$20 for $40 Worth of German Food and Drinks
The menu of authentic German dishes includes bavarian pretzel rolls served with beer cheese and mustard ($5–$9) and wurstplatten sausage platters with bratwurst, bauernwurst, knackwurst, potato pancakes, and sauerkraut ($10). Entrees such as an open-faced meatloaf sandwich topped with smashed fingerling potatoes, tomatoes, and gravy ($12) can be accompanied by more than two dozen German lagers, weizens, and pilsners from the bar.
Standing beneath the German flags fluttering outside with the two-story timber structure of Biergarten Haus looming overhead, one might feel transported to the streets of a small Bavarian village. Inside, the head of an elk looks down at glasses full of more than 25 German lagers and weizens that draw from one of the largest selections of German beer in the area, while warm, doughy pretzels provide what the Washingtonian describes as an "excellent drinking snack" to pair with authentic German schnitzel, sausages, and potato pancakes. Old world meets new with 16 TVs airing sporting events inside the bar, which accommodates up to 400 patrons. Each day, wood burns within the large fireplace, warming visitors during the fall and winter. Climb the stairs to the rooftop beer garden—one of the largest German beer gardens in DC, and lauded as one of DC’s best by the Washington Post—where tables made of repurposed barrels cluster together underneath cool-water misters. Out back, a second beer garden populated by long, rustic tables is open for year-round Oktoberfest celebrations, and groups can clink glasses to celebrate birthdays or holidays.