Recently Opened Bars
by Time Out New York contributors, 09/25/2012
Photo: Alexander Thompson
Die Koelner Bierhalle
84 St. Marks Place, 347-227-7238, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Inspired by the ancient German city of Cologne—the birthplace of Kölsch—this transporting and cavernous Park Slope beer hall features a lantern-lit interior, walls bearing the city’s coat of arms and communal wooden tables. With more than 40 bottled beers and 30 on tap, including native favorites like the straw-yellow, crisp Sion Kölsch and a hoppy Jever Pilsener, as well as nine different kinds of bratwurst (including the German classic bauernwurst) and traditional Bavarian pretzels, you’ll be eating and drinking like a true Teuton.