HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Permanently Closed - Bierstube German Tavern

3.8
185 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
German
Top Tags:
  • Notable Wine List (210)
  • Fit for Foodies (205)
  • Neighborhood Gem (181)

Similar Restaurants

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Bierstube serves enhanced recipes of the typical German meal,
mostly of the Rhineland region and bordering Wallonia (French/German).
The typical German restaurant in the United States limits itself to the food
of Bavaria and older times. Bierstube expands it's offering to the other
regions of Germany and neighboring Belgium Our chefs have culinary
degrees having studied at Le Cordon Bleu, apprenticed under former head chefs of Le Bec-Fin
and have lived and worked throughout Germany.

In addition to high end cuisine we feature tavern food with Philly's Best
Burgers, Brats and Beers. Our chefs prepare the majority of our items
from scratch relying on local butchers and farmers to supply the finest
ingredients of the seasons.

We have a full liquor selection, several hand selected wines and
Philadelphia's Largest and Highest Ranked German Beer Selection

Prost and Bon Appétit!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
German, American, Belgian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am


icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(215) 922-2958
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Chef Thomas Atkinson
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
We have a downstairs private dining area with a full bar that can fit up to 50 persons. In addition the entire restaurant can be rented out for up to 150 persons. Please email a description of what you are looking for and the dates you are interested in and we will reply promptly.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
info@mybierstube.com: (215) 922-2958
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
We can create a menu along with your input for an offsite event. Please email info@mybierstube.com for more information.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
2nd
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Multiple parking lots are located nearby. We suggest using Old City District parking maps and details of when free parking is offered in historic Old City.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
The 2nd Street stop of the Market Frankford El subway is outside our front door. In addition, many buses stop nearby such as By Bus:
Running east/west on Market Street: #17, #33, #48, #76, #121, #44
Running east on Chestnut Street: #9, #21, #42
By PATCO: Take to 8th & Market Streets. Transfer to El
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
We use Pandora radio to provide background music mostly of alternative or jazz. No loud DJs, occasionally we will feature live music in our Rathskeller downstairs cellar room of fun and dining.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 185 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8
  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.4
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2016

Beer was great, food was ok, service was mixed (bartender and waiter were good, initial waitress was bad). Overall wasn't bad

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2016

The beer is amazing but the food and the service leave something to be desired.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0
Dined on September 18, 2016

Philly cheesestesk on pretzel bun was very good.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on September 10, 2016

We had dinner at the tavern on Sunday night with friends who lived in Germany for 8 years. We all loved the food: simple and authentic German; beer was terrific for any taste. They have one of the longest lists I have seen. It is not a fancy place but the food is great and service is friendly.

Report
Helpful
Jessica (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on August 31, 2016

Not a bad place, nothing special. Food was okay, probably a bit overpriced. Server was really nice, until the man in our group arrived and then the server made a dreadfully sexist comment about the three women sitting at the table. Took us rather by surprise as up until that point he had been very friendly and helpful. Probably wouldn't go back, but it's not bad for a pint with friends.

Report
Helpful
bestmussels (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on August 20, 2016

Our waitress was fluent in German which made the visit much more fun. The food was excellent, it had more flavor than the typical German meal with the exception of the pierogis which where traditional pretty plain with sour cream and chives only as a flavor. Can't blame them for following tradition. The schnitzels were perfectly fried and very tender on the inside as fresh chicken would be, while the brats were more seasoned than I'm accustomed to with traditional herbs and spices but at least three or four more I could not identity. They were terrific. They add bacon and apple to their sauerkraut and it was a terrific idea, I'll try that at home from now on. Overall an outstanding dining experience in a very lively crowded beer hall type dining room and plenty of outdoor seating (it was too hot for us to dine outside)

Report
Helpful
viprt191 (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined on July 30, 2016

Great beer! Very attentive and friendly service. Pirogues were tasteless. Sauerkraut way too salty. Sausages so-so. This is not difficult food to do well. No excuse.

Report
Helpful
WHRS (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on June 21, 2016

The road side table had cars and the inside is dark but the food (Weiner Schnitzle and Sausage with Sourkrout) were well worth it. Great selection of beer too.

Report
Helpful
SandyS (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2016

We have been here several times after attending the matinee at the Arden Theatre. Love it because the food is consistently good, a huge beer list, but, alas, no coffee. Service is great. Both the potato latkas and pretzel appetizers were so good!

Report
Helpful
Steve (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2016

We wanted something different for dinner, and we found it. The German themed menu with a few twists on some American standards was very good.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
19