Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Biergarten looks amazing and opens Friday morning at 9:00

I took a sneak preview of Biergarten Haus (1355 H St) earlier this week and it looks fanastic and they are ready to go. It's not hyperbole to say that this may be the biggest and best addition to H Street yet.

In addition to two projection screens, they've got a few flat screens set up outside for all your World Cup viewing needs. They have two bars inside (one on each floor) as well as an outdoor bar. They'll serve breakfast starting with their opening weekend and the food will be very good -- I tried three different sausages (wurst), the sauerkraut (family recipe), potato pancakes, and the apple streudel and everything was delicious. The garden space is huge and looks fantastic with seating for over 200. This is going to be the go to spot for German fare and also for outdoor dining and drinking, especially given that they have outdoor screens to watch games on and will have outdoor cooling systems in place for when it gets hot later this summer. On nice nights, this might be the biggest and best outdoor dining/drinking space in town. They may not have their full menu up and running by this weekend and they'll continue to finalize and improve over the summer, but expect Biergarten to be a hit from day one.

Doors open Friday morning at 9:00. World Cup match #1 starts at 9:30 a.m. USA opens against England Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Strasburg's second start for the Nats is Sunday at 1:05 p.m. The beer will flow all weekend long and the weather report looks good.


  1. I am unbelievably excited for this. More so than any other opening on H to date.

  2. Anyone know if Dogs will be allowed in the outdoor area? Would love to watch the games with the pup and a beer in hand.

  3. I went last night. It's a mix of taxidermy, HD big screens, stained hard woods, and draft beer.

    Unfortunately, they are still having issues with ABRA.

    Keep your fingers crossed that they won't need to push back the grand opening (again).

  4. Re: dogs on the outdoor patio, I really hope the answer is no. Maybe if they have a specific day/time set aside for doggy friendly dining, but as a regular thing I don't see how that could work. I know Everyone loves their dogs, but not all of us feel the same way.

  5. Update: Openings will be 30 minutes before the first World Cup game all weekend long. That means:

    Friday: 9 am
    Saturday: 7 am
    Sunday: 7 am

  6. If this is a reflection of a true German Biergarten, then dogs should be allowed - just like they are allowed in most restaurants, stores etc. in Germany!

  7. If you were planning on watching USA England at the Biergarten, you're about to be very disappointed:

  8. If this were a "true" German biergarten it would be in...

    Wait for it...

    That's right, Germany. Hey-oh!