Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
If you thought the Gerst Haus was exclusively the purview of hard-boiled journalists and politicos who rubbed elbows, chugged “fishbowls” and gnawed on pig’s feet, it’s time to take a new look. While there is indeed a rustic, masculine vibe in the wood-and-stone accented bar, where taxidermy and equine racing memorabilia govern the design aesthetic and heavy stemmed glasses slosh with Gerst amber (now manufactured by the Pittsburg Brewing Company), other aspects of the establishment appeal to younger and — dare we say — more feminine tastes. The versatile menu spans goulash, grilled tuna salad and chicken fingers. Friday and Saturday nights are a family-friendly tradition with a polka band belting out Roll Out the Barrel and the Chicken Dance in an inimitable blend of traditions form the Old and New Worlds.