The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub

The Bier Stein Bottleshop & PubThe Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub
The Bier Stein Bottleshop & PubThe Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1591 Willamette St
Eugene, Oregon, 97401-4068
United States

(541) 485-2437 | map

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Reviews by IpeeA:
Photo of IpeeA
3.68/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place fails only in its service which is why I'm writing. I had a bad experience today but I'll try to be fair and objective.

The atmosphere is good. It's too small for the business that they attract and seating can be at a premium. One television playing the relevant sports but this is certainly not a sports bar.

The quality is top notch. Given this is a small town they do an amazing job at getting both quality bottles and drafts. Appx. 10 drafts with one nitro and easily 150 high quality bottles (without counting, just an estimate, probably north of 200). Bottles are available for on site consumption or to go and most drafts are available in pint or half-pint pours. Great feature for those wanting to try several drafts.

Here's where I have my beef. I was fortunate enough to be there the day they got a shipment of Cantillon bottles. I was alerted to the shipment after talking with the bartender. I went and selected several bottles. Then I was told there is a two bottle per person limit. Fine, I've encountered this before. Standard practice of course. I selected my two bottles and returned to my seat at the bar without complaint. I then witnessed a man purchase 5-6 bottles from the same Cantillon shipment of which I was just limited to 2 bottles. I witnessed the purchase, watched the man walk out the bar, questioned the bertender, expressed my concern, and was told that that person spends "a lot of money" in the bar and, thus, was allowed to purchase whatever he wanted. I proclaimed that I've spend a small fortune in the very same establishment and was limited to only 2 bottles but would be happy to purchase more. The bartender stated that it was not her area to make such decisions (as I agree) and would alert the proper manager about my concern. I don't know whether she did or not, but I was never approached about this issue though I stayed at the bar for a good 20 minutes following this exchange. This practice, though not unfamiliar in my beer hunting experiences, is absolutely unacceptable. If there is a bottle limit policy, it shoult be enforced to the letter. If the policy is being bent for special customers or employees, it should not be done in the face of the very loyal customers who are subject and willing to submit to said policy!

Selection is great, see paragraph above. Food is very good. Not cheap but a good value. Sandwiches and salads, nothing fancy but basic stuff done right.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of atigerlife
4.91/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Spent a glorious afternoon in this amazing pub!! Just amazingly relaxing and wonderful in every way!

Wonderful tap beer selection. Also have about 20 refrigerators with bottles. Yes, you can definitely find whatever you want to quench your thirst.

Food was also delicious. I had a large pretzel with a side of homemade pickles. Also had a wonderful charcuterie plate. Truly yummy! I also like that they make a lot of their food as well as source a lot of locally made products.

Overall, it was a glorious few hours in Eugene sitting at the bar in this pub. I highly, highly recommend it!

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Photo of warrenc
4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Had lunch, a nice guada and turkdey sandwich . Nice variety of draft selections, quite a few bottles to choose from, though they did not have the German beer I sought. For eugene , it will be your best bet for a good variety

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Photo of VashonGuy
4/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Quesophresco
4.88/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of hopguy28
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great place. Eugene is the best. The only thing that sux is beer snobs.. I love craft beer but Im poor. The people who make great money go to these places all the time!

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Photo of Brennanleroy
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Excellent bottle/can selection. Priced to drink on site, but 20% off for to go. Staff knows beer! Highly recommended. I'll be back.

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Photo of Jbagel1
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The Bier Stein is a cool place to grab some great beers (also hard to find beers) and food. I really like the tap display. Shows how much is left on tap in real time. They always seem to have good events too. I really liked the Block 15 sticky hands release party or the PTY rr day. Sometimes i don't get food there tho. Theres noting wrong with the food but its sometime too much cash for a few beers and food.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
4.91/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of aoampm
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of N17shelfside
4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Eziel
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of wrazan
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is the best. When I moved to Eugene they were still in the little shop on 11th. Since then, they upgraded and expanded into their current location on Willamette. You go for the beer, but then you stay for the beer and food. Service is great, especially when the ewench system is working well. Pro tip: go grab your first beer and a menu, and open a tab. Then find a seat, peruse the menu, plan your next beer and place your order on your phone.

If you stand in front of the 1200 or so bottles they have for a minute or longer somebody is bound to ask you if you need any help. Super knowledgeable staff.

Throw in the pool table and big screen projector and you have yourself the perfect beer bar.

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Photo of ethansteff87
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Harvest06
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jtosch
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mbw314
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.76/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BKotch
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Abbbp
5/5  rDev +9.6%

The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub in Eugene, OR
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 76 ratings