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Brauerei Spezial, Inh. Christian Merz

Obere Konigstr. 10, 96052 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 24304
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Ranked #16 of 174 restaurants in Bamberg
Cuisines: German, Brew Pub
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a pub / tavern style eatery. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to all who visit Bamberg. You sit at a long table along with any other guests (this is not normal where I am from), however it definitely adds to the experience. The food portions were large and the beer was good. The menu is in... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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345 reviews 345 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Excellent food and bier! We made a beeline to Spezial upon arrival in Bamberg knowing the restaurant closes at 1400 on Saturdays and the kitchen even earlier. We lucked out and scored seats and their absolutely fantastic goulasch. Best yet, the kitchen ran out of rice for my plate so I was able to have bratkartofflen instead which were really... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This brewery is a little way out of the bustling and tourist areas BUT it is situated on the main train station side of the Bamberg. The walk into town and the famous tourist attractions is only about 5 -10 minutes away. We just LOVED our two nights here. Really good value for money, wonderful atmosphere, great traditional food and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This one of my favorite breweries in Bamberg. They have an excellent rauchbier. Food is good traditional German food.

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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397 reviews 397 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was stop three on our Brewery Tour of Bamberg. It is a little out of the way from the historic/tourist friendly part of Bamberg, but still a part of town worth seeing. While beer was good and food looked nice, this place lacked the charm of the other stops on the brew tour. Service was slow even by European... More

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Frankfurt
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We popped in here to have a few drinks after our meal and sat outside in the beer garden as it was nice weather. The service was however terrible. We wait a few minutes for the waitress and we asked for the menu, we then had to wait for that and wait longer to have our order taken. In the... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Asians,Don't go there..You could be ignored. Bamberg was so beatiful. But I do not want to go back to Bamberg because this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I thought this place had the best smoked beer (rauchbier) in Bamberg. I liked their lager, the wheat beer and the "fest" beer very much. The wienerschnitzel was fabulous! Seating is generally at a large table shared with others.

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allentown, pa
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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had heard that this place had the best smoked beer, and that is true! We enjoyed it more than Schlenkerla, which is overly smokey. The food was good, the service was okay, the atmosphere typical for a local beerhall, although a bit warm. We sat at a large shared table. I had roast pork belly with an ugly, big... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My boyfriend ordered their Ungespundet beer but he got the Lager. The waitress was running around with several lagers so she just gave him one despite he ordered a different one. This has spoiled our evening a bit as we were not sure if she did it on purpose or not. The Lager is amber colour and Ungespundet (much better... More

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