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“Great atmosphere, good beer & food”
Review of Mahrs Brau

Mahrs Brau
Ranked #4 of 231 Restaurants in Bamberg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Brew Pub
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Description: DISTINCTIVE, UPSTANDING AND GENUINE: WHAT DEFINES US AS A BREWER IMG_2036 Tradition and craftsmanship – for us, these are not just selling points, and most definitely not myth. We are a family owned and operated business, run with conviction and passion for over four generations. We’ve been doing it simply for the sheer pleasure and enjoyment of our work. And because we have a very specific idea of ​​what an outstanding beer must have: Character. We leave the cheap beer to the mass production industry. We don’t get bent out of shape over producing a few more hectoliters. On the contrary, we are a proud, yet not sooo small, private brewery in Upper Franconia. For centuries we have been calling Bamberg’s Wunderburg our home. Family-owned and firmly rooted in the region since 1895. Then, as now, committed to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. We enjoy our success, but always remain fully aware of our responsibility. brauereiWe work with confidence in our age-old craft, and can therefore keep a clear head for the present. We are inquisitive and move forward with new ideas for the future. Because, when it’s all said and done, pairing the art of our brewing tradition with the sophistication modern technology (along with the occasional surprise) you can truly taste the difference in each of our nine Mahr’s beers.
Innsbruck, Austria
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“Great atmosphere, good beer & food”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

The 'stube' has a great atmosphere (hops hanging from candelabras). Beer is excellent, we had both the Helles and unfiltered beers. We ate the bratwurst with kraut which were what you would expect. Service was efficient.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“The Other Favorite Beer Pub in Bamberg”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Guess we have visited Bamberg for a bier-day 4 or 5 times over the past decade... it is always a must-do visit when in Germany. Even my wife drinks the bier in Bavaria and hardly ever in the USA. During our first two visits to Bamberg we never made it out to the Mahr's Brau mostly because it is more remote from the center of town and other pubs were within a short walking distance. But, ever since our first visit it is a "must-do" because of its good beer, very decent food, comfortable ambiance, great service and friendly patrons. Mahr's Brau is a first rate bier pub masquerading as an anonymous neighborhood pub!

There are several places to take your beer but we usually end of sitting in the main room for warmth because it is late afternoon/early evening in the fall. The menu is varied and tasteful and for some reason during out visit one-year ago October it was the only place to found giant radishes. The main room is accented by hanging hops. All the beer was tasty.

It is a long southerly walk along the river but not bad after drinking and eating our way through inner Bamberg. We will probably search out a bus next time. To our chagrin we discovered the last bus leaves the Mahr's Brau area around 7pm or so, and it is a long walk back to the station, so either we start earlier or inquire about a taxi cab.

  • Visited October 2012
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Bamberg, Germany
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“BEST BEER, and one of our favorite restaurants”
Reviewed 4 July 2012

My husband and I lived in Bamberg for about 3 years, and really enjoyed our time there. This was a regular date night for us. :) They grill a really good steak, and serve great examples of German cuisine: Wienerschnitzel, potato croquets, stews, noodles. Like most restaurants in Bamberg, they brew their own beer, and we'd take home a case whenever possible. Very rich and ambery.
Americans will find German salads a little strange. They serve salad with a scoop of coleslaw in it, sometimes a little corn, and almost always a joghurt-based dressing. There's no ordering a different kind of salad either. In German cuisine, there's very little emphasis on the veggies, haha. :) But for great steaks, stews, gravy and potatoes, we love coming here.

Visited May 2012
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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“Try Ungespundett beer”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Mah'rs is very nice pub, located outside of city center. Beers are good, food is traditional German. Very good atmosphere. And of course try U beer (Ungespundet)

  • Visited July 2011
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Bamberg, Germany
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“Must go!!!”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

I only rate Mahr's very good based on food and atmosphere. The beer should be your primary reason for visiting. Undoubtably one of the best beers in Bamberg and there's over a hundred brewies within the area. Try the Keller Beer.

Visited April 2011
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