Is the burgeoning beer halle trend the new burger war in Glasgow? With the burger industry we suspect at point of saturation (any-day now, there’ll be breaking news of a burger within a burger burger, and the whole industry will topple. Similar to an empire being at its weakest when it is supposedly at its strongest. Anyway we now worship at the altars of German Bier Halles.

GlasgowLiving pushing boundaries as ever, presents the Top Five German Bier Halles In Glasgow.

Republic Bier Halle

Bier Halle

A Bier Halle before the term was even coined, as famous for their two for one pizza as they are for their quality selection of beer. Republic is a stalwart of the Glasgow food and drink industry. Now in its 16th year, the Gordon Street bier halle, is going from strength to strength, boasting 100+ beers, and being published in Time Magazines 36 Hours, 125 Weekends in Europe feature. The original trendsetter.

West Brewery


West’s motto is Glaswegian Heart German Head, and we couldn’t have articulated it more succinctly if we’d tried. Winning multiple brewery and flavour awards across Europe, West follow the strict 1516 Reinheitsgebot, the ancient German Purity Law permitting only certain ingredients. As a result of their brewing technique they are now respected as one of the finest breweries of craft beer in Europe. Their product can be found in bars and nightclubs across Britain. All West products are also brewed on site.

Bar Varia

Bar Varia

Bar Varia is a German styled Restaurant and Bier Halle at Xscape boasting brilliant unobstructed views of Scotland’s top indoor ski slope. (Without having to brave the freezing temperatures), Bar Varia offers premium German draft beer, regular updates to their drink menu, meaning that you’ll never get tired of drinking the same “bier”. Offering an extensive cocktail list as well the Braehead located bar is proud to combine both traditional Bier Halle etiquette with a modern contemporary twist.

Bavaria Brauhaus


The £1 million pounds Stockwell Street powerhouse, Bavaria Brauhaus has quickly set the standard for any future Bier Halles in the city. Resembling an almost Norse Grand Hall or an ethereal place of celebration, Bavaria Brauhaus is the essence of grandeur. As close to the replication of the authentic German experience as can be found in Glasgow. With the added bonus of the “Munich Six” on tap (Hofbräu, Paulaner, Augustinerbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Spatenbräuit’s and Löwenbräu) Bavaria is sure to be “Himmel” for German bier lovers.

Sauchie Beer Hall

Beer hall

Officially the new kid on the block, Sauchie Beer Hall, open Wednesday to Sunday is perfect for anyone who swears a blood oath to only ever drink alcohol in bars along Sauchiehall Street. Offering both German brewed “bier” and also West’s Scottish brewed St Mungo’s on tap. Bottles, glasses and stein’s, live music, oompah oompah live bands and open til 3am both Friday and Saturday means that you can be sure of an electric atmosphere and massive amounts of beer.