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 to Spritzenhaus in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get a bratwurst meal for two (up to a $38 total value) that includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $6 value each)
Two brats (up to a $13 value each)<p>
- For $28, you get a bratwurst meal for four (up to a $76 total value) that includes:
- Four appetizers (up to a $6 value each)
- Four brats (up to a $13 value each)<p>
Spritzenhaus twists traditional German fare with streaks of Brooklyn sensibility in its 6,000-square-foot beer hall, earning favorable profiles from the New York Times and Urban Daddy. After settling in at long communal tables, parties joust with Belgian-cut fries or tangle fingers in pretzels, each partnered with eight dipping sauces from chipotle aioli and peanut teriyaki to an array of mustards. While gazing out wall-size windows that frame vistas of grassy McCarren Park, parties choose from a brat menu that boasts traditional German brats alongside artisanal selections and local specialties. Teeth tear into artisanal argentinian, polish, and seafood sausages, and locavores munch on specialty brats crafted from duck, rabbit and lamb meat sourced from nearby markets. Gaggles of friends jointly celebrate Oktoberfest while clinking steins and swapping bites of different brats or proclaiming their love for German culture by organizing a cappella renditions of Beethoven’s Fifth.
According to the New York Times, Spritzenhaus, meaning “fire station” in German, bolsters its aesthetic with accents of raw metal and an exposed sprinkler system far above patrons’ domes. Urban Daddy highlights the beer hall’s 100-foot bar and its majestic wood-burning brick oven. Though not included with this Groupon, Spritzenhaus sports 100 globe-spanning beers, including a curated selection of high-quality brews such as Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien, great for quelling thirsts and extinguishing a pyromaniac friend’s doodles.
33 Nassau Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11222