Republic Bier Halle - Glasgow Bar Review

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By Claire Byrne.

Republic Bier Halle, is (you’ve guessed it) a beer hall in Glasgow City Centre, just off Buchanan Street. A cool place for a stein or two (any more than that and you may not make it out alive) and bite to eat in a lively central location.

The Venue

From the outside, Republic Bier Hall doesn’t look like much, just a doorway on a busy shopping street. But descend the staircase and you’ll find a bustling room with long, bench style tables.  One wall is styled as a cage, filled with logs, while a corner opposite has Alpine-esque wallpaper.  As a basement bar, it’s all quite dark, but the après ski vibe brightens things up. 


A basement bar meets beer hall in Glasgow City Centre. 

Atmosphere and Clientele

We headed to Republic Bier Halle mid-week and while it was pretty quiet around town, it seemed Republic Bier Halle was the place to be.  A bustling space, almost all the tables were full and a bubbling of chatter made for a lively soundtrack. The crowd were a mix of twenty and thirty-something young professionals and a few students in too. Everyone seemed pretty chilled out, just kicking back and enjoying the laid back atmosphere. 

Cool Bavarian vibes at Republic Bier Halle.

Food and Drinks 

While there is a wide selection of drinks here, the menu leans heavy on biers with a vast selection of draughts and bottles from closer to home and around the world, including German brew, Weihenstephan Vitus, apparently the “Best Beer in the World”. It was pretty dang tasty but we reckon a few local brews could give it a run for its money. While there is a lot of choice on the food menu, a quick glance around the bar and everyone’s ordered the same dinner, two for one pizza. Haggis Pizza makes a quirky addition on the menu, but the Goats Cheese pizza was, for sure, the tastiest one on the table.  

Republic Bier Halle's two for one pizza deals bring in the frugal feasters.


While the service is a tad slow in the Republic Bier Halle, the staff are cheery and the vibes are fun. A chilled vibe, cool design incredible beer selection and cheap but tasty eats make this a lively venue if you’re looking for a little midweek bustle. An accessible-to-all beer hall that won’t let the die hard brew buffs down either.