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Time Out says
Fri Jul 29 2011
Although the vaulted basement rooms are very attractive, the big draw at this underground bar is the German beer. There are seven on draught, plus more than a score by the bottle; among them is Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, a wonderful wheat beer, alongside a comprehensive selection of weissbiers and dunkels, kölsch beers, dark lagers, pilsners and more.
The other sides to Katzenjammers’ character hold less appeal: the service can be slow; the food would shame an autobahn truck-stop (unattractively orange sauerkraut, spätzle no better than a packet version); and as for the music, which might include an oompah band playing ‘Wonderwall’, the less said the better.
Inevitably, the room can get rowdy with a clientele keen on recreating Oktoberfest for the other 11 months of the year. But the beers alone make it worth considering.
Katzenjammers 24 Southwark Street