Bier International in Harlem
By HarlemMom –
I had brunch this past weekend at Bier International in Harlem. The food was excellent as always. I had the scrambled eggs with hummus, pita wedges and a green salad. My husband had his favorite, the Portuguese Linguica and Scrambled Eggs Fajitas. His was served with guacamole and baby organic greens as well. This place never misses on food, however this time the service was lacking and we reflected it in our tip. This has been one of our favorite places in Harlem since they opened, so this is why we were surprised by our server. Unfortunately, the owners Ousmane Keita and Chris Pollok were not there this day. One or both of them are usually there and two of the nicest guys in Harlem.
This being said, our waitress gave us menus but took a while to come by to take our order and it was not because she was busy. We placed our order which included a juice for my husband. My coffee came but we had to call her over and remind her about the juice which had been at the service area for some time. We saw a table of 5 near us that had menus but they got up and left due to her lack of service. Besides great food Bier International is in my opinion the best kid friendly place on the boulevard. This might have to do with the fact that both Chris and Ousmane have kids of their own. The food is consistently good and normally so is the service. This is why I wanted to share my experience.
We look forward to many more great meals there with our infant daughter.
(Every Friday night, from 8 p.m. until.., DJ Ouaga spinning world beats. See Bier International’s website below for “December Events” and Menu.)
This Sunday, December 9, Santa is coming to Bier International!
Recently I stopped by Bier International with friends for drinks and had a great talk with Ousmane Keita, co-owner of Bier International. We discussed many things about the Harlem community and businesses sprouting up here and there on FDB and the surrounding neighborhood. With a cadence of its own, Bier International is no exception to the reviving energy in Harlem. Since opening day they have hit the ground running and were the first (or one of the first) places to offer sidewalk seating. They always have something going on at Bier International whether it is celebrating the holidays, presenting various musicians or their famous Oktoberfest which they call OktoBIERfest. This is a proper celebration in full spirit and tradition right down to a slowly roasted pig in front of the restaurant. December 2nd they hosted an afternoon performance by violinist Eliano Braz, who will be appearing again in the near future. They also have various DJ’s including DJ Ouaga spinning music from around the world, check their events calendar.
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Like in München Bier International will be celebrating their third OctoBIERfest weekend with live music, pig roast, lederhosen and obviously tons of bier.
It’s always a party at Bier but this weekend has started off and will continue to be extra fun.
Swing by and have a bier, or two, or…..
Happy Oktoberfest to all of our friends at Bier International from Harlem Condo Life.
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After speaking with Oujmane Keita, one of the owners of Bier International this past week, he informed us of this weeks upcoming “German Beer Week” Celebrating the 496th Anniversary of the “Reinheitsgebot” German Purity Law. Bier International will be celebrating German Beer Week in New York City, April 23 through the 30th. Saturday night (April 21st) was packed this past weekend. I’m sure the crowds will continue in celebrating the 496th Anniversary of the “Reinheitsgebot” German Purity Law this week.
We will keep you posted on what you can look forward to staring tomorrow Monday the 23rd each day of German Beer Week. See one of our previous reviews of Bier International.
See you there!
2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd (W.113th St)
New York, NY 10026
By HarlemHouse One of HarlemCondoLife’s favorite spots from day one of the opening is continuing to get more and more popular. As HarlemGal & HarlemHouse have informed you this is the spot to be! Now that summer is here, Bier International has their sidewalk certificate to expand all the goodness to those who want to dine and drink outside as well as inside.
Everytime I have guests over from wherever other than Harlem they always ask “whats that place?” pointing to Bier International. Because It is always crowded and inviting you to check out what it is that you are missing out on. I always say this is one of the newest most successful spots to open on “Restaurant Row” Frederick Douglass Blvd. here in Harlem.
Stop by any night and have a beer or appetizer, or a great dinner and judge for yourself.
Hello summer and the ongoing progression of Harlem and all the new opportunities and facilities it is offering to all of us living here.
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We received friendly word from owners that it is now lunch time at bier international and Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar in Harlem. Both establishments, located on Frederick Douglass Blvd, started offering lunch this past week.
Bier international started serving lunch on April 12 that includes items such as, Moroccan Chicken Salad, Southwestern Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and Salad Nicoise.
Lunch at Lido is offered Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. Their menu includes a wide variety of Italian dishes.
Finding a place to lunch in Harlem during the week should be no problem at all! We now have to more options to choose from.
Have a great weekend!
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By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
I walked by bier international last night and I couldn’t help but notice there was a sizable sign taped to their window informing passersby of a public hearing on April 6, 2011. The subject line gives an address of 2099 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Hmmm, that’s confusing since bier is located at 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd. However, it is the words right next to APPLICATION that are key! Apparently, bier international has applied for sidewalk cafe status, which would include 16 tables and 34 seats. If you look back at the renderings of the Harlem hot spot, they have always planned for some degree of outdoor seating. This request should come as no surprise. The owners are simply following through on their vision for the place. Good for them.
The flyer gives a web address on where you can voice your opinion on this subject. Go there and share your thoughts on the matter or feel free to tell us right here on HCL what you think about bier international applying for and potentially receiving a sidewalk cafe!
The holidays are over. However, the fun can continue! Bier international is starting off the first work week of the year with a beer tasting by a local Brooklyn micro brewery called Six Point. Go by bier international this evening (January 3) from 5 PM to 8 PM and taste a selection of brewski from Six Point. In addition, guests will have an opportunity to talk to a brewery representative about the art of beer making! So if you’re looking for something fun to do on a Monday night, head on over to bier international in Harlem! Cheers and Happy New Year!