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Place Score: 90
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 7
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Siebensterngasse 19
Wien, 1070
phone: +43 1 523 8697

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 11
Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

We visited this establishment twice on a recent (May 2008) trip to Wien. It's appearence is very well described in Globetrotter's review, so I will only add that it's decor was most agreeable and appropriate for a place that brews it's own quality beers. Nicely decorated with beer memorabilia.

They had Maibock, Dunkles, Marzen, Hanf (hemp), Chilli beer and Bamberger rauchbier. Unfortunately, the India Pale Ale listed on their blackboard had just finished.
On the first occasion we visited, the only free table (shared) was in the "Gallerie" which is a room left and left again when you enter. This room was lacking in the atmosphere provided in the main part of the building. The service was reasonable, even if a mistake was made with size of beers ordered. I tried the Helles and the rauchbier (I had to try it, but maybe my palate needs some more "conditioning!").

For me, our first visit was "unfinished business" as I wanted to try more of their brews and also be seated in the main bar area. So we returned on our last night, and found seats to our liking. As I said the IPA was finished, but the Marzen and the Maibock were fine brews, though the Maibock was a touch sweet.
The downside was that the service was poor. Maybe it was the managers night off, but the waitstaff/bar staff were to be found having frequent cigarette breaks and ignoring customers. This did not only apply to us. I noted several locals unhappy with the (lack of) service.

I will be happy to return and give this place another try; it was one of the reasons we went to Vienna in the first place.

Photo of jspruit
4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I searched this place out from a guidebook and it was well worth it. Located in a great area, it is definitely worth a trip outside of the tourist city center. It was a family place with lots of Austrians and only a few tourists.

The food was nice hearty, Austrian food and wasnt too expensive at all. They had seven beers to choose from, and they all looked great but I liked the IPA the most. The service was very pleasant and spoke perfect English (they had an English menu as well) and made some great recommendations for food and drink.

I would definitely recommend this place to other that visit Vienna, especially if they are interested in beer.

Photo of Globetrotter
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My favorite place in Vienna not named 1516. Located an easy walk or one tram stop from the center, behind the Museum Quarter. Wood panelled storefront with a hanging sign featuring seven stars (what'd ya think "Siebenstern" stood for?). Once inside go down stairs to the first landing, where there are doors on the right and left leading to the small rooms with tables. Continue down another flight of stairs, through double doors and down five or six more steps to get to the main room. The bar is three quarters of a square built around two brew kettles to the left and under a glass dome decorated with banners displaying the logos of the various beers they brew. Good start. To the right and up four steps is a long and narrow passageway crammed with tables and chairs. To the left past the bar is a threshold that leads to a thinner hallway still crammed with tables and chairs leading back up to the bathrooms and one of the rooms we saw from the first landing. Back beyond the bar are stairs going up to a rather quaint little garden dominated by a huge tree and otherwise crammed with tables and chairs. Yeah, they've got lots of tables and chairs, all made of wood. The floor is red tile, while the ceiling is a mustard-colored plaster. The walls are either this same plaster or red brick. Various etchings on the wall interspersed amongst small chalkboads listing the beers, wines, sweets and specials of the day. The waitstaff is unengaged but reasonably quick. Pop and classic rock plays quietly on the system (Bachman Turner Overdrive and the Bee Gees when I was there last). Excellent Austrian cuisine, even recommended by folks who don't appreciate the beer.

Seven (surprise, surprise) taps. The standards are Helles, Märzen, Dunkles, Hanf (Hemp), Chili and Rauch. The seventh brew is a rotating seasonal. I've seen Pils, Hefeweizen and the Herbstbock on tap right now. IPA is also rumored to be in the rotation come winter. The beers are always in good shape - fresh, well-served, generally in handled and lined mugs with the 7 Stern logo. What more can I say? If you want world-class beers of a wide variety of styles in an international setting, go to 1516. If you want a more quintessential Central European brewpub experience, come to 7 Stern.

Photo of nickss
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Whew... I got lost trying to find this place, and ended up walking around for over an hour, drinking a pint at a nearby "irish" pub, and bitching incessantly. Let me just say... it was worth the trip.

The inside is a little more new-age than most places I've been to here, with the huge copper fermenters taking main stage in the middle of the restaurant. It's very bright and sleek looking, and there's even a nice little courtyard out back.

As for the brews. Both that I had were fantastic examples of the style, though I'm not a tremendous fan of Helles biers in general, but it was one of the best I've ever had. In addition to their own brews, they had several other local bottled beers.

The service was fine...no real complaints (although they wouldn't let me take away a 5L mini-keg of dunkel, which angered me).

The food was fantastic... everyone in the group loved what they got, from bratwurst to spinach gnochi. Fairly priced as well.

If you're even in Wien, this place is a 'must-see'.

Photo of the42ndtourist
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

was just wandering back towards my hostel and the train station (the WestBahnhof), when I happened upon this place. Looking in the window, I saw a Michael Jackson article proclaiming their Prager Dunkel the best beer in Austria, so I had to go in and try a pint.

Sat down at the bar, and eventually got served (I was never sure what to do while in Europe - it didn't help that I was in a different country with different customs every day). Michael Jackson was right. The Dunkel is bloody great. But what really made it for me (maybe I'm easily impressed, but it WAS cool) was that they had a couple kettles behind the bar. I sat, drank my beer, and watched the brewer brew his beer. He was constantly tweaking controls, and even added hops while I was there. It's just something I've never seen before. There's a glass roof (lots of light), and artwork and memorabilia all around the bar. It's the working kettles that really make the bar, though.

There were five or six of their brews on tap (including a chili beer). I'm afraid I didn't have any food there, though. Still, I loved it.

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