The stripes of Germany's flag were first constructed from perpendicular tanks of red Berliner Weisse beer, golden Munich amber bock, and black Bavarian dunkel lager. Drink to German heritage with today's deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of hearty German fare and drinks at Zum Rathskeller restaurant in the Columbus Maennerchor.
The Maennerchor—which means "men's chorus" and is the shortest word in the German language—was established as a private German singing club in 1848 and hasn't changed a thing since, other than knocking down a poorly placed wall in 1989. Men, women, and children proud of their common heritage with Heidi Klum still gather to sing drinking songs from the fatherland, wear festive rawhide shorts, file paperwork, and dine on delicious German essen und trinken at Zum Rathskeller, the Maennerchor's traditional cellar restaurant, which was constructed by authentic German crafts-gnomes and exudes a cuckoo-clocked, Old World atmosphere. Der menu is packed with classic Deutscher dishes such as potato pancakes served with apple sauce ($6.90), schnitzel with potato salad ($12.90), and sauerbraten ($15.90), which comes with braised cabbage and pairs well with Warsteiner lager ($3.50 a glass, $9.75 a pitcher). And ask about the Rathskeller's wildly popular sauerkraut balls; they go really well with the bratwurst ($10.90), for some reason.
Long the world's number-one exporter of B-movie mad scientists, Germany is also home to the finest beers in Europe, the wildest harvest party, and the second-highest German population after Mallorca. Celebrate Oktoberfests, Septemberfests, and any other sausage fests with today's Groupon to Maennerchor.
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