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“Nice building and good beer”

Freie Brau Union Bremen
Ranked #28 of 999 Restaurants in Bremen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Union brewery is one of the most attractive places in Bremen which I would suggest it to every one. Not proper for the family with small kids but adults.
You can experience a good varieties of beers and moderate food. In addition the environment gives you a good feeling.

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Markus Z, Inhaber at Freie Brau Union Bremen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Many thanks for the positive feedback.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We visited this place in the evening hoping to eat traditional german food with good german beer. Unfortunately there was not traditional german cuisin, but the food we ordered was good and service was exellent. Though the other/local visitors wondered us, when we stepped in with kids, like aliens - waitresses came with kids menu, drawing papers and pens. That was really nice of them. Big disappointment was the beer. I have been in more than one brewery restaurants in Germany but this restaurant had the worst selection beers. There is possibility to order the selection of 5 ... 6 local craft beers and we ordered it. To be honest none of them became with food we ordered, none of them was cold, only few of the beer tasted average. As the climate inside the restaurat was warm and there was lack of fresh air - maybe they had troubles with cooling devices. But I´m still rating this restaturat with 4 points beacause of really nice and helpful stuff.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We were at the Brewery as a guest of our Bremen office.
We first had the tour which was conducted in German (There were 19 of us and only 4 were non-german so seemed fair to me). We were asked if we wanted the tour in English but we said no. (I know how beer is brewed and it was more for the staff of our Bremen office anyway). The tour was informative and not too long. When finished we retired to the bar/restaurant (Which was more of a refectory) to try several of the different beers which they brew. Generally they were very good. We then had a 3 course meal (Which was pre-ordered several days earlier). The food content was very good, however the speed of service of each course was very slow especially as everything had been pre-ordered. It should have come out reasonably quickly but the meal was strung out over 1.75 hours by which time several people had walked away.

Basically the place is super, the beers are very good, the food quality is very good it is just the timing of the delivery that needs tightening up. The staff are all very good and are all multilingual so it doesnt matter where you come from they will be able to converse with you in many different languages. Definitely worth a visit especially for the Summer Ale and the Hanaseat 2.0

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

The long trek from the centre of Bremen was worth every step. A wonderful almost cathedral like setting, this recently reinvigorated brewery has really hit a sweet spot with offering excellence in brewing and good food, catering to both couples and large groups alike.

We started with a paddle and there was not one duff beer amongst it. The stand out for me was both the Hanseat 2.0 and Pale Ale.

Friendly staff, very efficient service. It was empty when we arrived and not a free seat within an hour!

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Management response:Responded 23 February 2017

Many thanks for the "wonderful" comments. :-)

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

After short guided tour in this re-opened brewery in a lovely building we tasted the offered beers. Almost all are very, very good (we liked the 'Kellerpils' and 'Pale Ale' most).

After that we stayed for lunch and were surprised: We didn't expect such good food. The selection is a little bit limited to traditional and local food, but what to eat else in a local brewery?! Vegetarians will also find good options.

Staff was friendly but seemed a bit unorganised when it became full (less waiters...). I am sure it's only a "childhood disease".

Thank Werdi L
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Management response:Responded 3 January 2017

Thanks for the feedback. We will work on the "childhood disease".

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