Sunday, September 28, 2014

A lovely day at Neckarmüller

Yesterday, while we were visiting Tübingen, we decided it was time for lunch.  One of our favorite places to eat and drink in Tübingen is Neckarmüller, an awesome brewpub, restaurant, and biergarten.  Neckarmüller is blessed with a great location, right next to the Neckar River.  Although we have eaten lunch inside, when Bill and I go there, we usually sit outside in the biergarten, where there is a limited menu, lots of good beer food, and lots of smoking.


This photo doesn't look too interesting... I was trying to get a closeup of the swan in the background, who was enjoying a snack.


See that guy standing in the middle of the boat?  He's in drag...


He was putting on quite a show...


He also came very close to falling into the water.

Last time we lived here, we used to love watching the people on the boats.  There was a guy who worked the boats who had a great dog who used to jump into the boat and perch himself on the bow.  We didn't see him yesterday.  I hope he's still around.  I loved watching them.




Simple beer food... The potato salad was delicious!  The Bavarian weiss sausage was very fresh and had a delicate flavor.  I was partial to the beer brats.  The pretzel was excellent.  Very fresh and soft and went great with the mustards.  We had sweet and regular.  There's a more substantial menu inside the restaurant.  You can get a table outside or inside, with views overlooking the river.




The Neckarmüller was very well-attended yesterday.  



I wish we'd had a little more time yesterday.  I would have liked to stroll along the Neckar River.  We had great weather for it!


Line up for beer and food!  I think the Neckarmüller must have undergone some renovations.  Seems like last time we were here, the biergarten vendors were in a separate building that faced the river.  They added on a WC that was much closer and more convenient than the old one was.

All in all, we had a nice time.  As for the beer, it was pretty good.  I have had more interesting beers elsewhere, but Neckarmüller's offerings are solid and delicious.  We'll definitely be back again and again.  It's also one of our favorite places to bring guests.    

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