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“A pleasant dinner with friends.”
Review of Biergarten Germania - CLOSED

Biergarten Germania
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The 8 of us had a very pleasant at dinner last evening. The food was exceptional, authentic german menu and the meals were very good. And the giant pretzel was excellent, with two homemade mustards. We will be back.

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Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

German foods and beers on the menu here. The schnitzel was tasty, the brats delicious, chicken sandwich is a favorite. You sit on benches at long tables like at Beer Gardens in Germany.

Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Attended for the first time with 2 German nationals and we all had a great time. The owner is German and she has done a great job to make the beer, food and scene authentic. It isn't a cozy little Gasthaus, but more of a modern indoor beer hall with a minor sports bar vibe; but not just any sports. This is about to become the place for watching soccer in town. She already has a special subscription to get the German Bundesliga games broadcast, I think most of not all will be in German language and broadcast real time, which means the bar opens up at 8am on weekends!. The night we went, the Loons were playing and a sizable group of enthusiastic supporters had gathered. Fortunately we won. Once baseball season starts up, this will be a nice pre or post game stop on Saints game nights. It is also right across street from the St Paul Farmers Market...I can see some breakfasts or lunches before shopping this summer. They do serve a traditional German cold breakfast (with homemade Quark!) plus American style.

Beer. Really good selection of German beer plus local Bauhaus on tap. Others in bottles and cans. There are also German wines, including some hard to find reds.

Food. Luckily the menu is simple and the choices solid. I had Königsberger Klopse (meatballs) which I like. These were a bit more creative departure from normal being in a red sauce on mashed potatoes but was very good. Here is the great thing; they were a $10 appetizer but totally entree sized. Good value. Speaking of value, German #1 in wife form ordered the house-made Bratwurst. Gott in Himmel those of great sausages; lean and aromatically seasoned. Not greasy. And you get two of these monsters with sides for $14. Next time back, I am having the brats. German #2 in friend form ordered the almost vegetarian "Trio" of Spätzle with Parmesan, Kraut, and Warm German Potato Salad. All was great. At the end we shared a Bratapfel which tasted good but needed to be warmer.

Service. You can tell the place is new and some kinks needed to be worked out but they will get there. Half the evening we were actually served by the owner herself, which great for our group since we got to chat in German. The barman that brought our drinks was very friendly and attentive.

This is a fantastic addition to Lowertown and for the German community, helping fill a void left by the closing of the Glockenspiel.

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Thank David M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I lived in Bavaria for a while and Germania is almost a replica of many gasthaus restaurant/bar. The only real difference is the spoken language :) Ich musse ein Bier bitte. lol
Everything is there communal tables and benches, great German food and beer.

Great job guys!

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Thank Pierre M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

German beer hall atmosphere. Nice bar area with picnic tables and benches for seating. They appeared to be a bit understaffed for a Saturday night, so our service was initially slow. Two of us had the Hausgemachte Brat, one the Chicken Schnitzel and one the Jager Schnitzel. All were delicious and reasonably priced. I'm not a German beer fan, so I'll leave my opinion on the beers out of the review, but everyone else enjoyed theirs. The big problem with the place was the single unisex bathroom. I understand there was significant remodeling done before it opened, but this seems like a huge mistake for a beer hall with a decently large capacity. It wasn't very busy later on a Saturday night, but a bathroom visit involved a wait each time someone went.

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Thank parksvisitor
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