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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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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

very very impolite staff. very bad. racism and bossy people and staff. we were here to drink beer and eat dinner. it was terrible.

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Thank deraak k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here and enjoyed the quaint warm interior! We both ordered goulash soup which was excellent in flavor and very filling in our bellies. We also tried a smoked beer here. We were told it's smoked with bacon or pork of some sort and it sort of does have a bacon scent/flavor. I liked it. Excellent service too.... More 

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Thank Lisa S
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt like I was in an old time German biergarten! There was a walk up window just to pick up some beers or a warm cozy area to have a meal! There was a large group of German men drinking beer and it felt very homey. I had the liver dumpling soup and my hubby had the stuffed onion.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not eat at the restaurant but instead were seated with another gentleman to try out their specialty the smoke beer. I drink Porters and Stouts all the time and some have a hint of smoke taste but this one is extremely heavy on the smoke taste. You will probably either love it or hate it but you will... More 

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Thank Leroy H
Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please, please, please disregard all the ratings of this place that are lower than "Excellent". The best everything: sausages, pork, and the famous Schlenkerla Eiche double bock! If your really like dark beer, you'll find it not only among the very Germany, but on par with the best Belgian ale. One of the "MUST" places to be in Bamberg!

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Thank ABTOP
Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not much of a beer drinker, but my hubbie and I decided to try out this place after completing a walking tour. He had the smoked beer - tastes like beer with bacon and actually very good! It would go great with any meats served in the restaurants here. Luckily for me, they serve wine as well. It... More 

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Thank Claudetteth
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You've absolutely got to try out the Rauchbier -- the smoked beer -- when visiting Schlenkerla. It's unique and unlike any other beers I've ever tried out. The Schlenkerla is also one of the oldest restaurants in Bamberg -- very atmospheric.

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Thank amarcord83
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an evening pint and snack here recently with German friends. To start with it is well situated near the Dom and is a beautiful old building with a very traditional atmosphere and appearance. When we went they seemed to have as many locals as tourists which is always a good sign. We only ate a snack but we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You have to like a differend taste of Beer... it´s a Smoking-ale... called "Rauch-Bier".. and believe me... after the second beer you will like it...

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Thank Hubert T
Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a place for locals and tourists as well. Great food reasonably priced. Taste the smoked beer (will taste greatfrom the third glass on...). This restaurant is more than 600 years old!

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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
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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