Dog Haus, Pasadena’s go to eatery for an exciting and delicious variety of gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and more, is topping itself with a Grand Opening/Halloween party for its newest venture Dog Haus Biergarten. Located in the heart of Old Pasadena at 93 E. Green Street, Dog Haus Biergarten is a super sized version of its namesake featuring the same amazing food...and a full bar featuring more than 20 beers and premium Haus wine, the best of ‘80’s music and then some!
The Grand Opening Halloween themed festivities will take place on Saturday October 29, 2011 beginning at 6:00pm. The 21-year-old and older no-cover-charge party will last all night with live music by LA’s number one ‘80’s cover band The M’80’s. The alley behind the restaurant will be closed off for the rockin’ party between 7:00pm to 10:00pm and then it’s back in the Dog Haus for party-goers who will be treated to more live music courtesy of Pasadena’s own ‘80’s cover band AMFM. People are encouraged to dress more than their dogs at the party and to come in their hippest ‘80’s garb or Halloween costume.
“We are thrilled to take our Dog Haus concept to the next level,” said André Vener, a partner in the one year old restaurant that has won rave reviews from customers and critics alike and is a 2011 Reader Recommended top pick in Pasadena Weekly’s Readers Poll. “Dog Haus Biergarten, which is housed in the historic Old Pasadena venue that has been named Best Live Music Bar for five consecutive years, combines the perfect recipe for family friendly food and fun as well as late night bites and live ‘80’s music. We are excited to share even more of the many reasons we are hailed as the “Best of the Würst”.”
Raising the bar on hot dogs, sausages and hamburgers even higher, Dog Haus Biergarten features more than 20 beers available on draft or by bottle, with an emphasis on German and California Craft and continues its trend-leading ways with the Wine Keg System that is used in Europe, with premium Haus wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, available by glass or carafe.
Dog Haus Biergarten guests may also indulge in classic cocktails such as the Moscow Mule, the Side Car and the Uva Bella that are created by some of the area’s favorite mixologists including Phil Wills and Brady Weise (both formerly with point08). For those in the mood for a little bubbly with their beef, Dog Haus Biergarten offers Sophia Coppola’s signature pink can of Blanc de Blanc. Wills will lead the talented team of top notch bartenders that have joined Dog Haus Biergarten from all over Los Angeles. Happy Hours at Dog Haus Biergarten will take place Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
Dog Haus Biergarten has the same signature atmosphere, décor and trademarked furniture that Dog Haus is known for including custom fabricated communal tables and ketchup-colored walls. The Biergarten also features 20ft ceilings, brick walls and one of the largest outdoor patios in Pasadena. Another Dog Haus staple, ‘80’s music, will always be playing except for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when top ‘80’s cover bands will- perform live.
Dog Haus Biergarten is located behind redwhite+bluezz at 93 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91105 and is tucked away in the rear of the historic Edison-El Ray Building, accessible from Green Street. Hours are 11:00am-Midnight on Sunday through Wednesday and 11:00am – 2:00am on Thursday through Saturday. There is 90 minute free parking available at The Schoolhouse Parking structure located at Green and Raymond as well as metered parking.
Vener, along with partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and Robert and Denise Zeilstra plan to open another classic Dog Haus on Main Street in Alhambra by the end of the year.
“Dog Haus quickly became a hit with its unique atmosphere, diverse offerings, dedication to details and commitment to customers. People asked us to expand and we are!. Complete with some surprises,” noted Giragossian.
“Dog Haus Biergarten, built upon the successful Dog Haus foundation, is poised to become the place to be in Old Pasadena , whether it is for a quick 10 minute business lunch for $10.00, a pre or post game meal with the team, a family dinner or an ‘80’s inspired late night hang with buddies and beers,” added Riaz.
The something-for-everyone menu includes options to build your own creations with more than 40 toppings to choose from; one of Dog Haus' signature Haus Dogs such as the Sooo Cali, featuring arugula, diced tomato, crispy fried onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado, or the Downtown Dog, wrapped in bacon with mayo, mustard, ketchup, sautéed onions and peppers. The ten signature dogs also include the B.L.A.S.T., The Little Leaguer and Grand Slam. Giragossian's desire for a sweet and savory combination led to serving the Haus Dogs on grilled King's Hawaiian Bread instead of traditional buns--a culinary choice that customers rave about.
Living up to its reputation as the Best of the Würst, Dog Haus temptations also include a selection of gourmet sausages that range from Andouille, Bratwurst, Italian Chicken, Knockwurst and Spicy Italian to Three-Pepper Kielbasa.
Also proving to be “best of the burgers”, Dog Haus offers a wide selection of build your own or signature hamburgers such as The Freiburger, which features their acclaimed beef patty, fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, fried egg and cheese on grilled Hawaiian bread.
Veggie Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chili, Sweet Potato Fries, Tater Tots and It's-It Ice Cream Sandwiches are only a sampling of the many other items on the Dog Haus menu. "We've also got a secret menu that regulars and those who follow us on facebook or Foursquare can get clued into," notes Zeilstra.
Dog Haus Biergarten also offers an extensive take-out menu, featuring combination packs including the Pick 6, Dirty Dozen and SausageFest.
For more information about Dog Haus or Dog Haus Biergarten, visit doghausdogs.com or call 626-483-0808. Dog Haus can also be found on social networking sites including facebook (Dog Haus), Foursquare (Dog Haus) and twitter (dog_haus).