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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.

Celebrating summer

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
Pioneer Square

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