Tuesday 14th September 2009
This pub is on a corner at Krugerstrasse 18 and Schwarzenbergstrasse 2. It's no distance from Stadtbrauerei Schwarzenberg, just walk around the corner. The name presumably comes from the date of the laying down of the Bavarian pure beer law, the Reinheitsgebot, to which the brewery's beer adhere to.
Its theme is American and there are a vast number of TVs in the bar, so it's a good place to watch football (Association not North American). The menu is definitely stateside however. They even do a Thanksgiving dinner on the appropriate day in November.
The beer selection is also influenced, but not totally. It appears that there is only one regular beer, the rest are specials, which are repeated often. The regular beer is 1516 Lager, pleasant enough.
The remainder, on the occasion of my visit, were Saphir Pils, Sierra Amber, Spillner Dunkles, Quinoa Weisse, Victory Hop Devil IPA. The latter is a copy of a beer brewed by the Victory Brewing Co of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA. The original is 6.7% abv, so I assume the Viennese version must be similar. They also serve 1516 Cloudy Cider.
This pub closes very late in the early morning, so you can have an extended night out and still drink decent beer.
1516 Brewing Company, Schwarzenbergstrasse 2, Wien 1010. Tel: 01 961 1516
Open: Monday to Thursday 10.00-02.00; Friday 10.00-03.00;
Saturday 11.00-03.00; Sunday 11.00-02.00
The pub is about five minutes walk from Karlsplatz and Oper stations on the U-Bahn and these are served by lines U1, U2 and U4. Also on ground level there are trams 1,2,62 and D at Karlsplatz. Also WLE (Vienna Local Railway) to Wiener Neustadt.