Columbus >Food & Dining > Plank's Bier Garten
888 S High St, Columbus, OH | Directions 4320639.944094 -82.996612
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. 11am - 2am
Neighborhoods: German Village, South Columbus
If you're looking for a casual, unpretentious place to eat pizza and drink beer in German Village, this is the place. – Vibe
Built in 1939, Plank's has a warm wood interior, hunting lodge feel that you don't see much these days. You don't have to dress up to come here. This was what German Village was like before property values skyrocketed and the interior decorators got their hands on it.
On The Bench
The Patio has lots of tables, chairs and picnic benches where softball players and regulars hang out and drink pitchers of draft beer and eat pizza. Softball is such a tradition with Plank's that they have their own team.
The pizza is tasty, with a thick, chewy crust and lots of toppings. You can also order American favorites like french fries, burgers, potato skins and poppers.
Go for the Pizza, not the Bier – Stopped here after a softball game, and so did a lot of other people. I would definitely recommend trying to come when the parking is easier to find. They have two small lots and street parking, but even that is not sufficient on a weekend night. I had been here once or twice in the last couple years and remembered it being pretty good. This place is known for its pizza and I must say the pizza is excellent. They have an outdoor patio area, a covered patio-type area (w/picnic bench seating) and a bar area with more traditional booth/table seating. Nice German-themed atmosphere in the bar area, with old pictures and what-not.
As for the beer, it is kind of a let-down considering the whole "bier garten" name. You can find a few different Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada Pale etc. in bottles, and Guinness or Warsteiner on draught.
fun fun fun! – Plank familiy has owned this place forever! Great place to go for after parties and celebrations. I have known of choir parties, nursing-school state-board parties, olympic parties, etc. Planks makes you feel forever young.
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