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Gourmet Haus Staudt
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
2615 Broadway St
phone: (650) 364-9232
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
We were headed back from lunch when my Branch Manager suggested a detour. Im in!
The infamous bar where the iphone 4 was "stolen" from a patron.
Atm- Huge indoor area with a large and long L shaped bar. The right side is the harder to find German imports with the bottle list in chalk above it. On the left is the craft side. A good outside area for mingling and eating.
Quality- Holy cow? How do they get these beers here? Thats just crazy? I mean. Ive seen some good German kegs before but this is another level really.
Service- Our girl was awesome. Quick, attentive, friendly and very happy to help suggest something for us to try.
Selection- An amazing array of german beers on tap with the correct glassware. What did I go with V-I-T-U-S!!! Hell to the yeah!!
Value- Great pricing. Great beers.
10-12-2012 21:02:29 |
More by FosterJM
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
GHS is one of the hidden gems on the peninsula for great beer & awesome food. Looks like a real German beer hall with outdoor seating & family-friendly indoor area, no TVs, just a simple classy looking place. The owners & servers are great people, friendly, knowledgeable & usually timely with orders. The real highlight is the selection of German weizens, bocks, pils, gose, etc. - the good classics you don't find on tap often plus a guest tap of good craft and occasional events with some rarer kegs. Traditional glassware is used, and there is a decent selection of bottles too. The food is also classic German - sausages, pretzels, mashed potatos - and it's all delicious and goes with the beer really well. Low key, almost never crowded, and unusual beer - I love this place!
02-21-2012 23:35:14 |
More by afrokaze
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
Where to start, I love Gourmet Haus. It has been my favorite local bar for quite a while. Volker and Maryann the owners, are incredible people. They're always are going out of the way for their customers, and it shows. Between Volker, and Chris, they always have a bunch of great beer to choose from. You never need to worry about having the same beer they serve everywhere else. The food is fantastic, and very well priced. Try the special, you wont be disappointed. If you're ever in the area, it's an absolute must.
07-18-2011 14:37:39 |
More by CRooney5787
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
GHS is definetly a great place to come after work and grab a beer and a plate of sausage. This place has an amazing selection of germany beer in bottles and on tap, which is better than any other place ive seen. They also have been getting lots of craft beer on tap and on the shelves and have even hosted some SF beerweek events which were some of my favorites.
Beer aside the food is really good for a bar type restaurant. Thier smoked bratwursts are my favorite along with a giants pretzel with cheese and meat.
Overall I love this place, im lucky to work close by to it.
05-09-2011 16:18:52 |
More by Dobby
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
Volker and Maryanne. They run this place, and they are very friendly, nice and hard working.
The food selection here is great. Get whatever is on special, Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, Schweine Schnitzel, Kassler Rippchen, Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Bockwurst, Jägerschnitzel Champignonsoße mit Spätzle und grünem. Great.
Fries are good. Salad is good. Brie is good. The pretzels are from Esther's bakery. They are very good. The food is comfort food, filling, tasty, and perfect for beer.
The beers are excellent. They have the best selection of German beers in the Bay Area. The only problem is if you like a certain beer you'll have to come back quite often to see it again. Luckily a high quality German is always around for each type, Kolsch, Pils, Weiss, various Bocks, sometimes a Rauchbier, always a Kostritzer, a Spaten is usually there, Hofbrau, Weihenstephaner, Weltenberger, Gaffel, Zunf, Reissdorf, Innstadt, Marhs U, Aventinus.
The guest taps are very, very good most of the time.
The bottles of beer are excellent, Rochefort, Draak, DElerium, Krieks and Lambics, Karmeleit, Bernadus, Orval.
No TV, environment is very social. Can get wildly crowded and later the bouncers are very cool Will and Bubba.
Earlier in the evening and afternoon kids are right at home here too.
If you have to drink some money at the end of a long week, this is one of the best places to do it. Relaxing, decent food, good company, good beers, very nice.
05-07-2011 10:21:45 |
More by zeio
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
We have Irish style pubs, English style pubs, and Belgian style bistros. But where's the love for a German style beer house? The Gourmet Haus Staudt may be the best answer to that question which isn't a relocated Hofbrauhaus. From the enterence, you walk through the "store" part that carries all sorts of merchandise, inclduing some bottles beers. There's a second floor which leads to the dining room. However, the bar is at store level, tucked in its own corner away from plain sight. The establishment in general is extremely clean. The wooden chairs and tables look "fresh", the bar area also well polished.
