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“Must see in Burghausen”
Review of Knoxoleum

Ranked #6 of 43 Restaurants in Burghausen
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Bowling Green, OH
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Must see in Burghausen”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I live in Burghausen but I always take our visitors here. It is like going into a funky art museum. The staff is friendly and last time the waitress insisted she speak English to us so she could practice. The food is good, the decor outstanding, and the drinks are just like at home. If you have a standard favorite that isn't listed on their cocktail menu - they will probably make it for you!

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bucks County, Pa
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A Beautiful, Quirky, and Truly Facinating Place”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've stayed in Burghausen several times over the years, but nowhere else have I seen a bar as interesting, imaginative, artsy, eclectic and wonderfully quirky as Knoxoleum. It clear that it's owners are driven by a passion to be different, and a surprise awaits around every corner while creative, modern art adorns every wall. A multi-story affair situated in a 15th century building adjacent to Europe's longest castle, here you'll find tables built into nooks, anterooms, and corners, down and up stairs, and no two chairs seem the same. Many of the chairs, tables, and booths are one of a kind pieces of art. Tables have large clocks built into table tops, mannequin parts line a shelf, booth backs have imaginative faces carved into the wall behind you - as if joining your conversation. Colored glass filters light into many different shades and cobalt-blue bottles serve as lampshades. Floors are open in interesting and unique ways so people-watching becomes a part of the experience. Each table is unique in it's own way - one even features live, growing grass! This bar is truly the work of an artist who never seems to be satisfied. We only had drinks on the evenings we were there, but they do offer a menu of food choices as well. We met and had lively conversation with staff and locals each night we went - embarassing us with their English skills (which were far better than our poor German).
In addition to the lively upstairs bar, a walk down the twisting staircase to the lower chamber (once a storage room for the castle) reveals a barrel-ceilinged live performance venue which reminded me of the infamous "Cavern Club" in Hamburg. We watched a local band there one evening and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Admission to the lower club requires a cover, but the music is played throughout the venue for all to enjoy.
In short, this eclectic, one-of-a-kind venue is one of the most unique bars I've ever visited. Make sure you stop sometime, you won't regret it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
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