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Schlenkerla

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German, European, Central European, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Dominikanerstr. 6 | 96049 Bamberg, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 56050
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09:30 - 23:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I sincerely don't understand the critics about this place. You obviously come here to try their wonderful rauchbier... just for that the visit is worth the trip. But when you visit Schlenkerla you live an experience, the place oozes centuries of wonderful beer and experiences. Plus the food is quite decent and really goes well with the local beer. Hence... More 

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Thank agg82
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love beer. Especially different kinds. I have been drinking smoked beer for ages. I was so excited to go to Schlenkerla. Disappointed disappointed disappointed. Service was lacking. The beer, which I like was good. Food was definitely minus. All that I can say is, if you like the beer, stay AWAY from the place. So so sad.

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Thank Daniel O
MatthiasTrum, Inhaber at Schlenkerla, responded to this review

Dear Daniel O, we are sorry, that you were not satisfied with your visit. Could you please give us more details (via eMail to service@schlenkerla.de), what exactly was not OK for you and when you came to us? We would like to follow up. Thank you! More 

Bamberg, Germany
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

fantastic smoked beer, regional food, what do you want more? in addition, fast service, rustical atmosphere

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Thank Werner H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This brewery is super old! The beer is super tasty too! They are famous for their Rauchbier which is a burnt beer. It's a dark beer with a smokey aftertaste. It's super unique worth trying! There isn't much direction once you get inside. We had to ask someone what to do, you just choose a seat and eventually will be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite of the nine breweries in Bamberg. I have been here many (several dozen) times. This bier is my all time favorite. And I consider myself an aficionado. There are many delicious beers in Franconia but to me, this is the best. I have taken a beer to the street and chatted with the locals, sat in... More 

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Thank mickeyd54456
MatthiasTrum, Inhaber at Schlenkerla, responded to this review
Google Translation

Vielen Dank für dieses tolle Lob! More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute must when you are in Bamberg! There are 2 ways to experience famous Schlenkerla rauchbier (smoky beer) - the most Franconian way is to get your glass from the window immediately at the entrance and enjoy it outside, or you can try to get a table inside in historical halls of the restaurant, where you can also have some... More 

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Tampa
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 10 January 2017 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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Brisbane, Australia
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517 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, 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 56050
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?