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Hausbrau im Ballhaus Watzke

₹₹ - ₹₹₹German, , European
Koetzschenbroder Str. 1, 01139 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 852920
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“beer garden” (5 reviews)
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German, Brew Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Koetzschenbroder Str. 1, 01139 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Having frankly lost interest in even attempting to purchase the correct ticket for the tram, we walked the 2 miles from the Striezlemarkt to the Ballhaus. This proved to be a nice stroll by the river but I wouldn't recommend doing so in the dark,...More

Thank LeLo001
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We were a group of friends on a busy night (looks like every day there). Getting the staff’s attention was nearly impossible, including actively being ignored by a waiter who turned her head when she saw us. Vegetarians — if you don’t eat chicken, you...More

Thank BMerav
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Give it a try and taste the wonderful homemade beer and Pork Knee. Typical German bar/ restaurant. Had a wonderful meal. Recommended!!!

Thank Daniela S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 27 August 2017 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 4xWandering_Kiwis
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koetzschenbroder Str. 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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