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Schlenkerla, the historic smoked beer brewery

) #1 of 195 Restaurants in Bamberg $$ - $$$ German, European,
Dominikanerstr. 6, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 56050
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork” (21 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (19 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 23:30All hours
German, European, Central European, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
Dominikanerstr. 6, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really nice place! I loved the smoked beer, quite particular. The food (pork shoulder) was ok, friendly staff. Quite busy place, and a lot of people had beer outside, standing in the street! Perfect marketing strategy!

Thank Michel N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I was here just for to taste the smoked beer, and really is tasty.. it is similar to eat a pice of smoked bacon and drink a beer.. once on this place I show the menu and ask for a pork leg, was fantastic!...More

Thank Jose C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant both inside and out. I had a meatloaf in an onion with mashed potatoes and brown gravy. Very tasty. Their beer is phenomenal!

Thank Jevic96
MatthiasTrum, Inhaber at Schlenkerla, the historic smoked beer brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the commendation!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried this restaurant a few times prior to my visit but the crowds can be daunting. Eating outside, however, is the key. Simply go directly to the biergarten and typically, there are places to eat though it is a shared table spot so Americans...More

Thank baltoteach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you´re a tourist you have to be prepared to squeeze in and share your table with other customers. The locals are friendly, the waitresses tend to be a tad curt. Food is great and the beer awesome. You need more than one pint before...More

Thank epicureantom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stunningly rude service from Karola. I dont know if you are not paying your workers enough, or that maybe they are just too tired, but i have never been served in such a rude manner. We were a group of 6 long time Munich tour...More

Thank marcinwright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this restaurant looks very interesting and even more so on the inside. There's a back garden that is lovely for dinner. The smoked beer is really nice and I can recommend their cheese platter (just make sure you ask them to go...More

Thank LiBjork
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I can only give them a rating of 4 because they do not offer any salads on their menu, but the smoked beer is well worth the trip. They even have to go mini kegs and 6 packs.

Thank christopher g
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is an understandably popular hostelrie in the old town of Bamberg. Situated in a Mediaeval building, it oozes atmosphere. Traditional German dishes are offered with excellent smoked beer. The food is good. The place can get crowded, and is obviously a hive of life,...More

1  Thank AndrewA64
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Incredibly cool place, dripping with history and the Rauchbier flows like . . . , well, like Rauchbier! Seriously, great beer that goes down far too easily. Food is heavy duty Bayerish and delicious. You can even bring your own food as long as you...More

Thank Essen1944
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Response from MoiNanna | Reviewed this property |
Reservation is smart, as this place is very popular
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
German, European, Central European, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominikanerstr. 6, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 56050
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In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla. First mentioned in 1405 and now run by the Trum family in the 6th generation, it is the fountain of Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer (in German language it's called "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier"). The smoked beer is here at the brewery tavern still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition.

"Even if the brew tastes somewhat strange at the first swallow, do not stop, because soon you will realize that your thirst will not decrease and your pleasure will visibly increase."
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