Food & Drink

3-liter steins in a German beer mansion Downtown

If you've ever downed 1L of beer at a German beer garden and then thought, "I wish I could have two more liters of beer and not have to order it", Deutschland beer hall and sausage den Bavaria Bierhaus has you covered via astoundingly large 3L vessels, served in a two-story mansion outfitted with furniture shipped from and built in Erding, Germany.

Bavaria Bierhaus

Floor 1: Basically a big, long, beautiful bar with entrances -- South William St and Stone St -- on both ends.

Bavaria Bierhaus

Floor 2: Same light-wood and tavern-y stylings, but this floor comes with some added table seating, an electric fireplace, and a giant mural of Erdinger Brewery on the wall.

Bavaria Bierhaus

They've got a special relationship with Erdinger, so they've got a robust selection, including the Ur-Weisse and Hefeweizen Dark. They've also got 10+ more German brews on tap, PLUS some lesser knowns by the bottle (Verige Classic, Schonramer, Leipziger Gose...). Oh yeah, and that one on your right... that's a liter.

Bavaria Bierhaus

You're going to want to be very careful with this one.

Bavaria Bierhaus

You can be less careful with their shotskis though. Yeah... they've got those, too.

Bavaria Bierhaus

The food comes from Chef John Vaughan, who's worked everywhere ranging from P.J. Clarke's to The Water Club to Central Park Boathouse. His menu's littered with German standards like a huge, chewy, salty pretzel served with mustard and beer cheese -- the indisputable king of cheese spreads.

Bavaria Bierhaus

The Wurst Sampler? Weirdly, it's actually kinda the... best. You get to choose three from a weiner selection that includes grilled Schaller & Weber knockwurst, bratwurst, Weisswurst, and the beef-and-pork-combining gerauchert.

Bavaria Bierhaus

And because man cannot live on giant pretzels and platters of sausage alone, they've got main courses like this huge wienerschnitzel.

Bavaria Bierhaus

And for non-liquid dessert: Hazelnut Waffle Pudding (?!?) with salted-carmel and whipped cream.