"L.A.-raised Neil Kwon took a cue from the biergartens of Berlin and Munich in bringing craft beer to Koreatown in 2010. His beer hall, Biergarten, views Germany through a Korean prism. Platters of brats are dished up alongside Korean fried chicken, kimchi fried rice and burgers both American and international—try spicy Chosun One with red chili paste aioli and pickled daikon or a Southwest version with chipotle-infused black beans and fried green tomato. The beer list combines Old World ales, like malty Spaten Optimator, with West Coast IPAs, like Bear Republic Racer 5. The space also touts flat screens that draw UFC and sports fans." - Joshua Lurie for TimeOut LA
It is perhaps the least likely sports bar ever, a Koreatown pub with a German name (translated into Korean underneath) that used to have the finest ladies' night around, and which specializes in craft beers and interesting fusion-y eats. But come game time, the giant projector flips on, the American football jerseys come out, and the crowd gets perfectly rowdy. As it turns out, kimchi pancakes and dense Belgian Quads pair pretty damn well with playoff football, and there are always house-made potato chips and pitchers of Hite for the more traditional among us.
The Los Angeles Times
"Nancy Kwon of the Copper Still and Neil and Ann Kwon of Biergarten were the first visionaries to start the wave of modern food and drink establishments to move into an area dominated by old-school Korean bars serving only soju and watered down beer. The new face of K-Town is a catalytic melding of Latin flavors and Korean ingredients, craft brew houses serving gastropub fare and speakeasies hidden behind unmarked doors." - Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee for The LA Times