About us

A piece of Bavaria in the heart of Coeur d’Alene. If you’re looking for a place where you can escape the hustle and indulge in some truly decadent brews, you’re at the right place. We offer unique German culture on the plate!

Festhalle und Biergarten

Welcome to Bier Haus, a Bavarian and German culinary experience nestled in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Founded by two brothers, Benjamin, and Matthew Widmyer, along with their father, Steve Widmyer.

Inspired by their adventures playing American football in Germany, the brothers developed a deep appreciation for the rich traditions and hearty dishes of the Bavarian region. Their love for the game led them to explore the local culture, immerse themselves in the Bavarian way of life, and forge lifelong connections with the locals.

Upon returning to their hometown of Coeur d’Alene, the brothers decided to create a unique dining experience that pays homage to their unforgettable time in Germany. Thus, Bier Haus was born—an authentic German and Bavarian restaurant that captures the essence of both Bavarian cuisine and Germany’s rich bier culture.

At Bier Haus, we strive to transport our guests to the picturesque streets of Bavaria with every bite. Our menu is carefully crafted to showcase the region’s signature flavors, from the hearty sausages and pretzels to the indulgent spaetzle and schnitzel. We source the finest ingredients, working closely with local purveyors and suppliers to ensure the freshest and most authentic taste in every dish.

Step inside our warm and welcoming space, adorned with memorabilia from the brothers’ football career and Bavarian cultural artifacts. The atmosphere reflects the unique blend of German hospitality and the energy of the gridiron, creating a one-of-a-kind ambiance that is perfect for any occasion.

Our knowledgeable and passionate staff are always ready to guide you through the menu, sharing stories of the brothers’ experiences abroad and offering recommendations that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you are a Bavarian cuisine connoisseur or a first-time visitor, we aim to provide a memorable dining experience that captures the true essence of Bavaria.

At Bier Haus, we believe that great food and German bier brings people together. We invite you to gather inside our restaurant or in our outdoor biergarten to dine with friends and family, raise a stein of traditional German bier, and savor the flavors that have been perfected over generations. Join us on this gastronomic journey, where Bavarian tradition meets American football spirit, and create lasting memories at our one-of-a-kind restaurant in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.



Don’t take our word for it, read what our guests have to say about us!

This place is the real deal. Not overly Americanized, fair prices and large portions. The location is prime, and the inside is very warm and inviting yet not overtly German. Our hostess and server was an absolute sweetie, and she was to all the customers dining while we were there. Everything is house made, down to their mustard options. Delicious. They have a nice biergarten that will be awesome in the warmer months. And I have no problem stating the food was better than anything we've had in the tourist mecca of Leavenworth WA over the decades. Only German restaurant in North Idaho, and only the second in the entire Spokane/Cd'A metro). Prost...!


The food is excellent. The pretzel is one of the best. Everything on the menu is fantastic, no matter what I have tried its always so good!


This was our first time eating here and we were definitely not disappointed in the quality of food and service! You should definitely arrive with a huge appetite as they serve large delicious portions. Definitely recommend the Schnitzel, the German potato salad and the sauerkraut, very tasty!


Dined here on a weekday evening and was not disappointed. Started off with a draft Weihenstephaner Original. Had the Schnitzel with Sauerkraut and Käsespätzle, finished off with Apple Strudel. The food was good & the strudel was a treat! The server was friendly and pleasant. Great place for a German experience. Worth a stop just for the draft German beers.


The food was delicious! The restaurant is family-friendly. I love my Mules, and I highly recommend you try their Munich Mule! Brats are on par, the salad was fresh and crisp, the pretzel was super soft and cheese dip creamy, and according to my son, the burger was the vest he has ever had!


Walking around downtown and happened to find a parking spot. Dropped in and were able to get seated immediately. Live music on a Wed night was a nice bonus. Immediately had service. Since I’m not good at knowing my beers, asked if they can do samples before I commit and they are—little shots to let you make a good choice which was a really nice option. Had the wurst plate (2 sausages and a side). Chose the brat and kase with spaetzle. All were really good—especially the different mustards to choose from.


Private Party

Whether you’re organizing a birthday celebration, corporate event, or just a get-together with friends and family, Bier Haus is a perfect place for your occasion. Our passionate team will bring a great atmosphere and even greater service and will help you deliver a memorable event.