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“A brewery with food stalls, not a restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Augustiner Braustueberl

Augustiner Braustueberl
Lindhofstrasse 7, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
(0) 662 431246
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Ranked #16 of 503 Restaurants in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Austrian, Brew Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Carl Zuckmayer refers to this place in his memoirs, as do countless other celebrities, who have drunk this or that glassful at the Braustüberl. They did so for a good reason.
Hiratsuka Japan
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“A brewery with food stalls, not a restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This Augustiner is the real deal, monk brewed beer of the highest order, not the factory made stuff across the mountain in Bayern. This place is a lot of fun, but can't really be considered a restaurant. It sells beer. You take your mug from a rack, cool it down in a fountain and then buy beer which you take back to your table.

Food is sold by outside vendors set up at one end of the building, and varies from stall to stall as to quality taste and price. You have to buy each item from a different seller, so it can be a bit daunting if your German is as bad as mine. Most of the locals who frequent this place actually bring their own food. We saw a beautifully catered 4 course dinner served to a group at the table next to us that had been brought in from a clearly upscale restaurant. This is perfectly acceptable here, and this is the only such establishment that I know of where they don't prohibit food brought in from outside. As I said they are a brewery and they sell beer. Very good beer.

I can recommend this place on the value of their beer alone. Food is objective here as it depends on what you choose from which vendor's stall. An interesting experience. The atmosphere is relaxing, not busy and rushed as in many such establishments. it is huge with ample seating so there is no feeling of being hurried. A nice place to kick back and enjoy a beer while watching the locals.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Great beer in a great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Well worth then 10 minute walk from the Old City centre to the enormous beer halls and litre jugs of tasty monk-brewed beer. An authentic experience with lots of locals doing the Austrian beer swilling thing.

Visited December 2012
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Baghdad, Iraq
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“December 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Must be on the "must visit" list!. Excellent food, beer and atmosphere. Local brewed beer, either ,5l or 1l mugs - nothing smaller. A meeting place with friends and local people.

Visited December 2012
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Sofia
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Great atmosphere and good beer! The food available is a bit overpriced and underwhelming, so perhaps eat before you arrive. One bus stop from the old town, or a short walk from Mirabellplatz. We were there in December and had a great time. Seemed kid-friendly. Just find a seat and make some new friends!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Absolutely amazing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

This was our first time visiting Austria, and we really wanted to enjoy the local scene and flavor. This place had it all. The beer was amazing and very economical. It comes in half or full liters and is tapped in front of you from a wooden keg. The food is fantastic as well (or you can bring your own if you want). Come early because it is packed with locals and tourists alike. We recommend sharing a table and getting to know people. Tons of fun and made our trip complete.

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