Bier Stube Bar & Grill

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3.88 w/ 6 ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

2228 E 11th St
Davenport, Iowa, 52803-3705
United States

(563) 323-2174

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Reviews by Yetiman420:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Visited around 9:00 pm on a Sunday. Didn't take great notes because I had some work to do to prepare for the next day of my business trip.

I did get a chance to chat a bit with the bartender and he told me the IL location now had a much better beer selection. This location lost one of their five tap dispensers. The overall selection was average. I settled with a black lager draft and a Franziskaner Dunkel in the bottle.

Atmosphere began with some young kids playing bad 80's music and ended with the bartender playing some hip tunes from Radiohead etc.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Service can certainly make a place. Ashley was bartending and she was a real treat. Her counterpart manning the kitchen was equally as engaging, even though he had some derogotory comments comcerning my home state. He made upfor by his entertaining nature. The atmosphere was soso, it was a Monday and all. The quality of brew was ok... I guess. Nothing worth noting even though they had 25 taps. I had a few Fransikaners which were good but other than that I wasn't all that impressed. They did however had a brew from Stevens Point, my home town. The Point 2012. I told the folks where I was from but they didn't put two and two together. As for the grub. I had the weisswurst, potato pancake and sourkraut. The ptocake was worth it but the rest could have been better. I will say this though, the price is right. This is the place to check if you've got a budget. All in all the experience was worth the trip. I hope the numbers I plugged don't scare you away because the time was alright.

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Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Bierstube Davenport was great. Cozy, worn-in, almost a neighborhood tap sort of vibe, like my hometown Bierstube, Resi's. Nevermind the sticky front door and nicotine stained drop ceiling, this place has true gemutlikeit. Ornately carved back bar with a hanging assortment of bells, and an antler chandelier. Sammi (I think) was tending the bar, and she was a sweetheart. Very timely and friendly, making conversation with the patrons.

Tap selection was better than Moline, 3 Einfach taps from Old Man River, a Helles, Dunkel, and Hefeweizen. Two ceramic tap towers behind the bar, with a craft & German import focus. Summit IPA, Paulaner, and a few more that were better than I was expecting on their website. Lots of German beers in bottles, especially Hefes. Nice to see Vitus on the list too.

Menu was extensive with German specialties, and 9 different Reuben variations. I had a plate of landjager sausage (homemade) with spicy mustard. Dishes looked hearty and authentic, despite the tiny kitchen. Overall it was a great experience and i'd return again for sure.

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Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love Bierstube. They have a fantastic selection of beer (on-tap and in bottle). They offer quite a few German brews that might not be commonly found in other places. Beer isn't too cheap here, but there are normally specials during the week that make it more affordable. The food is great as well. Whether you want traditional German food or just a cheeseburger (which is awesome, by the way) they have it covered. The service is usually very reliable too. If you're ever in the QC area check out the Bierstube (in Davenport or Moline).

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This was the first place that everyone mentioned when I said that I planned to hit Davenport, Iowa as part of the Woody Him Forward 1 tour. Just like Granite City, it was very convenient to the local # 12 bus line, this time inbound.

I ascended a flight of steps, passed through a screen door then a regular door and I was inside. There were high tables and stools on either side of the entryway with the elongated “U”-shaped bar just beyond on the left. The back bar was an elaborate wood and mirror design with a cooler full of imported German beers at the extreme left. To the right of the bar were a series of tables and chairs, followed by the washrooms. Opposite the washrooms was the short-order grill and kitchen. All of the way aft and down a short ramp was the auxiliary restaurant area.

They had nineteen (19) taps, ranging from Miller Lite and Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) to Spaten, Warsteiner, and Hacker-Pschorr. I had a selection plate of wursts, with hot German potato salad and sauerkraut and one of each of the latter three beers before, with, and after dinner. I was trying to kill some time to avoid having to go into a torrential downpour that had been dogging my heels all day and which I had been mostly successful in avoiding. Finally, though, I had to catch the next bus or the headway would become an hour between buses.

For the people at Bierstube who were worried about me getting caught in the rain: I only waited a few minutes for the bus and once we got to the central station, I caught an almost immediate connection over to Rock Island. Thank you for your concern, though.

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Photo of mynie
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Located in a touristy area of East Davenport, right by the river (with a lovely view). There was an antique tractor show going on out front, so we had to walk a long ways, because the roads were filled with tractors, not cars. What I'm trying to say is that when you come here you might have to put up with the kind of people who like looking at antique tractors.

We came in mid afternoon, and it was fairly busy. It's basically bar with a full food menu and a large number of taps: a little smoky, dark lighting, not much breating room. As far as bars are concerned, though, it was a nice atmosphere. The clientle was mostly people in their 30s-40--no revolting college kids, thank god--the music was laid back, and it wasn't that smoky.

They have about twenty taps and a few dozen more bottles. The selection is almost entirely european, and doesn't stray from your typical German styles. This is NOT a bar for hopheads.

I don't mind a tasty pilsenser here and again, though, and I especially don't mind a chance to taste the comparatively fresh, kegged versions of German beers that I'm too afraid to buy in stores, because they're usually stale.

Our waitress was a peach. Food service was a little slow, but no one else was eating and since everything is made fresh it might have taken them awhile to prepare early meals. The food menu was very extensive, specializing in German cuisine but also containing all your standard pub fare, sans pizza.

As for the food, the meat dishes were good. It's rare that you see sauerbraten on any menu, since it's so hard to make, but this place nailed it. The regular pub fare is only average, however, and all of the German side dishes where pretty bland (the home made saur kraut was very dull, as was the cole slaw).

The kegged beer was pretty expensive, and that is probably the Bierstube's biggest downfall. Though decent, the food and beer selection aren't of a high enough quality to warrant a long-distance trip that would justify spending big bucks on beer. Still, the fairly high prices prevent the 'Stube from becoming a laid-back hangout type of place. It's really a bar without a function.

Overall, I enjoyed myself. If you're in the area, stop by. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry too much about missing out.

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Bier Stube Bar & Grill in Davenport, IA
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