good place. they did have 2 beers from bierol though, but thats about it. overall the place is good, food is good, but its pricey, especially the more interesting beers (almost everything is over 5 euros and up). oh yeah, when I have been there the place was packed, so probably reservation is a good idea. oh yeah2, there are 50 bottles listed here ... i think it was more like 30 or so when i was there..