Like a classic work of Victorian literature, a trip to the bar often begins with an introduction to colorful characters and ends with the revelation that everyone in the room is related to each other. Continue an age-old struggle with today’s Groupon to Helga’s German Restaurant and Deli in Aurora. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you two beer-sampler platters with two soft pretzels (a $16.90 value).
- For $15, you get four beer-sampler platters with four soft pretzels (a $33.80 value).<p>
Residing in a brick building wreathed in murals of the pastoral German countryside, Helga’s pours towering bootfuls of frothy beers and pairs them with hearty staple foods. Sample platters host six 3-ounce beers apiece that dance across tasters’ tongues, such as the Spaten Oktoberfest, which traces its malty roots to 1872, and the Kostritzer Black Lager, a smoky brew of such incredible gravity that no light or imbiber can escape its inky depths. Hot soft pretzels lend their salt-coated aid to the revelry, zeroing out palates between each sample glass or incorporating the beers’ flavors when dipped like a donut into coffee.
While mulling over their favorite brews, guests can admire the white paneling, wooden accents, and brick floors that bring to mind a traditional beer hall, or set their peepers upon the 50-inch television broadcasting German soccer in the bar. On Friday nights, the dining room reverberates with the sound of live music and the clomping of feet on the dance floor, as beer-filled glass boots of one–four liters dream of one day busting their own moves. Patrons who purchase a full-price beer are eligible to receive culinary prizes pending their success at Helga’s beer-pong table.
Helga's German Restaurant and Deli
Helga's offers a variety of menu specials and events for customers to enjoy, like monthly Oktoberfest Nights with dancing and prizes, happy hour specials, live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night, and daily specials, like the all-you-can-eat-schnitzel and weekly free meals for kids. Guests can play beer pong for prizes, watch the soccer on 50-inch televisions, or dance to live music during Oktoberfest Nights on the last Friday and Saturday night of each month. A full deli is stocked with German cheese, chocolate, sausage, and candy for those on the move, and even offers souvenirs and gifts for special events.
Cinderella’s glass slippers have nothing on the boots that traverse Helga's German Restaurant and Deli’s bar every night. Filled with 2 liters of Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Pils, or any of the other German beers on tap, these boots find their perfect match in the hands of guests who shout “Prost!” before tearing into soft pretzels baked in the Bavarian tradition.
Founded by a mother and daughter in 1989, Helga’s began as a four-table restaurant whose modest size seemed sometimes at odds with the giant pretzels and boot-size beers. However, the restaurant continued to grow and earn fans, many of who traversed the Rockies to sample its faithful interpretations of bratwurst, schnitzel, and other Rhineland staples. Though much of the menu remains the same as in those early days, the restaurant itself has expanded to resemble a lively German pub in the midst of Oktoberfest.