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The owners of Public Bar are expanding next door with an upscale German-ish tavern called Sauf Haus Bier Hall. It will open above Shake Shack on July 24.

The two-story bar with a 2,000-square-foot rooftop patio will have 16 beers on tap, plus some cans and bottles, predominantly from Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Sauf Haus’s website boasts: “Gone are the frilly cocktails and in is a cold simple pint.” Paradoxically, a press release for the same place promotes “specially designed cocktails, inspired by German influences.”

Bavarian-style pretzels will be the only food served for the first two weeks. The menu will eventually expand to bratwursts, frankfurters, and… oysters. Because, why not?

Check out more photos below.

 

Sauf Haus Bier Hall, 1216-A 18th St. NW; saufhausdc.com

Photos courtesy Sauf Haus