This is a clean well-lighted restaurant/bar with ample seating at the 8 - stool bar and the dozen or so tables. There are 10 taps dispensing decent, but rather mediocre imported and domestic beers. But the real attraction is the awesome selection of great beers along the walls and in the huge refrigerator section. For example, there is a full line of Dogfish Head (about a dozen beers) and also Fantome (about 8 beers). One can take home any beer from the cooler or drink it at the bar (in an appropriate glass) for no additional charge. I wasnít hungry, but the guy next to me said the food was excellent. The barkeeps are friendly and helpful.
By far the best place in Eugene, the owner Chip has done amazing things with this place. Very small place, but feels more spacious inside, set up very European like, you get to eat with strangers often. The beer selection is amazing and very well kept. You can either get beer with your meal or take it to go. The food was excellent and the service top notch. Wish this place had been there when I was still in school.
This is the place!!! A few great taps. not too many, that way the beer stays fresh. if you donít like the taps, grap a temp controlled bottle, and theyíll open it for you. Discount if you just want to shop. Bought some really great goodies!!! Better than Bottleworks. Freindlier too.
Took forever, but I finally made it down to Chipís place. This place is awesome. Beer is everywhere. Lots of GOOD beer, with a 15% discount for "to go" beer. They even have the proper glassware for everything. Everyone there was knowledgeable and very friendly/helpfull. Had a couple of sandwiches (went twice) and both were great. Itís great when the owner and wife are actually running the place. WARNING - Donít park in the lot next door. Itís been converted to a pay lot and they will tow you.
blueduk (1) Eugene, Oregon | May 27, 2006| Updated November 21, 2006
Ok, itís been a while, and itís time to update this rating. The Bier Stein is still the premier place to go in Eugene for quality beer. If you drank somewhere else on accident, go do your penance immediately. If you drank somewhere else on purpose, thatíll be 20 "Hail Chip"ís. Everything is still awesome and itís still the best. They DO have a TV now, despite what the profile says. But good luck finding a seat for the game unless you get there early.
Good God... The Beer Stein leaves me in tears every time I leave. I used to think Bottle Works was hands down the best beer store in America. The Beer Stein is definitly giving it a run for its money. I can walk 8 blocks from my house, drink a Giradin Black label, eat authentic German sausages, talk with Chip about the case of Jolly Pumpkin sitting in the back, and buy a bomber of Peche Mortel to cellar. Once again...Good God
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 26, 2006
Quality spot, 100% about the beer. Massive bottle selection, plus some taps and tables. Nothing to complain about. Open and bright room is perhaps a little atmospherically-challenged but only a little as a place that is so totally about the beer cannot possibly have a bad atmosphere.
Stopped in here for lunch while visiting a friend. Service was friendly and helpful, although they hadnít heard of the Westy. Selection is great, most of the stock was cold, and you could grab one with the meal! Definitely a place to stop if youíre in the area.
This absolutely my home away from home. I frequent this place at least 3 times a week. They have a draft list that is unrivaled. Chip and Christina are great owners and are all about the beer and taking care of their customers. Over 800 bottles at last count.