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Schlenkerla

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German, European, Central European, Brew Pub
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Dominikanerstr. 6 | 96049 Bamberg, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 56060
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09:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 23:30
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Tampa
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place really has the feel of an old local Pub in medieval Germany. They had great German smoked beer and the food was also very good !

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Thank Soccermike1015
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was terrible. It took almost ten minutes to get the menu board and another ten minutes to order. The server neglected my request while chatting with others. I couldn't enjoy the food and beer because of the bad quality of service. Most of all, the server made fun of my friend mimicking her gesture, which was insulting. When... More 

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Thank 윤재 이
MatthiasTrum, Manager at Schlenkerla, responded to this review

Dear 윤재 이, we are sorry, that you were not satisfied during your visit. Could you please tell us (via eMail to service@schlenkerla.de) more details, most importantly when exactly you were at our brewery tavern, and where you sat, and please if possible describe the waitress. We would like to follow up - hopfeully all was just a misunderstanding. If... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on the recommendation of our host and the guidebook and we couldn't complain. The smoked beer was a highlight but the food was excellent. My son had the chicken drumsticks with fried potatoes and brussel sprouts and they were honestly the best sprouts I have ever had (never did like them). Wifey had the stuffed onion full... More 

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Thank cliffy_tsv
Brisbane, Australia
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510 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is another great atmospheric brewery pub! This rustic pub is famous for its rauchbier and rauchbier is the only beer on offer. The food we ordered was excellent - but the side dish of beans was incredibly salty!!

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Thank Suzie L
Denver
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the oldest eating establishment in bamberg. we are talking in centruries, comfortable place with wonderful food.

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Thank Thomas E B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have a feel of a local in medieval germany, thats the place! They have smoked beer!!! From their own brewery. People come in groups to share tables, socialize, have best beer, eat best pork & duck.... Not to be missed. And note that day and night is too crowdy with several sections and rooms. Keep searching... More 

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Thank Timothy S
Shinjuku, Japan
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the beer hall of famous Rauchbier, the place to enjoy the beer itself, but they serve tasty food as well. Arrived here at 5:30PM, outside are crowded and all enjoy jug of beer taken-out. I was afraid there is no seat available for us. But fortunately we found for two until 7:30PM. A staff came to us for... More 

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Thank nobuhiro k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic beer, service and atmosphere. Been here 20+ times and will go back whenever possible. Love the place!

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Thank Kim Lund J
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is good choice for the local smoked beer and good bavarian food. I can recommend a hamburger stuffed in a large onion main entree and also the bratwurst and sauerkraut. The beer is definitely unique. It has the smell of smoked cured bacon and has a smokey creamy taste. The prices are resonable and the service was good. I... More 

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Thank Funtraveler2014
Tbilisi, Georgia
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Schlenkerla provides good food, but is famous more by its beer, mostly by so called smoked or Rauchbeer. If you are in Bamberg, you must try it. The restaurant is right in the center, few steps away from the city hall.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 23:30
Monday
09:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:30
Thursday
09:30 - 23:30
Friday
09:30 - 23:30
Saturday
09:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominikanerstr. 6 | 96049 Bamberg, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 56060
Description
In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla. First mentioned in 1405 and now run by the Trum family in the 6th generation, it is the fountain of Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer (in German language it's called "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier"). The smoked beer is here at the brewery tavern still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition. "Even if the brew tastes somewhat strange at the first swallow, do not stop, because soon you will realize that your thirst will not decrease and your pleasure will visibly increase."

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