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DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus

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German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 630070
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 minutes walk away.

Thank mahive2401
Essen, Germany
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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
Essen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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" (very nourishing) during lent, the May bock beer ... many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for... More 

Thank Monika K
Essen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Zagreb, Croatia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 and pork knee if you are really hungry All together 65€ for three of us... More 

Thank Marko B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 course, the beer was excellent. Good meal, good price.

Thank Ziganki
Dayton, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 liked local favorite establishment. The weather wasn't great, but they had a nice outdoor space... More 

Thank BuckeyeMom10
Essen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The food is good, the portions are generous and the prices very reasonable. The decoration is simple and the food good. The restaurant has many offers during the week (for example all you can eat schnitzel), so it is worth looking in their website.

Thank oly111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?