Bierhaus NYC

Bars , Beer bars Midtown East
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Bierhaus NYC
Venue says Join us Dec 16 for our Ugly Sweater contest hosted by Playboy's Miss Ciara Price. Come get ugly and throw back a boot full of Hofbrau beer!

Stationed a few blocks from Grand Central, this raucous second-story beer hall channels Munich’s historic (and highly commercialized) Hofbräuhaus. The suds all come from that famed German brewery, long communal tables make up the bulk of the seating, and dirndl-sporting waitresses weave through the throngs balancing sloshing steins and comically oversized platters of plump sausages and doughy pretzels. It adds up to a good approximation of the real Oktoberfest experience—touristy, loud and pretty damn fun. The tangible absurdity of the place breeds a when-in-Rome conviviality, fueled by live sing-along polka tunes and the sound of heavy glassware bashing against the table. Fair warning: It’s hard not to keep eating and drinking long past the point when your stomach has flown the white flag.

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Bierhaus NYC says
Bierhaus NYC is best known for their Oktoberfest festivities, living up to their title as NYC's Oktoberfest Headquarters. Even outside of the Oktoberfest season, Bierhaus NYC delivers the spirit of Oktoberfest to NYC all year long. Hofbrau beer is served by the half liter, liter, or the famous two liter "Das Boot". It is customary to throw back a shotski, a wooden ski with four shot glasses attached, with friends while visiting the haus. The cuisine transports diners to Oktoberfest, with authentic dishes prepared by German chef, Michael Burns. Bierhaus NYC offers live music Monday through Saturday, featuring polka, jazz, rock and alternative bands. Brunch is offered on Saturdays from 12-3 and all day on Sundays. Bierhaus NYC's brunch features 100oz Mimosa towers and a Do-It-Yourself Bloody Mary Bar.
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Venue name: Bierhaus NYC
Address: 712 Third Ave bet 44 & 45
New York
Cross street: between 44th and 45th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 11:30am–12am; Thu–Sat 11:30am–2am; Sun 12pm-12am
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Price: Average drink: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Julie S

You wouldn’t expect to find an authentic German beer hall in midtown Manhattan, but then again, this is NYC and anything is possible. If it weren’t for the balcony facing the street, you probably wouldn’t even know this place was there. Once inside, you no longer feel like you are in New York City. They’ve got live music, authentic German cuisine and costumed barmaids. Beer is king here so be sure to sample some steins of Hofbräu beer. Soft dough pretzels served with biercheese are a delicious warm and salty snack to have with your beer. You can also munch on beer battered fried pickles, schnitzel fingers and currywurst.

Kathryn  S

Perhaps the bierhaus relies on the strength of its "bier" to hide poor service & food.

Maya C

From off the street it doesn't look like much, but up the stairs to the second floor opens up into a large room with high wooden beamed ceilings and large wooden communal style tables and benches. If you're looking for a taste of Germany in Midtown Manhattan look no further then the Bierhaus for their authentic style German food and German beers. Most of all I like Monday nights 6:30pm-11pm (no cover) for their live Jazz band and swing dancing. To top it off there's a tastefully done performance by a burlesque dancer who playfully prances around the room shaking her tail feather. Doesn't get more entertaining then that on a Monday night in Midtown East.

Brian M.

Head upstairs from 3rd Avenue and enter Bavaria, New York style.  Long wooden tables for communal eating, and mostly drinking, happens each day.  A large selection of beers to choose from in the half liter, full liter, or boot sized double liter.  The waitresses wear their Bavarian garb and the food includes wursts, pretzels, and schnitzel.  There is an outdoor patio as well, if you want to remind yourself that you are still in midtown Manhattan.  Prost!