The construction delays are behind us and wait is over: Wurstküche Denver will open its doors to the public on Monday, February 23. What exactly is Wurstküche? The California-born concept with locations in Los Angeles and Venice Beach is essentially a sausage and beer hall. This third location is a 5,000 square foot space with an additional outdoor area in Downtown Denver.
Wurstküche Denver will feature over 50 heritage Belgian and German beers including 24 on tap, grilled sausage sandwiches, and Belgian fries. The sausage selection will give neighboring joint Biker Jim a run for its exotic brats with options like duck and bacon and rattlesnake and rabbit. Classics will also grace the menu from traditional bratwursts to Italian sausages, as well as three types of veggie sausage.
Owners Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli, who also happen to be cousins, are aiming to attract families as well as late night diners at their new Denver location. The eatery can accommodate up to 202 guests inside, including three expansive beer hall tables. Sausage enthusiasts will also be able to dine on the heated patio. "Over the past three years we have watched Denver's culinary and cultural scenes explode and the city continue to grow into such a cool place. It has surpassed our expectations and we're so stoked to be part of it," explained Wilson.
Located right off Broadway and Stout, Wurstküche occupies the former Triangle Lounge and Rockaway Tavern building. "It's great to have found another rare triangle building that is so similar to the restaurants in LA. The shape presents some interesting design challenges but the final product is beautiful inside and out and will offer a great experience unlike any other in Denver," said Pitruzzelli.
Those acquainted with the other two locations will find the interior design familiar. Wurstküche Denver follows much of the same program of the California spots with orders placed in the exhibition kitchen followed by a walk down a long dark hallway into an expansive and lively beer hall with live DJs spinning tunes at night.
Wurstküche will open daily at 11 a.m. and serve until midnight. Beer hall hours will extend to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. In the future, there are plans for a separate lounge in the basement which has been expanded during the remodel of the building.