Back from the ashes and better than ever
At the end of January this year, Brewhaus suffered from something other bars may not have been able to recover from: a kitchen fire. The resulting damage kept the doors closed for five weeks. Business stopped, the kitchen had to be rebuilt and staff members had to find temporary jobs. But with the doors reopened, the German-influenced gastropub has picked up right where they left off—on top of the Chattanooga pub scene.
Located on Frazier Avenue on the Northshore, Brewhaus is a perfect place to either grab a quick pint or sit down with friends to enjoy evening activities, like Monday night $3 half liters, or Tuesday night live team trivia. Customers have the option to gather round tables inside, take a stool at the bar, or lounge on the back porch, which overlooks picturesque Coolidge Park and the Walnut Street Bridge.
The cuisine centers on traditional German staples made with classic Southern twists. Popular entrées include the Brewhaha, the jäger schnitzel wiener art, and the spaetzle—German-style egg noodles with sautéed garlic, onions and mushrooms tossed in a pepper cream and topped with a garlic brat.
If there’s one thing, however, that captures quintessential German-American crossover food, it’s the King Ludwig. This hot pork schnitzel sandwich is topped with kraut, Swiss cheese, bacon and served on a bed of lettuce and finished with brown mustard and apple butter. You can even add a fried egg, which offers a flavor combination that shouldn’t be legal.
One change to the menu is the addition of Sunday brunch. Southern classics like Biscuits and Gravy and Sourdough French Toast topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon are featured, but the German influence is never too far away. The Schnitzel Biscuits make sure that anyone who has a hankering for something a little different won’t go hungry.
To complement the food, however, there have to be good drinks. Don’t worry—Brewhaus has you covered. The bar offers a variety of both draft and bottled beers, along with extras such as Crispin blackberry cider for those hot summer days and an array of mixed liquor cocktails. The beer is so good, in fact, the chefs even incorporate it into some menu items to enhance flavor and add kick. The brie cheese, for example, found on various cheeseburgers and salads is infused with dark ale for a richer taster, and so is the cabbage.
The easiest way to find a beer that suits you best is to try one of the daily flights. These offer 4-oz samples of five seasonal and classic beers, ensuring that everything from coffee-flavored brown ale to peach-kissed lager can be tested.
With chef-driven food and craft beers, Brewhaus offers the best of both worlds. The German flags that hang on the walls pay homage to its overseas culinary partners, whereas the striking view of park and bridge and the busy Frazier Avenue remind you of its proud Chattanoogan heritage. Luckily, customers don’t have to pick between the two, but can enjoy both.
Beer selection changes every month. Make sure to check in to see what new selections they have
Chattanooga's German-American gastropub
224 Frazier Ave.