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1. Groninger Privatbrauerei
Address: Bei den Willy-Brandt-Straße 47, 20457 Hamburg, Germany (Directions)
At the time of writing we’re almost coming up on Gröninger being open for 300 years, and it’s something of an institution. When the ideal evening is spent drinking Pils and eating meat, you have to go here.
Their menu is good local food but try and ask for one of the tables where you can cook your own sausages on a grill.
The brewery is only a 10-minute walk from our location.
2. Brauhaus Johann Albrecht
Address: Bei den Adolphsbrücke 7, 20457 Hamburg, Germany (Directions)
It’s only 350m (give or take) from our front door to Brauhaus Johann Albrecht. They provide the quintessential German brewery experience, with this being one of only five locations across the country.
When you’re looking for a reliable beer and a solid dinner after a long day, you’ll want to find a seat here. They do great burger and beer deals, with their Messing beer the perfect hoppy accompaniment.
Brauhaus Johann Albrecht is only a five-minute walk away.
Address: Bei den Lagerstraße 30A, 20357 Hamburg, Germany (Directions)
A bit further out of the city centre than the other breweries we’re mentioning on this list, Ratsherrn is an entity unto itself with a brewery, micro-brewery, beer yard, craft store, distillery and kitchen all in one place.
You’re spoiled for choice as well when you visit Altes Mädchen (Our Girl), the corner building of the complex. It’s where they have their core range on tap, while also pumping out 60 different craft beers throughout the week.
Oh, and if you’re up early on a Sunday, they open for what they deem a “morning drink” at 10 am.
The easiest way to get there is via the U3 route on the U-Bahn.