You can generally forgive beer gardens for having subpar food - you’re there to get drunk off an obscure German pilsner and soak up some of that alcohol with some carbs. But when a beer garden with solid food comes around, we realize what we were missing. Wirtshaus is one of those spots - it’s somewhat sleepy, but the modern German food is way better than you’d expect. Another nice surprise: they do a bottomless brunch.
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When it comes to old standbys, El Coyote is about as accurate as that term gets. Come here for the drinks, the history, the atmosphere, the conversation, and inevitably, the sloppy walk home.
Ta-eem is a Kosher Mediterranean restaurant that's home to some of our favorite shawarma in the city.
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Wurstküche in Venice serves excellent (and interesting) sausages and beers in a modern, casual setting.
Old German Deli
Old German Deli in Big Bear is a grocery and deli with a great selection of sandwiches and brats.
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Biergarten might look like just another Koreatown sports bar, but this German-Korean bar has a menu different from everything else in the city.
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