Lowenbrau Keller, Sydney, Australia – Review


Set in the historic harbour side suburb of The Rocks lies a traditional German pub, rich with traditional German beers, wooden fixtures and The Spice Girls? Yes, it is The Lowenbrau Keller, a place loved by Sydneysiders as it allows us to take a glimpse into the German world. On a typical Saturday night, the wait to gain entry can be extremely long; however, it is definitely worth the wait. On any given night, you are able to see an eclectic mix of partygoers; workers, backpackers, tourists and students.

There is never a dull moment once you are inside this extremely popular establishment. My personal experience, as you can probably already guess, was one that was filled with amazing drinks, great people and awesome music. Once I arrived with a couple of girlfriends, we were escorted to the front of the line (one of the perks of being female on a Saturday night) and gained entry right away. There is a restaurant downstairs that serves both traditional Bavarian and Western cuisine; however, it is when you walk up the spiral wooden staircase that the real party begins. I was so amazed at the amount of people were there and it was only 11pm. The Lowenbrau holds an extensive list of imported and local beer, wine and spirits, including schnapps which I highly recommend trying, as the butterscotch schnapps are to die for.

The Lowenbrau Keller hosts four different areas, each are atmospherically different yet all seem to be enjoyable. The Bar adjacent to the Brassier is ideal for casual drinks after work or before beginning a night out in Sydney.

The Uber Bar, upstairs where I spent a majority of my time hosts a large dance floor where you can dance to the eclectic range of music (which includes The Spice Girls), enormous bar and traditional wooden features that simulate a night in Munich. Finally the Bier Hall, the Lowenbrau Keller’s newest addition provides patrons with the Traditional Bier drinking experience including long wooden tables and what else but Steins (one litre glass). The Lowenbrau Keller is a venue that transports you to Germany. It has everything a Sydney bar offers and more, it provides you with an experience, an experience that I will definitely being having again.