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Bavarian Bierhaus, Milwaukee, WI

Bavarian Bierhaus

4.5
4.5
244 Reviews
$30 and under
Bavarian
In 2016 the Bavarian Bierhaus re-opened the space once occupied by the Bavarian Inn. It features a bierhall, a 15 bbl brewery, and multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces. The Bierhaus will continue the tradition of being home to diverse regional events and festivals. We welcome you, and invite you to support your friends, neighbors and community by signing up for our emails, following us on Facebook, checking our website and downloading our Bavarian Bierhaus app for upcoming events.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bavarian, Brewery, German
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 236-7000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Dennis Stukel
  • Private party facilities
    Home to an array of event spaces both large and small. Indoor and outdoor spaces available and able to host weddings, business meetings, family gatherings, and almost any event of any size! Contact us to inquire about event space and menus.
  • Area
    Glendale
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • $10 Growler Refills

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Bring in your empty growler and get it refilled with any Haus Bier for $10!

  • 1/2 Price Liters

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm,Sat - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    1/2 Price Full Liters from 11am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday

  • Early Bird Fish Fry

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    $2 off fish fries 11 am - 5 pm on Friday.

What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Child-friendly

  • Wisconsin

    Good for groups

  • Wisconsin

    Hot spot

  • Wisconsin

    Lively

  • Milwaukee

    Child-friendly

  • Milwaukee

    Good for groups

  • Milwaukee

    Hot spot

  • Milwaukee

    Lively

244 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time as always! Would highly recommend to anyone

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I wish someone would have adjusted my reservation time because it was at the end of service and I wasn’t informed before hand. The food was not the freshest because of this and our experience felt rushed. Had a really great server and would try this place again

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  3. Beckles

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fish fry in a German atmosphere! It’s a fun place to go with the two-man band playing lively German music. Beer battered fish was tasty. I had cod and my dining companion had walleye. I would definitely order the same again.

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  4. MequonFoodie10844

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Just a little too noisy o Good Friday. One order was incorrect but quickly made right.

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  5. Linda

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun and lively place to have a fish fry! Would go again.

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  6. Laurie

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time was had by all! Food was excellent. Thank you!!

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  7. floydster

    Milwaukee

    123 reviews

    3.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Super noisy and busy on Sat night. Ordered beer cheese soup and brought me onion soup by mistake. Charged me extra $3 too.

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  8. Naomi

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was very good, however, the meal for 6 came out in stages. We were served one order of red cabbage within minutes of ordering. Then we waited 10- 15 minutes for the rest of the meals. Later when ordering dessert, it took over 20 minutes to get two slices of strudel. One was ordered ala mode, the other to go. Both came to the table on plates with no ice cream. Nearly 10 minutes later we finally caught the attention of our waiter and he went to ask about the ice cream and then came back to tell us it wasn't available. Several young families with small children let the kids run and scream next to our table. The stage for musicians was being treated like a gymnasium. We had trouble hearing each other talk across the table.

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  9. GloriaF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We try to bring friends that have never tried the Bavarian Bierhaus cause we think you have great beer and food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. They had a tie the piece polka band which was good but it was instrumental only - wish they would have sang! The FO soup is the best I ever had!

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  11. GayleM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beer hall atmosphere so even though I said noise level was a 3, it was to be expected and yet still enjoyed.

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  12. Traveler32

    Milwaukee

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent! We will definitely be back to try more of the menu!

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  13. KathrynN

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the beer hall, the music and ambiance was great. The food was ok, I would go again for the atmosphere and if we happen to grab a bite that's fine but I wouldn't go there specifically for the food.

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  14. ThomasB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a hard time getting service. Overall a lot of fun celebrating New Years

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  15. JoyceK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bavarian Bierhaus was my son's request for his birthday. Food was excellent. We were too early for the music, we would have enjoyed that as well. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  16. nickname

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & great beer! Really enjoyed the experience.

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  17. LarryM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun place and a very nice memory! We’ll look forward to going back with our whole family and. With their large tables, we can easily accommodate all 13 of us. Hungry? Order the Lamb Shank (Schweinehaxe)! The large beer mugs were huge!!

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  18. LoriS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every minute of our visit! Will be back again!

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  19. StevenK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    i really enjoy every time that I've been here. we'll be back soon!

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  20. Foodfriendsfamily

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing place. Get there on a weekend before 1:00 and the very large (and heavy) beers are half price which is less than the regular sized beer - so do that! Our server was very kind and helpful. The place is LOUD, but super fun. Great for family gatherings.

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  21. MarkM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This place needs Robert Irvine! While our server was very pleasant and attentive, the overall experience was terrible, especially the food. The atmosphere is a cheesy imitation of a German beer hall, just as noisy with none of the charm. The seating is all hard benches less comfortable than McDonalds, and the temperature was absolutely freezing. My mother and I kept our jackets on the entire meal. The food was absolutely atrocious. To start with, don’t bother to look at the online menu expecting to see the same menu in the restaurant: no Wienerschnitzel or sauerbraten, and the fish fry is only available Friday with no perch. We weren’t expecting Karl Rasch’s, but beef rouladen made with hamburger? The walleye fish fry was overcooked and dry. The schnitzels undoubtedly came from Sysco and were utterly flavorless. The potato pancakes had a strange flavor and the texture of an old tire. Even the sauerkraut was inedible. Milwaukee used to be known for the best German cuisine on this side of the Atlantic. The Bavarian Bierhaus is an absolute embarrassment to that heritage.

