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German Restaurant and Pub$$$$
North Side, Chicago
  • Tim K.
    "The pretzel is huge and awesome with the beer cheese."(19 Tips)
    Tasting Table
    "complex and fruity wheat beer"(2 Tips)
    Curtis H.
    "Pork belly Ruben is a great idea, but over-smoked."(2 Tips)
    Lorri B.
    "Beer Cheese and a Wurst Board with an assortment of the BEST Wurst!"(5 Tips)
43 Tips and reviews
  • pretzels
  • beer
  • good for groups
  • pork belly
  • German food
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  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffOctober 9, 2015
    Good service. Nice beer selection. Burger was good but extremely overcooked. Brisket sandwich had too much sauce and the smoked flavor was overpowering.
  • Mary K.
    Mary KuehJune 28, 2015
    The giant soft pretzel served with mustard is really good, especially with beer cheese. It really is giant, though, so plan on sharing--half a pretzel is big enough to be a whole meal or 2 by itself!
  • Lorcán
    LorcánMay 15, 2015
    Do not underestimate the large pretzel.
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenMay 5, 2015
    The giant pretzel was delicious, the staff pick wheat beer was fantastic the beer cheese soup was tasty. My salad, however, was very disappointing, as the figs were cooked to charcoal. Skip the salad.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerApril 18, 2015
    Fun bar! Giant delicious pretzels and liters of beer. The boots are 3 liters.
  • Leslie d.
    Leslie dMarch 4, 2015
    Great atmosphere
  • Curtis H.
    Curtis HillerFebruary 15, 2015
    German beer is always great. Service was a bit inattentive at the bar, but I hear that's not common. Burger was great. Pork belly Ruben is a great idea, but over-smoked.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MurrayDecember 29, 2014
    Schnitzel, Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
  • Lorri B.
    Lorri BasileOctober 18, 2014
    Mmmmm we had the Gynormous Pretzel the size of a Pizza board! with Beer Cheese and a Wurst Board with an assortment of the BEST Wurst! Amazing!
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 28, 2014
    Beer sold by the litre here.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisAugust 21, 2014
    Get the massive pretzel
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 18, 2014
    So many great food options with plenty of German beer to pair with it. You'll leave here full because you just can't stop.
  • MJ K.
    MJ KubbaAugust 15, 2014
    Pretzels and beer
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffAugust 12, 2014
    My new favorite hamburger. Huge beers.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MatsenJune 26, 2014
    That Finch guy is a pretty good looking dude.
  • Lucas C.
    Lucas CoffmanJanuary 18, 2014
    Amazing pork Reuben!!
  • Theodore J.
    Theodore JacksonJanuary 11, 2014
    I loved the brunch plate with eggs, weisswurst, potato pancakes (apple butter!!), and toast!
  • Sandy
    SandyJanuary 3, 2014
    It was loud but the hunky bartender bought our drinks.
  • Derrick H.
    Derrick HeldtNovember 24, 2013
    The Steeler fans rent the place half of it on Sundays. They have nothing to do with Germany so beware if your looking for an authentic place try a different day!
  • Johan C.
    Johan ChristiansonNovember 5, 2013
    Dangerous spot for indulgence but isn't that the point? Prost!
  • Charles C.
    Charles ChristopherSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place!!!! The beers are large and tasty!
  • Allie M.
    Allie MartiniAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for brunch! Pork belly benedict on pretzel bread is UNREAL!
  • Miyeon P.
    Miyeon PreskyAugust 19, 2013
    Get das boot! It's a party starter
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DobbieAugust 17, 2013
    Great food but loud due to the L being right there
  • Andy M.
    Andy MillerAugust 10, 2013
    Try the Benediktiner Weissbier.
  • Eddie R.
    Eddie RybarskiAugust 4, 2013
    Service was great. Pretzel was even better than expected. It came recommended and didn't disappoint.
  • Casey C.
    Casey ClemmonsJune 19, 2013
    The cheese curds are delicious!
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VeriveMarch 15, 2013
    I know I'm preaching to the choir, but seriously. Get the pretzel.
  • Joey M.
    Joey MathewsFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Grab a liter of Brau Weis and the ginormous pretzel. I'll see you when you get here!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 9, 2013
    The potato pierogies are a delectable appetizer. The portion is probably only enough for two people. They glisten in photographs.
  • Eli G.
    Eli GratzJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders are buffer than you'd imagine for a German beerhall
  • Tommy N.
    Tommy NurreJanuary 20, 2013
    Get your D wet here
  • Felix E.
    Felix EstradaDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be afraid to request a song! Lol
  • Eli G.
    Eli GratzDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The huge pretzel is huge
  • Joey
    JoeyNovember 11, 2012
    Get the pretzel. And the knackwurst.
  • Katie L.
    Katie LowesSeptember 30, 2012
    Giant pretzel or die
  • Ashtyn B.
    Ashtyn BellSeptember 29, 2012
    You gotta get the big ass pretzel. The say, "Das Pretzel!"
  • Lucretia
    LucretiaSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Food here is absolutely top notch. Not even in the same league as bar food. Waaaaay better. Absolutely good.
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HubnerJuly 13, 2012
    I think Sara Vonderhaar from ANTM works here! Am I right??
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 29, 2012
    Pair the Weihenstephaner Vitus, a complex and fruity wheat beer, with the butter-brushed pretzel and its accompanying obatzda, a crock of silky beer cheese: Read more
  • Timothy J.
    Timothy JonesJune 9, 2012
    Nice atmosphere, but most beers on tap are literally twice the price of the other german bars in the city
  • Tim K.
    Tim KauffmanMay 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pretzel is huge and awesome with the beer cheese. Great beer place.
  • Tommy N.
    Tommy NurreMay 18, 2012
    Spaten Optimator.
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