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“A Windhoek Institution”
Review of Joe's Beer House

Joe's Beer House
Ranked #2 of 137 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 15, 2013

An institution in Windhoek, this is one of those restaurants that has become a tourist 'must do' in its own right. The decor might be the definition of quirky. Agricultural paraphernalia, hunting trophies, old drinks bottles and advertisements . . . even an old Mini on a roof . . . all cluttered together on every wall and ceiling. It is huge with inside and outside areas going off in all directions. It's great fun. Service was willing and friendly. There's a wide menu with lots of game meat as well as more usual dishes. We found the food good but, strangely for a restaurant, that's almost beside the point! Booking seems essential at all times.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The place is covered in memorabilia and artifacts from the area and beyond. Interesting in a kitchy sort of way. The food was mixed. One of our group of four liked their choice, but the rest of us were not impressed. Good beer.

Thank BarbWas
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

A fun place to eat with many choices to eat, including game. Very crowded and a bit of a drive from downtown. The German was good, but lots of other choices. The beer list was a disappointment. Seems Joe sold out a while back. Many tour groups. Still a good time!

Thank Handywoman9
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

It's big, but very well laid out, so you can sit in a corner and pretend that there's not 500 other people there.

Food was good, but nothing spectacular. Service was ok, but everyone seemed rushed all the time. We were seated on a bench table for 6, even though we had booked for just 2. Wine was decent and value for money was there as much as it is for all restaurants in Windhoek.

Probably better to visit for a couple of drinks than for food. There are other places locally that are better for the same price.

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Thank Dolly36
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Friendly staff, great steaks and game, don't go if you won't eat meat also mainly red meats on the menu, but heh what do you expect!

Thank Sallychristine48
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