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“Good Slovakian food and beer”

Bratislavsky Mestiansky pivovar
Ranked #11 of 1,192 Restaurants in Bratislava
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bratislava Burgess Brewery in Drevena Street follows an old tradition of the famous Burgess Brewery, “Die Bürgerliche Brauerei“, called the Burgher by residents. Nice beer was brewed there and the adjacent brewery restaurant was well-known for its domestic cuisine. The new brewery is on three floors and it aims to lure visitors mainly with a special kind of its own beer which it produces in opposition to industrially brewed beer. The Burgess Brewery is equipped with the most modern technology that is currently available for minibreweries. God bless you”, this is how also maltsters greet each other and this greeting is also in the house. “The process of brewing of our beer starts with the selection of the raw ingredients of the highest quality. Brewing is done by a traditional technology of double malting using traditional raw ingredients: malt, water, hops and yeast, nothing else to be added. It is brewed exclusively from hops of the highest quality, sourced from Zatevec region. Water used for production is filtered and adjusted. Our beer is the beer of Pilsner type, it is produced by the standard process of bottom fermentation,” says maltster Peter Pramuk. Besides the technology of the highest quality, the process of the beer production is imbedded also in the soul of three owners – beer fans who a few years ago were observing the conceptions of minibreweries with restaurants all around the world. They insisted that beer should be bitter exactly to their taste. And this was something that excellent maltsters – Mr Brauner and Mr Pramuk – have perfectly mastered. In order to produce 12 degree beer, the main fermentation takes 8 to 10 days, next fermentation takes 4 weeks. Beer is not filtered or pasteurized, and so it contains live yeast. Beer is carbonized which means that oxidation or beer aging is prevented. Since unfiltered beer does not come into contact with oxygen, rotting is avoided which has a positive impact on its quality. Subsequently, nice hop odour of beer is released and its repletion or greater taste richness is emphasized. Traditional, conservative, sound and hearty cuisine which goes with beer tries to follow original Pressburg formulas. Naturally, the cuisine is today technologically totally different but some traditional procedures in recipes work till nowadays. The chef Frantisek Sipos stresses the seasonality of some meals or raw food like asparagus, mushrooms, venison or slaughter season which will vary the rigid menu a là carte. Also sweet meals like “sufrle” (dumplings) come from Pressburg. Other caloric calibres are meals proved by decades, for example beef sirloin in cream sauce, dill sauce and homemade dumpling, roast knee or deliciously served brewery delicacy or tartar steak and toast.
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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“Good Slovakian food and beer”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Some of my favorite beer while in Slovakia/Czech Rep. Solid Slovakian fare. Wife had a sweet sauce over beef with cranberries and bread. I had a more savory beef stew with potatoes. Both very solid. Nice spacious 'brew pub' Slovakian style.

Visited December 2012
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Presov, Slovakia
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“Tasty but overpriced”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Visited their second outlet at Dunajska street for a late saturday lunch. We had one 1 soup, main dishes - fish, soft drinks, coffees for 2 person and paid almost 50€ without wine and desserts. The food was tasty, but we didn't classified it for that price. Service was quick, but unfriendly, although we left with tips on table we didn't hear any goodbye and thank you. Unprofessional.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Decent food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Had a fun evening here, the food was good, washed down with their own brewed beer. The place was busy, even mid week and had a great atmosphere, a mix of people eating or just meeting friends and having a few beers. The service was friendly and casual resulting in a laid back evening.

Visited September 2012
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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“Another of my favorites”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Excellent food, good service and cleanliness. They make their own beer, that is good before 8 p.m., then the quality goes down with every pint. They have also the german wheat beer, that is always good. Prices are not for regular slovakians, You have to prepare to pay double price for everything compared to regular local pubs.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing food, was perfect for my one night stay”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Was spending just one night in Bratislava and chose this restaurant because of the combination of good reviews and their microbrewery.

Firstly the service was great, the waiter spoke perfect english and was able to help me with my order very easily.

Food was really brilliant, I started with Wurst grilled, the mustard it caem with was delicious and it came wrapped in surprise bacon that wasnt mentioned in the menu. (Surprise bacon is the best bacon.)

Then for the main I had the pork knuckle, this was amazing and the portion was so big I had no chance to finish it.

Their micro brewed beer was the perfect accompaniment.

Definitely recommend this restaurant for a taste of Slovakia.

  • Visited December 2012
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