The Highlander

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Type: Brewery, Eatery

Sobieskiplatz 4
Wien, 1090

(43-1) 315-2794 | map

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Added by Globetrotter on 10-03-2006

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by allboutbierge:
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3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Nestled just 50 meters or so off of the 37 & 38 Tram Lines, the Highland is very easy to find. But being located on the corner of a moderatedly sized park-plaza-square it is very comfortable outside and relaxing. Lots of flowers and a couple big old trees to sit under. However, gnats were an annoyance for my girlfriend. Being so close to a main thoroughfare, its surprisingly quite.

On Sunday there was one waiter waiting on 4-5 tables outside. They had another 20-25 tables available. The service was poor and unfriendly, even by Viennese standards...lots of one word answers that indicated annoyance. Slow. Actually made a mistake in answering that the beers there WERE NOT brewed on premise. He quickly corrected himself and I believe it was just a mistake.

The beers here are not remarkable and I too noticed some freshness issues. The food, though a bit pricy for the offerings in comparison to other restaurants in the area for the same dish, was phenomenial. Big servings and freshly prepared.

Stop here for lunch when beer may not be so important.

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Photo of nloetz
3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3

They have a few Austrian style beers and a stout. All of which are of ok quality. It has a lot of outside seating in the warmer months, but the courtyard doesn't lend to a beergarden feel. The interior is comfortable and well decorated.

Prices are normal for this part of the city, but the food menu is a little small. They also serve a tasty young wine in the fall.

Worth visiting if you live in the city, but I wouldn't make a trip here as a tourist. There isn't much else around to see. It is very close to the Lichtenhaler bräu and Fischerbräu, so one could bar hop between the three for a big night out.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This place has a beautiful location on a quiet old world square a bit north of the center, sitting on a corner with lots of outdoor tables that proved irresistible on a warm October day. The interior is small, consisting of two rooms. The entrance leads into the bar area, with seating for perhaps twenty on the right, while the bar stretches along the left wall until it runs into two brewkettles nestled in the back corner. To the left of the bar is the threshold into the second room, with a fireplace and enough seating for maybe 30 more. Standard farmhouse decor throughout. There was no one inside on this beautiful afternoon, while the outdoor tables were about half full. Service was painfully slow. The food menu was nothing inspiring, but acceptable. Prices were OK.

Four taps: Lager, Märzen, Weizen and Stout. The Märzen was top notch, but the lager and stout were both a bit on the sour side - freshness issues. The lager came in a logo mug, while the stout came in a Guinness style pint glass, also with Highlander logo. The temperature was right while the heads were a little low. I give them credit for offering the stout, but the quality issues make it hard for me to recommend taking the street car ride out of the center to hit this place.

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The Highlander in Wien, Austria
Brewery rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 3 ratings