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Rhein Haus Ready to Roll Bocce Balls on Market Street

The German beer hall and bocce ball destination will open in the former Old Chicago space in LoDo.

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Sometime next week, Denver's newest beer and sausage joint will open in the location where Old Chicago poured beers and served slices for twenty years until March of 2014, reports Westword. The space is massive - 14,000 square feet spread out over two levels with expansive windows facing the street, 330 seats, and additional patio seating for warmer days.

The Seattle-based restaurant group behind Rhein Haus has seen great success with the German beer hall/ bocce ball concept in Seattle and is collaborating with Denver industry people to facilitate the restaurant's opening at 1415 Market Street. In fact, Co-owner Rich Fox did a stint at the Old Chicago on Market Street in years past and has much restaurant experience to bring to the table.

As for the food, Eric Hiob (formerly of Beatrice and Woodsley) will be overseeing the menu, most of which takes inspiration from German and Eastern European classics like schnitzel and sausage, but will remain local in origin as much as possible. The tap wall will feature 24 tap handles and lean heavily towards lagers with a wide spectrum of beers - some familiar, and some a bit more limited.

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