A dozen beers on-tap, the focus on harder to find German kegs. Weltenburger, Hofbrau Delicator (which I had never seen or heard before), Kulmbacher, Kostritzer, even some Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo. The bottles selection is more mixed, Germans plus a good number of Belgians and a few Americans in the bunch; Leipziger Gose, Hanseens, Uerige, Augustiner, Fantome, AleSmith IPA, Strubbe. Several pieces of glassawre were being used, among them a two liter glass boot that can be filled with a few of the tap options.
After visiting a lot of different bars in such a short time, Gourmet Haus Staudt provided a great breakaway from the mold. This would be an ideal place to socialize with friends while having some beers. Should I return, ordering a full meal will be at the top of the list.
04-04-2011 17:57:10 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A german store with a bar and restaurant in the back, located in downtown Redwood City Visited on 2/19/11 for Kern River Brewing night as part of SF Beer Week.
The store was closed when we came (6PM on a Sat) so we entered around back. They have an outdoor biergarten that was not utilized at the time due to rainy weather. Inside they have a bar as well as a seating area with tables. Definitely has a german feel to it. A very family friendly place, lots of kids and families inside.
They only were serving 3 food items: A plate with pork chops, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, an enormous pretzel served with mustard or cheese and salami, and french fries. We had the pretzel and the pork chop plate. Both were very good.
The bar has about 15 taps. It looks like they typically have about 10 excellent german selections and then a few guest taps. On this particular night all of the guest taps were taken over by Kern River. The service at the bar and the table was friendly and speedy.
I really enjoyed this place and will definitely be coming back in the future.
02-23-2011 00:49:18 |
More by willjschmidt
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
A German specialty food store in the front with a decent German beer and wine bottle selection. However, the real reason you should visit Gourmet Haus Staudt is for the beer garden/bar in the back part of the building.
You can enter the beer garden from a back entrance and the inside is a random assortment of long tables, bar seating, stool seating. German decor, with some assorted Belgian items scattered here an there. Crowd is definitely from nearby Silicon Valley, people coming in after work for a drink or four. The people who frequent the place are generally friendly the times I've been there, and the wait staff are nice when they're not rushing around a busy night.
There are 12 rotating taps available, with beers served in appropriate glassware. Mostly German beers, with 1-2 domestic or Belgian guest taps from what I've been told. Service is decent, but it can be a little hard to get the attention of the waiters when it gets crowded and busy.
The food is written on a chalk board in the downstairs seating area, usually pretzels (very good), pommes frites with sauces, and a dinner option of sausages, schnitzel or other German entrees. Had the schnitzel plate recently, which came with some very good frites (though no dipping sauces were provided), and a nice green salad with a tangy vinaigrette that helped balanced the fried foods.
Prices are pretty typical for a beer bar in the area, with most pours being around $6.
02-22-2011 03:06:39 |
More by nataku00
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $
I was doing a job in the area and had a craving for German, this place came up on a search so I went. Now I come here at least once a week to see what is on tap. The rotating selection of German beers is great, and the bottle selection in the store is enough to have two or three German only beer tastings easily.
Then there are the two guest taps, they get beers you expect to see in only the most discerning beer establishments and some that seem impossible for anyone to get. The lines are always clean, the staff is always friendly, and they always have the appropriate glass for the beer, if not a glass from the brewery.
Oh, and this is a great place to meet people. Sit at the bar and you could have a new drinking buddy in less than 30 min!
02-11-2011 04:40:21 |
More by AronVietti
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Been coming here for a few years now and this place has changed a lot recently now that it's been passed down to the next generation.
Half the space (used to be more than that) is a store selling German food, beer, and trinkets. I can always get my fill of pastries and bottled beer here. There are some neat glasses and steins scattered around the store as well.
The back half of the space is the restaurant which seems to be more of a bar nowadays. They've expanded the draft list and included a couple amerikanisch Biere.
Granted I've only been visiting this plae the past 3-4 years but my mom has been going in longer than that and from what we've seen the clientelle has changed from the old guard of local Germans to a slightly younger and more diverse crowd. Not a complaint, just an interesting observation. In general the whole place is pretty laid back and friendly. The old owners as well as the new owners are super friendly and willing to hang out. Lots of good memories here and I hope they continue to become more popular.
Not quite sure how to score the selection. There are a dozen beers or so to pick from (on tap) and the food is authentic. But with German food there arent that many options, which is no fault of Gourmet Haus. Deutches Essen is all either in sausage form or schnitzel'd somehow and all side dishes include potato, mustard, kraut, and vinegar. I love it (minus the sauerkraut).
Will be back when ever in the area which seems to be a few times a year.
02-03-2011 19:49:12 |
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