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DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus

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German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Essen, Germany
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To dine at the Dampfe on Friday / Saturday evenings you should reserve even for only 2 people. The place used to be a brewery but nowadays even the special seasonal beers are brewed elsewhere in Essen. There are the winter strong beer, the "Fastenbier" (very nourishing) during lent, the May bock beer ... many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for... More 

Thank Monika K
Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The Food is 5 stars! This old bear factory offers the best food in town and the best beer! If you are in Essen or near it this Restaurant is worth the visit!

Thank Adesgreu
Zagreb, Croatia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us went for early dinner after day of meetings food was excellent although portions are really huge. They serve local made beer and german traditional food with some add-ons if you want to go for steak or burger. I would recommend Weiss beer and pork knee if you are really hungry All together 65€ for three of us... More 

Thank Marko B
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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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 42 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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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 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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16 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?