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Old German Beer Hall

1009 N. Old World Third St. (W. State St.) Send to Phone
414-226-2728 | Menu
As close to an authentic German beer hall as you'll find in the heart of Milwaukee.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment Thurs.-Sat.
  • Full bar

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Old German Beer Hall Restaurant Review

: It's no surprise that beer is the raison d'être at the Old German Beer Hall. Hofbräu München, Munich's most famous beverage, is the brew on tap; varieties include Hofbräu Dunkel (a dark-colored but light-bodied Bavarian) and Münchner Kindl Weisse (a wheat). Other German drinks include Killepitsch Kräuterlikör (similar to Jägermeister), Berentzen Apfelkorn (similar to apple schnapps) and a variety of German wines. Have a little fun and try your prowess at the nail game (you have to pound a nail into the stump with a single swing). Hungry? Go for the Usinger brats, sandwiches and warm Bavarian pretzels served by waitresses dressed in authentic German dirndls. Look for the daily $5 lunch special---any sausage with a side dish and beer or root beer---or come on Friday for the fish fry.


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