Daylight Savings Time Control Program


The moment has arrived to obey a seasonal temporal adjustment to the daylight savings time control program. As such, the Biergarten returns to …

“Biergarten Winter Hours”:
2pm – 8pm Monday-Saturday
Sunday 1pm – 7pm (no change)

This change also brings hot mulled wine (Glühwein) and more holiday fun.

Closed on Halloween 2016


Both Suppenküche and Biergarten will be closed for service on Halloween night this year. Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday.



Oktoberfest is here! on the 17th of September … That’s a Saturday.

This is the schedule:
Tapping (& drinking) of the first ceremonial keg(s) at PROXY’s Walk-In-Theater.
Biergarten opens with a full menu, music and more Oktoberfest Bier.
Suppenküche opens for even more of the deep Bavarian festival flavor.

Traditional attire* most welcome.

*As is the long standing Suppenküche custom, we will have limited edition (nontraditional) Oktoberfest event T-Shirts. A portion will be available at noon at the PROXY Walk-In-Theater on Saturday the 17th, as well as Suppenküche and Biergarten while supplies last.

Wha? – Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival held each year in Munich Bavaria, Germany at the town’s ‘meadow’ and festival grounds called the ‘Theresienwiese,’ named after Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen the wife of Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) in whose honor the first Oktoberfest, on October 12, 1810, was originally held. It is the world’s largest fair and Munich’s most famous event. Since 1950, there has been a traditional festival opening: A twelve gun salute and the ceremonial tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12 noon by the current Mayor of Munich with the cry “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!” in the Austro-Bavarian dialect) begin the Oktoberfest each year. The beers (Oktoberfestbiers) that have been served at the event in Munich since 1818 are supplied by only 6 breweries. These are known as the Big Six: Spaten, Löwenbräu, Augustiner, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Traditionally Oktoberfestbiers were the lagers of around 5.5 to 6% abv called Märzen – brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months. Originally these would have been dark lagers, but from 1872 a strong March brewed version of an amber-red Vienna lager made by Josef Sedlmayr became the favorite Oktoberfestbier. Today strong, light Oktoberfest lagers have become the favorite. Visitors to the modern day Oktoberfest also eat huge amounts of food, most of it traditional hearty fare such as sausage, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese noodles), and sauerkraut, along with such Bavarian delicacies as roast Pig Knuckles and Whole roasted Cows.

Animal IPA. This week at <a href="">Biergarten</a>.


Is a beer … Animal is here …

It’s not as rare a sight as it used to be: An American IPA on tap at Biergarten. Our good friends at Fort Point Beer don’t just make a fantastic red ale (Westfalia) they make damn good IPAs. Animal is one we can’t afford not to share with you. Super fresh, a little cloudy and a lot delicious. We have about a week’s supply. We just tapped the first one.

Labor Day Celebrationclick image for gallery


Both the Suppenküche and our Biergarten WILL BE OPEN!
– Let’s celebrate this holiday devoted to workers’ rights in America. Attributed to Peter McGuire, a carpenter in New York who brought together 100,000 workers to successfully strike for better conditions and pay. He continued to fight for the people, for more than a decade, until the “Labor Day” holiday (the first Monday in September) was ratified by Congress in 1884. Let us toast this small victory! To all of the workers working on all that work! September is a hell of a month.



For the first time. Biergarten presents an exclusive to America! In the last week of August, 2016: Seriously, for the very first time in our country we will consecrate:

Aldersbacher Urhell on tap!

From the award winning Brauerei Aldersbach (since 1268, Aldersbach, Bavaria, GmbH). We wholeheartedly welcome this supreme example of Bavaria’s premier “session” beer: the Helles. Built on a strong, slightly bready, malt backbone, it’s still crisp and clean with a thick white creamy head. Please, come and drink it while you can. This is a very special opportunity, and a great way to get in shape for Oktoberfest.

Another Stammtisch Ride awaits!click image for gallery


All are welcome.
Every Thursday we depart at 6:00 pm from Rapha
and arrive at our Biergarten around 8:00 pm.
What happens in-between is our Stammtisch Ride:
This great article by David Reeckmann and This lovely video by Nick Kova describe it best.

God bless Bavaria ... America!


(for two entire weeks…)
Starting on your birthday America: Monday, the 4th of July!
Monday + Tuesday 1-7pm (limited menu, all the beers).
Wednesday – Saturday 1-3pm (limited menu) then 3-9pm (full menu).
Sunday 1-7pm (full menu).

God bless Bavaria … America!

The Suppenküche will be closed for upgrades and some spring sharpening following the 4th of July Holiday. Dinner and Brunch service will be suspended and the bar will be closed from July 4th to July 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.


The Suppenküche will be closed for upgrades and some Spring sharpening following the 4th of July Holiday. Dinner and Brunch service will be suspended and the bar will be closed from July 4th to July 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

500 Years of Reinheitsgebot


It is our pleasure to share this story. A little thing about the Bier we love. Water, hops, malt, yeast, photos, words, travel and 500 years of Reinheitsgebot:

Story by Paul la Farge • Photography by Frank Bauer • For Rhapsody, April 2016