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Hausbrau im Ballhaus Watzke

$$ - $$$German, , European
Kotzschenbroder Strasse 1, 01139 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 852920
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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German, Brew Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kotzschenbroder Strasse 1, 01139 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what many People will see as typical German Food: Large portions of meat, potatoes and beer. Do not expect much more but do expect very well tatsting beer and large portions of meat and potatoes (or bread). Nothing fancy or stylish but good...More

Thank Florian254
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had a nice biergarten with the view of the river. It's out of the way and worth the experience. Really great beer selection, all of them were unfiltered. With that said, the service is slow and borderline rude. The food was decent, nothing...More

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I had a pint of the local brew, which wasnt that nice but that was a personal preference rather than anything wrong with the beer. Also had some goulash which was lovely. Great views of the city and the elbe, well worth the walk out...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great German bar/restaurant with a real buzz about the place which was full of locals rather than tourists. Food and service were good, reasonable value. Nice atmosphere loads of choice. Really good

Thank J099
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Local friends of ours took us to Watzke for an evening at somewhere with a genuine, old German feel and without the hoards of tourists at places in the inner city. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was great. The menu has...More

Thank skylark24
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Another wonderful German meal at this Brauhaus. Christmas time as well so lots of specials on the menu. Great pork and bread dumplings. Love that you can purchase the beer glasses etc as souvenirs to take home. Very happy to offer assistance with gluten free...More

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had visited this brauerei many years ago. My husband found his way there unerringly and was not disappointed. The beer was as good as he remembered. The premises have had a makeover since we were last there but are still typical of a German...More

Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the brauhaus watzke to taste some of the dresden beers. The waiters are nice and we ordered food. The food was good, but mine was completely cold. We told them, they said they'd warm it up. They brought it 10 minutes later...More

Thank Jenjen3692
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Wow. Great atmosphere. Ate here with a student group. We had a spacious area all to ourselves. The food was good. I would have liked to have tried other things on the menu though. The staff was very pleasant and they genuinely were happy to...More

Thank Bucko007
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, good service, English translations but not touristy - just get the tram out from the alt stadt and it's very easy.

Thank Bkbk66
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kotzschenbroder Strasse 1, 01139 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Dresden
  • Phone Number: +49 351 852920
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Welcome to Ball-& Brauhaus Watzke Dresden.

The Watzke is an event location with lots of charm, heartiness and a tradition of almost 120 years. Enjoy Dresden's very first unstrained locally hand-crafted beer right where it is brewed. You just decide where you want to enjoy it: in the beer garden with its Canaletto-view, in the rustic restaurant next to the wort kettles or at an event in the historic ballroom.

Our historic building can accomodate any event. Smaller groups fit perfectly in our Elbzimmer with its wonderful view towards Dresden's old town. Gala evenings, dinners and company events up to 500 attendants can be hosted in the historic ballroom. Also concerts and performances happen here on a regular basis.

Those who care for a closer look behind the scenes of our house-brewery should reserve a guided tour with our master brewer.

The parking lot on our own premises fit up to 70 cars or 5 coaches and are free of charge for our guests.

We are open everyday of the week from 11:00 till midnight and are looking forward to welcoming you.
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