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Bavarian Bierhaus Nashville: A Portal to Germany at Opry Mills

Inside Nashville's Bavarian Bierhaus, steins and lederhosen are optional. A hearty appetite, however, is not.

Whether you're a lifelong German culture and beer enthusiast or just eager to experience something a little different in Music City, I assure you Bavarian Bierhaus will be a fun experience for you.

It's pretty much always Oktoberfest at Bavarian Bierhaus - where the beer (of course) is flowing, and hearty German comfort food awaits. From giant Bavarian pretzels with sweet mustard and beer cheese for dipping, to the roasted crispy pork shank, sausages, or the Kasespaetzle (think German mac and cheese), the portions are hearty and the flavors satisfy the soul.


Bavarian Bierhaus Nashville opened at Opry Mills in 2016 (and thank goodness, that place was no-mans'-land for non-chains). The concept was the dream of two soldiers who spent time serving in Germany. The passion of owner Bob Krumm is evident when he talks about the country, cuisine, culture, and beer.

chandelier draped in dried hops

A mural depicting the history of beer lines one side of the walkway connecting the mall to the massive 15,000 square foot space, and the other side is flanked by posters from many years of Oktoberfest in Munich. There is a lot you can learn when dining here, and even more to learn when you chat with one of the owners.

To start your meal, a classic giant Bavarian Pretzel is a must. The soft and salty twisted dough can be dipped in warm beer cheese, sweet mustard, or obatzda (a cold Bavarian soft cheese delicacy made by mixing two thirds soft aged cheese and one third butter - they add seasonings and a small amount of beer). You want them all. Don't argue with me about cheese things. You should know this by now.

giant pretzel + sweet mustard

There are several other apps to share among friends while you decide on your beer. Which reminds me - beer flights. Grab a sampler of four selections they choose, plus two of your own choice. Sip and judge, then order a full stein of your favorite. Now we're talking.

bier flight + suggested seasonal selections

If it's soup or salad your craving, you can't beat the Bavarian Onion Soup - it's cheese-packed and was even featured on the Travel Channel. There is also a Bier Cheese Soup, a Hot Bacon Spinach Salad, Haus, and Caesar Salad on the menu, to preface your main course... Not that you'll be lacking for food. ;) 

 Bavarian onion soup

With so many hearty entrees to choose from, it's hard to choose just one. My recommendation? Choose a few (ask for guidance if you need direction) and go family style, then take the leftovers home for future enjoyment. 

When in Germany (ish), do it right with the King Ludwig Platter - which comes complete with Rouladen, Kassler Rippchen, and Knackwurst with classic red cabbage, sauerkraut, and whipped potatoes with gravy.

King Ludwig Platter

Another dish from Bavarian Bierhaus featured on the Travel Channel is the Schweinshaxe - a crispy pork shank served with beer gravy that goes well with a dab of fresh horseradish.


The Kasespaetzle is like a warm vat of happiness, as I described above - a German varietal of mac and cheese. It's creamy and rich and could feed me 4 meals. The spaetzle is done just right, and the swiss cheese and crispy onions make this an ideal comfort food.


There are a number of other sausage dishes, schnitzels, sandwiches, and signature dishes to indulge in at Bavarian Bierhaus. Plus enough beer to keep you coming back again and again to try more.

Prost, y'all!

Hours of operation: 
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm 
and Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm. 

121 Opry Mills Drive, Suite 315
Nashville, TN 37214

Bavarian Bierhaus Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. Delia, Thanks for coming by and for a great writeup. It was a pleasure to meet you. Bob


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