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Brauerei Spezial

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$$ - $$$
German, European, Brew Pub
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Obere Koenigstr. 10, 96052 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 24304
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights in one of the rooms above Spezial and really enjoyed it. The brewery is conveniently located between the train/bus station and the town and was a great launching point for exploring Bamberg. The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The staff didn't speak a ton of English, but enough for us to get by. Breakfast was... More 

Thank CMHughes61
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This brauerei is located almost directly across the street from Brauerei Faessla. There is a lot to see and do very close and the food here is equal to any in the city. There is also a unique rausch bier here. Try it....enjoy!

Thank mickeyd54456
Brisbane, Australia
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546 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is truly a pub that is frequented by locals. We were the only English speaking tourists there and there was not an English menu in sight. Even though it was so busy, the waitress took some time to talk to us and help us with our beer and food choices - which were excellent!! Big thumbs up for the... More 

Thank SuzieLee71
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is best to get a reservation as it is usually full close to meal time or after work. We sat in the central garden area and enjoyed our meal in drink with some locals. Tables are often set up for 8 people. Get a seat pad near the wait staff table. Food is typical Franconian and very good.

Thank john c
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This bar cum brewery tap serves typical hearty German Food. Do not expect anything fancy just good solid fare in a typical German Bar where you share long scrubbed wooden tables with locals.

Thank Richard S
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were honored to be taken behind the scenes to have a look at this almost timeless brewery. All equipment were mainly traditional albeit some modern equipment to ensure that the beers are brewed at quality and standard. Food is standard franconian so don't expect too much. The beers, on the other hand, were wonderful. Definitely recommend their unroasted beer,... More 

Thank Esthy-Esther
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148 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the mothership of Bamberg's "special" smoky beer. I thought it tasted a bit like smoked bacon! The food is very traditional Franconian - schnitzel, potatoes, slow roasted pork ... but don't come for the food ... come for the very special communal beer drinking experience.

Thank T J
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I booked a table here for 13. I then had to move the time back and they were very accommodating and when I got there they put is a nice side room. Staff were friendly and beer was good (not as good as some of the neighbouring breweries in my opinion), but the food was just ok. So I would... More 

Thank Gary C
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220 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were quite surprised and disappointed that such a popular brewery would be closed on a Saturday at 2pm! We ended up getting their beer elsewhere, but just a note to others who want to visit, about the strange hours. Nonetheless, we found the Spezial rauchbier to be more "drinkable" (i.e. less of a potent smoked flavour) than the other... More 

Thank WorkToTravel123
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393 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

One of my must-stop breweries in Bamberg. They have a fantastic rauchbier that isn't quite as smokey as the more "popular" version across the river. Also they have a wheat and a Ungespundetes/kellerbier, also very good. Nice biergarten area/courtyard, when in season.

Thank jra3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obere Koenigstr. 10, 96052 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 24304

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