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The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

39 Reviews
The Bier Stein Bottleshop & PubThe Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

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

(541) 485-2437 | map
thebierstein.com

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Added by VinylHanger on 01-08-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
71
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
5.36%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
1,000
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by djeucalyptus:
Photo of djeucalyptus
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

After visiting the Bier Stein for the past few years, I figured it was finally time to write a review.

The Stein is pretty damn unique in its set-up. Ten frequently rotating taps showcase the best of the local Oregon breweries along with a few awesome surprises from across the pond like some Aecht Schlenkerla, Karmelit, etc. While relatively small, it's one of the most solid tap lists I've seen. Always something unique, something I have yet to try, and always something that will please everyone at the table.

And if there's nothing on tap, then there are walls of coolers nicely organized where you can grab a beer from. And if you want to grab bottles to go, that's an option too, with to-go prices that are relatively comparable to the local markets.

Service is always top-notch. The guys know their stuff, know how to pour, and know how to handle it when it gets crazy busy (which is happening more frequently). They rinse every glass, will give samples without raising an eyebrow, and are all-around the best I've encountered.

The full-service kitchen does everything from daily soups and sandwiches to some pretty awesome nachos and hummus plate. Nothing out of this world, but for an establishment that's primarily a bottleshop/pub, the menu is solid.

After regularly visiting the Stein a few years ago and then moving away, I realized what a gem of a place it is - and a must-visit if traveling through the Wilamette Valley.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hopguy28
5/5  rDev +11.6%
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 -1.6%
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 +10.5%
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 +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of aoampm
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of N17shelfside
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Eziel
4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of wrazan
5/5  rDev +11.6%
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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4.86/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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The Bier Stein Bottleshop & Pub in Eugene, OR
4.48 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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