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Type: Bar, Eatery

Judenplatz 1
Wien, 1010

+43 1 5356611 | map

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Added by Globetrotter on 02-03-2007

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3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

On the beautiful square of Judenplatz sits Hoppalas Bieradies. If you can visit near sunset try to give that a shot - wander around the square and then stop in for a beer, or dinner. If not, late afternoon works just as well.

So, first off, I'll say that I was disappointed with the decor. It's got a kind of Mediterranean feel with bright oranges and greens, and it's kind of new, and that's just not what I was expecting in the center of Wien, but OK. The food is not really Austrian as well, as you'll see. There's a little dining area just as you enter on the right-hand side looking over the square that's nice but a little "plastic", and then there's a bar along the right with some small "cubbies" opposite. It's got a nice tiled floor and it's well-lit but I found it a bit too colorful.

Maybe it was just the day, but I found the bar staff to be in very good spirits, and quite friendly - that was a big bonus. Normally service is abrupt at best.

For beer there are 12 taps (but one is doubled):
Villacher Märzen
Villacher Dunkel
Villacher Bock
Villacher Zwickl
Villacher Pils
Villacher Radler
HausBier (which is a Villacher bier - I couldn't ascertain exactly what it was)
Piestinger Schneebergland
Hirter Privat Pils
* all beers are €3,10 for a ,3L and €3,80 for a ,5l

The food is fairly varied and reasonably priced, including:
Potato Soup €3,10
Gulash €4,00
Cream of Garlic Soup in a bread-bowl €5,20
Ham, cheese, and fried egg "Toast" €4,80
Black bread w/ ham, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and melted cheese €7,20
Cheese Spätzle w/ a salad €7,70
Mixed salad w/ tuna, onions and olives €8,60
House-made Chili con Carne (?) €8,90
Chickenfingers/Chilipoppers/Mozarellasticks/Onion-rings (?) €13,80
Texas-style Ribs €13,60
Wiener Schnitzel mit Pommes Frites €10,80 (great deal!!!)

If it wasn't in Wien (fairly central-west) I might not suggest it, but it is! And it's fairly close to everything, and it makes a very nice stop for a beer and a bit to eat. Their beers are not hard to find but if you're visiting it might be nice to try them on tap rather than from a bottle or can in your bedroom late at night. Overall, certainly worthy as a secondary stop but not a must-see.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Although it's in a fairly central location, there are no StraBenbahns in the area and all the busses run in one direction only, so it can be a bit difficult to find. When asking for directions, ask for Alte Rathaus and of course Judenplatz.

Its pretty commercial here and a bit overdone in comparison to some of the Wirtshause (town inns) that its decor seems to draw inspiration from. But, its far from tacky. The outdoor seating on the Judenplatz is a huge plus.

The service is Viennese.

The beer selection is very disappointing for a restaurant with such a name. Aside from the Villacher offerings, every brew can easily be found in almost any supermarket, which themselves have a far from stellar assortment. And Villacher in its self is nothing worth seeking out. If its there, drink it, but don't invest time seeking it out. Ottrakringer is just as good and local.

Being in the first district, I wasn't surprised to spend a bit more than some competing places, but prices aren't extravagent.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Fantastic central location next to an English-language cinema, the building sits on the corner of a beautiful square. Eight tables outside in the summer are a great option to take in Vienna's old world charm while enjoying a good beer. The inside is dark and cozy, with a small room to the right as you walk in and the bar stretching on seemingly endlessly straight ahead. Total seating for perhaps 120. The furniture is all dark, heavy wood. The service is gruff, but no worse than most other places in the city. The food is passable, if you like Viennese cuisine (schnitzel, goulash).

The place has a huge number of taps for Vienna, with a superb selection of not-so-easy-to-find Austrian brews. The main emphasis is on the solid Villacher line, but they also offer some excellent Kapsreiter products, including their own "Hausbier." Czech Budvar is the only non-Austrian offering. The beers are always in great shape and always served in the correct glassware. Bieradies is a must stop for the beer lover looking to explore Austrian brewing without leaving Vienna.

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Bieradies in Wien, Austria
Place rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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