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National Don't Cook Day

National Don't Cook Day

11/24/2019

Okay, it's a made-up holiday, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't celebrate the day before Thanksgiving by bringing your family and friends to the Bavarian Bierhaus on the day before Thanksgiving. Prost!

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You haven't missed Oktoberfest

You haven't missed Oktoberfest

10/15/2019

So you missed Oktoberfest in Munich as well as in Nashville.  Don't fret, because our Oktoberfest celebration still is going strong at the Bavarian Bierhaus through Oktober 26th.  Visit us at our locally-owned authentic Munich-style Bierhall at O...

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Nashville Oktoberfest: Oct 10-13

Nashville Oktoberfest: Oct 10-13

10/9/2019

Tomorrow is the start of the 40th Nashville Oktoberfest.  The celebration is Thursday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm.  Join the Bavarian Bierhaus at the "Munich Experience" tent on Bicentennial M...

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Did you miss Oktoberfest?

Did you miss Oktoberfest?

10/7/2019

Oktoberfest 2019 is over, but that doesn't mean you can't find another fun fest. This coming weekend is the 40th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest in Germantown.  Festivities start Thursday evening and ...

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Day 16:  The Last Day

Day 16: The Last Day

10/6/2019

Usually Oktoberfest lasts 16 days.  However, since 1990, when the first Sunday of October falls on the 1st or 2nd of October, the celebration extends to the 3rd of October.  October 3rd is a national holiday and marks the 1990 day when East and Wes...

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Day 15:  Other Oktoberfests

Day 15: Other Oktoberfests

10/5/2019

As Oktoberfest 2019 winds down in Munich, we turn our eyes to other celebrations to get our Oktoberfest fix.   Nashville's Oktoberfest is America's second largest and you still have time to experience i...

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Day 14:  Nashville Oktoberfest

Day 14: Nashville Oktoberfest

10/4/2019

Today is when the Bavarian Bierhaus kicks off its "Munich Experience" Fest Tent at the Nashville Oktoberfest.  Before anyone else gets there you can come to the Preview Party on Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th.   To reserve your place,

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Day 13: Oktoberfest Musik

Day 13: Oktoberfest Musik

10/3/2019

If you ever have visited Munich's Oktoberfest you probably were surprised by how little of the music played there is German.  Throughout the day most tents play only acoustic music, and so the oompah standards are more common.  However in the evening t...

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Wienerschnitzel Recipe

Wienerschnitzel Recipe

10/3/2019

Did you see us today on Talk of the Town making Wienerschnitzel?  You can watch here and get the recipe below. Prost! Authentic ...

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Day 12:  Is Oktoberfest all about the Bier?

Day 12: Is Oktoberfest all about the Bier?

10/2/2019

Actually no.  Oktoberfest is a surprisingly family friendly event.  There is the food, from fish on a stick to ox o...

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Day 11:  The first day of Oktober . . . Fest?

Day 11: The first day of Oktober . . . Fest?

10/1/2019

Why is Oktoberfest in September?  It's a common and understandable question.  The first Oktoberfest was a 6-day festival from October 12-17 in the year 1810 to celebrate the wedding of Bavaria's Crown Prince.  In later years Oktoberfest organizers wa...

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Day 10:  The Münchner Kindl

Day 10: The Münchner Kindl

9/30/2019

If you ever have visited Munich you probably have wondered about the little kid who appears on the city's crest and who now is Munich's mascot.  Known as the Münchner Kindl, or Munich's little kid, the image has been associated with the c...

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Day 9:  What Bier is This?

Day 9: What Bier is This?

9/29/2019

At Oktoberfest most brewers traditionally have sold a Märzen style lager.  To understand why, you have to go back to 1553. There are two theories as to why in that year Albert V, Duke of Bavaria decreed that Münchners could not br...

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Day 8:  Old Oktoberfest

Day 8: Old Oktoberfest

9/28/2019

If after a week you are ready for a break from Oktoberfest, go over to the Oide Wiesn, or "Old Oktoberfest." To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, in 2010, Oktoberfest planners built a small section of the fairgrounds in a...

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Day 7:  Under the Big Top

Day 7: Under the Big Top

9/27/2019

Munich's Oktoberfest contains 34 tents holds a total of 103,527 seats.  Even with that many, you still are going to need a reservation if you expect to sit down.   The smallest tent is the Wirtshaus im Schichtl, which hosts one of Oktoberfest's str...

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Day 6:  the Big Six

Day 6: the Big Six

9/26/2019

There are over 600 breweries in Bavaria, but only 6 Biers at Oktoberfest.  These are Munich's "Big Six" breweries, the only Biers you can buy at the annual festival.   Augustiner is Munich's oldest brewer.  Founded in 1328, they...

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Day 5:  How Big is Oktoberfest?

Day 5: How Big is Oktoberfest?

