Two level Bar/restaurant. Went there for Oktoberfest days. They had live Polka band and good fresh German Oktoberfest beer. Prices are typical for such place. Service was decent. Extensive list of bottled beers, but lacking rare highly sought ones.
Nice location but this place has never been perfect for me. Found it kind of loud at times, the patio is quite nice. Very long list of European beers, most of them common but a few interesting ones. The food is expensive but fairly good.
A nice patio and underground dark modern pub. Decent attentive service, not beer focused. Beer list is huge but overpriced. No flights or sleeves. Not a place for tickers, just people who think they know beer. Considering what is available, give way to others.
2015-08-06. Good sized space, darkly lit even just after work. It’s got a polished night club lounge quality to it that I suspect I might hate when it’s busy but adds a nice character to it right now, sort of classy. I expect it gets very loud later as it is already noisy with a handful of people. Nice-ish looking patio is in full sun when I arrive so I opt for the much cooler indoors. Servers are friendly and seem to know at least a bit about the beer. Large tap list is mostly European imports of varying quality, wth a few local craft offerings as well. Bottle list is also fairly extensive, with some more locals and Belgians on the list. $3.50 for a 7oz sample is pretty good considering. Much smaller scale than the original Esplanade location, to it’s benefit imho. Worth a visit but with Bar Hop a short walk down the street it’s not likely to be the first choice for most beer geeks.
Located on the corner across the street from WVRST. I’ve only been to one other Bier Markt and I guess they’re all pretty similar. There’s plenty of Euro and British beers to choose from, with a small selection of local craft. Pricey for bottles. Service was slow and the waitress forgot I was even there but she was apologetic. A good place if you’re out with your less beery friends.
I have, snob of snobs, always avoided the ’commercial’ Bier Markt but finally checked it out the other day (King at Portland.) Very nice space, great selection and very moderate to cheap prices.
I was curious (as a semi-athletic person and motorist) about the alcohol-free Weissbier options, and BM have quite an extensive bottle list for one to go and try new things or old favorites that are unavailable or substantially more costly elsewhere.
On a silly note, the entire menu uses the spelling bier in italicized font, everywhere regardless of what nationality beer it is describing. Kind of a pain in the ass but funny too.
The server did not properly rouse the yeast in the Weihenstephaner i ordered, always important with a bottle of Weissbier.
DuffMan (346) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | August 14, 2012
Upscale pub fare, open concept (can be a little loud, but that’s okay with me), knowledgable staff, hefty beer list all make this a nice stop for any beer-food lover. Een after 4500+ ratings, i found several little gems that were new to me. Nice surpris to try Westy 8! Tap selection at Beer Bistro was better, but the bottle lists are pretty competitive. Nice spot, good vibe.
Bier Markt at 600 King St West is always fun, not loud, delicious food, sophisticated cuisine, full of hot people and cute staff having fun that like to talk and the place doesn’t hurt my wallet like every other bar on the street.