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DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus

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German, Bar, European, Central European, Pub
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Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 630070
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Located in a arther remote area of Essen, this restaurant serves their unique beer along with down to earth no nonsense food.

Thank cangemi
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great as always... Good food Salon beer is always good choice... amd bavarian specialities... Not too healthy though. Always worth a visit.

Thank Michael C
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you would like to have traditional, hearty meal and wash it down with a good beer, then this is the place, All of the food -schnitzel, sausage by the meter and the schweinhaxe - is served in the traditional way. The service and of course, the beer was excellent. Good meal, good price.

Thank Ziganki
Dayton, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a business event dinner here, and it really showcased both the beer from the brewery and the regional cuisine. We had a special menu buffet the was very good. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere seems to be that of a well liked local favorite establishment. The weather wasn't great, but they had a nice outdoor space... More 

Thank BuckeyeMom10
Essen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The food is good, the portions are generous and the prices very reasonable. The decoration is simple and the food good. The restaurant has many offers during the week (for example all you can eat schnitzel), so it is worth looking in their website.

Thank oly111
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Good food (especially meat), great beer, nice service and coasy environment (brewery style). I will come back on the next Essen trip! PS: Try the meat variations roasted on a spit - tastes great and looks nice :-)

Thank omza
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to go for some good German beer and food. Lots of fun. This place is frequented by locals, not many tourist. But the staff was very helpful and made great recombinations for food in beer. In the warmer weather they have an outside patio. I can't wait to back.

1 Thank Robert H
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I never miss to bring my African friends to the "Dampfe". The atmosphere is so genuinely heartwarming "Ruhrgebiet". You really want your clients to soak it up. I love the variety of sausages, the various beers throuout the seasons, the sweet deserts... because its so popular, make sure to place a reservation in beforehand. Cannot miss to tell you that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The food is ok, the quantities normal, prices fair, but it is noisy in there and the owner speaks only germaan however you can ask for an English menu. The mussels were v. Good .

Thank rimakr
Portland, Australia
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We all were seated and enjoyed a great dark beer. Food was good but did not set the world on fire for the fixed menu. Has great atmosphere and service was good. Would go back again.

Thank Peter_B_Simons

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen
  • Phone Number: +49 201 630070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?