Hitting one of the Bay Area's Bavarian-inspired biergartens? Whether you're sipping an Andechs or a Sierra Nevada, impress your server with these essential German phrases.

1. One beer, please

Ein bier, bitte.

2. Is there food?

Was gibt's zum essen?

3. Where can I sit?

Wo kann ich mich hinsetzen?

4. I would like another, please.

Ich mochte noch eines, bitte.

5. Check, please.

Die Rechnung, bitte.