Fischerbräu 1. Wiener Gasthof-Brauerei

Brewery, Eatery

Billrothstr. 17
Wien, 1190

0043 (0)1 3695949 | map

Notes: Watch the opening hours: not until 4:00 Mon-Sat, but open for brunch on Sundays from 11:00. Take the 37 or 38 tram to Glatzgasse, then walk up the street to the left about two blocks to the brewpub on the left.
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nloetz from Austria

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Live jazz on Sundays for brunch. We live near this place, so we go there often. It has a large, popular beergarden and a cozy interior. The beers are pretty solid, but there isn't a lot of variety outside of the standard Austrian fare. If you sit in the beergarden, you can see the brewery through a series of large windows. The cheeseburgers are a little bland, but it's a good place for cordon bleu or goulash.

Apr 23, 2013
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allboutbierge from Austria

4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Ive come here quite often over the past year and have yet to be disappointed. The beer selection is not as diverse as what one would expect in a brewpub in the US, but what those they do, they do well and those they offer from other breweries are top-notch in their categories.

Atmosphere is jovial and lively. On Sundays during brunch, there's a live jazz band. On weekends, there is occasionally other entertainment. This weekend their was a DJ playing local favorites from the 70s and some Oktoberfest themed music. Inside, everything is adorned in wood and there are numerous large wooden tables and a standing-leaning bar without stools. Its easy enough to strike up a conversation in the later and easy enough to not be bothered in the former. Outdoors there is a giant beer garden under several ancient oak trees which fills up very quickly during the summer. But, the inside is opened up with all the windows and doors and is also comfortable.

Service is some of the better in Vienna, but that's not the compliment it may seem. Waiters are friendly but usually kept very busy...meaning, make sure you know what you want if you call them over. However, they have always been polite and friendly enough, just not as fast and as attentive as one may see in better US establishments, but thats due to their workload...not laziness, cell phones, or flirting with the bartenders/cooks. English menus are available.

Food is great all around and I can especially recommend the Schweinsbraten or the Chicken Cordon Bleu. A lighter appetite will be more than satisfied with one of their numerous open faced sandwiches.

Beers are mostly €3,40/0,5L and most dishes range from €8 to €10 and sandwiches (a meal in themselves) from €4,50 to 6,00.

Sep 27, 2009
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Globetrotter from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The biggest knock against this place is its opening hours: closed until 4:00, there is no lunch except on Sundays. What's a working guy supposed to do? Located on one of the main streets headed north out of the center, the outside includes lots of beer-related murals facing the street. A nice shady beer garden wraps around two sides of the building. There are three rooms inside. The middle room features the bar opposite the door, with several high tables along the walls and in the middle, but no barstools. There are rooms on either side hold enough wooden tables and chairs to seat about 60 total. The floor is wood, the walls have wood panelling below red plaster, which also covers the ceiling. Low hanging metal lamps provide a little light, but the place is generally dark. Jazz was playing on the sound system. The place was about 1/3 full on a Monday afternoon at 4:30, but most of the tables had "reserved" signs on them. The waitresses seemed to be working, although a previous visit in summer was marred by very long waits for service.

Three of their own beers - Helles and Weisses are regulars, and stout was their rotating offering. The also had two other beers on tap and a decent selection of bottles. The stout came in an unmarked Helles glass, while the other home brews appeared to be served in globular mugs. The guests came in the appropriate logoware. The beers were in very good shape, served at the right temperature and poured properly. The food menu was very inexpensive, typical Viennese cuisine, and certainly edible.

Feb 12, 2007
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nickss from Texas

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

So I just got in mid-day, and didn't know my way around, but saw this place on the way to the house I was staying at. Not knowing where to eat, I decided to hit this place up, and was pleasantly surprised. OK, so the selection is certainly nothing to brag about, but other than that, absolutely no complaints. The waitress was prompt, and was nice enough to listen to me patiently while I butchered her language. The food she brought out was wonderful. I had goulash with some sort of small potato-noodle side. It was more food than I could ever hope to eat, and it was delicious.

While I only took a brief glance on the inside, the outside was phenomenally chaming and friendly. Lots of younger to middle age folks sitting in a bier-garten type atmoshphere. Large x-mas lights were strung between the trees to provide lighting. While it was busy, it did not feel crowded... I loved it.

Back to their selection. This place is a brewpub, and so of course brews its own beer. That night they had a Helles and a Wiesse on tap. In addition, they had a dunkel from a different brewery, and one other which slips my mind currently. They also had a reasonable bottle selection (maybe 7 or 8), with nothing too special (Erdinger Wiess-bier, etc) in .33l and .5l variations. Prices were generally 3euros for a .5l.

I will be back here, as I only got to try their Helles (review forthcoming), and want a piece of the Weisse.

May 14, 2006
Fischerbräu 1. Wiener Gasthof-Brauerei in Wien, Austria
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 9 ratings