bamberg mahrs exterior
Wunderburg 10
96050 Bamberg
Tel: 0951-915170

Bamberg Station 1.6 km

Opening hours:
Monday 15:00 to 22:30
Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 to 22:30
Thursday to Saturday 11:00 to 23:00
Sunday 11:00 to 15:00

Output: 18000 HL

Founded in 1602, the brewery was sold in 1895 and has been in the same family now for four generations. It was voted the best small brewery in the world by an American magazine quite a few years ago and gained some notoriety from that but it’s always been popular with the locals who come to down their Pils and U in quantities.

The atmosphere at Mahrs is bustling and the low wooden beamed ceiling of the main taproom is picturesque and cozy.  The food is great, too. I’ve had quite a few great meals here including a very tasty Fleischpflanzerl, a spiced meat patty of pork and beef.

Their “U” with Fleischpflanzerl

Mahrs has lots of great beers and are noted for their Pils and a session beer called U. It’s an unfiltered low carbonation quaffer.

Enjoying an early U with Bratwurst

Just back from another stop at Mahrs and enjoyed their Bock which was served from the wooden barrel, though it’s now my understanding that they are purely ornamental (and a great job of that!) and have regular tap lines running through them.

Mahr’s marvelous Bock from the faux wooden barrel

I’ve been back many times over the years and the food’s always great from simple snacks to full hot meals like goose breast and Biergulasch.

some great meals over the years in Mahrs timeless old pub

The Biergarten has been renovated and now features many beers on tap. While this has done away with the gravity dispense barrels, the added variety sure is nice and beers are still served without a ton of gas.  Service is prompt and you can enjoy a full meal and any number of beers to wash it down. I recently enjoyed the Frühlingsbier and Sommer Pils with a great duck breast and friend loved the Roulade and Pils.

an assortment of great beers in the Biergarten with fine meals too

After a long lockdown, Bamberg is open again for business and over the Pfingsten weekend, we made our first trip to see how things are going. First stop was Mahrs Bräu for lunch. It was a blustery day but there was cover in case it rained, which it thankfully didn’t. We both opted for Fleischpfanzerl with Bratkartoffeln and it was very tasty. I was happy to find a Maibock on tap as it would be my 500th beer review on Beerwanderers.

a great first lunch back at Mahrs after the Lockdown

We returned in December 2021 to resample their Bock and with it being a rare weekday evening visit, we found ourselves in their main pub for the first time in ages. It’s a charmer even if many feel the beer is no longer up to its former standards. We started in the backroom with some very high quality Kalterbraten to go with our Bock and when a table opened up in the main pub, we nabbed it and had some Gerupfter with another Bock. Everything was excellent and the beer was not fizzy like on our summer visit.

best stop at Mahrs in ages

Stopped in recently in February 2023 to sample their noted Dunkler Weisser Bock and while there I finally broke down and got their E.T.A. Dunkles Lagerbier. The Hackbraten was excellent too.

a recent stop for their Weizenbock at Lent

I had a bit of time to kill before heading to Keesmann’s Bockanstich across the street so stopped in the resample the once highly touted “U,” as I don’t like to write something off for the rest of eternity from a taste two years ago. I was surprised to find their Bock on tap a week before their Anstich. It was a Kellerbock, much like their Maibock, so unfiltered and full of floral hops.

the new Bock is a Kellerbock

Beers: Mahrs Bräu Pils, Mahrs Bräu Hell, Mahrs Bräu Leicht, Mahrs Bräu Ungespundetes Kellerbier Hefetrüb, Mahrs Bräu Weisse, Mahrs Bräu Radler, E.T.A. Hoffmann-Bier.

Beer calendar:
Der Weisse Bock from Ash Wednesday
Sommer Pils in Summer
Bockbier Hell from the middle of October
Kellerbock seems to be the new Bock in October
Festaggs Weisse at Easter, Whit Sunday and Christmas
Weizenbock Anstich on Ash Wednesday at 10:00
Weissbier Frühschoppen on May 1st
E.T.A. Hoffmann-Frühschoppen
Wunderburger Kirchweih is the 3rd Sunday in July

Back to Bamberg breweries or search by brewery name.