In close proximity to Speicherstadt (see the Speicherstadt article), this brewpub is an ideal place if you are craving some traditional hearty German food and a good beer in a quaint setting.
The interior of the cellar is decorated in a wonderful rustic style: low vaulted ceilings, red brick walls, candlelight, and the shiny brass of large brewing vessels afford a delightful atmosphere. Wooden benches and tables add an authentic note. Generally, this restaurant is home to a lively atmosphere and, especially on weekends, popular with larger crowds. However, if you prefer a more intimate setting, you may want to sit in one of the large wooden barrels holding up to 4 people.
The menu features a diverse mix of traditional Bavarian and Hanseatic fare – delicious rich meals that are definitely not for people on a diet! Try interesting possibilities such as juicy pork knuckle, hefty sausage, and smoked pork chops. For a more “Hanseatic experience”, indulge in the tasty seafood platter that arrives with fresh ‘beer bread’. Or simply order some savory snacks, or one of the more moderately priced weekly lunch specials.
German food is not complete without beer! Gröninger Braukeller has its own beer brand and fun is definitely on tap when you draw one smooth pils after the other from a 10-liter keg placed on a special contraption right at your table! Be sure to tour the Braukeller before you leave to get an idea of its enormous capacity!