4100 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA; 703.528.1110
Grab your growlers! Bronson Bier Hall – a 6,000-square-foot German beer hall featuring American-German fare, craft beers, live entertainment and games – is now open. MacNac’s comprehensive renovation and rebranding of its former A-Town Bar & Grill concept began last January and is now complete. Bronson is co-owned by Nick Cordero, Scott Parker and Gary Koh.
Designed by notable DC and New York-area designer Yvette Irene, Bronson takes on a traditional German beer hall theme with a modern American influence presenting soft lighting, comfortable seating and large communal tables. Irene incorporates her interiors artistry with a design aesthetic that is reminiscent of a century-old building and traditional elements of German beer halls, featuring reclaimed barn wood and siding, large structural columns with arched tops, broken porcelain tile that resembles aged brick, concrete flooring sprinkled with chipped tiles throughout creating a non-perfect look and more than 140 custom-made ceiling wood beams installed with flush mount lighting. The art throughout includes reclaimed airplane propellers, barn doors, old beer pallets and windmill blades. Bronson’s restrooms feature wallpaper highlighting vintage European beer ads, and the men’s restroom include large urinals made out of beer kegs.
The new Bronson Bier Hall includes an expanded seating capacity to 300 with 44 stools situated at the bar. The bar area features popular taproom games, including Foosball and darts. The menu offers German-American casual cuisine, Bronson also showcases a meat counter near the front entrance where guests can browse and purchase different bratwursts and other German-inspired sausages.
The new Bronson will offer live entertainment on weekends that include guitar players and local bands. The outdoor patio has been entirely refurbished that comprises of beer hall picnic tables, bar tops and stools all situated on realistic synthetic grass turf.
Bronson Bier Hall is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m.
Photo credit: Danny Kim