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Published August 23rd 2021
Best brats and beer in Scottsdale with great patio
If you are looking for a tasty brat and a large selection of craft beer, head to Brat Haus in Old Town Scottsdale. The food itself is worth the trip and the setting makes even a warm evening enjoyable. There is a large outdoor patio designed to feel like a European beer garden. It is set off the street and has plenty of space to spread out. There are games like bag toss and a huge Jenga set to add to the fun. It is a perfect spot for a couple or a larger group.
In my opinion, the best choice for lunch or dinner is the Sweet Brat, with sweet onion jam on top. However, you have your choice of seven different types of sausages, including the Beyond Brat, a plant-based sausage. You can then choose between six different toppings, including sauerkraut and dill relish. The chef also offers four special combinations to try, including the lamb and goat currywurst with habanero jam, caramelized onion, and cilantro.
A great addition to your meal is their Belgian style fries, flash-fried to the ideal crispness. They offer four types of dipping sauces for your fries. My favorite is the truffle aioli.
There are plenty of other options on the menu as well. They offer perfectly cooked Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese fondue. If you are with a group, or just really hungry, try the giant pretzel that feeds six to ten people. There are also burgers and salads, which certainly look good (I can't seem to forego the brats to try anything else). A fellow diner, who is vegan, enjoyed the Impossible Burger.
Brat Haus also has drinks to enhance your meal or make it worth just stopping by for a quick one. They have a couple of choices of wine but this isn't why you come here. They offer a few specialty drinks. The Arizona 75 gives you a local taste by adding prickly pear liquor to gin, champagne, and lemon.
The real treat though is the twenty-eight craft beers on tap. This is the one place that I know I can get a dark beer that isn't a Guinness. I usually have my choice of stouts and porters. Of course, there is something for everyone. Ask for a sample if something unknown sounds intriguing.
Brat Haus is on the edge of the main Old Town restaurants and shops area and definitely worth the extra block walk down Scottsdale Road. There is usually parking nearby but it may be easier to walk if you are already exploring Old Town.