Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter
8390 Lofton Ave N
Grant, MN 55082

Gasthaus announces entertainment, artwork contest, celebrates one-year reopening

-- Today, the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter celebrates its first year of re-opening. Fittingly, the Gasthaus is announcing a slew of festivities. Says Jim Martin, the proprietor of the Gasthaus, “We invite the public to sit in its family-friendly Biergarten every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6pm starting June 1st thru September 1st.” Presented by Hammer-Schlagen®, the world’s most famous nail driving game, Gasthaus’ Biergarten is open and free to the public (weather permitting). Original and public domain music will be played by seasoned artists such as Everett Smithson, Paul Mayasich, The Irish Brigade, and many more! For more information on the Biergarten, please visit <>.

In celebration of our veterans who have bravely served our country in every branch of the service, the Gasthaus is proud to partner with Vets For Music in its production of VestFest 2024. Held in the Biergarten on June 29 and 30, performances are presented. Gasthaus and Vets For Music encourage the public to attend free concerts by artists such as Nashville’s Blues Music Awards 2024 recipient Annika Chambers (Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year) and the Pat McLaughlin Band. Says Martin, “there’s more than just music, and you’ll just have to show up to see all the great spectacles at VetsFest!”

Gasthaus will once again hold its outdoor Labor Day Waldfest on Monday 2 September from noon-6pm. Enjoy a Radler made with freshly squeezed lemons, limes, and grapefruits in the tall pines of the Gasthaus while listening to polka music and eating a Knackwurst and Kartoffelsalat. For more information, visit <>.

In addition to the weekend Biergarten, Gasthaus is partnering with Stillwater Specialized Yoga in its presentation of Yoga In The Pines. Nearly every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm in June, July, and August, enjoy a relaxing session of yoga in the tall pines of the Gasthaus. There is a fee to participate, and a cold adult beverage is included with every entry. Please visit <> for more information on this special series.

The conclusion of Gasthaus’ outdoor season will be crowned by the return of Minnesota’s most anticipated fall festival. Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 10pm (21+ only) and on Sundays from noon to 6pm (all ages welcome), Gasthaus’ Oktoberfest will serve the same Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and Hofbräu beers that are served in the Oktoberfest tents of Munich Germany, authentically roasted Bavarian almonds by Wir Nutz, and the Hammer-Schalgen® brand nail driving game which has its origins at the Gasthaus.

This year’s theme for the Oktoberfest is “A Tribute To Artie Schaefer.” Says Martin, “Artie was a staple of Oktoberfest for decades, and his passing in 2022 was a real hit to this community. Through the Oktoberfest, we can continue to keep his spirit alive.” Gasthaus is holding its art contest for the Oktoberfest the logo, which will be placed on buttons, steins, and other materials. Anyone may submit their original camera-ready artwork to the upstairs bartender of the Gasthaus until 6pm on 16 June: the winner will be announced later that week. Says Martin, “there is a $100 prize for winning the art contest as well as a whole lot of recognition as the artist’s work will be all over the festgrounds!” For more information, please visit <>.

When you think of the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, you think of eating authentic Bavarian fare and drinking beer imported directly from Munich, Germany, while listening to strolling accordionists like Bill Koncar and Mike Opitz every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. From the staff who has had the pleasure of serving you over this past year, “Vielen Danke!”

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