WHY Good German brats, fat pretzels and German beer on tap, including a hefeweizen that goes down very well on a sunny beach afternoon while the Boardwalk parade flows by.
WHAT A refreshing break from the generic sidewalk cafés that line the Venice Boardwalk, this place is a German beer garden with decent food and convivial picnic-table seating. Fun for a weekend lunch or weekday sunset happy-hour beer-and-brat.
WHO An amusing mix of scruffy local regulars and tourists, all of whom seem happy all the time; sometimes after a few Erdingers on tap they can get really happy.
Region: West of the 405
Features: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Patio Dining, Value
Price Range: $10-$16, $10-under
Cuisine Type: American, German