Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bavaria, Meet Boston

It's always Oktoberfest at Bronwyn


One of Boston's most famous sons once said: "Ich bin ein Berliner."

Which roughly translates to: "I love beer, sausages, and giant hand-stretched pretzels." 

Some 50 years later, Kennedy's dream has been realized. Not only has the Wall has come down, but Bostonians now have Bronwyn, the new German-inspired tavern opening Thursday in Union Square.

From the 100-year-old handmade chairs to the tables built from tree stumps to the iron chandeliers that once belonged to the owner's German great grandparents, this place is more authentic than slinging beers with American backpackers at Munich's Hofbrauhaus.

And if JFK and Khrushchev had a place like this to hash things out, the Cold War may have ended a lot earlier. Either way, you and your German drinking buddies can still toast to freedom with steins of Staaliches Hofbrauhaus Maibock (one of ten drafts) or a bottle of the finest Munich hefeweizen.

Then you can spend the rest of the night arguing over David Hasselhoff's discography while devouring house-twisted sausages, a plate of veal "Jagerschnitzel," and copious amounts of pretzels and sauerkraut.

It's the best thing to come out of Germany since the St. Pauli girl.

255 Washington St., Union Square
(617) 776-9900

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Subway: Red Line to Central Square
Best bets: Giant pretzels; dark beer soup; sauerkraut
Nearby: Backbar; The Independent; Precinct

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