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Schlenkerla, the historic smoked beer brewery

$$ - $$$German, European,
Dominikanerstr. 6, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 56050
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“smoked eel” (181 reviews)
“pork” (24 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (20 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
German, European, Central European, Brew Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Dominikanerstr. 6, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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1 - 10 of 405 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day in Bamberg with a local family member who booked a table inside the pub, a good job we did as it was very busy. Tables inside and outside were nearly all full, but the staff we attentive and efficient. I had...More

Thank nonemmet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant for their smoked beer and was very pleased with the food as well. The service was also very good. The atmosphere is quintessential German pub. Must do in bamberg

Thank gord h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bamberg onion and smoked beer is synonymous with the city. This place does it well, and quickly, in an atmospheric setting. The "onion" is stuffed with finely minced meat, and served with bacon, mashed potato and gravy. The beer has a strong taste of Barbecue...More

Thank greenstOat24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I alwsys stop at Schlenkerla to have a good old Rauchbier beer when we’re in beautiful Bamberg ! Very nice place ❤️

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had the pleasure of having a dinner at Schlenkerla and it's hard to explain how i felt absorbed by the magic of this place and its legendary smoked beer. A must visit in Bamberg, without any doubt!

Thank AviationLover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am an avid beer drinker. We went to Schlenkerla because of all those raving reviews about the Rauchbier and Schlenkerla as the Rauchbier heaven. So the beer happened to be nothing special. And the restaurant, its quaint rustic looks notwithstanding, is nothing much either....More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Proper beer history oozing from the walls of this place and you should put this place high on your list if on a first time crawl of the brew houses. The smoked beer is outstanding.

Thank toooldforhostelsnow
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Treated poorly by staff. Asked to move from seating for being British and buying drinks from the bar. Will definitely come back to Bamberg but won't come back here.More

Thank Phil S
MatthiasTrum, Inhaber at Schlenkerla, the historic smoked beer brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Phil S, we have service and non-service areas, which are clearly marked as such. When you pick up beer from the bar, you can sit in the "Hausplatz" (the aisle you enter Schlenkerla through), or stand on the street. In the service areas staff...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

It was difficult to get an outside table. Service is fast and efficient. The beer you either like or hate. (Smoked beer). Good Herman dishes, small variety and low prices. All good and fast but not too comfortable. Still a must visit

Thank docsteffen2017
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This famous old brewery produces a dark smoked beer which I found rather delightful. The food is also very popular and of good quality. This establishment gets extremely busy in the summer and drinkers spill out into the streets which creates a nice buzz. I...More

Thank Barry J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $16
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominikanerstr. 6, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 56050
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Description
In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla. First mentioned in 1405 and now run by the Trum family in the 6th generation, it is the fountain of Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer (in German language it's called "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier"). The smoked beer is here at the brewery tavern still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition. "Even if the brew tastes somewhat strange at the first swallow, do not stop, because soon you will realize that your thirst will not decrease and your pleasure will visibly increase."
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