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“Such potential.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pivnica HS

Pivnica HS
Franjevacka 15,, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+38733 111 222
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Ranked #63 of 214 Restaurants in Sarajevo
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Such potential.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

The service was poor. Tried it twice, had different waiters. Seemed bothered by our presence. Maybe they are not fond of Americans. They spoke great English but would rather visit with one another than provide adequate service. Too bad has a great atmosphere and excellent beer.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

They served a decent beer but the food was not great. Service was also slow. Go for the beer and skip the food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Important history and great beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My husband and I visited the Sarajevo Pivnica a number of times during our time in Sarajevo. It is an important site because of the role it played as a source of clean water during the siege (as you will find out if you read more or take any Siege Tours during your stay). The building is great, the decor is beautiful, the beer is spectacular and the food is good. This was the only place we found that served the dark Sarajevo beer. They also served beer by the liter which was quite fun :-) We visited a number of times and had one surly waiter but also some very good waiters so overall, I would say that the service was quite good.
The food tended to be very rich but good.
I would highly recommend a visit to the Pivnica if you are in Sarajevo! It seems a little difficult to find the first time but is really very easy and close to old town once you know where you are going.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Go for the ambiance and beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The food was good, the ambiance was great and the service was ok. But I would still go there again. We had a really good steak and the rest of the food was pretty average. The house brews were very good in my opinion but I'm not a beer aficionado. Like everyone has already said its the cool building that is the real draw here. There are also a lot of tables so it would be nice for a large group.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect atmosphere but poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Went there on a Monday night. Place was only half full and there were a lot of waiters. There was live music and I really loved the atmosphere - it was like coming to the 20's or something. But the service... The waiters seemed annoyed that customers would bother them, one beer took 20 minutes to get to the table as the waiter seemed to be busy chatting to co-workers by the bar. When we were leaving our waitor reminded us to leave a tip. We left the smallest tip ever. This place left us angry, such a great setting is destroyed by the staff...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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