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Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
+49 6151 26444
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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German, Bar, European, Central European
££ - £££
Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best beer I ever tried. 3 floora available but the second is just for restaurant guest. Smoking allowed in the basement which has a cool location. Special fares during happy hour from 17:30 to 18:30. Happy hour is not available in sommer months. In summR...More

Thank Semi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived about 18:30 without a reservation. Most tables were full and the server explained that other tables also had reservations, but when I told him that I only wanted a quick meal, he let me a seat. The atmosphere, the service, the fire grilled...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Visited for the first time after a trip to the Landesmuseum and it was handy and there. A long history and tradition. Inside decorated with old hops and their original brewing licences and old photos. Thick dark wood beams. Copper stills as you enter. The...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

There’s a solid choice of Bavarian food, whereas the best is obviously the fresh-brown local beer offered. Close to the main train station, so worth a visit - and really almost the only place to have a few german draught beers in the city.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you are looking for something traditional, you might consider going to a brewery. The Ratskeller usually is quite busy and all sort of people meet up in summer infront or during winter inside, having a beer or two and some traditional German food. Waiting...More

Thank Karolin O
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

It's a very nice looking place from outside. We sat on the terrace although it was a little bit cold. Pork knuckle is a must! If you order one or two side dishes it's enough for two. Beer is great, they don't have red wine,...More

Thank Livia A
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Located in the center of town, this is one of my favorite places in Darmstadt. They have outdoor seating, great food and beer. You can people watch for hours here, and make new friends in the process. Highly recommend you give them a try. Located...More

Thank El-Guapo-de-La-Noche
Reviewed 20 September 2017

As a life-long beer lover, I can attest that worldwide the Ratskeller makes the best beer I have ever consumed. At the top of my bucket list is to return to Germany during the Christmas season to enjoy their beer at least one more time....More

Thank John R
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Traditional setting, great beer, great staff! Will always visit when in Darmstadt! Lovely surroundings and safe area, love the place

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Just as well we booked a table as it was busy - even on a Monday evening. The serving staff were friendly, efficient, and coordinated with each other, helping wherever they were needed. The food and beer was exactly what we wanted and expected. Typically...More

Thank tidge2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Darmstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 6151 26444
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