What You'll Get
Like tinsel, guitar solos, and incriminating legal papers, sauerkraut is best finely shredded. Enjoy this slivered specialty of the Old World with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of German pub fare and drinks at Bierstube, with locations in Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, and Oakdale.
A German restaurant germinated in 1962, Bierstube has a heritage of sauerkraut-smothered sandwiches and cold brews on tap. In the beer parlor, Deutsch-friendly diners can sup on more than 70 menu items served until midnight daily, including the specialty reuben sandwich whose garlic-crusted bread slices squeeze together corned beef, melted swiss cheese, and sauerkraut with the help of a sterilized accordion ($7.99). Patrons may open mouths widely to yodel or for bites of the signature bratwurst, featuring piles of sauerkraut and an old-world sausage napping on a bun ($5.99). When paired with sips of German lagers, the A Taste of Deutschland sampler platter—teeming with traditional sauerbraten, schweinehaxen, and homemade spaetzle ($19.99)—inspires many a diner to ask their beer stein to dance.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, limit 1 per visit. Valid only at listed locations. Not valid toward half-priced burgers on Mondays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
In 1962, Lawrence William Yanz opened Hastings Bierstube, where he dished out German delicacies such as bratwursts, Reubens, and 6-ounce sirloin steaks. After his passing in 1983, his sons, Jim and Mike, started two new locations before forming a fourth with a family friend. The sons expanded Hastings Bierstube’s already extensive menu, introducing the Taste of Deutschland sampler platter, which features a selection of wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten, and house-made spaetzle.
Along with slinging authentic cuisine, the owners send lucky diners on vacations to Germany during giveaways, which fall on special occasions such as Oktoberfest and David Hasslehoff’s half birthday. For visitors remaining on American shores, the restaurants host weekly events, including bingo, open mics, karaoke, and live music.