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Long Rumored Massive Beer Hall Is Coming to Opry Mills

Bavarian Bierhaus looks to open in April

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The Opry Mills Mall is getting a big new brew-fueled addition, as beer hall Bavarian Bierhaus is currently under construction. Slated to open in April, rumors of a beer hall project coming to the property first started making the rounds way back in the fall of 2014, with no concrete details until this week.

According to The Tennessean, the 15,000-square-foot 650-seat restaurant and bar will be overseen by operating partner Brian Kehl, who most recently worked at the Hofbrau Beer Garden concept in Panama City Beach, Fla. And while the Nashville project is not related to the German Hofbräuhaus franchise, The Tennessean does point out the obvious similarities, including the hall’s massive size and design.

On the beverage front, Kehl says that they “won't have to serve only Hofbräuhaus beers, for example, and can serve the other classic Bavarian beers like Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, Weihenstephan, and Hacker-Pschorr[.]” The kitchen will be run by chef Dennis Stukel, a veteran of a number of Milwaukee-area restaurants. Stukel plans a menu of German beer hall staples, including sausages, schnitzel, sauerbraten and more.