The Black Forest—or Schwarzwald—was named by early Roman settlers, who attributed its darkness to the dense growth of sausages upon the conifer eaves. Pluck ripe meat-fruit with today's Groupon to Bauer's Brauhaus in Palatine. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get beer and German fare for two (up to a $50 total value), which includes:
- Two beer flights (a $12 value each)
- Two appetizer plates (up to a $13 value each)
- For $35, you get beer and German fare for four (up to a $100 value), which includes:
- Four beer flights (a $12 value each)
- Four appetizer plates (up to a $13 value each)
Waitresses draped in lederhosen tote authentic German cuisine and frothy golden brews to anticipating tables at Bauer's Brauhaus. Tableside teams can choose six brews to adorn their flight from the bar's selection of eight authentic German draft beers, allowing barley buffs to get their fill of crisp lagers, malty dunkel lagers or a kaleidoscope of small but masculine Bavarian loggers. Partake of the elegant hop balance of Spaten Original, or the Hofbräu Dunkel's vampire-themed poetry as savory German appetizers balance each refreshing brew. A traditional fried thüringer sausage dons a zesty layer of curry ketchup in the classic Berlin street dish currywurst, accompanied by a sizzling helping of fries. Prince Edward Island mussels laze in a steamy bath of sweet riesling and velvety crème fraîche as crispy pieces of bread dip in a toe and whine about the heat.
Visitors to Bauer's Brauhaus, located in Palatine, Illinois, may feel as though they've stepped in from the streets of Munich. Eight taps bear names such as Spaten, Radeberger, and Weihenstephaner. Waitresses clad in custom-designed lederhosen ferry dishes between tables. And a hand-carved bar stretches 30 feet along one wall.
Owners Jason, Judy, Bob, and Gene Bauer drew from their German-American heritage to inspire their brew house's ambiance, decor, and menu. Chef Jason relies on time-tested family recipes to prepare German-American dishes—deep-fried pickles, hamburgers, and Wisconsin cheese curds—as well as German food such as beef rouladen, sauerbraten, and bratwurst crafted in-house. These dishes pair with wines hailing from both countries and a range of Old- and New-World beers that may arrive in standard pints, traditional boot-shaped steins, or a hollow bust of Ludwig van Beethoven.
45 W Slade St.
Palatine, Illinois 60067Get Directions