Looking to celebrate August 16th as National Bratwurst Day? Well here are some of the best spots in New York City to grab a good ole German brat!
According to kitchenproject.com, bratwursts have a history spanning back at least 2000 years. Most civilizations came up with a concept for sausage, but the Germans really mastered the brat, likely aided by the cooler and dryer climate. Over 40 varieties of the delicacy can be found throughout Germany today. For a fun and authentic German bratwurst experience in the Big Apple, consider visiting some of the spots below:
Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar
Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar offers over 10 kinds of delicious “wursts” for a great price! One of the most popular wursts is the the Classic Bratwurst with mustard and sauerkraut. Just don’t plan to hang out there… seating is quite limited.
Location: 1652 2nd Ave – Upper East Side
This cute little pub has all of the traditional German and Austrian offerings, including bier at the exposed brick bar. At only $10, the bratwurst is a flavorful and juicy meat treat served with traditional sauerkraut.
Location: 79 Orchard St – Lower East Side
Max Bratwurst und Bier
This Queens bierhaus offers many varieties of bratwursts. But rather than just changing the toppings, Max Bratwurst und Bier serves up brats made of different meats. Alligator, rattle snake & pork, and veal bratwursts are all on the mouthwatering menu.
Location: 4702 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103
This traditional German Biergarten is a great place to celebrate National Bratwurst Day with others. At Bierhaus NYC you can enjoy a variety of brats and wash them down with some cold liters.
Location: 712 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 – Midtown East
Radegast Hall and Biergarten
Radegast is a large biergarten right in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It has a fun vibe, frequently featuring live music. During happy hour until 4pm, Radegast offers a free tasty bratwurst with the purchase of a pilsner!
Location: 113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 – Williamsburg, Brooklyn