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German Beer-Focused Gastropub Joins Oakland’s Growing Beer Scene

Mountain View’s Bierhaus finds new digs

Sausage and pretzel plate with spaetzel at the original Bierhaus.
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After struggling with a landlord in Mountain View, Bierhaus has officially packed up and settled into Oakland’s Temescal district. The gastropub and beer bar opens today at 360 40th Street.

Bierhaus joins a growing fleet of beer hubs in the neighborhood, including Hog’s Apothecary down the street as well as Temescal Brewing, Arthur Mac’s Tap and Snack, and Rose’s Taproom. What sets Bierhaus apart is its focus on German beers, with more than 20 brews on tap. The original Bierhaus served burgers and sandwiches as well as German dishes like schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels, and currywurst. (Eater SF has reached out to Bierhaus for more details on the Oakland menu.)

Initially, Bierhaus Oakland was supposed to be an expansion effort, not a relocation. Mike Finley first opened Bierhaus in Mountain View in 2014 (for three years prior, it was called Steak Out), but told the San Jose Mercury News that the property owners forced him out over not paying his rent on the first every month. Finley, however, was under the impression his rent could be paid at any time during the month, and he’s suing the owners and seeking $250,000 in damages for allegedly violating the lease. Meanwhile, the owners are opening a new, similarly styled restaurant in Bierhaus’s place, called Drafthaus.

Bierhaus is open for lunch and dinner daily.


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