Bavarian Beerhouse "Bristol"
Bavarian Beerhouse "Bristol" opened in August 2013. Situated right in the heart of the city – very close to the waterfront – it is the perfect new venue for dining before or after the theatre, for business meals and special occasions such as a birthday group night out or a Corporate do. Bavarian Beerhouse Bristol has got a large seating area downstairs (150 covers) and a private dining area upstairs for groups of 50 guests.
Bavarian Beerhouse Bristol
46 – 48 Queen Charlotte Street
Bristol BS1 4HX
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The Bavarian Beerhouse is pleased to announce the opening of its first restaurant in Bristol on Thursday 29th August. The new venue – the third Bavarian Beerhouse in the UK and the first to open outside London – is situated in the city centre on Queen Charlotte Street. From Friday 30th August, the public will be welcomed in to experience the restaurant’s authentic, original and unique Bavarian offerings, from the hearty food, ice cold lagers and ‘oompah-tainment’ through to the waiters and waitresses in traditional costume.
The invite-only Grand Opening on Thursday 29th August will feature oompah music from a genuine German oompah band, Bavarian finger food and free beer and drinks served until midnight. The first keg will also be ‘tapped’ in a tradition known as ‘O’zapft is’ which opens Oktoberfest and which here will signify the opening of Bristol’s new Bavarian Beerhouse.
The restaurant will then open to the public from noon on Friday 30th August. As well as the live oompah band on Friday evening, the restaurant will be showing the Bundesliga (German football) SuperCup Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea match.
A full beer, gastro and entertainment concept, the Bavarian Beerhouse serves traditional Bavarian dishes such as freshly baked pretzels, sausages of all kinds, schnitzels, meatballs and Bavarian cheeses. All the meat, pretzels and bread are imported from Germany by the Bavarian Beerhouse’s own freezer truck, once a week. Guests can also go along just for drinks, and are able to enjoy popular German and Bavarian beers such as Krombacher Pils Bier and
Erdinger Wheat Bier, served in traditional glasses like Steins. The Bavarian Beerhouse is the UK’s largest seller of Krombacher and Erdinger and the world’s second largest seller of Krombacher.
Sabine von Reth, founder and owner, commented, “We are very pleased to be opening our first restaurant outside London in Bristol. We feel we have found the perfect marriage of location and venue; Bristol is a buzzing, vibrant city with great links to the surrounding areas. We would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome we’ve already received and we are looking forward to raising a glass and saying ‘Prost!’ to the people of Bristol!”
The new Bristol restaurant will seat 200 downstairs and a further 50 (soon to be extended to 80) upstairs, with separate bars on both floors. The venue is of a good size, which is necessary to create the authentic ‘beer hall’ atmosphere and character, so crucial to the German experience, with long wooden tables and benches that make it easy to meet up with friends and colleagues.
The décor features three themed areas in the style of a ‘Biergarten’ (beer garden), Oktoberfest beer tent and Alpine chalet, with relaxed table service provided by staff in the traditional Bavarian dress of dirndl and lederhosen. Every Friday and Saturday there’ll be music entertainment to create a lively, buzzing atmosphere, and German Bundesliga will be shown regularly on big screens for football fans. In October, the Bavarian Beerhouse will host Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival, in Bristol. Since 2004, the Bavarian Beerhouse’s live music Oktoberfest parties have been recognised as the UK's number one Oktoberfest event, serving thousands of beer lovers and even the British Army.
Owners and husband-and-wife team Rene and Sabine von Reth chose Bristol as the location for their third restaurant after participating in the German Beer Fest in 2012. They immediately felt it was a great place for a Bavarian Beerhouse and set about looking for a suitable venue.
Prost! Bristol! We are looking forward to you!