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“AN INTRIGUING VENUE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Joe's Beerhouse

Joe's Beerhouse
Ranked #1 of 4 Nightlife in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Joe's Beerhouse is truly a Namibian landmark. Joe's is a must-visit destination for tourists and is popular withj locals. Enjoy Joe's unique decor and famous entrees.
Westbury, Wiltshire
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went twice as it was the nearest restaurant to where we were staying (Villa Vista - see separate review). Little did we realize that it seems to have an iconic reputation among German speakers, and rightly so as it is in part an attraction and in part a restaurant and in part a pub.

As we went for the food, I should first say that it was excellent and also good value. The service was excellent the first time we went although less so the second time, but the staff were universally friendly. The first time we had a table for two and the second time we were on a shared table which will not be to every ones taste, though this was probably as we booked on the same day (I am told that some book weeks in advance).

The place is something of a rabbit warren - the wooden construction seems as though it has evolved somewhat haphazardly and around each corner is found another eating area, a bar or an open area. Every spare space is filled with artifacts - most German (eg German beer bottles or beer labels or old German Snow Shoes) and signs that are German, British or American. Indeed the first time we visited we spent some time after the meal exploring the nooks and crannies and artifacts.

The draft beer is good too!

We saw one wheelchair user. There is an attended car park out the back. We walked there |(approx 400 metres) from our accommodation.

Visited February 2014
Thank Louis L
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Mazarron, Spain
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

We have been to Joes before but never again. Yes it has a nice atmosphere and themed bar/restaurant but the service and food was terrible. Tough steak and a place that is supposed to be "the " place for meat is unforgivable and when the staff came to collect our plates they didn't even comment on all the food we had left!

Visited October 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Everyone really ends up there..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had a rendez-vous with our friends in Joe's. But also saw other people we had seen in Namibië.
The place is amazing, you can spent quite some time looking and walking around.
The food was ok, some plates better than other.
Service ? Well first the waitress came all the time to take our orders, before we had time to look. Then after we ordered we had to wait one hour for the food. But we had lots of stories to tell...

Visited January 2014
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Even for vegetarians!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

A great selection of game meat dishes, but also for a vegatarian like me there was plenty of choice!

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Game, Game and more Game!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Whenever I am in Namibia I hit Joe's. The food is excellent and the prices are more than reasonable! This time I had the Zebra steak. I ordered it medium rare and it was fantastic. Not only is the food great but the atmosphere is awesome. This restaurant is a must, even for vegetarians!

Visited December 2013
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