1516 Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Krugerstraße 18
Wien, 1010
Austria

+ 43 1 961 1516 | map
1516brewingcompany.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.89
Beers:
11
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
134
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.9
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
45
pDev:
13.08%
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Reviews by brewer1516:
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brewer1516

5/5  rDev +28.2%

Jun 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
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jophish17 from Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Jul 30, 2019
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

2.41/5  rDev -38.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2

This place looks awesome and shows reasonable beers but at a price - the service is awful and the selection available is like what you can see in Central European contries who take beer on a conservative way - it's terribly poor. 4 to 7 beers, always the same recipes, repeated all over again. If only the rotating references were good enough to stop innovating, but not. There's tons of room for improvement.

Jun 13, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Really cool place, looks like an old pub in old Vienna, first floor was packed, crazy due to the world cup game, and tons of smokers. But the second floor is the quiet little mecca, cool posters, old brick and wood building, paintings etc.
They have 10 beers, all their own, and the three I had were really good, and the waitress brought a free sample of their shandy for my wife, and it's one of the only beers she's ever actually liked. However she wanted a sweet wine drink, so our waitress made a special drink and she loved it.
Speaking of, one if the nicest and friendliest people we've ever met, our waitress, Natalie. Great recommendations, great personality, very friendly. The food was also very good, we got the wings which came with a side of potato wedges, and a garlic cream sauce that was awesome.

Make sure you go up to the bar on the second floor!!!

Jul 30, 2018
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emincems from Turkey

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Jul 20, 2018
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He_was_a_wise_man from California

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Jun 27, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

1516 Brewing Company is a smallish brewpub that's kind of a blend of an American and English pub that's really unlike anything else around. They seem to have a strong local following, and that's understandable as it's quite comfortable, and fairly charming.

The beers are all unfiltered, and of good quality, and there are 6 or so to choose from. Nothing I've had has knocked me out, but neither have they disappointed, and the food follows that rule. American items like burgers, hot wings, and BBQ pork seem to be a big thing here, but they do other dishes as well: Schnitzel, Spaetzle, Wursts, Goulash, etc. Price-wise I feel that both the beer and food are reasonable.

I will say that it was one of the most friendly places I visited in Wien, and therefore it gets big points for that. I normally prefer to find places that are unlike what I already know, but it was a pleasant change from the stiff service and distant, or non-existsnt, comradery I found amongst other pub goers at most places. Worth a stop.

Feb 01, 2017
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aRedLetterLife from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nov 02, 2016
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22Blue from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Apr 24, 2016
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 16, 2015
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nickfl from Florida

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This is an interesting find right in the heart of the tourist area, about a 5 min walk from the art museums. Very much in the style of an American brewpub and they pretty accurately achieved that vibe. The food menu is fairly extensive and the couple of appetizers we tried were excellent. The beer selection is extraordinarily large and diverse for this part of Europe, with 8-10 house brews featuring traditional German and Austrian styles as well as several American style hoppy ales and stouts. The hoppy brews were a good effort, but would never pass in the U.S., the European styles and more malty brews were all quite nice though. By far the most impressive was a barrel aged Mexican chocolate imperial stout that was well executed (if a bit dryer than most such big, adjunct stouts in the U.S. tend to be) and would be at home in any modern craft breweries repertoire. It is clearly an uphill fight to sell no traditional beer in this part of the world, but these guys clearly represent a growing desire for innovation amount the younger beer drinking public and are really very much worth checking out if you find yourself in the heart of old Vienna.

Nov 07, 2015
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BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Aug 22, 2015
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HopBelT from Belgium

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Jul 30, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Went there yesterday after finding it in the search results for Wien. Turns out this place was down the street from our hotel, so going here was a no-brainer. Really buzzing place in the old city, a lot of young people enjoying brews, the inside was loud so we sat outside. Our service was very prompt (which is odd for Europe), and our waitress was Canadian so there were no language issues. Had three beers here which were all quite tasty and above average for Austrian beer. Had weißwurst and pretzel with mustard for dinner, which was spectacular. Would recommend.

Jul 28, 2015
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

We hit 1516 Brewing Company twice while visiting Vienna and had a great time both nights. It's a pretty popular place... right downtown, and they brew several very good beers. My favorite was their take on Victory's 'Hop Devil', and I was stunned to see it on the menu (being from Downingtown and all). I guess the guy that brews for Victory came over to Austria... hit it off with these guys, and shared recipes. So... 'Victory's hop devil brewed with water from the Alps'? Yes please. The food was good, with a mixture of Austrian stuff (schnitzels, spaetzles) and more american style stuff. We stuck with the Austrian food and had 2 very solid meals. Service was fast/friendly, and the beer was well above average. Would definitely come here again/recommend.

Apr 26, 2015
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Quafftastic from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Apr 25, 2015
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olradetbalder from Sweden

3.16/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Jan 16, 2015
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Dec 06, 2014
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JonAdams from New York

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Dec 01, 2014
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blairb366 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Nov 28, 2014
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kcq101 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Sep 09, 2014
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BRami127 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Jul 15, 2014
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HookemHoos from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jul 10, 2014
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PSURaff from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jul 08, 2014
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fastestmanalive from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Jul 01, 2014
1516 Brewing Company in Wien, Austria
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 134 ratings