Best German beer in London
If something have in common the British and the German is their passion for beer and you can be sure that if you don’t find any of them is because they are in the nearest pub having a pint.
Germany has a reputation as a beer-consuming country, being traditionally one of the most beer-lovers in Europe. Thus, with 131.7 litres per person and year holds the third place in Europe after the Czech Republic and Ireland. But no need to live in Berlin to be a major consumer of beer, as in the sixth place in the list we find the United Kingdom, with a consumption of 99 litres per person and year. Not too bad.
With these references you’ll probably fancy a good beer now, perhaps a German one, accompanied by, why not, a good German sausage or a good specialty of the country. Well don’t worry because there’s no need to stay in one of the Berlin apartments to make your dream come true.
Here are some German bars where you can enjoy the best German beer in London and food without even leaving London:
Zeitgeist at The Jolly Gardeners.
Self proclaimed as the first German pub in London, Zeitgeist at The Jolly Gardeners has a history as a pub for the last 120 years and still contains original features, such as the stunning marble fireplace. It is said that Charles Chaplin was a regular and that film scenes from popular Brit flicks Snatch and The Calcium Kid were shot here. They have a huge choice of beer with 13 beers on draught, including Furstenberg, Holsten Pils, Becks, Erdinger and Lowenbrau. But if you don’t fancy any of those you also have a choice of 23 bottles, with Becks, Beltins, Bitburger, etc. They also have a varied German menu with a takeaway menu available. There are ten recipes of Schnitzel, including pork escalope in rich pepper and onion gravy with chips, and about five varieties of sausages.
Bierschenke – Location: 49 Black Prince Road, Lambeth, London, SE11 6AB .
An authentic German bierkeller where you can choose among a large range of quality German beers including Krombacher Pils, Warsteiner Pils, Bitburger Pils, Kaltenberg Helles, Krombacher Dunkel, König Ludwig Weiße. They also serve a varied menu including a wide selection of sausages, as Currywurst, Bratwurst, Frankfurt, etc.
They have installed a first-class HD entertainment system and projectors with big screens offering all the football matches, including the Bundesliga.
Bavarian Beerhouse – Location: 46 Essex Street, Westminster, London, WC2R 3JF.
Bavarian Beerhouse offers a wide selection of original German beers, typical Bavarian food and entertainment in a rustic beer-cellar environment. Since its opening it has become very popular due to its authentic ambiance, fun atmosphere and table service provided by charming waitresses in traditional Bavarian dresses.
Herman ze German – Location: 19 Villiers Street, Westminster, WC2N 6NE, Tube – Embankment.
Herman ze German is not a pub but a takeaway place where you will find which is possibly the best German food in London. So, if you prefer to have your German party at home you can get your German beers in a beer store and get the food here. Herman ze German sells sausages in almost every possible combination offering bratwurst, chill beef, bockwurst and leberkase all served in rolls for just £3.95. There are also sandwiches for £3.75 and a selection of bakery goods including traditional German bretzels for £0.95.
*Crazy sexy fun traveler doesn’t drink alcohol but this is a guest post useful for the readers who are looking for best German beer in London.