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“Nice Brew, Awesome Chicken!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bierfabriek

Bierfabriek
Rokin 75, 1012 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District (De Wallen))
+31 20 528 9910
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Ranked #446 of 2,580 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Dutch, Pizza, Cafe, European, Grill, Chicken Wings, Central European
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: Bierfabriek is a unique concept in heart of Amsterdam, combining the disciplines of being a restaurant and beer brewery. Our concept offers a natural atmosphere in which you can drink (and tab) home-brewed beers. Additionally, we only work with sustainably produced and organic products to offer you a good meal for an honest price.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice Brew, Awesome Chicken!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I know that the name of this place is Bierfabrik (it's Dutch for Beer Factory), but I think this place should be named after its roasted chicken. Their brew is very nice, indeed, esp if you compare it with all the mediocre beer that you would get from all the tavern around Amsterdam's city centre. However, I'd say that the main star of this place is their roasted chicken!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Bier and Chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Tasty craft brewed Bier, whole BBQ chicken. A juicy, tasy combination, topped off with all the roasted peanuts you can eat. I will visit again and again.

Visited March 2014
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Tel-Aviv
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21 restaurant reviews
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“Below average service with good food and beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The service was just bad, no way around it. We schedualed a meeting with a couple of friends here who called in advance and reserved. We arrived in time to discover that our table is in no way ready or even close, and the group is still there and show no sign of leaving. After we waited for half an hour, just standing on the side (nothing was offered in way of an apology, and no chance to order to enjoy our wait) the group was kicked out, also very rudely, and our table was set. The rest of the evening was nice. We had our own tap so no waiting for the very slow service for beer, and our local friends told us that this is just the way it is here: bad service with plenty of attitude... The chicken was very good, but the overall experiance was completly over-shadowed by the crappy service.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Great BBQ chicken and homebrews”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The self-made BBQ chicken was awesome and the homebrew style beer was quite good as well.
Place was almost entirely booked during the weekend, reservation recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“get a new waitress! (the one with dark hair)”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

THE WORST SERVICE I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE, MCDONALDS SERVES YOU WITH MORE LOVE ,THAN THE REALLY RUDE WAITRESS WITH DARK HAIR!

well, i was used to love this place, at least once a month we go there to enjoy they're fabulous chicken. (i met the people in the kitchen, i know people playing music there, and the rest of the staff, everybody is always really sweet)
until yesterday when we had the worst experience, we made a reservation for 10 people, I have to say in advance that as always THE FOOD IS REALLY GOOD, unfortunately a really rude waitress was "taking care" of us.
i understand it can be a not easy job since i did it myself so i'm very comprehensive, but still i think a tiny bit of politeness is necessary in this job.
this girl treated us like crap, she told me to "shut up" more than one time, when i was asking for her help. after she took our drinks order i let her know that we're ready to also order the food, she shhhs me again, tells me i'm interrupting her activities and leaves without caring.....
i reach her at the bar and tell her in dutch that we are ready to order, to avoid any possible language misunderstandings, but she ignores me again.
when she comes back and we finally order, i'm trying to warn her about my allergies, but she keeps on being hysterical, while we are all pretty calm and start laughing about this instead of getting pissed off.
the people sitting with me realize that this girl beside being VERY IMPOLITE,seriously needs a vallium.
we leave as soon as possible, to avoid further problems, but apparently it's not over:
most of us took a chicken and a beer (13,50 + from 3 to 4 euros= 16,50\17) and we decide to pay separately, which i understand it can be annoying but still can happened if you work as a waitress.
when at the cash register people start saying "can i please pay you a blond beer and a chicken" she refuses to collaborate and keeps on being difficult, without knowing the prices she require us to make our own check, and tell her exactly the amount that we are paying, does not the cash register have a calculator? (even though it's really easy to calculate?) or was this a part of the extremely rude service? we did not give tips, even if we always do, because i rather chew my own coins rather than leave a tip to that terrible person. Maybe i will go back again since i REALLY LIKE THE FOOD, but i will make sure she is not working so we don't' have to have another evening ruined...............

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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