Braustüberl Schwarzer Bauer
Taps: 3 / Bottles: 2
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
United Kingdom (England)
3.33/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
A good solid uphill walk from the city centre or a long hike from the railway station brings you here, just below the castle.
The bar is on the roadside, a brewery shop is across a corridor and the place opens up into a labyrinth of different areas as you walk on through.
We sat at a table near the bar, mid-afternoon, two locals at the bar and one lady serving. I tried two of their beers, both fine, served in half-pint glass tankards with coloured glass handles, the handle colour bepending on which beer you ordered.
The bar was clean and tidy, aimed at both tourists and locals I should imagine. Functional more than ornate, it needed a few more in to make it livelier, or go with a crowd.
Toilets were clean too and the lady serving pleasant. She just left us alone to be honest and she understood my German enough to bring the beers I wanted without having to ask me to repeat myself or revert to English.
12-10-2009 17:28:15 | More by BlackHaddock
United Kingdom (England)
3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is a copy of my review for the Alstadthof Hausbrauerie which is all in the same building as the brewery, this being their bar and restaurant.
This small brewpub under the shadow of the castle is just around the corner from the Albrech Durer House, and the Schlenkerla Bar. It would take about 25 minutes to walk from the main Railway Station, or get Metro to Plarrer and then Tram 4 and get off at the Tier Gartner Tor stop and walk across the dry moat into the square below the Castle, and it is just a few doors down the hill.
Small cosy room around a U shaped bar, with about 6 tables, seating on bar stools and two small tall tables adjacent to the bar. Room for about 50 all told. It is very busy weekends and evenings, so unless you get there early you may not be able to get in.
They have three of their own beers on tap, the house Keller Bier, a Wheat beer and a Red beer. They also sell their own very popular beer (judging by the constant stream of people coming in with returned bottles and taking out fresh ones!) in a 1 litre swing top bottle, though I did not try it. So you can buy some to take home.
Lively atmosphere with locals and tourist alike, no TV or loud music, great beers and friendly atmosphere. The two house beers we tried were their own unfiltered keller beer, served in a typical crock jug, which was very tasty, slightly sweet to start, but plenty of character and a dry hoppy finish which was very good. Their own wheat beer was served in the usual tall Hefe Weiss glass, and also an excellent beer. Slightly drier than some, but the usual banana and cloves aroma, very refreshing and great value.
Service was a little slow, as often there only seemed to be one person serving at the bar - though polite and friendly, and some English spoken - but it hardly mattered with the relaxed atmosphere and good company.
Food menu looked interesting and good value, and from what we saw looked good. They also serve their own beer schnaps - which you can also buy in bottles - though I did not try this.
Highly recommended as one of the small local brewpubs in the city, great atmosphere and good beer, though if you want to try it, be sure of getting there early on Fridays or at weekends.
Brewery tours and visits to the cave cellars are possible by prior arrangement.
Check the web site for more details on the beers and hours of opening - only opens in the evenings.
B'ham UK September 2006
Post script Sept 2008 - we visited here again on several evenings and found it just as we remembered, good beer, relaxed atmosphere, good food, though service a little slow - but well recommended.
11-03-2009 09:21:27 | More by JohnW
Braustüberl Schwarzer Bauer in Nürnberg, Germany
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.