June 6th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

The New York Times recently wrote about a city-wide beer garden craze (there are apparently 54 beer gardens in the city, according to Beer Gardens NYC, a nine-month-old iPhone application dedicated to tracking them).

Among those mentioned:  Hallo Berlin, Radegast Hall, Studio SquareMission DoloresLa BirreriaBohemian Hall and Beer GardenZum SchneiderLoreley Killmeyer’sBerry ParkDogfish Head, ,Bierhaus NYC and Local West.

Notably absent was any mention of our favorite Bier International.   So we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our posts on this incredible destination.

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June 6th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

By HarlemGuy

The New York Times recently wrote about a city-wide beer garden craze (there are apparently 54 beer gardens in the city, according to Beer Gardens NYC, a nine-month-old iPhone application dedicated to tracking them).

Among those mentioned:  Hallo Berlin, Radegast Hall, Studio SquareMission DoloresLa BirreriaBohemian Hall and Beer GardenZum SchneiderLoreley Killmeyer’sBerry ParkDogfish Head, ,Bierhaus NYC and Local West.

Notably absent was any mention of our favorite Bier International.   So we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our posts on this incredible destination.

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May 31st, 2011 by harlemhouse

Bier International

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.

Bier International

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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September 27th, 2010 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

This place is a goldmine! Owners Chris Pollok and Oujmane Keita have delivered to our Harlem neighborhood a new watering hole that since day one has hit the ground running.  You may have been following our updates

on bier international 6 months prior to it’s opening (thanks to HCL’s HarlemGal) and how we have been highly anticipating this place.  We are excited that it is now open and already a new hot spot in the neighborhood.  Very diverse clientele from the after work suit and tie crowd to casual shorts and flip flops  just stopping by for a cold beer.  During the day  you get families with kids along with a solid Saturday & Sunday brunch crowd.  The brunch menu  has Crab Cakes Benedict for $12, Buttermilk Pancakes with assorted berries for $7, and a Norwegian Smoked Salmon Omelet for $10 just to name a few.  Many evenings it is already overcrowded with its front wall of open windows allowing people to spill into the sidewalk.  Very inviting and welcoming atmosphere.  I walk by it every night on my way home and have yet to see it uncrowded.  Not only can you get a large assortment of imported beers on tap (or by bottle) but they also provide a minimal selection of nice wines for the non beer drinkers in the house.

When they first opened, 5 weeks ago, the food started off with a minimal selection.  It has now expanded to a full menu of small entrees and a healthy variety of appetizers thanks to Chef Adriano.  The food is very reasonably priced between $7 to $12.  Each plate has a beer suggestion to pair it with.  Very smart move as I noticed looking around at all the tables and the bar that almost everyone was eating something.   They have a nice cheese platter that you can tailor to a selection of cheeses you like.  The also have an excellent Quacamole and Chips appetizer.  I highly recommend the sliced Brauts with Sauerkraut served without bread.  Goes nicely along with a couple of cold ones.  Also very good is their Wild Mushroom Quesadilla.  It’s priced very reasonably but the group I was with all agreed they should offer two sizes.  A small size for one or two to share, and a larger size that several people could share.  This was the tables favorite with the group I was with.  The Steak Burgers are also great.  Very hearty and come with french fries.  They also have Shaved Parmesan and Truffle hand-cut Fries which are quite tasty.  Also noteworthy the Catfish Tacos and the Fig & Pig (porchetta) Salad.  The Fig & Pig Salad is only available during Oktobierfest.  See full dinner menu.  The Bier Steak Burger along with a couple other new items have been added to the menu.

This place has a great vibe and is already thriving.  Everytime I’ve gone so far both of the owners have been present, very involved and mingling with the customers.  This is a sure recipe to a successful establishment.  The staff are equally as welcoming and friendly.

Bier International is the new kid on the block and as far as popularity goes, just pop in and see for yourself.

Enjoy Oktoberfest from September 18 – October 3.  Bier International

2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (at 113th St.)

New York, NY 10026

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June 2nd, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife 

We reached out  yesterday to the folks at Bier International, which will be located at 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd., to see what’s up with the planning around Harlem’s first beer garden. Here is what they told us:

“Thanks for your support. After some delays, we anticipate opening in about three weeks.”

Yes! That means Bier International in Harlem will be open during the 2010 World Cup! Folks, get your beer drinking hats ready! We Harlemites will soon have another place to hang those hats, relax, and drink our brew!

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June 1st, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife

A month ago, we mentioned that 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd is expected to be the home of Bier International, Harlem’s first beer garden; and that we didn’t think it would open at the end of May. The opening did not happen in May. However, we’re happy to report we have seen work activity on site recently. Over the Memorial Day weekend, we saw workers outside of the property and one side of the rolling steel doors up.

From the photos below, there is something happening inside the retail space. However, the real question is what type of deadline are these workers on? We asked when the beer garden in Harlem is scheduled to open, one replied “a month from now.”

What a complete bummer-if in fact that is the case! With the 2010 World Cup starting on June 11 and lasting for several weeks, that is prime beer drinking time. Maybe the worker on site meant to say “we’re opening in two weeks for the World Cup or midway through the World Cup.” We are keep our fingers crossed hoping that one of those scenarios is the case! If you have heard otherwise, chime in!

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