Watzke am Ring
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Taps: 3 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
3.83/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Watzke am Ring is part of the Watzke chain that also includes the main location, the Watzke Ball- und Brauhaus, and the Watzke am Goldenen Reiter.
It's located on Dr.-Külz-Ring (hence the name), and is part of the Altmarkt-Galerie on the southern side. It's about a 10 minute walk from the train station (or less), so if you were stopping through and had just an hour you could walk over, spend about 30 minutes, and still make it back with time to spare. If you've got more time than that, it's really right at the heart of the altstadt, and there's plenty to see: the Frauenkirche, Brühl's Terrace which overlooks the Elbe, the Katholische Hofkirche, the Zwinger Gardens, the Semper Operahaus, etc. For more beer there's Augustiner and der Frauenkirche, and it's not really that far of a walk across the Augustusbrücke to Watzke am Goldenen Reiter.
It's got a large area out front during the summer months, and it's nice to watch the crowds go by while relaxing with a beer. Inside it's a fairly sharp looking place. My initial thought was that it looked very "American", but perhaps that was just because it was so new. As you enter the bar is in front of you, and there's seating to either side. The areas are broken up into smaller sections, and it's very comfortable.
The service is also very good - some of the best I'd found! Sitting at the bar, the bartender had left to deliver beers to a table as my beer was getting low. I didn't need another beer just yet... but up popped a smiling man with a handlebar moustache offering me another! Wow, he must have sharp eyes. And I'm not sure, but maybe he's an owner, I'd recognized him from his picture on their website.
There are three house beers on tap: Pils, Altpieschner Spezial, and the Beer of the Month. All are available in either ,3L or ,5L mugs at the same reasonable prices (the ,3L is just €2,20). They're unique in that they're malty and full flavored; and all are unfiltered.
The food was quite good, and I thought fairly reasonably priced as well given their location. Apparently they do their own smoking, which is fairly unique. Here are some examples:
Soups cup €3,60 bowl €6,90
Flammkuchen €7,90 - €10,50
Grilled Trout €11,90
Rumpsteak €18,90 (the highest priced item on the menu)
Overall, if the beer is good and the food is good and the decor and atmosphere are nice then that's all you really need, right? Of the three Watzke locations I'd visit the Ball- und Brauhaus first, followed by this one, and then the Goldenen Reiter. And I hate to include it here, but you should really try to visit the Brauhaus am Waldschlösschen as well.
01-21-2014 04:41:08 | More by NeroFiddled
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