Well, we’ve solved the mystery of the beer hall that was cruising Craigslist: Paul O’Connor tells us that he and his partners in Bull’s Head Tavern, Black Bear Lodge, Whiskey River, and Mad Dog & Beans are opening Bierhaus just three blocks from Grand Central. And yes, the waitresses will be in dirndls and the waiters will be in lederhosen. The food and drink menu will be similar to the one at the Hofbräuhaus in Pittsburgh, with the beer list comprised of six varieties of Hofbräu (there’ll be German schnapps and wine as well). The exterior is in the style of a Bavarian chalet (with peaked roof), and the interior (modeled after the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, with ten-foot communal tables) should get plenty of sun thanks to the large skylight on the second floor and a 50-foot balcony with open doors. There’ll be seating for 150 and live bands twice a week. We’ll give you an inside look as Bierhaus nears its March 10 opening date. It’ll be open from 11 a.m. till 2 a.m. most days, and till 4 a.m. Thursday through Friday.
Bierhaus, 712 Third Ave., nr. 45th St.