Sometimes all I want on a damp autumnal Cardiff night is a bratwurst and a well kept German lager. In the past, city centre bars in Cardiff have been unable to cater to this indulgence, outside of special Oktoberfest events and promotions. Luckily, Bierkeller has arrived to satisfy those cravings.
Bierkeller is situated on the ground level of the Stadium Plaza. Entering via Wood Street, I was impressed with the large, spacious bar, bedecked with a mixture of Bavarian style long tables and plenty of bar stools. I was surprised to see that this was one of three separate bar areas. There are two further rooms, comprising of a sports bar and nightclub area. It seems particularly suited to group bookings.
We ordered some refreshing pints of Erdinger, having decided against the large traditional steins as it was a school night. My beer companion and I perused the varied menu. There’s everything from burgers and pizzas to classic dishes from around the world. We decided to keep it German and ordered a sausage plate and currywurst along with some chicken wings and cheesy jalapeno bites.
The food arrived promptly and I’m happy to report that the bratwursts were the real deal. The pork was dense and tasty with a lovely snap to the casings and a suitably authentic curry sauce. This should come as no surprise as the sausages are imported in. These were served with some excellent fries and some incredibly moreish crispy chicken wings and jalapeño bites. These were washed down with some further pints of Grimenbergen Blond, a personal favourite. They really do have some excellent German lagers on tap. Dinner concluded with some top-notch cheese cake and apple strudel.
I came away impressed with Bierkeller. The beer selection isn’t limited to German lagers and there’s plenty of choice from around the world. There’s an extensive cocktail list and enough food choices to satisfy all tastes. Whether you fancy a spot of casual dining, shooting some pool, watching the big game or getting down in the club, Bierkeller has you covered. It offers something genuinely different in the city centre.
Ground Floor, Stadium Plaza
Cardiff CF10 1LA
Tel: 0845 533 3000