Brat Haus Archives

Photo courtesy The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge    Sure, you know Craft 64 is going to bring the beer. It’s their raison d’etre. Same with Arizona Wilderness, Pedal Haus and other gleaming temples of brew-craft that happen to also serve food. But finding a top-shelf beer list is a bit trickier when you limit the conversation to traditional restaurants. Here are seven that have ascended to elite status on the stealth. Philadelphia Sandwich Company Lots...

Oreo cheesecake and Jack Daniels. Peanut butter dream and Bailey’s. Orange glazed pistachio and Grand Marnier. These are just a few flavor combinations of “drunken donuts” offered by DōH!, a new donut shop in Uptown Phoenix helmed by Brat Haus owner Dave Andrea. These boozy breakfast treats are injected with a shot of specialty liquor and served with a pipette protruding from the donut’s sugary center. Customers can pair their booze-infused pastry with coffee from...

Dust off your dirndls and don your lederhosen – Oktoberfest events are here, and they’re bringing Bavarian beer, bratwursts and polka music with them. Of all the very many “Volkfests” in the Valley, here are the five most “fantastiche,” listed in order of occurrence:

Brat Haus Oktoberfest, September 17

Drunken competition fuels the fun at this fete – lederhosen and dirndl contests, a brat-eating contest, beer garden games and even a “Badass Beard Contest” will keep people whooping and hollering as they dance to a DJ and get their giant steins laser-etched and filled with fresh-tapped Oktoberfest beer. The food feast includes knockwurst, pork knuckle, giant turkey legs and specialty pretzels. $8 presale, $10 at the door. Free admission for wearing a dirndl or lederhosen.

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