United States > California > Redwood City
tightslice (10) Redwood City, California | August 23, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is small but very quaint with a lot of personality. Great german beer selection and the pretzels w/ salami are incredible. It does get crowded but itís always worth the visit.
jlulensk (31) san jose, California | August 15, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
What a cool place. Half German beer garden, half German retail shop. Big list of German draft beers, somewhat rare to find that. Also have a host of great US/west coast brews. Outdoor beer garden, and the food looked great. Plenty of German fare...
joeneugs (148) Livermore, California | April 6, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Another place Iíve been to a few times and never reviewed. This place is awesome. Itís located in downtown Redwood City which probably doesnít mean too much to most people, but there is a CalTrain station nearby, so thereís public transit available from SF. It looks like a German themed trinket gift shop from the outside, which I guess it is for most of the front of the store, but there are some bottles on the shelves in the back. The bar area is in the rear of the place with really nice ambiance and friendly bartenders. The selection has a mix of German beers and locals. They have a separate list for each, so depending on where you sit, youíll have to get up to view the other part of the draft list since the bar is L shaped. The food is pretty good here, obviously mostly German stuff, but they frequently put their own twist on things. There are a few tables inside and more open seating outside on the back patio, but Iíve never gone out there. Overall, this is the place I come to when I have a serious hankering for some fresh, draft German lagers.
BVery (417) Burnsville, Minnesota | August 24, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty cool spot. Neat German store plus the beer bar in the back with full decor and beer garden. Mix of US and German taps. Nice bottle selection in the bar.
bytemesis (367) Sunnyvale, California | January 9, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very cool bar in the back of a German grocery store. They have both German and US/California taps running, with a pretty interesting selection. Small but high impact bottle list, with a surprisingly small markup. I would go back here any time.
t0rin0 (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 23, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Been visting here since my family moved to CA in the mid 90s. Only started drinking here 5 years ago.
The setup has changed quite a bit over the years. Now about half the floor space is dedicated to the restaurant and bar and the other half is the shop. No more upstairs seating, but thatís probably for the best. Theyíve recently expanded the bar to wrap around the corner and include a few more taps.
Service is good and they let you pretty much do what ever you want. The family that runs the place is really nice. The son took over a few years ago but the parents still come in a couple times a week and help out. Many of the German customers have been replaced with younger non-Germans, but thatís alright.
There are always at least half a dozen German taps and bottles but theyíve been putting in more and more American and experimental beers. Aweesome place but it does get really crowded on the weekends.
Prices can be a bit steep on the non beer stuff but itís also the only place around to find most of that stuff.
brokensail (849) Orange County, California | August 3, 2012| Updated November 13, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Honestly, one of my favorite beer places, period. The Staudts are super nice and generous people and very accommodating. Always a great selection of German beers in bottles and on tap, many of which are rarely seen in the US. An awesome bierstube in the back with a market/store up front. The food is very good, too. I spend way too much time here every time I make it back to the Bay Area.
fidel (74) Livermore, California | March 19, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
German grocery store in the front and an expanding seating area in the back. Covered outside seating area that is a great place to hang on a warm afternoon. Great service! Fresh German beers and a few local gems on tap. I think they have 13 taps. Great German food.
mrhoppy (226) Santa Clara, California | January 2, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 10/20
Great German beer bar with real German food cooked by a real German. Has a German store in front.
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | June 23, 2010| Updated April 29, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Wow, what a great beer bar to pop up in Redwood City of all places. This is sort of a German "speakeasy" in that if you donít know, now you know, nig- (sorry, got too into the Biggie Smalls). Itís back in a back alley just steps from the Redwood City Caltrain station. I hope it doesnít get more crowded than it is, as the guy losing the iPhone 4G there has already caused the place to be packed. The bar has a great German tap list. Beers like Uerige Alt, Alllgauer Cambonator, Weltenburger Asam Bock, and the like are likely to be found. On top of that, there are two guest taps, featuring beers from the likes of Moonlight, Jolly Pumpkin, Valley Brew, Mikkeller, Grand Teton, Russian River, you name it. Good stuff, no doubt. The food, if you can get in when the kitchen is open, is excellent. Very traditional German fare. Very tasty plates of meat and potatoes, pretzels, pickles, and cheese will be prepared for you. Donít tell my fiancee this, but they also have some attractive girls working there, and this is a serious cougar spot on the weekend. The prices are very reasonable for what you get, and the ambiance is a typical beer garden, the way you want it to be. This is really an amazing place, even if it doesnít cater to beer geeks in the extreme. Go here if you can, but donít tell too many people.
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