Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg

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Kulturbrauerei HeidelbergKulturbrauerei Heidelberg
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3.81/5
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Kulturbrauerei HeidelbergKulturbrauerei Heidelberg
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Leyergasse 6
Heidelberg, 69117
Germany

+49 6221 502980 | map
heidelberger-kulturbrauerei.de

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BEER STATS
Beers:
11
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
19
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.79/5
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
12
pDev:
5.01%
 
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Reviews by allboutbierge:
Photo of allboutbierge
3.64/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Slightly hard to find in Heidleberg-the brewpub is located on an off street of the Altstadt, roughly a five minute walk from the old bridge.

The atmosphere was what the name suggests. Very uppity and classy I only stayed for one beer. I felt as if I was not welcomed because I was clearly a young tourist, though I spoke German clearly and without flaw when I placed my order.

The decor was full of well polished and aged wood walls, floors, and details. Plush but not a place one could spend the evening without feeling slightly feeling like a snob.

As said prior, I was not particularly impressed with the service. However, I was not offended, I just did not feel welcomed.

The beer selection there was five different beers, all brewed on site (brewing actually takes place across the street). I opted for a Dunkelkeller beer which was very unique and delicious.
Prices were 3 Euro a half liter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Redrover
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

One of my favorite spots in Heidelberg.

Their main dining room is beautiful in a Teutonic way. Lots of wood, high and decorated ceilings, fresh flowers, rustic lighting, streamers, etc. There is a decent amount of tables and the bar is off to your right. Bathrooms are sparkling clean and located downstairs.

We chose to sit in the spacious and leafy beer garden. They have lots of umbrellas for the sun/rain and some heaters for the cool nights.

Our service was friendly and efficient. Unlike some places, our waitress checked back often and made sure our glasses were full. We had a party of 14, so we kept her busy.

The food was fantastic. Great soups, salads and breads to start then on to the heartier fare. My pork knuckle was the best I have ever had. Other folks raved about their schnitzel, fish, etc.

They had several house beers and I had .5L of their pilsner (very nice) and then several of their unfiltered lager (best beer of the night) and finished with a dunkel (very good and right to style). Our table also had 5 or 6 bottles of well-priced and tasty local white wine.

This was a very enjoyable stop for me and I hope to be back for another visit soon!

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Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JHDStein
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Kulturbrauerei is a surprising large restaurant not far from the tourist area that brews and sells its own beer. The beer offerings are very hit and miss, and quite inconsistent year-to-year. I've had several of their beers that were excellent one month and then rather poor (or completely different) the next month (or year). You never quite know what you are going to get. The food, however, is excellent. A bit upmarket and sometimes downright pricey, but always very tasty. The ambiance of the place depends on where you are sitting and who is around you: It can get loaded with tourists. But overall, if you are in Heidelberg, it's a nice spot to drop in for a beer in the bar area, or for an evening meal.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
4/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

We chose this place because it is also a hotel, which ended up being a nice place with a modern room, etc. The location is close to everything in the old city area. It looked easily walkable from the train station on the map, but it was a long walk and made more so because of a light, cold rain that started about 10 minutes after we left the station. (If you take the walk, be sure that the wheels on your luggage are in good shape – cobblestones almost the entire way.)

After checking into our room we went to the brewery for dinner and beers. They were expecting a large group to fill the place, but they said we had time for a quick dinner and a beer before we would have to leave. (A nice-looking large beer garten was located to the rear of the building, but it was a chilly, rainy day, so that option was not available.) The dining area made me thing of a majestic great hall, and there was all kinds of great vibe to it. Service was very good, probably their attempt to keep us moving along.

There were only three beers on tap, a Wheat Beer, a beer that they called Krausen, and the seasonal, a Maibock. We chose the wheat beer and the maibock. Both were brewed very well to style, and I thought the maibock was very notable, but still not as good as the one that I had a Klosterbrau in Bamberg. Close though. The food was very good, and we ended up rating it higher than the beers. If you visit Heidelberg and need a place to stay that is convenient to good beer and food, this is your place. Highly recommended.

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Photo of locoformavs
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4

It's a small brewery, restaurant and hotel. They had three brews on when I visited. The food was great: beef rouladen, red cabbage and potatoes. The service was fine by normal German standards. Not worth going out of the way for, but a sure to visit if in Heidelberg.

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Photo of WellMixed
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

A very nice place to eat and have some good beer. It is a typical German beerhall, and there is are many long tables and a small beergarden. The food was good and big portions, all traditional German food. The beer is brewed in a nearby house and you can see it throu big windows. They change the beer production regularly, but what we tasted was good. We had a Scheffels Helles Kräusen, Scheffels Kellerbier and a Scheffels Maiboc

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Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mkuderka
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Kulturbraurei in Heidelberg the BEST place to have beer brewed in Heidelberg. The German Beer Hall style is wonderful, but if you don't like this they have a dinning room towards the front as well.
The food is traditional and the beer prices are not expensive. We stayed in walking distance and I purchased a 1 liter bottle for about 3 euros and could fill and refill for 3 euros each time. The seasonal beers are well worth ordering and tend to be more complex.

If you take the time to talk with the staff, they get to know you and are very welcoming. I was dissappointed that there was not a brewery tour available for a small group. Aside from that I love this place, especially around Christmas, and I go everytime I am in town.

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Photo of foamee
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

The Kulturbraurei in Heidelberg is a brewpub near the busy no-car tourist and shopping area near the university. The bar area, there is no bar to speak of, seats about 100 in typical German beerhall style, and there is a small stand-up area. There had been small tables in this area the day before, but when I returned, they were gone. There is a cozier dining room, as well as rooms upstairs and a biergarten. They have a helles and a hefeweizen year round as well as a seasonal. Perhaps this is a fine dining establishment, as the menu prices were particularly high.

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Photo of wl0307
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Situated at a back street close to the Karl-Theodor Bridge, it was not hard to find but I bumped into it totally by accident as trying to escape the rain... Upon entry into the brewry gate, the first thing on the left hand side attracting my attention was a big room with giant, elegant bronze brewing tanks with two people loading something. I knew immediately I was in the right place for beer~~

The pub/restaurant is divided into two-three parts, a big beer hall and a smller, cozy room named Braustube with wooden furnitures. My GF and I had three beers in the cozy room, one tasty Hefe-weizen (turns out their seasonal special), one superb Kellerbier, and one distinct Kräusen (a light black beer). All of them turned out fantastic, esp. the Kellerbier, not least because it was my first time to try this type plus that it was served in a charming, tall, off-white ceramic jug.

The barstaffs were, well, a bit ignorant at the large bar, even without other customers waiting one of them appeared to be engaged in a very lively conversation and the other reading newspapers. (Never mind. At least they didn't discriminate against me as it happend at the Half-Moon brewery in Brugge, Belgium.)

Didn't try their food but we saw a bunch of American tourists seemed to very much enjoy their meals. The pub was pretty quiet as it was a murky and rainy spring afternoon off-tourist season, and we enjoyed ourselves fully at this pub with well-made beers for more than two hours. Strongly recommended to all BAs and beer lovers--more comments and reviews of their great beers please!!

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Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany
Brewery rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 19 ratings