Otto’s Brauhaus

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
alobar  (75) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | April 21, 2014
Overall, nothing special. Food was decent. Beer selection was mediocre. Waitress did not ask if I wanted second beer. Decent place though. If I lived closer, I’d probably visit more often
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | October 22, 2013
Kind of hilarious, because of how outmoded and old-timey it is. The dining room was filled with elderly men dribbling mashed potatoes on their chins and middle-aged ladies consuming copious quantities of Black Forest torte. Some how, they’ve managed to stock their two dozen taps half full of Germany’s lesser quality lagers. You have to work a little to find the one example that works. Affordable, cozy, quaint, and relaxed. I actually preferred this to the Iron Abbey, because it had some authenticity.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr  (41) Tennessee | December 22, 2012
Went to Otto’s a few years back and loved it. Felt like I was back in Germany. Very few places like that around. Tried my first Hoegardeen on tap there. Would go back if I visit that area again.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Steeeve  (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | March 10, 2011
Pretty much your average German style pub, nothing more nothing less. Prices were pretty good, and they have all the standard German brews (Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Spaten, Franziskaner). I went on a Sunday afternoon so it’s tough to give the atmosphere a fair shake. Still, it’s nice to be able to take a break from all the crazy American micros for a while and enjoy a simple, delicious German beer. Strawberry is good, but sometimes you just want vanilla.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
sinkr  (16) Odenton, Maryland | December 21, 2009
Decent place, their firkin Fridays are unique. Typical pub-type atmosphere. Food is good and service is typically friendly. We always visit Otto’s when in the State College area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
NewBelgium5  (12) , Pennsylvania | June 11, 2009
Very nice outside seating area. A German style restaurant with a good beer list. Food is traditional German food (lots of sausages etc.)
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
DocLock  (156) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | October 10, 2007
Nice selection of German beers in an authentic German setting. The waitresses even wear the octoberfest garb. I had some pork and potatoes, and that went well with the beers. Not a place I’d go to often, because I dislike German food for the most part, but worth a trip.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
JoeAgain  (2) New Jersey | May 29, 2007| Updated March 8, 2014
Revised and revisited 3/2014: The beer selection is still great, especially if you lean toward German beers. The food has gone downhill, however, which is unfortunate. The service too, has become somewhat questionable. My original rating was a 96 in 2007. It loses points 7 years later. Following is my original review done in 2007.......... OK, let’s get this part straight. If you don’t like that authentic German Gasthaus feeling, then you won’t like Otto’s. If - like my wife and me - you’ve been to Germany and enjoyed the ambience and civility of the true German beer gardens and taverns, then you’ll simply LOVE Otto’s. 23 beers on tap, mostly German, all served fresh. On our visit, there was (to name but a few), Dink light and dark, Warsteiner light and dark, Beck’s, Hofbrau Original, 3 Hacker-Pschorr offerings, and (gag) Miller Light. The food was good, maybe a bit pricey, but good nonetheless. The beer garden is a sheer delight! In America, you simply don’t find many places like this anymore. No blaring music to shout above. No neon lights proclaiming "Bud" or "Bud light." But rather, dark woods, a cozy "your welcome here" feeling, and just good ’ol fashioned service. I’ll take this over the "theme" bars and restaurants any day!

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