Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten will open at 15-16 149th St. this summer and serve authentic Austrian and German fare in the style of European biergartens, which serve beer and food at outdoor tables shared among multiple parties of guests.
The Jägerhaus team is aiming for authenticity in their Austrian and German fare. Both the draft and bottled beer menus are exclusively made up of beer brewed outside the U.S, with most originating directly from Germany.
The draft menu includes three sizes of up to a liter with price points that are the same according to size, regardless of selection. Each draft option is accompanied by a brief description to illustrate their flavor and summarize the methods of their production, such as the Krombacher Dunkel, which has “solid bread and chocolaty notes with roasted coffee malt undertones,” or the Radeberger, a “light, floral German Pilsner with a clean and refreshing taste.”
Cocktails will also prominently feature European liquors and liqueurs. The Black Forrest Tea is made with iced black tea and Stroh Jagertree, which is a concentrate that is diluted with hot water and is only produced in Austria. Another drink, the B&B, combines savory and sweet flavors by having apple liqueur, Bulleit Bourbon and bacon garnish.
Oliver Keegan, a chef who has worked at the prestigious Princeton Club on 43rd Street and the Hudson Hotel outside Columbus Circle, is on the Jägerhaus team, along with restaurateurs Bill Gross Christopher Keegan and Christopher Lohnes.
The developers of Jägerhaus have been slowly releasing information about the beer garden on social media, and a big chunk of their food menu can already be viewed on the Instagram page, @jagerhaus_gastropub. According to Gross, around 30 to 40 curious locals come by daily to see what is going on at the site of the pub.
“We’re trying to build the anticipation if you will,” said Gross. “We want to build something and do it right.”
The tentative opening date for Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten is Aug. 8.