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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stepped in to try their unique smoked beer a perhaps a bite for lunch. The beer was interesting but good. BUT the “service” we were rudely denied a seat in the near empty dining room and shown outside. I am so pleased we didn’t order...any food they do not deserve a single cent from me. The beer is special but not fantastic enough to endure such treatment.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 3, 2024

Ate earlier at Spezial but the food looked better here and the rauch bier was the superior of the two. Nice atmosphere, several bars and spills out into the street.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 23, 2023 via mobile

Delicious smoked beer. Tried a couple varieties. Had the onion/pork app and loved it! Also had sausages and sauerkraut- very good.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 13, 2023 via mobile

After our walking tour, we came back to this brewery to try the original smokey beer. So good! A limited food menu is offered between 1000-1200. We ordered the veal sausage with a pretzel and the schlenkerla sausages with sauerkraut. The dining room opens at...1100 but there are a few tables in the entry way.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 27, 2023 via mobile

Restaurant is set at different areas and we just stayed at front instead of the cave area. Arrived at 12:35 and almost full house. Have English menu offered. Only one lady for serving so need to be patient - but she’s working very fast! Food...are very delicious! Portion is just right, the taste is good and not salty, and smell is good as well. Of course, all are In reasonable prices. With to revisit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 16, 2023 via mobile

Known for its authentic rendition of the classic smoked bier, which I found better than most here as well. This restaurant sports a take out beer to go window that has a line out the door at peak hours. The inside with old Roman style...arched ceilings and upscale classic decor usually has seating available, except perhaps at peak hour. The food is very good & reasonably priced, our service has always been good. Can recommend the liver dumpling soup (Saturday and Sunday only) and the lamb shoulder is tender, tasty and ample.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 30, 2023 via mobile

Unusual but tasty smoked beer Nice brewery/Biergarten Unique Went with my family. It’s busy so getting a seat can be challenging but worth it

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed September 28, 2023

We wanted to try the „smoked beer”, the speciality of Bamberg. The building is itself old, very famous and popular, so there were too many guests. We sat down in the beergarden and shared our table with others. We had to wait for a long...time and the waiter wasn’t very polite, but it was O.K. The Rauchbier was unusual, fine. We have never tasted anything like this before. It was a good experience, it’s worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2023 via mobile

Went here for lunch yesterday, and of course it was very busy. We sat down at one of the few empty tables, and I asked a passing waiter if I could please have a menu. He looked me straight in the face and shouted back...at me that they were very busy and were working very hard - and walked on. I could see that! I didn’t see my request to ask for a menu in a restaurant as unreasonable. For some reason, possibly a bit shocked, we actually stayed, and didn’t immediately leave. The lunch was ok. I used to live in Germany, and this attitude was unusual. It did, of course, spoil my lunch, and this waiter continued to serve us, without any flicker of admission of rudeness whatsoever. There are many restaurants in Bamburg, choose another and have a more pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 8, 2023 via mobile

I cannot complain about our reservation or the service. We were three, however none of us liked the famous Rauchbier, since no alternatives were available we paid our unfinished drinks and left. Just a matter of taste.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023 via mobile

Smoky beer was top notch! Never tasted anything like that before. Atmosphere felt like you were drinking in the Hobbits home. Food was one of the best German meals of whole trip. Get the onion stuffed with meat and gravy!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 20, 2023

My German friends took me to Schlenkerla to try the "smoked ham" beer. They said people either love it or hate it. You can now count me in the latter group. It took me quite a while to nurse this beer to completion, but it...was a heck of a time enjoying the sun and camaraderie on a cold April's day. Schlenkerla is quite famous for this strange tasting beer and it is certainly an experience for Americans to openly drink beer on the city street. I highly recommend giving it a try. Or try getting a table in the restaurant if you can.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed June 16, 2023 via mobile

We were on a motorcycle trip in Bamberg and decided to try the local beer speciality. The Rauchbier is unique and tasty. Beer lovers really need to try one of these! The restaurant itself is located in an old monastery. During summer you could sit...outside drinking your beer whilst enjoying the sun. Very delightful!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 13, 2023

We stopped here for lunch and the smoked beer. The place is huge with a bunch of smaller rooms for dining. The servers were very nice. We tried the traditional dark beer and a wheat. They were both great, but I recommend the traditional dark....For lunch we had the Bamber onion. I highly recommend it. It's kind of like a meatloaf stuffed in an onion with gravy. It was delicious. Great atmosphere too.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 24, 2023

We stopped here during a brief walking tour of Bamberg. This is apparently the oldest beer hall in Bamberg. The smoked beer is worth a try, but is really nothing special. You will find a lot of people gathered here, including outside in the narrow...street.It's a nice touristy thing to do, but you will find better places to spend your money as you walk through Bamberg.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Schlenkerla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5