Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten

4.5
75 reviews
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Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten brings an authentic German biergarten experience to Asbury Park. It is a tradition that Europeans have enjoyed for centuries; communal tables where friends and strangers mingle in a lively, friendly atmosphere, energized by a regular schedule of live music.

The establishment features a 9,000 square foot rooftop biergarten and 6,000 square foot indoor hall as well. We offer 41 premium draft beers and over 100 in the bottle, including world-wide Import and American Craft selections.

The menu is classic biergarten fare, flavorful and perfectly executed, including wursts, schnitzels and more. The Festhalle is a place to gather to experience incredible food, music and community.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Beer Garden, German, Eurasian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 997-8767
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Ryan Cook
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Cross street
Emory
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Parking details
Parking available on the street, municipal garage (corner of Emory and Bangs), valet lot (corner of Lake and Grand)
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Public transit
Asbury Park via NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line
Asbury Park via NJ Transit Bus
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Entertainment
Live Music 3-4 nights a week! Check our social media accounts for details. (Twitter, IG, Facebook)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Tasty German food and beer and darn good service for the amount of people they serve! Fun Octoberfest bands and great access to hip Asbury!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic German food and beer. So many good German beers and the food was fantastic.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible night! Our experience was so great and service was top notch!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and beer is outstanding!

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LP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING ... By far the best example of this style of cuisine that I've encountered and I live in NYC. The service was super friendly, prompt, and attentive. The beer selection is quite extensive and covers anyone's needs with variety!

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MD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere in the large beer hall. Only groups of 8 or more can make a reservation. We had 9 friends celebrating a birthday. Amazing beer list and the entrees are huge- the wurst or Reuben can easily feed 2.

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K
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience. Wonderful staff and food. Awesome beer selection.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, foot & service

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M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I booked for 10 people. I called and was contacted by restaurant 4 times to confirm, which I did. I then arrived 5 minutes late and they gave my table away. After having to wait for the manager who bumped us to get us another table the meal was fine. Just disappointed in the way reservation was handled. Especially since I went out of my way to confirm

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SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with friends. Fun atmosphere, good food and great beer. After dinner indoors we headed upstairs to the rooftop bar and hung out. Very cool!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took the family and we really loved everything we ate. Great ambiance also.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to gather with friends in a fun atmosphere with great food and drinks!

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LC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is VERY salty (this from someone who puts salt on everything)
Beer and drinks are on point, more a place to have a beer then dinner.

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r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal or experience here - it’s just the best!!!

If you haven’t gone yet - GO!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Biergarten was absolutely wonderful!!!! My family gathered here on Sunday afternoon to celebrate my birthday... it is such a lively place with delicious, authentic German food!!!! A fun time had by all. We will definitely be back and would recommend this restaurant to anyone!!! Great job!!!

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F
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First visit for a group of 8 friends who decided to do a beercation over the weekend. Great beer selection, great food albeit heavy (and large portions). The sauerkraut is a MUST, best I've even had anywhere. Also loved the German potato salad and the elk sausage. The pork schnitzel was outstanding (and huge as I said previously). Renovated warehouse style dining, high ceilings so very noisy, yet fun/lively atmosphere. We will go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fun place for large groups and parties.

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NE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It's a loud and crazy beer hall scene with very good food and entertainment in a really cool city like Asbury Park. What's not to love about it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere here. It felt like we were at a party with 100 friends. Super busy for a cold Sunday afternoon at the shore. Glad we had a reservation.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Party of 11, adults & kids had a good time celebrating a birthday

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated birthdays it was great!

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GK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Liked the fact there was no wait, we made reservations this time and the table was ready when we arrive, last time we had to wait forever to grab a table. Sauerbraten, potato pancakes, pretzel and beer was awesome. Good time had by all. (all complaint is the hard picnic table seats!)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 12 for a birthday dinner--couldn't have been better!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This old factory made into a restaurant has a great deal of character. Live music was great but would have liked some German music to make it more octoberfest feeling in October. Would love to see more German dishes on menu like Rouladen and more dessert selections and coffee. Only complaint was menu said chicken schnitzel for kids but it was just regular chicken tenders. My son and daughter were expecting pounded flat chicken schnitzel. Now we know for next time. Food was delicious, especially the pretzel.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of beer and authentic Austrian/Hungarian food in a setting like one might find in a large Gasthaus or bierfest! Francisco (aka Franz) is excellent, fun and knowledgeable about the tons of beers available. Love this place .. worth the hour drive!

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HD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Outstanding location, beer, service and overall hospitality. Could have done a better job explaining that music would be on side street rather than rooftop but no big deal... One of our favorite Asbury places to enjoy good food, beer and times

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PS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
Had a great time with friends

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HF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Authentic wursts, schnitzels and pan fried spaetzle! Great hearty food and an incomparable German beer collection. Inside is buzzing with concrete floors but sit back by stage side and it's a bit more tame. Rooftop biergarten is not to be missed. I also like the schnapps offerings to help with digestion. Service was somewhat inattentive for our party of 12.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought my nephews from Chicago here and had a wonderful service person (Moe) service us. She helped us select the beer, the wine and our food. We needed vegan and also gluten free selection. Every thing was great. Ask for Moe you won't be disappointed

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, tons of fun! Server was very attentive to out 15 person Birthday celebration ! 🍻

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was basically ok except that we brought a cake to celebrate an event. They wanted a $2 cake cutting fee per person which is ridiculous!!!. We spent over $400 and this wasn't the first time we have been there.

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GB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

What a fantastic meal! I had been wanting to come here for months and the Biergarten DID NOT disappoint! Get the pretzel and potato pancakes! They are a must and will start your meal off just right! The only knock was being dripped on by the A/C but that did not dampen (pun intended) our evening.

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G
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice space--feels like a Bavarian beer hall--with great beer. Suggest you stick to the terrace bar with limited wurst and pretzel menu, but great views and a plant wall. The restaurant had unsmiling, overworked servers and only average German style food. Dinner took 2.5 hours with a very slow kitchen. Upstairs you skip most of these limitations and get the nice drafts.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order the pretzel and potato pancakes. A really fun place. Can get loud. Family friendly if you go on the early side.

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RT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beer selection is remarkable

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JU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was good for our birthday celebration! The beer selections was great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food Cold Beer and Fantastic Service as well as Enjoyable Music on the Rooftop

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C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We (12) were there to celebrate husbands 70th and daughters 31st birthday! Great food, beer and family time!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding as were the beers. Service was as good as it gets. Felt free to wander about from dining to bar to roof. Lots of fun and great place to meet people. Go there!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very very loud. Food was ok, had the boar jalapeño sausage and it was very, very dry.

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