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Grimmaische Str. 2-4, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Biddenham, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good bar in the centre of Leipzig, the cellars of which date back to C15. Often visited by Goethe when he studied in the town and features as the first place Mephistopholes takes Faust on his journey. Look out now for the devil in the ceiling that leaps out to haunt drinkers every half hour or so. Well we stayed... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Last night we spend some time here, having a few drinks. It's a great bar, friendly atmosphere. The bartenders working there on Saturday the 23rd (aug)definitely took great pride in making the most amazing cocktails. We'll be back for more!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Right on top of the famous Auerbach's Keller but a campy and fun decor. Prices reasonable and a quiet place to have drinks and chat (notice the painting on ceiling)

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10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is not Auerbach's Keller but it has more atmosphere and its just above the famous restaurant. The prices aeasonable than the Keller.re lower, the decor campily fun, and the prices far more r

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After the wonderful pianist finished her repertoire, Mephisto shrieked from the ceiling rose with a puff of smoke. Great coffee and cocktails too.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

live music, mock satanic sound effects. Waiter was a bit stern, but did produce food at 11pm A place you ought to visit having made it ti the city

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable evening here drinking well made and reasonably priced cocktails. Comfortable seating and decent service. Amusing Faustian touches and good live music added to the experience. Another review comments that it was smoky, which, periodically during the evening it was. However it's clear from this and other bars that smoking has not been banned in bars and restaurants... More 

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Paderborn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We didn't fancy a meal at the affiliated Auerbachskeller (famously the erstwhile haunt of Goethe and setting for a scene in his play "Faust") so a quick drink at the bar upstairs (in the Madler Passage) seemed apt as it was -11C outside. Smaller than it's reputation leads you to believe, Mephisto is a proper, old-style European bar, offering everything... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Like to eat while people puff cigarette smoke in your air supply? Just want a limited choice of cakes in small servings? Perfect. Otherwise run. Fast.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We sat outside for optimal people watching but went inside for a bit to enjoy the atmospheric show that happens from time to time throughout the evening. Great wine and champagne for fair prices and I loved the location in the covered passage-style shopping area. We stopped here before moving on to dinner nearby.

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Address: Grimmaische Str. 2-4, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig
Cuisine: Bar

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