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“Atmosphere Great - DONT EAT THERE !!!!!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Joe's Beer House

Joe's Beer House
Ranked #2 of 128 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: German, African, European
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Joe's Beerhouse is a place for people of all walks of life to meet. It can seat up to 580 guests at a time and is open 7 days of the week. The menu emphasis lies on game meat but also caters for non-meat lovers. It however is not geared toward fine dining. Reservations are essential as the restaurant is well frequently booked out.
Mainz, Germany
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26 reviews
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“Atmosphere Great - DONT EAT THERE !!!!!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Place is a classic of Windhoek and always full. Thats the reason why they stopped to care about their food. They dont need to care as its always packed ANYWAYS. Trust me, you wont even get salad dressing or oil/vinegar ... no chance. Trust me, go there for a drink bet eat elsewhere, tried it on numerous occasions!
It was a great place for food years ago, I remember the zebra steak... fabulous!! It was a 500 gr Fillet... now its a 200gr tough loin....
Really sad for fod lovers to see this

Visited December 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“A great experience in Windhoek”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Joe's Beer House is without any doubt one of the most popular places in town. Therefore it's recommended to book a table if you want to go for dinner.

It offers an excellent food and a great variety of beer (both Namibian and import). The decoration is also one of the attractions of this place.

  • Visited August 2012
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NY
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“Great Scene in the City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We went to Joe's because our first choice couldn't accommodate us. We had heard the name from some people on a tour, and decided, why not give it a try. It turned out to be a lovely place-- huge, but broken down into small discreet areas, some of which were outside.

The service was quite good and we really liked the food. I had a kingklip special (a fish I really started to appreciate during my African holidays), which was excellent. Because there were lots of different nooks and crannies where one can be seated, the noise level was low.

  • Visited December 2012
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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23 reviews
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“Different sort of experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Most unusual place with nooks and crannies for eating and drinking. Excellent food though service painfully slow on occasion due to the place almost always being busy. Worth a visit just to admire the decor!

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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“It was OK but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Joe's is 'the place to go' in Windhoek but we found it just about OK and there are better places in Windhoek with better food, better service and better beer. See other reviews we've made. Joe's is worth a visit but keep your expectations as 'average' rather than 'wow'.

Visited July 2012
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