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Bar Varia Banter

We love beer, we love drinking beer and we love talking about beer. So it’s about time we started blogging about beer (and maybe a few other things but mostly beer).


Beer is becoming more like wine every day, with so many varieties and styles we believe that there is a beer for everyone. We love what we do and we want to share our thoughts with as many people as possible but we can’t always do this while we’re working so if you if you can read, we can write. If you like what you read then please share our blog. Anything written here is simply an opinion of one of our team members and will (hopefully) explain a little about what we think. Disclaimer: We’re not always right and don’t claim to be experts, we’re just passionate and talk too much. So if you do or don’t agree, let us know in the comments.

Firstly, a little about us: Bar Varia opened its doors on the 12th of October 2012; 202 years to the very day that Crown Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig I) married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghhausen. The celebrations went on for weeks and so began the world famous Oktoberfest and the amazing beers that go with it, the inspiration (partly) for Bar Varia. We’re somewhere between Bavarian Bier Halle, Alpine Lodge, Apres Ski Bar and Coffee House.

Since we opened we have always been praised for our selection of (around 50) beers and ciders. We must have stock around 100 different beers over the years and our team have probably tried thousands between them. While we are focused on serving the finest authentic German beers we also carry a stock of award winning beers from around the world. We offer things other than beer and will write about these thing too, when we have run out of beer things to talk about or are forced to by our marketing department.

We hope that whatever we write here is at least entertaining if not informative and maybe you’ll get a little insight in to how we think. We love what we do and hope you like it too.