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Karl May Bar

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Taschenberg 3, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 4912720
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar in the Hotel Taschenburgpalais. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable about their menu and seem to really enjoy their work. Great cocktail menu with some interesting combinations and the classics. Limited food menu but enough choice to satisfy all my travelling companions. Fantastic!

Thank kjwarriner
Istanbul, Turkey
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best option in Dresden. The ambience is cozy, nice jazz music and extensive choice of drinks particularly cocktails. However, Piano player/singer could have been better at this standard of the bar.

Thank Amkunt
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had some cocktails and really enjoyed the bar athmosphere and the quality of the drinks. There aren´t that much young customers. More like an old mens club ;-) Enjoy!

Thank BradChase12
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Ordering Whiskeys and drinks from a book is strange (certainly knowing, you can not get through ...). Decent service, marvelous food along with the drinks (...we make it possible...).

Thank Olaf H
Birmingham England
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This bar is both inside and outside in the Tachenberg Palais Hotel. The courtyeard area is highly relaxing on a hot evening and the waiting staff could not be more polite and attentive; 5 sar!

Thank mikepa1960
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We were staying in the hotel so the bar was very convenient for us. It was a warm evening so we sat outside in the courtyard. The staff were very friendly and attentive. They made a perfect vodka martini, which, in my opinion, is the mark of a good bar.

Thank JonVanner
Katerini, Greece
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent staff, fabulous bar with extraordinary cocktails and spirits! Visit the bar after evening time! The best cocktails!

Thank Alexandros M
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a full-service bar with ample selection and knowledgeable bar tenders, which we put to the test multiple times. Amazingly, I could not get a proper dry martini in Dresden, even in the bars at the 5-star hotels, even if I told the waiters exactly how to do it, until i found the Karl May (and i did not... More 

Thank Juan F
Frankfurt, Germany
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric bar with a wide range of cocktails. Arrived in time for happy hour where a selection of cocktails half price. I tried the caramel martini and it was amazing. If only they had the same bar in Frankfurt😄. The bar staff were friendly and attentive. A must if you visit Dresden.

Thank Von_Smiles
Dresden, Germany
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A good idea would be to start your evening here, have a well made cocktail, whisky or brandy and then head to the Opera, playhouse or any of the excellent restaurants within walking distance. You could also end the night here, wrap up a wonderful evening with a night cap, schnapps or ask the bartender to surprise you with something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, International, European
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taschenberg 3, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Dresden
  • Phone Number: +49 351 4912720
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski
The Karl May Bar at Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden is a haven for everyone involved with the culinary arts - and especially with bar culture. The bar's ambience pays tribute to the vibrancy of the metropolises pulsating around the world. Elaborately furnished with dark panels, fine oak and claret-red leather, this venue is a real hideaway for connoisseurs. Besides an award-winning cocktail list and a remarkable choice of more than 100 exclusive whiskies - which are best enjoyed in the bar's classy atmosphere - the much-prized bar offers a delightful selection of snacks from the dinner menu until 11.30 P.M.

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