Lovely place. Has a large outdoor seating area that I imagine is quite popular during warm months; but on a chilly, rainy new years day I sat inside. Beautiful interior, lots of table seating, all wood, candles and electric lighting. Friendly servers that speak English. Great place to top into for some of the less common Weihenstephaner beers.
This Bavarian place in the eastern part of Berlin (Berlin Mitte) can be recommended both for their food and for their beers. There are nine different Weihenstephaner beers on tap supplied by a few bottles. I had a delicious and strong doppelbock called Korbinian. My Bavarian pork roast dish had also a good taste, even though the kartoffelknödel was not to my liking. A restaurant in a beer hall setting downstairs, and more like a café or bar upstairs. Polite service (visited, 23.11.2009).
Huge terrace area out front, too wet and cold to use on our 1st visit (an evening in April 2011), or our 2nd (Jan 2012).
Wooden floor on entering, the bar is a fair distance in front of you. To the left are tables, the wall to your right has a brightly lite display cabinate with beers, glasses, steins and certificates on show. We hooked up to a tall table with stools next to it.
Modern decor with a rustic touch, dark wood stools, scrubbed lightwood tables, modern chandiller with mood lighting. Cooler Keller bar (in temp amd ambiance) below, we were guided down there on our second visit. Table service of course, attentive and pleasant. We had two beers each and they were in good order and served as you’d expect in the correct glasses. I seem to think they only sell their own beers, not that’s a bad thing.
A classy joint, fairly quiet on our visit, but it is in a happening area and must get very busy at times. Food looked good, but we had none.
The quality of the Weihenstephaner beers is always astounding, and this restaurant doesn’t disappoint in serving nearly all of them from the tap. You can’t even find a place like this in Munich even though the brewery is just outside of the city! The restaurant’s basement is a maze of old vaulted cellars, now rooms for groups. The terrace overlooks Hackescher Markt, which can be pleasantly lively when there are food stands outside. There aren’t that many world-class beers in Berlin, so this restaurant becomes a must imho. Where else would you get that many masterpieces (Weizen, Dunkel Weizen, Helles, etc.) under the same roof?
No doubt about the quality of the beers served. Nice place at Hackescher Markt, close to Oranienburger Straße. Maybe a bit touristy, but the beer and the food is of high quality. According to their webiste the Restaurant is is located in the oldest building in Berlin’s Mitte district.
Great tourist-trap with only decent beers and shitty and arrogant service. They didnt have either Vitus or Koribinian on draught. Expensive and cold.
JCB (282) Durham, North Carolina | October 11, 2014
Tourist trap for sure, but a decent place to shovel in some meat and try a few brews (mostly those you’ve already had, but now sampled by surly and/or diffident bier madchens). Food was average, everything overpriced, and we found ourselves wishing we’d gone back to the place just across the square (1809 or something like that) with the rad Berliner weisses.
Located right outside the Hackescher Markt station on the nice little square/market that gave it its’ name. The place is bigger than it looks, on two floors (ground and "basement"). Waiters and waitresses in more or less Bavarian outfits, ok enough, a more or less full selection of Weihenstephaner beers (we’ve hade the wonderful Korbinian and Vitus), that aren’t all that easy to get elsewhere in Berlin. Again, we didn’t eat, so that’s off. Anyway, if you’re missing some Weihenstephaner rates or itching for some good Bavarian beer, do yourself a favor and visit it en route to Lemke.
Svesse (258) Hässelby, Sweden | November 18, 2010| Updated March 16, 2015
Nice restaurant and beer hall centrally located at Hackescher Markt. Rustic interior in wood and stone and lots of seating outside on the square. There is a small and cosy backyard as well. Good selection of Weihenstephaner beers on tap. Service was attentative and friendly. Central and accessible place for a spontaneous beer or to upgrade the Weihenstephaner ratings.