Café Abseits

pub exterior

Pödeldorfer Straße 39
96052 Bamberg
Tel: 0951/30 34 22

Bamberg station 1 km

Opening hours: Sadly closed. It’s now Himalaya Indian Food but has a very good line-up of beer.
Monday to Friday 17:00 to 24:00
Saturday 9:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 24:00
Sunday   9:00 to 24:00

Café Abseits has been a beer institution for as long as I’ve been visiting Bamberg and that’s no mean feat in a town with more than a few world class breweries. It has an interior the meshes traditional Franconian dark wood perfectly with quirky modern touches. The menu is eclectic with some Tex-Mex and old standbys like the Schnitzel Sandwich.  The real calling card, however, is four regional classic beers on tap plus one rotating tap which can feature some pretty amazing stuff. I was there a few years ago for Gänstaller Rauch Märzen and later in the same year, Hölzlein Bock.

 some very special beers in a cozy Café Abseits

I sadly haven’t eaten here often. I never have enough time for my Franconian specialties when in Bamberg but I did have some decent Tex-Mex there once. I’m sure if I lived in Bamberg, it would be a place to go for a departure for us. Many visitors to town get tired of eating “German food” so this is a place for a great beer and something different to eat. Oddly enough, I hadn’t realized they had such a nice Biergarten out back. I guess most of my visits were in winter. After seeing some photos, I went out right after COVID restrictions were lifted and enjoyed a very special Zehendner Wachenröther Festbier while there.

amazingly my first time in the Biergarten

Beers: Zehendner Lager, Huppendorfer Vollbier, Huppendorfer Hefeweizen and Keesmann Herren Pils on tap plus one rotating beer (such as Zehendner Wachenröther Festbier, Gänstaller Rauch Märzen, Hölzlein Bock). They have up to 50 different bottled beers as well.

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