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“A bit up, a bit down but worth a visit”
Review of Batzen Brau

Batzen Brau
Ranked #47 of 462 Restaurants in Bolzano
Price range: US$17 - US$25
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Italian, Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Batzenhäusl has three levels inside which overlook their Biergarten-- which was set up for the approaching Christmastime with Glühwein and other hot drinks.
We were seated on the third level and though the restaurant’s other two levels were buzzing, the third level was much quieter. The all- wood surroundings lent a cosy feeling to the place and our chill from the cold weather quickly dissipated.
I tried a crème of mushroom soup and a Greek salad. The soup was very good, but the salad was just average. For me, a Greek salad is a kind of litmus test – are the ingredients just thrown together, or did the chef do a bit of magic by carefully balancing the tastes? Here, unfortunately, it was the former.
A couple of our group tried the Schwieneshaxen, which was crisp on the outside and good-tasting but nothing special. The bandnudels with Speck and a carbonara- type sauce were served piping hot and were very good. All the food was swerved up very quickly; we were early and the restaurant seemed to be expecting an onslaught of customers – they got it, it was no- seats- available after not too long.
My Weißbier reflected the distance from Bavaria, not measuring up very well. But the IPA and strong beers ordered by others in the group pleased them.
All in all, with the three levels and the outdoors, the restaurant is very large, but is nicely divided up so that it does not feel so large.
The restrooms were down two levels from our table, and were small. Imagine you are on a plane with 300 other passengers, they are continuously serving beer throughout the flight, and there are only four restrooms. There could be a bit of a wait.
All in all, the place is very attractive and the food and beer are good enough, it’s definitely worth a try.

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Thank MunichEricJ
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

It is a nice place, especially during the warm period when you are able to sit outside. With the good beer, awesome ribs and very nice deserts. Servise is nice and fast, with knowledge of several different languat (English, Italian, German, Franch, Spanish, there are also some weighers that know some of languate from middle east). Very often you will see that the ribs come before you eve receive your beer. It is not the most cheapest place, but it is worth of every Euro and definitively you will feel welcome and pleasant during the stay there.

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Thank Johnnynijan
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

You wanna try something local here you sould go for anything in the menu done with beer .. which are not few
From soup to ribs and stew
You will be drunk and well fed at this place and leave it with a big fat smile on your face :D

Thank Roxana J
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We didn't have much time in Bolzano but we had wanted to search a craft beer stop. Batzen Brau has many draft and bottle beers to choose from and we enjoyed trying the local brews. We also shared appetizer of Tyrolean Cheese Dumplings and a Sausage plate, both good but large portions. There is indoor and outdoor seating and its a fun lively place with good people watching.

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Thank Cathy B
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I had the local IPA, which was excellent, to accompany the beer noodles with chicken, which was a bit too chewy and not very flavorful, but acceptable. Service was good and prices reasonable.

Thank ggold113
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