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Brat Haus kicks off Oktoberfest with free beer

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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:00 pm

OK, I must confess I am a German, so I am a little biased in my post about Brat Haus in Scottsdale, the latest creation by locally famous Chef Payton Curry.

We went for happy hour and tried a few different brews at the newly renovated bar. (Brat Haus took over the space next to Salty Señorita in Downtown Scottsdale, where Oregano’s used to be). I liked the warm wood decor and cannot wait to enjoy their patio area in the fall.

The exterior looks like a German biergarten, and the outside wall boasts a 500-square-foot mural by graffiti artist Keno.

Brat Haus has an outstanding lineup of German and craft brews sure to please any beer connoisseur, and you absolutely must try the Pretzel Fundido (two pretzels served with a warm three-cheese-beer dipping sauce for $12) for an appetizer.

Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You don’t have to be a German to love that!

If you go

What: BratHaus, a new restaurant by Payton Curry, former chef of northeast Mesa’s short-lived Caffe Boa Bistro

When: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Where: 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Cost: Menu items are $3.50-$12; beer and wine are $5-$12.

Information: (480) 947-4006 or BratHausAZ.com

Oktoberfest: BratHaus will host a keg-tapping party starting at noon Saturday, Sept. 22. The first 100 beers from the keg will be given out for free. The party kicks off a 16-day Oktoberfest, when Krombacher and San Tan Oktoberfest beers will cost $4, and German dishes like wiener schnitzel, spatzle and sauerbraten will be on the menu. Local musician Jack Dermody and his crew will play live Bavarian folk music 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday evenings. Giveaways during Oktoberfest include T-shirts, glassware and gift cards. Reservations for the keg-tapping party are required at (602) 738-1274. Brat Haus’ Oktoberfest, a nod to the giant beer festival in Munich, runs Sept. 22 through Oct. 7.

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