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  22. Grandma

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and family took me for my birthday. None of us had been here before.As soon as we walked in we could hear the live music…accordion player. Fit the surroundings perfectly. We all tried a different German dish and there were no complaints. We even got dessert…my Black Forest cake came with a candle. Very happy with the entire experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place to get together we all had a great time

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Baked Walleye was just ok…not much flavor. All of the sausages were great, beer was good and even the grilled cheese was a hit. Big pretzel and cheese curds really good. Loved the atmosphere Was able to watch the Badgers, too. Will return again, soon!

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  25. Pickyeater

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We kept getting notifications from Open Table that there was a Wednesday $10 schnitzel and fries special until 8:30pm. This was on our confirmation and again on the notification when I just came to Open Table to write this review. Our waiter Jackson had never herd of the offer and refused to honor it. Three of us had the schnitzel in our party of four. If this is indeed no longer a special it should be taken off open table so people don't expect it. We took my father who is disabled to the restaurant and it was disappointing to not honor the written offer even after showing it to the waiter on my phone.

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  26. JulieL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Do NOT purchase the fish fry! The fish was overcooked and thus very tough. Cole slaw was tasteless. Good thing there were french fries to fill us up! Music wears on you after a while (think, Ooomp pa pa while you eat). Our server was wonderful and apologize when our meal took 45 minutes to arrive. :( I will not return.

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  27. John678

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheese curds are a combination of pretzel and cheese. Cheese is inside the cubed pretzel and are fantastic! A must have!

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  28. TommersMcWalker

    Denver

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time last Friday evening! Three of us enjoyed leisurely dinners and beers. I haven't been since the renovation and really do like the vibe. It is very much more like a real Bavarian beer house. We will definitely be going again.

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  29. Diner11

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Ridiculously loud tvs even though room was 90% empty. Rye bread was white bread colored brown. Schnitzel’s had an intense sour taste, couldn’t eat it. Came for the famous crispy pork hock, which was good but overpriced given the inedible sides. Sauerkraut was dried up shavings, potato “dumpling “ was just mashed potato. So, absolutely nothing German about any of the food or atmosphere, and completely overpriced. Keep looking.

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  30. NohF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a little slow but the food and beer was fantastic

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  31. JudyD

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Keeping in mind that the restaurant was hosting Octoberfest activities in the garden, we were more understanding of the slow service but it was noticeable. Along with some other service errors, we were underwhelmed with our evening at the Bierhaus. Disappointing as we’d been looking forward to our first time there.

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  32. Dave

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The pork Yeager schnitzel was too thin and dry. The croutons tasted old on salad that we had to order, but didn’t come with the meal.

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  33. lorrainek

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really looked forward to our meal but my food was not what I expected, it was dry and didn’t taste as good as the last time I had it . Not sure if there was a different chef but I have to say I wouldn’t order it again. But will come back for another entre.

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  34. Lang

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The website menu lists Wiener Schnitzel and Sauerbraten. These menu items were the reason we chose to come here, however, neither of these items was actually on the menu when we got there. Needless to say, we were very disappointed. Don't trust the online menu; it needs updating. That said, the food we did have and the service was good. Just not what we were looking for.

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  35. Gercr

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service at the restaurant was good. The food, though, was slightly warm and not hot. We sent the soup back to be reheated. We did not do that with the schnitzel, but the spaetzle was luke warm and the sauce for it cold. Great atmosphere.

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  36. CarlG

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time! Kids love it on Friday night!

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  37. DeanP

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic food offerings were excellent at our table, as was the waitress. Very busy due to their Oktoberfest offering on the grounds along with soccer games on all fields. Parking was at a premium, again.

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  38. StephanieC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was decent, but nothing was great, except the 1/2 price house liters of beer. We had a sausage plate, the salmon and pork chops. The mashed potatoes were cold on everyone's plates; the salmon came with a side of creamed spinach that would be more accurately described as fresh spinach with some of the caper gravy over it, and the pork chops were ok. It felt like we were eating at a hospital cafeteria. But the beer was good and the ambiance was a nice way to kick off Oktoberfest.

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  39. DeniseP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, it was a great experience. The server was a bit slow, but we learned afterward that he was fairly new and learning. So we will cut some slack.

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  40. EvanJ

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and beer amazing! Great atmosphere with live music.

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FAQs

Bavarian Bierhaus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 236-7000.

Bavarian Bierhaus is rated 4.5 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bavarian Bierhaus

700 W Lexington Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53217-4912

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Glendale
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bavarian, Brewery, German
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dennis Stukel
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 236-7000
  • Private party facilities
    Home to an array of event spaces both large and small. Indoor and outdoor spaces available and able to host weddings, business meetings, family gatherings, and almost any event of any size! Contact us to inquire about event space and menus.
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