Gourmet Haus Staudt
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Arbitrator:
4.59/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I saw a review of this place a year or so back and dismissed it as a German shop, with nothing attractive for beer nerds besides a few bottles and a cafe with some taps.
I'm not sure if that has changed recently or if the reviews just failed to mention it, but there is a bar (not just a daytime cafe) in the back, with significant nightlife from Thursday to Saturday evenings.
They have a great assortment of German beers on tap; I haven't gone often enough to assess how many are rotating and how many are fixed, but they usually seem to have one "specialty" tap for sure. In the past it has been St. Bernardus 12, Allagash Odyssey, Fuller's Porter, etc: all thoroughly excellent beers, and it amazes me that he gets these great kegs without serving much of the various breweries' regular beers.
The lines are well-maintained, glassware is appropriately chosen, and they don't serve in frosted glasses (praise the lord!) that I've seen.
The prices are also outstanding, both for what he's serving and for the area. I can grab a half-liter of something for $5 to $7, usually. It's about 20 seconds away from the Redwood City Caltrain stop, so it's pretty much an ideal location for their serving sizes.
The atmosphere is loud, boisterous, and fun. The bartenders are very attentive.
Expect to have a great time here.
12-16-2009 23:28:36 | More by Arbitrator
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by based on BA reviews while in the area on business. From the front, it looks like a European knick knack shop. But they have a nice german bottle selection in back and an outstanding bar and beer garden hidden beyond that.I expected outstanding, authentic German beers which they have. But they also have fantastic American beers in tap and in the bottle. And they have a good selection of vintage and rare bottles. A great place that's well worth a visit!!!
11-06-2013 05:03:03 | More by GJ40
4.64/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
We were headed back from lunch when my Branch Manager suggested a detour. Im in!
The infamous bar where the iphone 4 was "stolen" from a patron.
Atm- Huge indoor area with a large and long L shaped bar. The right side is the harder to find German imports with the bottle list in chalk above it. On the left is the craft side. A good outside area for mingling and eating.
Quality- Holy cow? How do they get these beers here? Thats just crazy? I mean. Ive seen some good German kegs before but this is another level really.
Service- Our girl was awesome. Quick, attentive, friendly and very happy to help suggest something for us to try.
Selection- An amazing array of german beers on tap with the correct glassware. What did I go with V-I-T-U-S!!! Hell to the yeah!!
Value- Great pricing. Great beers.
10-12-2012 21:02:29 | More by FosterJM
4.33/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
GHS is one of the hidden gems on the peninsula for great beer & awesome food. Looks like a real German beer hall with outdoor seating & family-friendly indoor area, no TVs, just a simple classy looking place. The owners & servers are great people, friendly, knowledgeable & usually timely with orders. The real highlight is the selection of German weizens, bocks, pils, gose, etc. - the good classics you don't find on tap often plus a guest tap of good craft and occasional events with some rarer kegs. Traditional glassware is used, and there is a decent selection of bottles too. The food is also classic German - sausages, pretzels, mashed potatos - and it's all delicious and goes with the beer really well. Low key, almost never crowded, and unusual beer - I love this place!
02-21-2012 23:35:14 | More by afrokaze
5/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
Where to start, I love Gourmet Haus. It has been my favorite local bar for quite a while. Volker and Maryann the owners, are incredible people. They're always are going out of the way for their customers, and it shows. Between Volker, and Chris, they always have a bunch of great beer to choose from. You never need to worry about having the same beer they serve everywhere else. The food is fantastic, and very well priced. Try the special, you wont be disappointed. If you're ever in the area, it's an absolute must.
07-18-2011 14:37:39 | More by CRooney5787
4.75/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
GHS is definetly a great place to come after work and grab a beer and a plate of sausage. This place has an amazing selection of germany beer in bottles and on tap, which is better than any other place ive seen. They also have been getting lots of craft beer on tap and on the shelves and have even hosted some SF beerweek events which were some of my favorites.
