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4.63/5 rDev +15.8%
In the summer, this is possibly the best place to have a beer in Burlington. Rooftop beer garden is all you need to know. The beer list isn't extensive, but all the taps are German. If you don't like German beer, go elsewhere. The beers can be expensive, but they offer three different sizes which can help keep costs (and alcohol consumption) under control.
06-16-2014 03:13:41 | More by wfuqua
4.23/5 rDev +5.8%
Where? Well I didn’t know, but earlier that morning, I was out front of Muddy Waters nursing a double espresso and someone commented on the German flaggery, so, there. It’s on Church, a stone’s throw from some bars with $5 Headys, but they’re too young and loud. But still, $5 Headys, I could almost put up with Burlington college kid nonsense for them. Almost...
Peeked in and found nothing doing. Bar to the rear with seating for a half dozen but none tonight and tables forward unoccupied. I’m typing dead empty.
“Are you looking for the rooftop deck?” she asks.
Hmmmn, it’s got to be more fun than this. And up the stairs we go to this room with a small bar and seating, but it’s not feeling very rooftoppish. I don’t understander. Oh wait. And up another flight of stairs to the rooftop, top of the world, ma. Wood deck with metal railings all around (to keep you contained and alive) with strung tiny pastel colored Chinese ball lamps, hanging planters, and some railing affixed glass lamps. 9 tables of picnic and metal mesh, some of them under Weihenstephaner umbrellas, blue & white checkerboard flaggings, and an oddball street lamp.
Wandered back downstairs for a looksie (Not downstairs downstairs, just downstairs). A small 7 seat wood ’L’ bar with a pair of ceramic towers (one with 7 taps, the other with 2), and a half dozen + tables riddled about. A bunch of TV’s for the viewing currently of soccer. And the décor done in German beer tins and ski stuff (some mountain ski slope map, skis, and whatnot), and that’s the scene.
9 taps, 8 German offerings (Arcobrau Zwickl Lager, Hofbrau Maibock, Kostritzer Schwarzbier, Warsteiner Pils, Weltenburger Pils, Paulaner Hefe, Schneider Aventinus, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner fucking just kicked Weisse), and a single guest tap, which was DogFishHead Punkin, but had also kicked and it’s just as well (and I may have berated some poor college kid & part time server about the authenticity of a German beer bar pouring a pumpkin beer). I drank the Arcobrau Zwickl Lager, Hofbrau Maibock, & Schneider Aventinus.
And 100+ bottles; a mix of a whole lot of things; a baker’s dozen in the 750 cellar series (DogFishHead My Antonia, De Ranke XX, Victory Golden Monkey, North Coast La Merle, a few each from Allagash & Ommegang), 2 dozen Germs, a dozen European (read: Belgian), 4 dozen American craft (surprisingly holds only 5 offerings from VT, but one of them is a $6 Heady), and a dozen more gluten free, cider, & N/A’s. And nearly a dozen and a half wines by bottle or glass.
You know what’s in my head about now? A goddamn pretzel. I grab the kid and I says, I says, “Hey man, tell me the truth. Can I get a pretzel?”
“What kind?” he says.
“What do you mean?”
And he shows me the list. There’s a pretzel list. What? Chocolate? Cinnamon? Ham & fuckin’ cheese? Really?
“Um, traditional for me” (and I may have berated some poor college kid & part time server about there being multiple pretzel selections).
Adisa went with the ham & cheese and Dev the cheese pretzel. Sigh. I raised them better than this. They will do better with the tacos tomorrow.
It’s really a beautiful goddamn night; rooftop, with a great little breeze, and a big big near full moon shining bright. The only thing missing is Marvin, who has not completely unexpectedly blown off showing up (He will call me two days later as I’m shooting back down I-89 to tell me how he fell asleep after work). Good German beer selection; Adisa tried his first Schneider Aventinus and did dig. And foodwise, they do plenty more than the bastardization of pretzels, I would have liked to have hit the schnitzel, yo, but no. Well it’s getting late, yes it is, yes it is…
02-13-2014 20:10:16 | More by slander
4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
Stopped in here on 01APR11 with Alewife during a weekend visit to northern Vermont for a late lunch.
Had to swing around the rear, right side of the building to a side-door to enter. From there it was up a flight of stairs to the Stube. At the top, go right to enter. There was a large table to the left by the front window, and the on the right side was a bar that made an L to the right and back. A few tables were opposite the bar, and a small area in the very rear had a few more tables. Decor was Deutsch all the way, with posters and pics of Germany, with the furniture being light, polished wood. A chalkboard listed their "spezials" of the day. A few TVs were hanging around, so one could watch the Sox lose their opener. Music was at a low-level, and was classic rock on this visit. The staff was dressed in pseudo-native garb. Looked good, but not quite authentic. on the other hand, they were top-shelf with regard to friendliness, attentiveness and actual help.
Das Bierhaus had about 10-12 German drafts, and a solid number of local and foreign bottles. Prices, though, were up there, with it being $7/8/9 for the 0.3/0.4/0.5l offerings vom Faß. Pricey!! Just one round for each of us this day. Foodwise, our meals were delicious (currywurst for me, wiener schnitzel for the Lady) but were, again, quite costly. Overall, this was a pleasant experience, though I think the numbers on the right side of the menu will dissuade us from returning frequently.
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
04-10-2011 22:11:58 | More by Bierman9
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
We went for lunch this past Saturday. We sat at the bar on the second floor. Ashley was our barmaid.
The place was spotless, bright and new. European soccer was playing on the big screen at the rear of the dining room.
The beer selection was great, at least 8 quality German beers on tap, plus many bottles. I like the fact that they serve drafts in three different sizes.
The brats were great (I had mine with a great house curry).
The service was great and Ashley really is a great ambassador for the business. We will return here with friends.
02-07-2011 14:42:29 | More by youbrewidrink
Das Bierhaus in Burlington, VT
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.