Altstadt Bierhalle and Brathaus
It’s taken me a long time to write about this place, which is a shame, because I love it and think you should, too! But after all the times been to Altstadt I only have beer photos to show for it. So I’m giving up on getting a good food photo to post and am going to share a couple of beer photos. This is a great place and although it’s often busy, I feel it’s still relatively unknown.
As you may have gathered from the name, Altstadt is all about German food and beer. They have a dozen beers on tap (mostly German) and another 20 or so available bottled or canned. There’s wine and a full bar, too, but I’ve been working on sampling all the beer on tap. Something great for those of us who don’t drink tons of beer, they offer a .3 liter size. For those of you who know what you like you can also choose ½ or 1 liter options. In fact, they seem to offer a 2 liter “boot of beer”. I don’t know the details but I’m sure you can figure it out if you’re interested.
The food is delicious. Hearty, tasty, traditional, with maybe a little twist. Everything is made in-house, even the mustard! The sausages are perfectly grilled; the sauerkraut has turned me into a cabbage lover; the spätzle (order it with the bacon!) is prepared like a delicious mac’ and cheese. One of my favorites is the leberwurst, served with dark bread and a selection of mustard. A great deal for $5, too!
You’ll fine Altstadt in Pioneer Square but it’s an easy walk from the Pike Place Market area or downtown. Do yourself a favor and check it out sometime soon.
209 1st Ave South