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About Us

"Where it's always Oktoberfest"

What happens when two former Army Soldiers discover they each love Bavaria?
They open a restaurant together.

Bob Krumm spent six years living in various towns in southern Germany, most of that time, in Bavaria. Brian Kehl deployed there multiple times on temporary duty. Both loved Bavaria, its culture, its food, and especially, its beer. Brian already had opened a smaller German restaurant in Panama City Beach, Florida, however he knew that he wanted to tell the wider story of Bavaria. Bob was thrilled of the idea, and wanted to tell it in his hometown of Nashville.

Together with seven friends who also loved their Bavarian experiences, in 2016 they began building the Bavarian Bierhaus, an authentic Bavarian experience. With over five hundred seats inside, and another 120 in the biergarten outside, the restaurant has the look of a large Munich bierhall.

Beyond the décor, the entertainment, the food, and the beer, what the Bavarian Bierhaus especially wants to replicate is something called Gemütlichkeit. It is that warm inviting feeling Bavarians exude when they make visitors feel welcome and at home. However, while the Bavarian style of Gemütlichkeit is unique within Germany, it is not unique to Bavaria. Nashvillians would recognize it as southern hospitality.

We hope that you also enjoy your trip to Bavaria while you join us for an authentic serving of Gemütlichkeit at the Bavarian Bierhaus.

Hours of Operation


Why Us

Authentic Menu

Popular and unique dishes from the Bavarian reign. There's nothing else like it in Nashville.

Crafted Biers

With 14 taps and army of bottles too, we have a wide selection of brews you won't find anywhere else.

Fun Atmosphere

From the Biergarten to Oktoberfest, we'll have year round entertainment and events, sports, and an all around fun environment.


Located at Opry Mills near the theatre, we are easy to get to and have lots of parking.

Meet Our Team

Tim Jacobi

Director of Operations

30 years in casual dining including OCharley’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Robin and Ruby Tuesday. Owned and operated his own restaurant in Panama City Beach-Fishbox Bar and Grill. Many awards and recognition including same store sales increases of 15% 4 consecutive quarters and profit increases 10% 8 consecutive quarters. Won 2yr Jeep lease for sales. Managing Partner for Ocharley’s and Ruby Tuesday. Extensive knowledge of corporate systems and policies-Opened 6 new locations and 1 remodel in casual dining.

Joe McCarrol

General Manager

15 years of casual dining including Red Robin and Buffalo Wild Wings. Training General Manager for Buffalo Wild Wings-trained and retained 40+ MITs for the east Tennessee region. Speaks fluent German- has German family roots-lived in Germany during his childhood. Has extensive knowledge of training procedures for hourly and management. Same store sales increases for 2 years with Cookville BWW. Opened 3 locations and 1 remodel in casual dining.

Kevin Narkiewicz

Assistant General Manager

16 years in casual dining including Hooters of America and Martins BBQ. Promoted to Training General Manager for Hooters of America-trained and retained 25+MITs for the Tennessee region. Speaks fluent German and lived there during his childhood. Has extensive knowledge of profit and loss-developed budgets for his region as Training General Manager. Opened 5 locations in casual dining.

Joe Camaho

Assistant General Manager​

25 years in casual dining and resort management including Hooters of America. Certified Wine Sommelier and extensive knowledge of draft beer systems. Opened 5 new restaurants and 1 remodel. Worked as Training AGM for Hooters of America and trained 15+ MITs.

Shanna Newman

Service Manager

18 years in casual dining including Buffalo Wild Wings, IHOP, Toots, and Applebees. AGM and corporate trainer for Toots, head of server training for BWW. Opened 10 new locations and 1 remodel for IHOP and BWW. Extensive knowledge of training systems and standards for corporate casual dining restaurants.

Mike Mason

Hospitality Manager/Marketing

28 years in Hotel hospitality and customer service. Worked for 10 years for Marriot Opryland Resort and 15 years as Bellman and Concierge at the Renaissance Downtown Nashville. Has many connections to the hotel and marketing community in Nashville. Extensive knowledge of convention and tourism planning in Middle Tennessee.