Gourmet Haus Staudt
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 75
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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4.22/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
We have Irish style pubs, English style pubs, and Belgian style bistros. But where's the love for a German style beer house? The Gourmet Haus Staudt may be the best answer to that question which isn't a relocated Hofbrauhaus. From the enterence, you walk through the "store" part that carries all sorts of merchandise, inclduing some bottles beers. There's a second floor which leads to the dining room. However, the bar is at store level, tucked in its own corner away from plain sight. The establishment in general is extremely clean. The wooden chairs and tables look "fresh", the bar area also well polished.
A dozen beers on-tap, the focus on harder to find German kegs. Weltenburger, Hofbrau Delicator (which I had never seen or heard before), Kulmbacher, Kostritzer, even some Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo. The bottles selection is more mixed, Germans plus a good number of Belgians and a few Americans in the bunch; Leipziger Gose, Hanseens, Uerige, Augustiner, Fantome, AleSmith IPA, Strubbe. Several pieces of glassawre were being used, among them a two liter glass boot that can be filled with a few of the tap options.
After visiting a lot of different bars in such a short time, Gourmet Haus Staudt provided a great breakaway from the mold. This would be an ideal place to socialize with friends while having some beers. Should I return, ordering a full meal will be at the top of the list.
04-04-2011 17:57:10 | More by DoubleJ
4.5/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by based on BA reviews while in the area on business. From the front, it looks like a European knick knack shop. But they have a nice german bottle selection in back and an outstanding bar and beer garden hidden beyond that.I expected outstanding, authentic German beers which they have. But they also have fantastic American beers in tap and in the bottle. And they have a good selection of vintage and rare bottles. A great place that's well worth a visit!!!
11-06-2013 05:03:03 | More by GJ40
4.59/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Met up with Arbitrator, alfrantzell, and largadeer here for a couple beers while I was up in the Bay Area.
The store is located in Downtown Redwood City right across the street from the train station. The place is actually quite massive with an expansive store featuring plenty of German wares in the front entrance-way. As you make your way to the back of the property, you find yourself in the beer garden which has plenty of tables, a small bar, and an outside patio area.
The bar offers about 10 German offerings, all that I tried (or have tried before) were delicious and seemingly about 1 or 2 American craft offerings.
The vibe to this place is perhaps one of the best things about it. Seemingly authentic in every way, with proper glassware for all the different beers.
In addition to the great beer (the tap list is still the same size, but the bottle list is growing at an alarming rate), the food is fantastic. As you might expect, just about everything comes with pork, potatoes, and sauerkraut (in true German fashion). Everything I've eaten here is great, and they have specials on almost everyday.
08-02-2010 23:01:05 | More by womencantsail
4.63/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
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 | More by t0rin0
4.64/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
We were headed back from lunch when my Branch Manager suggested a detour. Im in!
The infamous bar where the iphone 4 was "stolen" from a patron.
Atm- Huge indoor area with a large and long L shaped bar. The right side is the harder to find German imports with the bottle list in chalk above it. On the left is the craft side. A good outside area for mingling and eating.
Quality- Holy cow? How do they get these beers here? Thats just crazy? I mean. Ive seen some good German kegs before but this is another level really.
Service- Our girl was awesome. Quick, attentive, friendly and very happy to help suggest something for us to try.
Selection- An amazing array of german beers on tap with the correct glassware. What did I go with V-I-T-U-S!!! Hell to the yeah!!
Value- Great pricing. Great beers.
10-12-2012 21:02:29 | More by FosterJM
4.33/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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
4.46/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I haven't eaten here or drunk beer here, only shopped for bottled beer here. This is a small German grocery/gift shop in downtown Redwood City but it has an outstanding selection of German beers, the single best selection of such beers I have seen anywhere in the US. It is outstanding in terms of variety, quality, number of different beers, and hard-to-find beers. For German beers, this is simply the best place in the Bay Area to go, with various bocks, maibocks, alterbiers, kolsch, numerous dunkels, helles, and pilsners. However, don't look for anything other than German beer here.
09-01-2010 20:41:58 | More by Offa
4.53/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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 don't know, now you know, nig- (sorry, got too into the Biggie Smalls). It's back in a back alley just steps from the Redwood City Caltrain station. I hope it doesn't 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. Don't 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 doesn't cater to beer geeks in the extreme. Go here if you can, but don't tell too many people.
06-24-2010 06:29:41 | More by nickd717
4.23/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a German store, which includes an exceptional selection of German beers; definitely the best selection of German beers I've seen anywhere. If you're looking for other nationalities of beer, you won't find too much here, but you can't beat their German selection.
It also has a pub in the back, which I enjoyed, though it only served about a dozen beers in total, including at least one very nice "guest" (non German) beer. But they rotate the beers often, so if you come back, you can always try something new. They have the right glassware for each type of beer, which is nice.
Food is great, and so is the service. The hours are disappointing; as of my writing this, they are closed Sundays (which happens to be the most convenient time for me to go there), and they close early during the week (at 6:00pm), which makes it difficult for me to get there before closing. The bar is open later from Thursday to Saturday.
But again, they have a great selection of German beer in the store, and for that I highly recommend them.
Oh, and if you like German food/candies/chocolates, you can't beat this place.
11-06-2009 03:45:29 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.78/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Tucked away in downtown Redwood City, this unassuming little German grocery/pub probably has the best German beer selection I've ever seen in the US. The recently finished beer garden and bar pours 11 rotating taps, all German with the exception of one guest beer. Volker, the owner, does a great job with the selection; for every Spaten or Hofbrau there's something interesting and obscure, styles ranging from doppelbock to kolsch, hefeweizen to kellerbier. Taps rotate constantly, there's something new on every time I come here, which is admittedly way too often.
Prices are very reasonable, typically $5 for a half-liter, even the stronger offerings. If you've ever wondered how drunk you'd be after a liter of Vitus, now you can find out, and for a paltry $9.50. Most beers are served in their proper glassware, a detail that I appreciate. Being served a Vitus in the authentic Vitus goblet really does enhance the overall experience.
Food is decent, the selection ranging from pork sausage with potato salad to beef sausage with potato salad. Vegetarians will have to seek liquid sustenance; thankfully there's always a doppelbock or two on draft.
This place is good. Really good. I'm hard pressed to think of a drinking establishment I like more on the peninsula, and I'm glad to have it as my local watering hole. If you're in town, drop by for a liter or two.
10-08-2009 17:55:35 | More by largadeer
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Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA
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