The Brauhaus is more than a great Swakopmund restaurant. It is a landmark. It is the most common reference point to people giving directions in town, and the arcade in which it resides is called the “Brauhaus arcade” by locals. It serves great food in strict German tradition with incredible consistency and efficient, professional service. It is a focal point in the town of Swakopmund geographically, historically and culturally, and always the setting for a good time!
The Brauhaus was built in the tradition of a proper German Brauhaus (beerhouse), where friends and family gather for fun, food and frolic. Sturdy, dark beams are lightened by colourful flags from all over the world. Huge beer mugs, giant crustaceans, funny postcards and beer paraphanalia decorate the walls and shelves, while large beer barrels provide atmosphere and needed support for occasional late night guests.
While the Brauhaus succeeds in replicating an authentic German Brauhaus, it is still distinctly Namibian. You will find various German sausages, great steaks and of course, Eisbein. For the uninitiated, Eisbein is pork knuckle, spiced and slow roasted producing a crunchy skin and a generous amount of pork meat so tender it practically slides apart on its own.
In addition to the German fare, you will find fresh local ingredients like fish and calamari from off our shores and game from our plains. These local products are prepared with German techniques, flavours and standards. Game carpaccio, game steak of the day with garlic butter and fresh catch of the day with tartar and potatoes are almost always available.
Namibia was once a German colony, and we still have a strong and influential German culture here. The influence is particularly visible in Swakopmund. Appropriately, the Swakopmund Brauhaus occupies the central location in the heart of Swakopmund, where owners Enjo Müller and Manfred Strzlecki have taken the German tradition of the Brauhaus and made it Namibian!
Central Arcade, Swakopmund