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May 06, 2010



Hey Drew, Matt was telling me about this one and it's definitely on our list. I didn't know it was coming so soon! Thanks for the head's up. I'm adding to dc blogs!




What theeee!!! I LOVE IT!

Anyway, can anyone give me the exact location of it? hmm or maybe complete address =)

Cook in A Bar

I have been looking forward to this, thanks for the update!


Cars and cabs only? It's really easy to get to all the H Street bars and restaurants on Metrobus' X2. You can easily transfer to it from the Gallery Place or Union Station metro stations.


Agreed, okatavenue. As I said, cars and cabs will be the means of transportation for most customers, but I'm sure a lot of folks will be able to walk there or take a Metrobus. Thanks for the tip.


There is also a free shuttle from the Chinatown Metro at 7th and H to Minnesota Ave Metro that make several stops on H Street, including near the Biergarten. Here is a link to the shuttle's schedule http://www.atlasarts.org/plan_shuttle.php


Sorry for all of the typos, I was having problems getting your comment system to allow my post to go through so I had to keep changing it.


No worries, Lisa. Thanks for the tip.


I got an email from the Biergarten Haus folks this morning. Apparently they're pushing back their opening a couple weeks. We'll update their opening date once we have it.


For the author: Union Station is the closest metro, not NY Ave (Union Station's parking lot abuts H St); Eggenberg is an Austrian beer, not German.


Thanks BP. You're right about Eggenberg. I should've been more clear about that (but really, who are we to let arbitrary borders get in the way of great German-style beer). However, according to Metro's Website, the NY Ave. station is a little closer than Union Station. Not much, but a little.


Just got word from Aaron that the Biergarten Haus will open this Friday, June 11. Let's hope he's right, because I'm thirsty.

Ben S

Went on the third day of it being open and I was not impressed. I've lived in Germany for 16 years and the Biergarten Haus reminds me more of a "Eurotrip" version of what a Biergarten should be like. The menu, despite being promising, is overpriced and half of the dishes were not available. The beer selection was not far from it. The best beers, those hard to find in DC, were not available. The food was half heartedly prepared and took a long time to be ordered, served and eaten. While trying to obtain some sweet mustard, a must for "Weisswurst", I was ignored by most of the staff who seemed to believe the ketchup served with it to be sufficient. Once the mustard finally came it was regular French's mustard. The pretzel bun served with the sausage, was soggy and tasteless; upon leaving a big trash bag of the pretzel buns was visible through one of the kitchen windows, which is probably where they should have stayed. A plate of Sauerkraut that was ordered didn't come and the waitress, busy with handing out Jagermeister shots was unable to deduct it from my bill.

In summary, if you are looking for a kitch place, look no further: The Biergarten House is open!


Thanks for the feedback, Ben S. It sounds like you encountered a mix of new restaurant glitches and oversights. Hopefully, Aaron and his staff will button things up once they get a better handle on things (read: once the World Cup is over). Otherwise, they risk losing a customers base that was excited to see them open.

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