Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten

4.4
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Beer Garden

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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.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Reviewed on July 18, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Typically my family goes here every month or so but had a terrible experience on 7/4. Seated quickly (party of 5) and ordered drinks - took 25 min to get the drinks and when we reminded waitress only 1 of the 5 came out...had to remind her for 2nd and then decided to not even mention 3 sodas that were missed until later.

Ordered appetizers and meals. Waited another 20 minutes and no apps came out and nothing, finally meals came out - they forgot appetizers.
I mentioned this to manager - he sent waitress out. she asked what she could do. I said I trust your jusgment - perhaps a small discount.
She comp'd $7 drink on a $190+ check...
Really surprised particularly when I spoke to manager. No one touched tables, no service recovery - very surprising for this place which is typically a place I highly recommend..maybe give it another shot ? Maybe not..

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RobertV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

CW
ChrisW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
JohannaB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beer is outstanding!

LP
LaPlaya
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

MD
vipMuleDiner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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vipKevin
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, foot & service

M
Magoo
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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StaciS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

LC
vipLenaC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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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vipreh1166
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

If you haven’t gone yet - GO!

DM
DianeM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fun place for large groups and parties.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

NE
NE58
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

JC
JoeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthdays it was great!

GK
GreggK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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Mamapie4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

MM
MajorMopar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

HD
vipHistoricalDelight
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

PS
vipPatriciaS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Had a great time with friends

HF
HokieFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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Locallove
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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Greg
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RT
RyToast75
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer selection is remarkable

JU
JUDI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cher
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten is rated 4.4 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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