The Bier Halle is something of a local institution having been in this central Glasgow location for a couple of decades.
There was a friendly welcome offered by a staff member when I went downstairs and he mentioned that there was a table left outside if I wanted that. I didn’t, I had no intentions of sitting outside in the extreme heat that Glasgow is currently enduring. It’s fair to say that most other customers were perfectly content to frazzle, but I left them to it. Judging from the amount of beer and food being taken up the stairs, it remained busy up on the sun kissed pavements of Glasgow.
Slightly dark I accept, but clean and the environment was comfortable. Incidentally, there is no phone signal downstairs, but the staff member mentioned that when I entered so that I could have chance to connect to the wi-fi. The bar is using an app which it requires customers to order from and this worked well, with my drink being brought over promptly.
The beer list wasn’t enormous and there’s perhaps too much of a concentration of international beers at the expense of German beers, which I thought was the theme of the bar. Anyway, this was the Furstenberg lager which was entirely adequate and nicely cool and refreshing. The food was that being served looked quite tempting, but I had a Brewdog Wings Wednesday go to shortly afterwards, so I didn’t want to overdo it.
I can imagine that this location gets busy on weekend evenings during winter, I’m sure that it’s very homely. Perhaps not as on-trend it once was, but still clearly popular enough to keep on trading for so long. It’s also reminded me that I fancy another little trip to Germany……