The Bier Garden

Nathan Wardell

The Bier Garden


Photo by Lynne Harty

What is your favorite part of being a restaurateur in Asheville

Watching a thriving local culture become such an identity, not only locally or regionally, but nationally. Become renowned for having some of the best eats and drinks in the country should be a huge honor and badge of pride for all the entrepreneurs that made this happen.

What is the background of your restaurant’s name?

Had too much fun in Germany and wanted to bring some of the “fun” the Bier Gardens overseas produce to Asheville.

What ingredient could you not live without?


What is your favorite dish on your menu?

Good question, depends on the day I guess, right now I’m digging on the Filipino Mahi Tacos.

What is your favorite dish from a fellow AIR restaurant’s menu?

Probably the Caribbean Pie from Pete’s Pies, don’t eat out that often anymore, so that’s what I’ll go with for now. 

Why did you choose Asheville to open your restaurant?

Well haha, things have changed in 22 years, but originally, the location for the spot was ideal, getting in early on a town that was about to boom and of course the gorgeous mountains.

What is your favorite chef’s tool and why?

The analytics provided from my credit card processor, Upserve. Hands down, something I use everyday.