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Marikka's Restaurant und Bier Stube

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Marikka's Restaurant und Bier StubeMarikka's Restaurant und Bier Stube
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 6.28%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 400
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

411 Southland Dr
Lexington, Kentucky, 40503-1826
United States
phone: (859) 275-1925

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Buschyfor3, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Soular, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JustinSparks, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

CraftMe14, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Nolen12, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of jbridge127
3.85/5  rDev -7%

This is a hybrid between your typical college bar and a beer enthusiasts paradise. Their beer menu is a packet of 17 printer pages stapled together. There's a couple arcade games, darts and billiards, and in the summer there is sand volleyball. Personally, I don't like having to go to the bar to order if I want to sit, but thats the college bar part of the atmosphere. The beer selection far outweighs everything. There is also authentic German food before 6pm. Pizza only after that.

jbridge127, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of ToddBeans
4/5  rDev -3.4%

ToddBeans, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.18/5  rDev +1%

Marikka's is a German style bar and eatery. They have a full service bar, but the beer selection is their coup. While you can get a bourbon if you're in the mood, they have the absolute largest bottle selection in Lexington. And while you'll find lots of bottles here that you won't find anywhere else, it's important to keep in mind that rarer or harder to find beers don't typically make it here. What they lack in quality, they more than make up for in quantity. That's not a bad thing either, it just depends on what you like. If you're a ticker, this place is heaven, but if you're looking for a Drie Fonteinen or a Barrel Aged Old Rasputin, you may want to try The Beer Trappe. In all fairness, I've had Barrel Aged Bigfoot and Backwoods Bastard here, so they do get some gems, it's just apparent that they've opted for variety. They also allow you to take bottles to go.

If you're into German cuisine, their wurst is great and the sauerkraut isn't bad either, though their potatoes taste like they came from a box. If you're a pretzel fiend, you have to try their big pretzel with beer cheese. I'm not going to lie, it's one of the best I've had anywhere and it could probably feed a small country.

The interior is dimly lit and reminiscent of a dive bar, but it's comfortable and roomy. They have pool tables, dart boards, air hockey, and even a sand volleyball court out back where seasonal matches take place. Steel picnic tables provide exterior patio accommodations as well. TV's are in abundance so if a game is on, chances are you'll catch it. The staff is always friendly and a few are more beer savvy than others. Their prices are fair and anyone is bound to find something they like.

If you want to try a new beer but aren't sure what, this is the perfect place.

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of crlova2
4.14/5  rDev 0%

Only been here twice but I enjoyed it both times. They have an enormous bottle list and a decent tap list. The taps are a bit uncharged but the bottles are all right on cue. I didn't try the food but it is apparently authentic German. They have a couple sand volley ball courts in the back which is fun and creates a mix of craft drinkers and BMC chuggers. Worth a peek if in town and definitely a try if you are already in Lexington. If you like sours get the Monk's Cafe Flemish its about $6 a bottle.

crlova2, May 06, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -9.9%

ok to be fair this is gonna be a little biased since i know a lot of the staff here by first name and most of them remember my name and its all from doing "homework". Marrikas is a good place, great selection, fun times and good food. If youre just going to just to drink good beer, go during the begining of the week so you dont have a crowd you can enjoy your beer and the place, if you want a party go thursday through saturday, if you want food go early cause the restruant doesnt stay open late. Ok so behind the bar is huge 8ft tall cooler that stretches id say close to 40 ft and its all beer, nothing but impressiveness. the draft selections switch sometimes but it isnt like the trappe were it can all switch in one day. Overall i send people here and the beer trappe over everwhere else in lexington

kaips1, Mar 07, 2011
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Marikka's Restaurant und Bier Stube in Lexington, KY
92 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.