Chattanooga's only German-American gastro pub lightens up
Need a new place to hit for lunch? Somewhere to grab a couple of beers after work? A restaurant that serves Schnitzel and Waffles at Sunday Brunch? Brewhaus is that place; a German American gastro pub with a relaxed atmosphere, hearty food, and even better beer. That’s really all you need to know, but we’ll keep going.
Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, Brewhaus extends a welcoming air that satisfies our greatest of needs: a place with killer food and incredible beers. With a range of bottled German and craft beers, and quite a few specials on tap, Brewhaus has a beer for everyone. Ask your server for the perfect beer match to your meal to bring those flavors full circle.
Brewhaus man Michael Nolan suggests lighter beers to accompany their heavier foods. “With the Glockenspiel Cheeseburger, I’d take a Krombacher,” he says. Krombacher is one of the two German beers Brewhaus has on tap, the other being Schneider Weisse, and both go great with Brewhaus’ selection of burgers and brats. If you’re trying the veal, pair it with a dark beer. For bratwurst, try an IPA.
With such hearty food items, Brewhaus decided to lighten up the menu a bit. Nolan explains a new focus of Brewhaus as fresh fish will be brought into Chattanooga every three days, making for the most spectacular lighter fare dishes.
“Swordfish, cod, maybe some mussels,” Nolan says. (Try the swordfish Kamikaze cakes, you won’t be sorry.) “Our oysters come from Louisiana. We want the freshest fish for the best cost.” And what pairs so well with fresh fish? Blonde beers.
“Our Belgian Blonde is 9% and ties in with those lighter proteins really well,” says Nolan. Don’t worry if you can’t make it in the next week, just make sure to stop by Brewhaus’ parking lot party on Record Store Day, April 16th. There you can try the Belgian Blonde and listen to some vintage hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, because believe it or not, that’s considered vintage now too. Nolan classifies the Belgian Blonde as “a great sipping beer”, perfect for just kicking back and listening to some vintage tunes.
The parking lot party will last all day on April 16th from 11am-midnight with live music starting at 6. If you’re not a seasoned casual beer sipper who kicks back with the oldies but goodies, consider Record Store Day and Brewhaus’ party as a ‘how to enjoy music with a damn good beer’ instructional event.
Beyond the Belgian Blonde will be a Miles Davis-inspired brew called Witches Brew, another known as Romantic Chemistry, as well as the core beers usually served.
In addition to the live music, Brewhaus will be raffling off a sweet Dogfish record player. Chad’s Record Store will be raffling items as well so be sure to stop by their shop. Make a purchase when you do because anyone showing their receipt as a proof of purchase from Chad’s Record Store will receive 20% off their bill at Brewhaus.
Record Store Day at Brewhaus is sure to be a hit—sorry, corny pun intended—but weeknights at Brewhaus are just as fun. Treat yourself to $3 half-liters on Mondays and to Team Trivia on Tuesdays at 7:30. It’s a common misconception that those who run and try their damnedest to stay in shape don’t drink beer. Just ask anyone from Running for Brews, a running club that runs 2-3 miles Wednesday evenings, then stops off at Brewhaus at 7 for 20% off their bill. Talk about motivation! Thursday is beer-tasting night, so prepare yourself for some sweet brews on tap.
Friday and Saturday are the usual packed house evenings that can be remedied with a little Sunday brunch from 11am-2pm. Nothing cures a hangover better than more alcohol and schnitzel, right?
Beer, wine, and other mixed drinks are 15% off during brunch hours, making even the manliest of men think, “Let’s do brunch at Brewhaus.”
224 Frazier Ave.
(on the Northshore)