Beer aside the food is really good for a bar type restaurant. Thier smoked bratwursts are my favorite along with a giants pretzel with cheese and meat.
Overall I love this place, im lucky to work close by to it.
05-09-2011 16:18:52 | More by Dobby
4.78/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
Volker and Maryanne. They run this place, and they are very friendly, nice and hard working.
The food selection here is great. Get whatever is on special, Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, Schweine Schnitzel, Kassler Rippchen, Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Bockwurst, Jägerschnitzel Champignonsoße mit Spätzle und grünem. Great.
Fries are good. Salad is good. Brie is good. The pretzels are from Esther's bakery. They are very good. The food is comfort food, filling, tasty, and perfect for beer.
The beers are excellent. They have the best selection of German beers in the Bay Area. The only problem is if you like a certain beer you'll have to come back quite often to see it again. Luckily a high quality German is always around for each type, Kolsch, Pils, Weiss, various Bocks, sometimes a Rauchbier, always a Kostritzer, a Spaten is usually there, Hofbrau, Weihenstephaner, Weltenberger, Gaffel, Zunf, Reissdorf, Innstadt, Marhs U, Aventinus.
The guest taps are very, very good most of the time.
The bottles of beer are excellent, Rochefort, Draak, DElerium, Krieks and Lambics, Karmeleit, Bernadus, Orval.
No TV, environment is very social. Can get wildly crowded and later the bouncers are very cool Will and Bubba.
Earlier in the evening and afternoon kids are right at home here too.
If you have to drink some money at the end of a long week, this is one of the best places to do it. Relaxing, decent food, good company, good beers, very nice.
05-07-2011 10:21:45 | More by zeio
4.22/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
We have Irish style pubs, English style pubs, and Belgian style bistros. But where's the love for a German style beer house? The Gourmet Haus Staudt may be the best answer to that question which isn't a relocated Hofbrauhaus. From the enterence, you walk through the "store" part that carries all sorts of merchandise, inclduing some bottles beers. There's a second floor which leads to the dining room. However, the bar is at store level, tucked in its own corner away from plain sight. The establishment in general is extremely clean. The wooden chairs and tables look "fresh", the bar area also well polished.
A dozen beers on-tap, the focus on harder to find German kegs. Weltenburger, Hofbrau Delicator (which I had never seen or heard before), Kulmbacher, Kostritzer, even some Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo. The bottles selection is more mixed, Germans plus a good number of Belgians and a few Americans in the bunch; Leipziger Gose, Hanseens, Uerige, Augustiner, Fantome, AleSmith IPA, Strubbe. Several pieces of glassawre were being used, among them a two liter glass boot that can be filled with a few of the tap options.
After visiting a lot of different bars in such a short time, Gourmet Haus Staudt provided a great breakaway from the mold. This would be an ideal place to socialize with friends while having some beers. Should I return, ordering a full meal will be at the top of the list.
04-04-2011 17:57:10 | More by DoubleJ
4.33/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A german store with a bar and restaurant in the back, located in downtown Redwood City Visited on 2/19/11 for Kern River Brewing night as part of SF Beer Week.
The store was closed when we came (6PM on a Sat) so we entered around back. They have an outdoor biergarten that was not utilized at the time due to rainy weather. Inside they have a bar as well as a seating area with tables. Definitely has a german feel to it. A very family friendly place, lots of kids and families inside.
They only were serving 3 food items: A plate with pork chops, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, an enormous pretzel served with mustard or cheese and salami, and french fries. We had the pretzel and the pork chop plate. Both were very good.
The bar has about 15 taps. It looks like they typically have about 10 excellent german selections and then a few guest taps. On this particular night all of the guest taps were taken over by Kern River. The service at the bar and the table was friendly and speedy.
I really enjoyed this place and will definitely be coming back in the future.
02-23-2011 00:49:18 | More by willjschmidt
Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA
99 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.