9/25/2019

Numbers like 6 million visitors and 7.7 million liters of Bier, don't quite portray the enormity of the world's largest annual festival that is Munich's Oktoberfest.   So let's put those numbers into perspective. Munich's 6 million Oktoberfest vi...

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Day 4:  Oktoberfest Posters

Day 4: Oktoberfest Posters

9/24/2019

If you walk into the Bavarian Bierhaus from the Opry Mills Mall, you probably saw nearly three dozen framed posters along one wall.  Those are authentic Munich Oktoberfest posters. Every year since 1952 Munich sponsors a poster contest.  Around t...

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Day 3:  You don't need a Wedding Ring

Day 3: You don't need a Wedding Ring

9/23/2019

Where a woman ties the bow of her Dirndl's apron gives away the secret of her marital status. If the bow is on her right side, it means that she is married.  The right ring finger, coincidentally, is where German men and women wear their wedding ...

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Day 2:  Oktoberfest Parades

Day 2: Oktoberfest Parades

9/22/2019

Oktoberfest is so big it needs two parades.  On opening Saturday is the Brewers Parade.  At 10:45 am, the tent owners and breweries march from the center of Munich to the Theresienwiese.  The Münchner Kindl, the city's mascot lead...

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Day 1:  Happy 209th Anniversary!

Day 1: Happy 209th Anniversary!

9/21/2019

The wedding that started it all When the son of Bavaria's King Maximilian I married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen On Oktober 12, 1810, the king invited the entire country to the wedding reception.  There were horse races, ...

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O' Zapft is!

O' Zapft is!

9/20/2019

"It is tapped!" is what that phrase means in the old Bavarian dialect.  At noon on the Second last Saturday of September, Munich's Lord Mayor taps the first keg in the Schottenhammel tent (Spaten Bier) and then he yells "O' Zapft is!"  Un...

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Less than 10 Days to Oktoberfest!

Less than 10 Days to Oktoberfest!

9/12/2019

With only 9 days until Munich kicks off its Oktoberfest, we at the Bavarian Bierhaus are gearing up for our own Oktoberfest celebrations.  Starting next weekend we will have live music every day for the next six weeks.  Below is a schedule of ju...

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Alex on Oktoberfest Bier

Alex on Oktoberfest Bier

9/10/2019

Alex, the Bavarian Bierhaus' own cicerone* and bar manager, was on Today in Nashville...

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Wienerschnitzelzeit!

Wienerschnitzelzeit!

9/9/2019

It's a long word, but it's almost Wiener Schnitzel Season.  All year long we get so many requests for authentic Wiener Schnitzel made from veal, but we only offer it a limited time.  Beginning this Friday September 13 through the end of Oktoberfest i...

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Have you seen our Angel?

Have you seen our Angel?

8/31/2019

You may have seen an angel floating above your heads at the Bavarian Bierhaus.  His name is Aloisius and here is his story: Aloisius Hingerl was Porter #172 at Munich Central Station where he dropped dead of a heart attack.  Carried to heaven by t...

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Brave Combo,  Sep 6th & 7th

Brave Combo, Sep 6th & 7th

8/28/2019

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Congrats!

Congrats!

8/9/2019

The Bavarian Bierhaus is proud to have Dr. Shane representing us at the National Masskrugstemmen...

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Steinholding Finals on Saturday!

Steinholding Finals on Saturday!

8/1/2019

Join us this weekend to watch the steinholding (Masskrugstemmen) finals at 8 p.m. on Saturday! Our Bavarian Bierahus finalist will compete at the Hofbräu National Masskrugstemmen Championship in New York City. And the winner there goes to Munich.  ...

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BOGO Schnitzel all Weekend

BOGO Schnitzel all Weekend

7/25/2019

When you are shopping for great deals at Opry Mills Mall this Tax Free Weekend, get a great deal for lunch or dinner at the Bavarian Bierhaus.  We offer BOGO Schnitzels all weekend long.  Buy one schnitzel and the second one* is free. Good Friday t...

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World Cup Finals

World Cup Finals

7/5/2019

Deck yourself in your best USA gear and cheer on Team USA with us during the final match of the Women's World Cup this Sunday!
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Celebrate with your group!

Celebrate with your group!

7/1/2019

Celebrating with a group this week during the holiday? We've got all the room for your gathering (along with German bier, music and food to make it even better)! Check out our full menu here: READ MORE

Better than Munich

Better than Munich

6/16/2019

Hasn't the weather been gorgeous these last couple weeks?  But now Nashville's summer has roared in with a vengeance.  It's a good thing this isn't Munich because there when there is a heatwave it is hot everywhere with no relief.  Luckily, this is...

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Dinner Before the Opry

Dinner Before the Opry

4/6/2019

Walk Eat Nashville listed the Bavarian Bierhaus as the best place to eat before the Grand Ole Opry if you already are at Opryland.  Thanks for the recommendation.  Read what they had to say about us here. You c...

