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“Amazing beer, salty food”
Review of Vogel Hausbrau

Vogel Hausbrau
Ranked #2 of 63 Restaurants in Ettlingen
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2012

The beer, which was why we came to the Vogel, was outstanding! The food was quite salty, but again, the focus is on the beer :) One exception were the pretzels with herbed butter - amazing!

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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Always make a point of visiting the Vogelbrau when visiting Waldbronn on business. Like the beer, the character and the food's not bad for 'pub grub'. Also you can pay on VISA.

The Pils is excellent and often the seasonal beers are worth a try.

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Reviewed December 17, 2011

I asked at the hotel where to go for an authentic, inexpensive German meal. They immediately recommended Der Vogel and I’m glad they did.

The restaurant was packed, almost exclusively with locals (although they do have an English menu) and they were serving an incredible volume of beer.

Despite the crowds, and my lack of German skills, service was friendly and quick. We had the goulash and also roasted game (probably not available year-round).

This is not the place for a quiet or sophisticated meal. But, if you want a more authentic, lively, informal German dining experience, it’s a great choice.

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

My wife and I lived for a while outside of Ettlingen, and every time we come back to Germany, we make sure we go to the Vogelbraeu. Now that we're no longer on a corporate expense account, the Vogelbraeu's prices are especially welcome. You can get a half-chicken off the grill with fried potatoes and another side, and 1/2 liter of Rudi Vogel's incredible beer for under 10 euros. Try and beat that ANYWHERE else in Germany.

The owner, Rudi Vogel, is a bit of a rock star. His beer is known outside of Baden-Württemberg, and even internationally. The owners of a microbrewery near where I live in PA (Victory Brewing Company) know Rudi personally - in fact, Rudi's Pils is the inspiration for one of their beers. The Vogelbraeu also usually features one or two seasonal beers, which are usually pretty sensational. But the combination of the relaxed, no-pretenses environment, and good, solid, inexpensive food, which you can order from the kitchen counter or via one of the serving staff, is a winner that you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in Germany. Up the road near Waldbronn at the Lindenbraeu you'll find good beer, but the food and prices at the Vogelbraue still has them beat.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017
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