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The Old German Beer Hall gets its name from the Hofbrauhaus beer on tap from Germany.

Milwaukee's best Downtown bar, 2012: Old German Beer Hall


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The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2012. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of OnMilwaukee.com.

Once again, OnMilwaukee.com readers picked the Old German Beer Hall as their favorite Downtown bar by a landslide.

Restaurateur Hans Weissgerber III of the Weissgerber Group opened the Bavarian bar and eatery at the end of 2005.

The Old German Beer Hall seats about 100 and features the beers of the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, along with lagers, darks and weisses and seasonal offerings like Maibock, HB Sommer and Oktoberfest. The bar also serves the Weissgerber family's house amber and Miller High Life and Miller Lite in bottles.

Beers are served in liter, one-third liter or half-liter glasses. The beer hall's traditional Bavarian menu includes large Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, knackwurst, smoked pork chops, carved corned beef sandwiches, schnitzel (as a special only) and three-brat chili.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Fire on Water

Runners-up:

2. Mo's Irish Pub

3. Swingin' Door Exchange
4. Milwaukee Brat House
5. Major Goolsby's
6. Karma

7. Buckhead Saloon
8. Fire On Water
9. Newsroom Pub and Grille
10. Hawk's Pub

tie. Miller Time Pub
12. Suite
13. Dehne's Upper 90

14. Rusty's Old 50
15. Shemmy N Lemmy's Irish Rec Room


Talkbacks

Tiger | Feb. 24, 2012 at 2:05 p.m. (report)

I love the Old German Beer Hall. The food is great, and the beer is unbelieveable! This is the beer that comes from over in the old country, different from domestic beer here in the States. I love it. If you have not tried it you need to pay them a visit. Yaaa!

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sandstorm | Feb. 23, 2012 at 8:40 a.m. (report)

what's it to you what other people drink?

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Aardvark | Feb. 22, 2012 at 4:54 p.m. (report)

Love the OGBH...what a great place. Please tell me no one drinks Miller Lite there...

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