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Recipe:  Black Forest Cake

Recipe: Black Forest Cake

4/2/2019

The Bavarian Bierhaus was on Channel 4's "Today in Nashville" show to demonstrate how to make Black Forest Cake.  Go to their link for the VIDEO and the RECIPE.   The Ge...

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Mardi Gras Munich Style

Mardi Gras Munich Style

2/12/2019

Just as in New Orleans or Rio, Germany celebrates the weeks before Lent with parades, festivals, and masquerades.  The Bavarian Bierhaus brings the German twist on Mardi Gras to Nashville during our Fasching celebration from February 22nd through "...

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Official Nashville SC Pub Partner

Official Nashville SC Pub Partner

2/11/2019

As a proud Pub Partner of Nashville SC, we host Official Away Match Viewing Parties for every away game.   Soon we will release details about a special program where you can win dinner and drinks during those games a...

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Stein Holding Contest Every Saturday

Stein Holding Contest Every Saturday

2/9/2019

Masskrugstemmen is hard to say; but it's even harder to do.  It is a traditional Bavarian contest of strength that requires you to hold a full liter of Bier in front of you with your arm fully extended for as long as you can. At the Bavarian B...

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Happy 180th Birthday!

Happy 180th Birthday!

2/8/2019

Come to the Bavarian Bierhaus and celebrate the Pretzel all weekend long.  This Monday marks the 180th Birthday of the accidental creation of the pretzel.  Anton Nepomuk Pfannenbrenner was a baker at the Royal Munich Cafe.  On February 11th 1839 he ...

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Game Day Bavarian Style

Game Day Bavarian Style

1/23/2019

Are you looking to score a touchdown at your Game Day party?  Let the Bavarian Bierhaus help.  We offer to-go platters of some of our favorite items.  All platters serve approximately 25. Bavarian Pretzels by the Dozen *FREE BIERCHEESE*

A Nashville Original

A Nashville Original

1/22/2019

Don't let our Opry Mills location fool you; the Bavarian Bierhaus is a Nashville Original. Nashville Restaurant Week is an opportunity to highlight Nashville's locally owned restaurants and their stories.  Our story is the result of two U.S. Army ...

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Comfort Food

Comfort Food

1/2/2019

To our knowledge there is no German word for "comfort food," but there certainly are German comfort foods.  January is National Soup Month, and many of our soups, as well as many of our menu items qualify as comfort foods.  So come by the Bavarian B...

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Travel to Europe in 2019

Travel to Europe in 2019

1/1/2019

Have you resolved to make that trip of a lifetime to Europe this year?  If so, get an early start at the Bavarian Bierhaus.  Chef Dennis trained in Germany and Italy, and is trained in Swiss and French cooking.  From January through April, we ar...

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New Years Eve in Munich

New Years Eve in Munich

12/30/2018

The Bavarian Bierhaus celebrates New Years in Munich 5 pm December 31st with a keg tapping and free Bier until the keg runs out.  Also in honor of a German New Year tradition, we will ...

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Dinner For One

Dinner For One

12/29/2018

The English short film, Dinner for One, is Germany's most popular television show . . . and its most unexpected.  Beginning in 1963, this English language comedy skit has been broadcast every year on multiple channels around the New Years ...

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Stille Nacht

Stille Nacht

12/15/2018

Exactly 200 years ago, a flooded river was behind the creation of the world's best known Christmas Carol. The Salzach River separating Bavaria from Austria often overflowed its banks at the village of Oberndorf about 15 kilometers outside Salzburg.  ...

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Frohe Weihnachten!

Frohe Weihnachten!

12/13/2018

In 10 days is our annual Bavarian Bierhaus Christmas Dinner.  This traditional German holiday meal is a casual prix fixe dinner with house-made Black Forest Ham, Roast Pork with Pretzel Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, R...

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The Chocolate Santa Claus

The Chocolate Santa Claus

12/5/2018

Santa Claus is another Christmas tradition that Americans have adopted from Germany.  Tonight in many small Bavarian and Austrian towns, someone dressed as Heilige Nikolaus will go door to door and leave gifts and sweets for children.  T...

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The Story of the Advent Calendar

The Story of the Advent Calendar

11/30/2018

The Advent Calendar is another German Christmas tradition that made its way to the States.  First used by German Lutherans in the 19th century, early advent calendars often included a window that opened to reveal a Bible verse.  As that was not e...

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Hall of Famer Lynn Marie

Hall of Famer Lynn Marie

11/30/2018

We have a special event this weekend at the Bavarian Bierhaus.  Our very own Lynn Marie was just inducted into the National Polka Hall of Fame last week.  This Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9 pm, she will be back on her home stage.  Please co...

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