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Old 11-13-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Harmony Hills
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Isn't there a place near downtown which serves only German beers? My dad's coming for Thanksgiving & would enjoy doing something like that.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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Beethoven Maennerchor
Beethoven Maennerchor | Promoting German music, language, and culture in San Antonio.
Good German bier on tap

:-)
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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Thanks, DaGriz. That's the place, alright. My dad will love it!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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Flying Saucer probably has a larger German beer selection. They even have a German beer sampler platter.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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What is their clientele like? My dad is 86, so I need to take him somewhere sort of "tame."
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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What is their clientele like? My dad is 86, so I need to take him somewhere sort of "tame."
FLying Saucer is definitely a younger crowd. Even as a 30 yr old I felt old there on a Friday night ;-)
There are times it's not so young, but it's definitely loud and youngish.

Beethoven's, OTOH, there are times when the average age was about 60, brought down only by us 30 yr olds These days it's much more mixed. If it's a First Friday or special event night, you get a lot of the young crowd - by young I mean 30s/40s. A weeknight, esp Tues night after choral practice, average age is probably more like 60 again

My dad loved beethoven's!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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When I went to their website, I couldn't even find anything which indicated that they even served beer! But I know they must. I was hoping to see a photo of the bar (or restaurant?) so I could get a better idea about the place. I don't thing my dad would be up for singing in the choir!

Thanks for the heads up on the Saucer. Doesn't sound like my father would fit in real well there. If you're only 30 and you felt old, wow!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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When I went to their website, I couldn't even find anything which indicated that they even served beer! But I know they must. I was hoping to see a photo of the bar (or restaurant?) so I could get a better idea about the place. I don't thing my dad would be up for singing in the choir!

Thanks for the heads up on the Saucer. Doesn't sound like my father would fit in real well there. If you're only 30 and you felt old, wow!
Well, I'm no longer 30, but I was when I first went ;-). I have gone since, as have other friends my age, but it's definitely young.

Beethoven's is a club rather than a restaurant or bar. They serve Bitburger and Spaten among other beers. Members leave their steins there. Non-members are very much welcome. They only serve food on special events nights (which is most Fridays, but it's not always). They have a great biergarten but if it's a weekday will likely be empty.

No need to sing in the choir. They just have practice on tuesdays and most of the members are older, then everyone hangs out and drinks afterwards.

He'll love it I'm sure. My dad felt like he'd died and gone to Heaven (he was 73 at the time).
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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Thanks for the heads up on the Saucer. Doesn't sound like my father would fit in real well there. If you're only 30 and you felt old, wow!
I'm guessing you and your father won't be going there after midnight. During the day and after work, it's people in their 30s to 60s. Sit on the patio outside and you won't have to deal with the loud music inside. I've been to Beethoven's and there's really nothing German about the place.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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I've been to Beethoven's and there's really nothing German about the place.
Yeah, all those old German guys speaking in German (and sometimes wearing lederhosen) sure isn't German...

If you go on First Friday, no. If you go on most other evenings, it's a different place.
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