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DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus

) #9 of 604 Restaurants in Essen $$ - $$$ German, , European
Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 630070
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“schweinshaxe” (3 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Spacious, authentic brewery with regional and other German food staples (from Bratwurst to pork knickles etc.). Also beer garden in summer. Various events. Suitable for fun, family, business. Somewhat out of the way by car but convenient via S/U-Bahn.

Thank anonymousruhr
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had supper on Saturday night, Very busy but good service and very enjoyable food, the beer is excellent. It is a bit of a taxi ride from the centre but if you can use the U-bahn it is very convenient as only a couple of...More

Thank mahive2401
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Like the typical 'German Food' there. The beer is really good too. They also have homemade lemonades and sodas. Staff is very attentive. They have quite some space to sit outside. But: it is very noisy when it's crowded.

Thank Ute74
Reviewed 12 February 2017

To dine at the Dampfe on Friday / Saturday evenings you should reserve even for only 2 people. The place used to be a brewery but nowadays even the special seasonal beers are brewed elsewhere in Essen. There are the winter strong beer, the "Fastenbier"...More

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The Food is 5 stars! This old bear factory offers the best food in town and the best beer! If you are in Essen or near it this Restaurant is worth the visit!

Thank Adesgreu
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us went for early dinner after day of meetings food was excellent although portions are really huge. They serve local made beer and german traditional food with some add-ons if you want to go for steak or burger. I would recommend Weiss beer...More

Thank Marko B
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Located in a arther remote area of Essen, this restaurant serves their unique beer along with down to earth no nonsense food.

Thank cangemi
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great as always... Good food Salon beer is always good choice... amd bavarian specialities... Not too healthy though. Always worth a visit.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you would like to have traditional, hearty meal and wash it down with a good beer, then this is the place, All of the food -schnitzel, sausage by the meter and the schweinhaxe - is served in the traditional way. The service and of...More

Thank Ziganki
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a business event dinner here, and it really showcased both the beer from the brewery and the regional cuisine. We had a special menu buffet the was very good. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere seems to be that of a well...More

Thank BuckeyeMom10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen
  • Phone Number: +49 201 630070
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