All About Communal Seating

Everything You Need To Know About Communal Seating In Our Beer Garden
When youโ€™re heading to our beer garden for Saturday or Sunday Brunch, Germantown Tuesdays, or Big Stein Thursdays โ€“ unless you snag a seat at the bar, chances are youโ€™re going to be taking a seat at one of our communal tables. At Von Elrodโ€™s, we like to stay true to our German-inspired roots, which means that when youโ€™re in the beer hall or our on our covered patio, youโ€™re going to be surrounded by other fun-loving people just like you! In our minds, thereโ€™s nothing better than enjoying a brew with others, and we have plenty of beer and beer-lovers at our beer bar in Nashville. Whether youโ€™re visiting from out of town or just stopping by after a long-day of work, knowing the proper etiquette at our community tables is essential.

The Doโ€™s and The Donโ€™t Of Communal Seating
Not sure how you feel about sitting at a community table with people you may not know? Trust us, thereโ€™s nothing to worry about! Next time your in our beer garden or out on the patio, use our top tips for proper communal table etiquette, and youโ€™ll be raising a stein with new friends in no time!

  • Donโ€™t spread your bags, coats, laptops, etc. everywhere. Weโ€™re all sharing the space. Make sure thereโ€™s room for everyone! You donโ€™t want to crowd your neighbors. Respect their space and theyโ€™ll return the favor (we hope).
  • Donโ€™t assume everyone at a communal table wants to chat you with you all night. Make sure to read others body language and to give them a chance to sit back, relax, and eat one of our hand-cranked sausages or other delicious menu items. Itโ€™s great to chat with those around you โ€“ but maybe let them finish their meal first!
  • Do be friendly. Are you with a group of friends to watch a Nashville Predators or Tennessee Titans game? Chances are there are other sports fans around! Cheer on your favorite teams together. Celebrations (and losses) are better in the company of friends.
  • Do be polite. A simple hello and a nod when you take your seat is something easy to do.
  • Do have a good time. You came to Von Elrodโ€™s for something fun to do! Whether youโ€™re hanging out with us for brunch, a meal before the Nashville Sounds game, or a happy hour, we hope youโ€™ll have a blast with us.

Nashvilleโ€™s ONLY German Beer Garden
Looking for an authentic beer garden experience? Join us in the beer garden or on our patio. Grab a seat and get ready to enjoy a fun time with old and new friends! Whether youโ€™re in the mood for a frozen cocktail or a local craft beer from one of our 36 taps, weโ€™ve got you covered.