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8FFLFOE MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE ■ RESTAURANT REVIEW ■ MOVIE TIMES ■ BEST BETS FOR ENTERTAINMENT N R E S TA U R A N T R E V I E W Better than BIERHAUS EATS COMPLIMENT A SIZEABLE BEER SELECTION PUB GRUB Story by Dale F. Bentson // Photos by Michelle Le B eer, burgers and bratwurst. That’s the amiable component of Bierhaus, the former Steak Out restaurant on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. Bierhaus boasts 40 bottled beers plus 18 more on tap. That’s a lot of suds. Beer attracts men; beer plus good food, plus an agreeable outdoor patio that seats about 250, attracts females as well. During my visits, the ratio was about 60 to 40, men to women, not a bad ratio for any eat/drink place. Rechristened in late November, Bierhaus joined the growing list of craft beer-centric eateries downtown — Tied House, Steins and Buffalo, but only Steins and Bierhaus have beer gardens. The term “beer garden” comes from the German biergarten first popularized in Bavaria. In the United States, beer gardens were a product of the Gilded Age with opulent styles. According to historian Maureen Ogle, Schlitz Garden, built in 1879 by the Schlitz brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, featured a concert hall, dance pavilion, bowling alley and three-story pagoda that provided spectacuContinued on next page Left: Crispy pork belly with Brussels sprouts at Bierhaus in Mountain View. Above: The Bierhaus burger with fries and salad. May 23, 2014 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ 21

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