Tyber Bierhaus

31 reviews
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Tyber Bierhaus is a German inspired Beer House serving hearty German Oktoberfest cuisine as well as traditional American favorites. In addition it serves Belgian and Czech beers with its American counterparts in half liter and full liter formats.The cuisine at Tyber Bierhaus consists of German Oktoberfest favorites such as Sauerbraten, schnitzel, various sausages and pickled vegetables, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, rye bread sticks, pierogies, goulash, and home baked bread to name a few. In addition it includes a traditional American menu consisting of burger, house smoked pastrami, chicken and pasta dishes.We have installed a 20 tap system that will be keep the beer cold and flowing. We also offer great wine selection as well as full bar service. As the name implies Beer will be our specialty and our main focal point.We feel that our warm and hospitable concept provides a welcoming and inviting environment that will quickly become a Maryland favorite.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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German, Beer Garden, Bavarian
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Hours of operation
Sunday -Thursday 11.30 a.m. -1 a.m.
Friday-Saturday 11.30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
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Phone number
(240) 821-6830
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
Commerce Ln
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area
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Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service and place.

Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good. I think the cook was watching too much football and left things in the fryer a little too long. I enjoyed the casual atmosphere and am happy to find a German restaurant that is close.

Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great location across from Bethesda Metro. Needless to say a terrific selection of beers as well as great pretzels and sausage. Happy Hour has some nice specials. Establishment was quiet on this visit yet I would chalk it up to a December weeknight. I'm sure the place is vibrant on weekends as well as during warmer months or special occasions.

New England
51 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent - the beer even better!!!! Our server was very attentive. I would return without question

Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

On the plus side, my wife's mussels were good, and she enjoyed her mixed drink. My experience wasn't as good: forgettable sausages and a dissatisfying beer experience. I ordered the Monk's sour, which is a favorite and fairly moderate in cost compared to other Belgian options. For $11 for 0.3 liters, I got a small glass which later proved to be marked for "0.25 liters". I just felt ripped off, and mentioned to the server who said he'd mention it to the manager in a few days. Never have I met a less empowered person!

So, it's a nice little hole-in-the wall in the heart of Bethesda where everything else is crowded, noisy, and overdone - but I's probably not got back for dinner, and I'd like to see a decent beer priced a bit more reasonably than $44 per liter.

Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was surprised at the tables and chairs - basically picnic tables and benches bolted to the floor. So not very comfortable. But great beer selection. Food was OK - my sausage was a bit dry.

Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What a great place this is! Instead of the typical inventory of American craft beers, this place has a wide selection of German, Belgian and maybe some other Euro-beers. The place reminded me of a friendly German Beer Hall - good food, excellent service (prompt, knowledgeable staff) and beer to match. I had been meaning to stop in and now am sorry I waited so long. I plan to return.

New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food amd friendly staff. Our young kids liked it too

Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We decided to try Tyber Bierhaus because we had errands to run in Bethesda and love St. Arnolds in Cleveland Park. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was about 2/3 empty so it was a little quiet. The big long tables and benches give it a beer garden flavor but everything was bolted down and designed for really large people - the table was about 2 feet away from me sitting on the bench. Our server was nice and we each ordered mussels - the St. Arnolds and the Thai Curry. Both came with fries and a few pieces of bread. We had to ask for 2 more servings of the bread as there was not enough to soak up the broth after we were done with the mussels. Everything was fine though not much excitement. We think the problem is really with location. Even on Saturday nights, Bethesda's street parking is only for 1 hour until 10pm. Tyber is several blocks from the nearest parking garage (free on weekends) but on a cold or wet night, it's not ideal.

Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I found Tyber Bierhaus while randomly looking for “ethnic” restaurants on OpenTable. We are over in Bethesda from time to time – so I thought this looked like my kind of place – you know good beer and good food, in that order. Wow, this place is awesome! I took my wife out to lunch on a weekday, because you can tell a lot about a restaurant by how they take care of their daytime patrons on a limited wait/kitchen staff. My wife had the off-menu lunch special, three cheese grilled cheese sandwich with a side of tomato bisque soup. She loved it, the bread was rustic and the cheeses were melted, gooey, and perfect. The soup was absolutely yummy. I had the Pastrami Sandwich w/fries: seared slices of house smoked pastrami with gruyere cheese on pretzel bread. Simply one of the best pastrami sandwiches I have ever had in my life. My wife had a cider and I had the Ommegang Abbey (a dark double ale for a cold snowy day) to drink – perfect suggestions from the bar staff. They have a beer menu that would make any Belgian blush, if you are looking for great German, Belgian of Czech beer – look no farther. The restaurant has the feeling of many of the cozy beer haus I have spent time in across northern Europe.I also sampled the Aventinus Unser (a German Weissenbock with the perfect hint of banana) before we left – I will return and partake of more!

Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Went to Tyber Bierhaus for dinner the other night and had a great time. It was fairly empty at the time, but I could see this place being a lot of fun when it is livelier. Had a hefeweizen that we very good. Also got a sausage sandwich that was very good and peirogis that were also delicious. The chicken wings were slimy and left a lot to be desired. That was the only negative of the meal. I am sure we will be back for a beer.

Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

cheese and it was delicious! We also ordered mussels and they were fantastic. We went on a weekday night and we were the only ones there but I can see a big sports crowd there on a weekend or event night... the ambiance was appropriate for a beer haus, lots of wood furnishings and simple. We would love to come back here with a group of friends for a fun night of drinking belgian beer and watching something sportsy. Oh, and our server was excellent and everything came out hot and in a good amount of time.

Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is owned by the guys who run St. Arnold's Mussel Bar in Cleveland Park. There are German, Czech,, and Belgian beers on tap to satisfy any hankering. If you go, try the Hungarian Goulash. The place is a cross between a German beer pub and an American sports bar.

12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The location of Tyber is about 30 feet from the Bethesda metro stop, which makes it easy to get to. The beer selection is good with beers that should make everyone in your party happy. The weekly happy hour specials are a good way to knock off a few bucks as well. The food is good but I don't think it's good for the price they want. Overall, it's a good restaurant. When we went it was not busy at all for a Friday at 5 pm. We may have just missed the rush though.

Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Very enjoyable experience! Really liked the pork schnitzel a lot especially with the great red cabbage. Goulash ,though good, strangely had curry in it. Mussels are large, perfectly cooked and delicious. Liter boots of beer started out the evening for our group perfectly. Great waiter. Beautiful, model like manager arranged for treats for our friend's wedding anniversary on the house. Very thoughtful.
Hope to return often for the fun music and jovial vibes.

Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2014
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

This place had such high expectations among my friends and thus far has been awful. The beer prices are expensive and they are always out of two or three drafts such as Hennepin, resulting in the customer having to get an overpriced standard German or Czech beer that is nothing special. Food is ok, but not worth the money. I love St Arnolds, their sister restaurants and think the food is awesome there and they have a quality beer list. In the three times my wife and I have come here we have been nothing but disappointed and someone is better off going down to Cleveland Park instead to their other places.Quite frankly, I hope they overhaul this place soon or it closes allowing a chance for something else.

Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great selection of German beers on tap, many others available in bottles. Food was OK.

Washington DC
304 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous mussels, great beer selection. The all-night Monday happy hour is really worthwhile! I love the St. Arnold mussels, and the Alsacienne are amazing too.

Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2014
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

On web and in-house, Tyber advertises Hofbrau and Staropramen beer. On two visits, no Hofbrau and Staro in bottles only. Take down the signs and banners if you don't sell the product. I dined early and was the sole customer. I guess that was the justification for serving "frites" that were clearly fished out of the fryer. They were disgusting.

Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good beer, average food, OK service, pricy place! Good beer, average food, OK service, pricy place! Good beer, average food, OK service, pricy place!

Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was great, beer choices good, food not so much. Go for beer and pretzels; have dinner elsewhere.

Washington DC
304 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have quite a lovely selection of draft beer, including Pilsner Urquell. We had the Alsatian mussels, which are done with cream, leeks, bacon -- and capers! A great combination. I'm definitely going back. Wonderful dinner all around.

Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good but not a huge selection of choices. The pastrami was amazing. Lots of beer choices..20 or so draft plus bottles. Only negative is the beer is over priced. Half liters are $10 mostly where as other German restaurants are $10-12 for a whole liter. Happy hour is the way to go. $20 for a liter plus a sausage platter.

Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent mussels and a great selection of beers! Fun atmosphere, tho the noise level is pretty intense, and we were sitting in the back.

Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good variety of German & Belgian draft beers (albeit a bit expensive).
Server seemed knowledgeable about the beer offerings. Compensating for forgetting to keep our water glasses filled by bringing two extras wasn't seen as a humorous solution.
Much-improved menu offerings (greater variety) , but companions were glad for the St. Arnold's mussels recipes.
Compliments to the wurst sampler platter and the meatloaf sandwich as well.

Designed with viewing television sports events, so expect plenty of noise when there's a popular sporting event.

Washington DC
646 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tyber user very fresh ingredients, but does little to enhance the flavors. It is not a good place for viewing sports if one wants a comfortable seat with a back instead of a high stool. The TV screens are not large enough for the space; the sound, while loud, is of poor quality; and the most comfortable seats in the back are far from the screens and have poor sight lines.

2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, there was a large selection of beers. They had huge soft pretzels, and other classic German fare. Most of the tables were long benches, which I think was trying to emulate a German Beer Hall. They looked a bit artificial, and the table itself was very narrow. But it was fun place and I would go again.

Washington DC
304 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday night is half-price half liters of beer and special deals on mussels. We had the mussels with beer/duck fat sauce, which were really great. Plus three great beers (Wittekerke, Paulaner Hefeweizen, and Pilsner Urquell) to wash them down with. Just across Old Georgetown Road from the Bethesda metro. A real winner!

Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My wife and I were attracted to the "biergarten" advertisement but found this to be more of a lunch or perhaps Thurs/Friday night after work place than suitable for a Saturday dinner out. The German food & beer were pretty good but it was almost empty on an early Saturday evening.

Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This bierhaus opened in what used to be the location of a night club or sports bar to which I never went. But, I'll definitely be going back to this place. Authentic German bierhaus atmosphere and great beer! The food was very good too with both traditional German and more modern American offerings on the menu.

Las Vegas
126 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I know this is supposed to be a beer hall, but low ceilings plus concrete floor plus wood tables = really loud. Difficult to understand or hear the server or to have a conversation. Upon leaving found there is a quiter section at back... would have been nice to have been there.
Beer menu would be well served to have some descriptions of the beer to help in selection. Food was good, mussels in particular were good. Would be worth a revisit if were a little less noisy.

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