Friday, June 28, 2013
Yesterday on my way back from Fruitvale BART, I took the long way home and rode along the estuary. As I was riding, I remembered I still hadn't checked out Brotzeit, the new biergarten, and as it was a warm afternoon, it was a perfect time for it.
I didn't have a chance to check out the food, but they've got lots of beers on tap and in the bottle. The tap list was about 8 German or other import beers and 8 California beers. I ordered a dunkle weisse and was pleased to see it arrive in a traditional hefeweissen glass. The service was quick and friendly, and the place has a good vibe. For hot days like these, they could use more umbrellas on the patio, but they'll add those things, I'm sure. The only negative is a small thing. The building is cantilevered over the water, and in my choice of seats near the window, I could feel the floor bounce every time someone walked through. Disconcerting at first, at least here in earthquake country.
In any event, I'm looking forward to checking it out again soon, and trying some of their food, too. Next time you're looking for a cool spot to hang out and have a cold one, check out Brotzeit. It's next to the 9th Avenue Terminal, tucked behind the hotel on Embarcadero, so you can check out the site of the Oak to Ninth Project, too.