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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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BOGO Bier Special

BOGO Bier Special

11/30/2018

Visit the Bavarian Bierhaus in December and show the server this Blog Post to get your second round of Liters FREE! *Cannot be combined with other offers.  21 & Up only.

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Warm Yourself With Glühwein

Warm Yourself With Glühwein

11/28/2018

As soon as the weather turns cold in Germany, everywhere there is Glühwein.  Literally meaning "glow wine," originally it earned its name because the spiced and slightly sweet red wine was heated by placing red hot irons into large vats of...

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Erzgebirge

Erzgebirge

11/26/2018

Have you seen the nutcrackers, smokers, and other wooden figurines and ornaments in our Gift Shop?  Most of them come from a German region known as the Erzgebirge. It is a narrow band of low mountains, the highest of which are barely 4,000 ...

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Tired of Leftover Turkey?

Tired of Leftover Turkey?

11/24/2018

We know you don't want turkey for the third day in a row.  So visit Bavaria and leave the cooking to us.   The Bavarian Bierhaus is the perfect place to bring family and friends and let us do the entertaining, not to mention, the cooking and cleaning.  Ton...

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The Christmas Nutcracker

The Christmas Nutcracker

11/23/2018

Did you know that most American Christmas traditions got their start in Germany?  That includes the Christmas Nutcracker. Yes, even though it was a Russian, Peter Tchaikovsky, who composed the Nutcracker ballet, it comes from a German story by Ernst ...

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Enjoy Thanksgiving With Your Families

Enjoy Thanksgiving With Your Families

11/21/2018

This Thanksgiving Day the Bavarian Bierhaus will be closed.  We started this restaurant with our families and so family is important to us.  That's why we give our staff the day off.  We want them to spend this day with their families.  So enjoy you...

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German Thanksgiving

German Thanksgiving

11/21/2018

While Germany does not have the same Thanksgiving traditions, it does have a fall festival when people give thanks for the harvest.  Called the Erntedankfest, or the "Harvest Thanks Festival," it is a more religious event than is its American ...

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Eat Local at Opry Mills

Eat Local at Opry Mills

11/20/2018

Did you know that the Bavarian Bierhaus is a locally owned and operated Bierhall?  Don't be fooled by the Opry Mills Mall location; we are not a chain.  We were started by two Army veterans who were stationed in Germany and who enjoyed their time th...

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A Few of Your Favorite Things

A Few of Your Favorite Things

11/19/2018

The Gift Shop at the Bavarian Bierhaus is worth a visit all by itself.  Here you can find handmade nutcrackers and smokers from Seiffen, cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest, lebkuchen from Nuremberg, chocolates from Asbach, lederhosen from Austria, ...

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BFB at the Bavarian Bierhaus

BFB at the Bavarian Bierhaus

11/18/2018

We can't believe that Black Friday Brunch isn't a bigger deal in Nashville.  When we googled it, there were just a few hits, and most of them were links to our page.  So I guess it's up to us Bavarians to show Nashville how to d...

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Avoid the Christmas Rush

Avoid the Christmas Rush

11/17/2018

The big secret is that the week before Thanksgiving is the best week for Christmas shopping at the Opry Mills Mall.  Visit the Bavarian Bierhaus where you can rest and enjoy yourself with our traditional German cuisine, and of course our ...

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Don't Cook!

Don't Cook!

11/17/2018

Let us do the cooking for you this Wednesday.  With family and friends coming into town, we know that you're already too busy to cook the day before Thanksgiving.  So we've got this.   Reservations can be made here, but...

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Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day

11/10/2018


We at the Bavarian Bierhaus want to thank all Veterans today. We are a Veteran-owned company started by a couple US Army Veterans who spent time stationed in Germany.  No matter your branch of service and when you served, we would like to ...

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Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

11/9/2018


The Berlin Wall separating West Berlin from the East fell on this day 29 years ago.  For years it had been the most visible symbol of the Cold War. But did you know that as of today, the Berlin Wall has been gone longer than it stood?

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100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

11/8/2018


This Sunday marks exactly 100 years since the First World War ended.  Originally called "Armistice Day" to commemorate the agreement that concluded the war, the 11th of November was renamed "Veterans Day" after the Second World War.  Today i...

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Stammtisch

Stammtisch

11/6/2018

In nearly every Bavarian restaurant there is a Stammtisch, a table set aside for the regulars.  There, they gather in the evenings over drinks and a bite to eat.  But mostly they are there for the camaraderie.  They conduct business, pl...

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Bitte ein Bit

Bitte ein Bit

11/4/2018


One of Germany's most popular Pilsners is now available in bottles at the Bavarian Bierhaus.  Stop by to try a Bitburger Pils.  All you have to say is:  "Bitte ein Bit!"  Prost!

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There is Much More than Shopping at the Mills

There is Much More than Shopping at the Mills

11/2/2018


Opry Mills is known as a place to shop.  However, that quickly is changing as the former outlet mall continues to transform itself into an entertainment destination.

The Escape Game is the newest addition to Opry ...

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More Munich Biers than anywhere in Munich

More Munich Biers than anywhere in Munich

11/1/2018


If you're like us, the day after Oktoberfest is a bittersweet day not unlike the day after Christmas.  Luckily, at the Bavarian Bierhaus it is Always Oktoberfest!

One of the ways that we try to be like Oktoberfest is that we carry ...

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Halloween in Germany

Halloween in Germany

10/29/2018


Halloween, as it is celebrated in the States, is not a traditional German holiday.  However, as a result of the tens of thousands of American service members and their families stationed in Germany for the last three-quarters of a century, ...

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Polka Hall of Fame Inductee

Polka Hall of Fame Inductee

10/27/2018


Did you know that there was a Polka Hall of Fame?  There is and it is in Euclid, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland.  There, on the 24th of November, Nashville's own Lynn Marie Hrovat will be inducted into the Hall o...

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Celebrate Birthdays at the Bavarian Bierhaus

Celebrate Birthdays at the Bavarian Bierhaus

10/27/2018


The Bavarian Bierhaus is the perfect place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.  Our large tables easily accommodate parties of a dozen or more and we have a FREE private dining room for even bigger groups.

Be sure ...

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