The Beer House’s dingy interiors need a facelift

German fare and craft beer fine for groups but interior’s dark and dated

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 June, 2017, 2:58pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 June, 2017, 2:58pm

The Beer House serves up Western pub grub, with a German touch.

AMBIENCE

Dingy, thanks to the dimly lit 13th floor of Langham Place, and festive, thanks to the neon lights and pop-music playlist.

COST

Starters are HK$88-HK$118, while mains range from HK$128-HK$228.

WHO TO BRING

Beer lovers and fans of German fare

TURN-ONS

Mains are served in generous portions, with the XXL 1kg giant sausage (HK$228) being more than enough for four people. The wagyu beef burger is well-made, with the truffle fries (HK$138) offering a tasty upgrade on a classic. Although we didn’t order the pork knuckle combo (HK$288), it seemed popular - and ideal for a group of friends having a drink.

TURN-OFFS

With neon lights, dark wooden chairs, veneered chipboard tables and TVs showing tennis, The Beer House can’t seem to decide whether it’s a traditional pub, cocktail joint or sports bar. Regardless, the interior needs a facelift, as we were turned off by the peeling menus and stained upholstery. The Beer House shares a menu with neighbour Beerliner, which also serves nearby Tonic, all owned by Cafe Deco Group. This gives diners a wider selection than the limited snack menu, but creates confusion as to which bar you are patronising. The nachos (HK$88) and jalapeno poppers (HK$98) are pleasing only to those who enjoy generous servings of processed cheese. Accompanying the nachos was a fizzy salsa, while the poppers were served with a tartare sauce that is best left to seafood dishes.



DRINKS

An international selection of bottled craft beer, plus cocktails and a limited wine selection. The beer menu has a maltiness and hoppiness index, guiding guests through their global menu. We opted for the Hong Kong Beer Company’s Dragon’s Back pale ale and its Big Wave Bay IPA (HK$68).

The Beer House

Langham Place Mall, Floor 13, Mong Kok, 2972 0079