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Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten

527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
+1 732-997-8767
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bratwurst” (25 reviews)
“pretzels” (94 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (23 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
German, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
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Reviewed 5 days ago

came here with people of all ages! great food. fun choices of beer. service was a little slow but I won't take point off because our waitress was triple sat. will be back!

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really an experience. The tables are set up picnic style inside. They also have a rooftop service in season. The food is often fried and fattening. Having said that the potato pancakes are amazing. The other food is pretty good too. My grandchildren have much...More

Thank ebmichaels
Reviewed 19 December 2017

My husband was born in Switzerland so finding any kind of European establishment is always great for us. We have been going to Asbury for years and never realized this Biergarten was there. We stopped in @ noon for a beer and a pretzel.. Pretzel...More

Thank Traci2013
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Go here often, after spending over 3 years in Germany, I am very critical of places that call themselves Biergartens but this place is as close as you can get to authentic. ..great bier, food and entertainment. ..

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We visited the Festhalle to check out the rooftop Christmas Market booths and after checking it all out stopped for a giant pretzel and cup of hot Gluehwein on the rooftop terrace. The pretzel was hot and delicious and came with really good mustard and...More

Thank Trac4
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

My wife MaryAnn and I along with two great friends Debbie & Tito have dined at Festhalle & Biergarten on several occasions and always have a great time! You must try the Bavarian Brezel to die for so light and crispy! We’ve also have tried...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The complete food menu is available downstairs in the restaurant - with traditional German cuisine, including fish and vegetarian choices. We go to the large, three-level roof deck for the best view of the sunset and the colorful houses in Ocean Grove across the lake....More

Thank dotpattern
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

1st time customer, with friends and business associates. Very authentic German food in a wonderfully restored building. Many traditional and seasonal dishes. Come hungry, leave full and happy.

Thank Michael Shane P
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is not a sports bar with TVs to watch. This is a large room like a German beer hall with long picnic style tables. There is also a bar area, but the bar seats are small and somewhat uncomfortable. That said, the atmosphere is...More

Thank P F B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I've been to the festhalle on several occasions and I always order the jaeger schnitzel. The pork is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The gravy is super flavorful with a smoked bacon element. The desserts change often and I always try...More

Thank Tara Heagele
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31 July 2017|
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Response from JOB912 | Reviewed this property |
If your kids love beer then it's amazing.
7 May 2017|
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Response from Bones57 | Reviewed this property |
I an not sure. Have not been to brunch yet.
3 December 2016|
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Response from M V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just ask your server. They also have Vegan selections.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-997-8767
  • E-mail
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten brings an authentic biergarten experience to Asbury Park, a tradition that Europeans have enjoyed for centuries - communal tables where friends and strangers mingle in a lively, friendly atmosphere, energized by a regular schedule of live music. The establishment features a 9,000 square foot outdoor rooftop Biergarten and 6,000 square foot indoor hall. We pour 31 premium draft beers and serve over 60 bottles, including American craft beers. The menu is classic biergarten fare with a focus on comfort foods from Austro-Hungaria, flavorful and perfectly executed by Executive Chef James Avery.
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