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1516 Brewing Company

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Based on:
11 Beers
117 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 20
Visits: 35
Avg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
Taps: 7
Bottles: 2
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Krugerstraße 18
Wien, 1010
phone: + 43 1 961 1516

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Reviews: 20 | Visits: 35
Reviews by damjadi:
Photo of damjadi
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A very large and eclectic selection of house beers (for Europe). The beer menu was excellent, not just describing the beer ingredients but also the influences. The Hop Devil collaboration (or influenced) IPA was amazing and better than I remember the original tasting. We tried a number of the others and all were exceptional (and I am hard to impress after living in San Diego and the Seattle area).

I was there during a soccer game and the place was packed and very smoky. The servers were overworked and the setup made it difficult to get to our table. When they did make it over, they were very knowledgeable and helpful.

The food was pretty good (although as a vegetarian my selections were limited).

I am looking forward to my next trip to Vienna and a stop at 1516.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BcCraft710
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Went there yesterday after finding it in the search results for Wien. Turns out this place was down the street from our hotel, so going here was a no-brainer. Really buzzing place in the old city, a lot of young people enjoying brews, the inside was loud so we sat outside. Our service was very prompt (which is odd for Europe), and our waitress was Canadian so there were no language issues. Had three beers here which were all quite tasty and above average for Austrian beer. Had weißwurst and pretzel with mustard for dinner, which was spectacular. Would recommend.

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Photo of EMV
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

We hit 1516 Brewing Company twice while visiting Vienna and had a great time both nights. It's a pretty popular place... right downtown, and they brew several very good beers. My favorite was their take on Victory's 'Hop Devil', and I was stunned to see it on the menu (being from Downingtown and all). I guess the guy that brews for Victory came over to Austria... hit it off with these guys, and shared recipes. So... 'Victory's hop devil brewed with water from the Alps'? Yes please. The food was good, with a mixture of Austrian stuff (schnitzels, spaetzles) and more american style stuff. We stuck with the Austrian food and had 2 very solid meals. Service was fast/friendly, and the beer was well above average. Would definitely come here again/recommend.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of brewer1516
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of WellMixed
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

The beer is ok, but the food (I had the daily special) wasn't that satisfying. It was food that had been heated several times. I pity as the place is close to the center and the place is nice. the waiter was very helpful though giving us directions to the museum we wanted to go afterwards.

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Photo of nloetz
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Normal prices for the first district in Vienna. They try really hard to brew inventive and experimental beers, but I've never been 100% impressed by what they serve. It feels like a good effort, but the beers are still quite out of balance. The food is good enough American fare and the staff are usually very friendly.

Around the corner from this bar is Stadtbrauerei Schwarzenberg. It's well worth a bar hop to this place if you're drinking at 1516.

EDIT: I have to go back and change the 'service' score to a two now because of a bad experience we had last night. We had been drinking and snacking at a table for a while, when our waitress asked us to stand up and move to the bar because someone else wanted to eat at the table. They didn't have a reservation or anything, they just wanted our table. There was really no comfortable place at the bar, so basically we just had to go home. The whole thing felt really crappy.

I'm starting to think that I really just don't like this place.

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Photo of rpopescu
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This place is great value for money. Simple honest Austrian food - like pork ham, sausage and sauerkraut, baby back ribs, steaks and soups - and even American inspired dishes like wings and hamburgers. It's not gourmet but will do the job just right, without ever reminding you of fast food fare.

And the beers - especially the Hop Devil, made with American hops and recipe - are great! The beer is brewed on-site, and you can see copper stills and piping all behind the bar, and bags of grain and other ingrediends about.
Overall the place looks like a cool rock'n'roll wood/brown cafe, quite large (two floors) but dimly lit so it's intimate as well (it even has a few separé's). It's definitely not a german beer-hall. The location is great, very central and close to the Stephanplatz shopping areas, but quiet.

Highly recommended if you're in Vienna.

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Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Never have I shifted between elAtion and disapointment as quickly as I did between reading 1516s menu and ordering my first beer. The brewpub markets history and tradition, with a modern flair and offered stylistically interesting Nelson Sauvin and Saphir siingle hopped beers. Of course, they were out. Th availablee weizen and the hoppy blond lager were delights. I wound down from a crazy work week whil sitting in their al fresco seats and watched the world go by. The pub interior was nice and wooden. I dug it but needed some air.

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Photo of Kavon
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

1516 is a short walk from the Stephensplatz and Oper U-bahn stops. It's a great place to grab some quality beers and have lunch/dinner. Most of the times I was there was when soccer or other sports were on. This is an awesome place to watch sports because there are TVs everywhere and its packed with people. The bartenders are very nice and helpful. The ones I talked to definitely knew a lot about the beers. Their beers are tasty, but it was really cool to hear the story about Hop Devil and have it on tap in Vienna! Don't worry, its just as delicious there.

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Photo of thepeter
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This was by far my favorite place to drink in Vienna. Pretty nice place, large but cozy, nice looking bar and a decent amount of outside seating. the beers were solid. Traditional lagers but also different styles from around the world. I think they 5-6 different beers on tap besides their year round lagers. Had a Victory Hop Devil made with New Zealand hops which I thought was pretty cool. The food was pretty good, nothing really special but certainly decent. Service was a bit slow but that was fine. In a great location as well, easy to stop off to or from some non beer culture. So it's not as good as places in other cities but it is the best place I went to in Vienna

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Photo of davidfortunato
2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

This place is not great. The beer they brew is not bad (for Austrian standards, I would not drink this in the US, Belgium, Denmark, etc) and there is good selection of it, but the bar is smokey to the point of annoyance, the food is a little expensive but not very good, and the service isn't great even by Austrian standards.

The best part about this place is the beer, which, again, is decent by Austrian standards. The problem is that they specialize in American style beers (this is a very, very fast growing trend in Europe; I was amazed by how much respect American brewers get in the European beer community), but do not pull them off nearly as well as Americans.

If you want a sub par Austrian version of an American brew pub, Siebensternbräu Haus is a better all around experience. If you just want really good beer, go to Känguruh.

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1516 Brewing Company in Wien, Austria
89 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.