Cold Beer and German Appetizers?


How about a cold German beer and some German appetizers?

A German appetizer sounds somewhat like an oxymoron. When we think of German food – we often think of heavier and more filling foods like sauerbraten, potato dumplings and crispy breaded schnitzels – like wienerschnitzel or jagerschnitzel and huge platters of German sausages like bratwurst and knockwurst. And while these foods are always delicious and very filling – when you think of German food, you often don’t think of appetizers!

The formal definition of the word appetizer is: a small portion of a food or drink served before or at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the desire to eat. While we often order an appetizer to eat before our main course – it is quite popular today to just go out to a bar or restaurant to enjoy an assortment of appetizers along with a cold beer or a few cocktails!

At Bierhaus in Patchogue we have a large assortment of delicious appetizers to enjoy before your meal or on their own! Many of our appetizers have a flavorful German spin on a traditional or classic dish! For starters, a delicious “Bavarian” bierhaus pretzel served with mustard and bier cheese is the perfect accompaniment to a cold Hofbrau premium lager! Or share a pot of our Bavarian farm house mussels, cooked in Dunkel bier, smoked bacon and garlic butter – absolutely delicious! If you want wings – try our famous Brewmaster’s pig wings! These succulent baby pork knuckles are served with spicy mango dipping sauce.

There are always many appetizer options that feature traditional German fare including crispy potato pancakes served with applesauce and sour cream; Hofbrau meatballs served with sauerkraut and tangy brown gravy and stuffed German pierogis. And get ready for the wurst appetizer! (Or is really the best?) You can always enjoy some of our traditional signature sausages served with sauerkraut and spicy mustard – a popular complement to one of our many authentic German beers!

Any of our appetizers can be enjoyed right at the bar in addition to our dining room! For a full list of all of our delicious appetizers and dinner menu options, click on the menu on our website! Next time you feel like some delicious appetizers and a cold German beer right from the tap – stop into Bierhaus in Patchogue!