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Tyber Bierhaus

31 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Dress code
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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vipVictor (Washington DC)
Dined on March 10, 2017

Excellent food, service and place.

ExhaustedCleric (Washington DC)
Dined on February 5, 2017

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.

vipBryan (Washington DC)
Dined on December 20, 2016

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.

vipJames (New England)
Dined on July 9, 2016

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

vipsamb (Washington DC)
Dined on March 5, 2016

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.

rgchefgeoff (Pittsburgh)
Dined on September 12, 2015

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.

vipBethesdaDiner (Washington DC)
Dined on August 21, 2015

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.

Cameron28 (New York Area)
Dined on February 13, 2015

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

vipMissAmy1214 (Washington DC)
Dined on January 31, 2015

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.

vipJ2P4 (Washington DC)
Dined on January 26, 2015

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!