This is the mandatory beer stop in Bamberg, right? Apparently everybody in the city limits agrees as it was absolutely slammed from the moment we arrived in town until they closed up shop. We gave up waiting for it to slow down at all and stood in line to order a couple mugs from a window and stand outside on the sidewalk propped up against the building with dozens of other people. I still say Schlenkerla is the hallmark of the rauchbier style and it was incredible to drink it at the source. They had two beers on, but that's plenty for me. I was happy to just have the marzen, the dopplebock was a bonus. I would have enjoyed it even more if it was possible to sit inside at a table and soak it all in, but even on a Monday night that wasn't happening for me. Beer is cheap like the rest of Bamberg (by American standards), just remember to return your glasses and tokens to get the deposit back.
Probably already on any to do list way before hitting town in Bamberg. A big old house, smack in the middle of everything. Fairly large and with several rooms, hallways and a patio in the back. All very authentic, with beer casks and beer related items, as well as your everyday antlers and old kitschy art hanging on the walls. Being what it is and where it is, the place tends to get packed with people, and it?s not a place to just go get a beer or just chill out. Beer is splendid though, and the food is worth a stop as well.
This is a world classic inn serving a world classic beer uncarbonated vom Faß. Therefore it gets crowded. So go at quieter times to enjoy it more. With that exception, if you do not like it, adjust your personality.