Visited on a Friday evening for dinner. We had reservations, but for sitting inside I’m not certain we needed it. Most people were sitting outside. Service was decent, but they were a bit slow, even by Euro standards. They messed up my beer order once, but the beers were all good, so that part didn’t bother me all that much. Food was good. My wife’s cheese pie was the best thing we had for food, and was the cheapest thing on the menu. I had a sausage dinner, and it was good. Everything here is outrageously expensive, but then again it is in Switzerland. Everything in Switzerland costs 2-3 times as much as it would in the US. This is a decent brewery in a cool location, just wish it had a little better pricing. Probably the best beer place in Lucerne.
Under wide vaults 20+ tables plus the tables inside. Menu in english/french/spanish available. Possible pay by card. Quick staff, knows english. Delicious meat dishes. From 25chf. 2-3 own beers. Nice view by the "inner harbour". Be nice with the tame swans!
Decent brewpub located right along the river. Very easy to find. There is a small bar area right when you walk un but there is plenty of seating in the side rooms. The beer list is limited but the house beer we had a decent. The food was good and the service was friendly and fast. Prices are okay for Switzerland. I would come here again.
new years eve a few years ago. beers pretty decent. prices at the time seemed quite reasonable by Swiss standards (helped it was still well over 2CHF to the pound back then!)
Bif (121) St. Charles, Missouri | October 12, 2014
Great picturesque location by the water. Has a nice traditional ambience that fits in with the touristy local. There are a couple of house beers on tap along with numerous bottles to select from. The biggest drawback is it is rather pricy. The beers were fairly average, but the scenery is worth the visit.
Had 2 beers on tap when I visited, a nice pils and an ok autumn ale. Great location right on the water in a beautiful setting. Beers were 6 chf or about $6.5 for 30 cl. Not cheap. The food was $$$$$. Nice place, get ready to pay if you are eating.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 8, 2013| Updated November 13, 2013
I stopped in here while in Switzerland with my mom a while back. We flew into Zurich to visit some old friends and family and decided to spend a day in Luzern since we hadn’t been there in well over a decade. After walking across the pedestrian bridge with all the artwork in it we walked along the water to find a cafe and just happened across this. Lucky find I guess. We sat outside on a sunny day and split some food and each had a beer, which at that particular time was only three house beers (helles, weizen, and 5 korn). They also make bierschnapps out of their own beer which I thought was a novel concept. I tried a small taster of it and it just tasted like vodka. But what do I know, I don’t even like liquor. The service was surprisingly friendly, though that may have had more to do with the fact that I was with my mom. Prices were high. I’d come back just for the scenery, even if the beers were just alright.
(Visited 11/2011): This brewpub is located right on the water along one of the inlets of Lake Luzern, offering a picturesque view of the water and bridges.
The interior is comprised of several rooms, with a small bar immediately on the right and various rooms for restaurant seating throughout. There are stone walls and arched windows with wooden tables.
Rathaus has just a few taps featuring their beers, including a Christmas beer and a Helles on our visit. The beers are decent. Fairly extensive bottle list as well (100+).
Service on a fairly busy dinner rush was good. The server was able to work through our language barrier and was friendly.
Food at Rathaus is solid, we both enjoyed our sausage dinners and got a kick out of the tubes of mustard provided with the meal.
All in all this spot is a worthwhile place to visit for the scenery, food and beer.