Manhattan’s Financial District hasn’t always been the best place to sit down and imbibe some craft beer in the after-work hours, but recently a spate of bars have cropped up, particularly along Stone Street. Bavaria Bierhaus, which opened this past December, is one of them.
Bavaria Bierhaus is a Lower-Manhattan destination for German beer and food. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Beckett’s and the Dubliner: partners Noel McDermott, David Massey, Ronan Downs, and Eamon Massey.
The tap and bottle list spans includes Pilsners, Hefeweiens, Dunkels and Bocks. The beers are supported by a creative and tasty menu imagined by Chef John Vaughn. Hearty eats like Wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, sausages and leberkase (German meatloaf) are offered, well as some smaller bites like a delicious soft pretzel – served up with mustard and beer cheese – and some killer potato pancakes, pictured below.
Bavaria Bierhaus has an authentic vibe, with servers sporting Dirndls, and wood bars that were actually made in Erding, Germany. Bartenders are extremely helpful and knowledgable, but we have to mention that the table service isn’t always stellar. It being the Financial District, the bar can get a little crowded, but if it is, you’ve got plenty of other beer choices nearby. In fact, we suggest making a day (or night) of it, and enjoying an impromptu Stone Street pub crawl.
Bavaria Bierhaus is located at 19 S William St. (with another entrance on Stone Street) Manhattan. Closest subways are the 4 and 5 at Bowling Green, the 2 and 3 at Wall Street, the R at Whitehall Street and the J at Broad Street.
Food and beer was provided to BeerUnion for the purposes of a review.