Barfüsser Das Kleine Brauhaus - Nürnberg

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Barfüsser Das Kleine Brauhaus - NürnbergBarfüsser Das Kleine Brauhaus - Nürnberg

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Hallplatz 2
Nürnberg, 90402

+49 0911-204242 | map

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by jjboesen:
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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Barfusser is located in the basement of the old customs house (Mauthalle), which is on the bustling Konigstrasse. Once downstairs you enter a sprawling beerhall furnished with sturdy wooden tables filled with many locals and tourists, of which I was one. Like many Nuremburg beer halls, Barfusser brews their own beer - a light (helles) and a dark (dunkles). I enjoyed the sweet and malty dark along with a succulent pork roast with potato dumplings. The service was very quick and I rarely had an empty mug in front of me. Ahhhhh …. Germany!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

I'm not sure there's much more I can add about Barfüßer that hasn't been said already, except that apparently it's used as a stop for tour groups. I stopped in on a Tuesday night around 7 pm and it was packed. I enjoyed a Schwarze and decided it was time to go, but when I got to the stairs to leave there were so many people coming down that I couldn't get out! Almost as quickly a server or manager appeared and lead them off to a room in the back.

I enjoyed the atmosphere, and more than the English pub signs, the other items like the china cabinets, mirrors, old stove, and smaller decorations. The bright yellow walls are cheery, and the little brewhouse is cute. It was a little hot down there though, but I guess that's better than being cold! I didn't try the food, but as I said I liked the Schwarzebier, and I'd suggest it as a stop for at least one just to take it in.

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Photo of Ruds
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Have paid a couple of visits to Barfusser, a Saturday afternoon in summer '09 and more recently late night Saturday November '11

That said the atmosphere was fine, but I probably didn't hit on the peak time / peak atmosphere

The bar is in a long cellar with a lot of Enlgish pub signs hanging from the ceiling

One is of particular amusement ' The Claremont ' - West Byfleet. I know the pub in question, it is one to avoid and right at the entrance to the railway station, not the idyllic river setting portrayed here !

Beer wise they have two of their own on tap, Blonde and Schwarze and also Tucher (the biggest lcoal brewer) Hefewiezen

I had the latter on my last visit and was in good order

There are better bars to take in whilst in Nurnberg, but worth a look if you have the time for the architecture and this also appears to be the latest opening (1 am) of the good beer bars

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Strange tunnel of a place, you have to go down a flight of stairs to get into it. A huge tube for ventilation on the ceiling, square columns/pillars holding the tunnel roof up. Large rooms to your left and right as you walk in, the bar and food station futher along and on your left. The brewing kettles are there too.

What I thought weird was the UK pub signs hanging around.
I noted 'The Britannia', 'Shrewsbury Arms', 'Three Pigeons' and the 'Oakdale Arms', all fake and completely out of place, not sure why they were there?

The two beers I had were both fine, a Blonde and a Swarze. Service was swift and without a smile.

The place was fairly quiet apart from a large group of guys who were obviously going for it. They were filling a very long table, dining and drinking well, the occasional drinking song erupting from the 'worst for wear' of them.

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Photo of FirstMan
4/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Thanks to Todd H. for his wonderful hospitality while we were touring around Nürnberg, Bamberg, and Munich. He tipped us off to this place for dinner on our first night and we were not disappointed.

Barfüsser is a large, long beer hall with lots of space. The atmosphere is generally warm and inviting, but not as laid-back as some of the more intimate gaststube that we also saw. This seemed a more more lively, dare-I-say commercial atmosphere than those - but in a good way. I really loved the big copper brewing kettles in the middle of the hall.

We ordered a table keg of the schwartzbier, which was wonderful. Given that this was our first night in Germany, having that little wooden barrel on the table was a nice touch, if a little cheesy...

The food was absolutely great. I had a half chicken with klosen and blaukraut that I still remember... Better even was the apple streudel that I had for dessert. If there is a heaven, they serve that.

Service was professional and solid.

Given that this place is right in the heart of Nurnberg, it's a great place to go for lunch or dinner (or anytime really) if you are there.

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Photo of JCBears
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5

As my distinguished brother said this place is a definate good touristic impression of the Nuerberg beer atmosphere. LAthough they have a limited selection there Schwatzbier is first rate. I enjoy the good food which is served both professionally from fine local cooks. Although I have been here on a busy bustling night and service was slow it could not take away from having a good brew under the kettles. I definately would love to say that this is by far the only good place to have a brew however it is not. Its touristy nature lends well to the inexpirienced traveler however for a seasoned German veteran it may not be exactly the haunt you are looking for. But once again if you are a fan of a good time and a decent brew with a hearty Franconian meal stop by.

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Photo of JohnW
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Large cellar beer hall, with seating outside in the street. Plenty of room downstairs with hundeds of tables to sit at for from 4 to 10 people. Their own Keller Beer is an unfiltered pale lager style beer which is refreshing, slightly sweet and easy to drink, though not outstanding but very pleasant. Service at mid-day was fairly good, and food is reasonable and fairly priced, though can imagine if very busy you could wait some time to be served. The beers selection is limited to their own Keller beers and Tucher beers.

The beer cellar ceiling is decorated with old British Pub signs, though not 100% sure they are genuine antiques, but they brought back memories of beers and breweries of 40 years ago!

Worth a visit, and only 5 minutes walk from the main railway station through the Konigstor entrance, and just past the Hotel Deutscher Kaiser Andechs brewery bar.

B'ham UK Sept 2006

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Photo of JMendyka
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Barfusser... great play on words. You see, those Germans aren't all business. I visited this little brewpub on Memorial Day with my girlfriend and brother. My brother, our tour guide for the day, insisted we stop there for our lunch. The place looks like you would want a German brauhaus to look. Think TGI Friday's meets the Munchen Hofbrauhaus. It was lunchtime on what was, for Germans, a normal Monday afternoon so the place was not exactly jamming. There was only one other patron there and only one waitress, a blonde haired Bavarian frau with an eye for American tourists. You never quite get over the amount of English foreigners can speak. In any event, I got the big platter of Nuremburgers (not the people, go there and you'll find out what a Nuremburger is and why they call it that). I enjoyed both the blonde and the schwarzbiers. While light on selection, their quality was first rate, just what you'd expect from the city with the actual oldest food laws relating to beer. With a view of the fermenters from our booth, it was an awesome experience.

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Photo of PatandDavid
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

I went here several times during a recent business trip.

The first time was late afternoon when I spied it on a quick walk, so I ran in and had a small blonde. The place was fairly empty, but I still had to wait to be served, even though I could see the barman just itching to pour me a bier. The blonde wasn't bad, but after being in Germany for almost a week, and drinking some good crisp pilsners, it was a bit lacking.

After that, I was here every night with other folks attending the same trade show I was...basically the place would be full up, so smoky (in fact, this club and another restaurant In Nuremburg were THE smokiest places I went while in Germany, unbelievably smoky). Service was slow, only two beers choices from the Barfusser, and a Tucher I believe.

I guess my conclusion would be: A traditional beerhall is much more enjoyable. I think the Barfusser is trying to be a bit more modern, but it's so large and smoky, they need more servers, and frankly, I thought the beer was watery.

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Barfüsser Das Kleine Brauhaus - Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany
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