German cultural center Deutsches Haus has found itself a new location, opening on Bayou St. John over the weekend, writes the Times-Picayune.
For over six years, the center — which now houses two bars, and serves German food — has been in a temporary space in an American Legion building in Metairie. It was displaced there after decades in a S Galvez Street location, to make way for the university Medical Center and Veterans Affairs hospital.
It’s now located in a brand new building on Moss Street, across the bayou from City Park, at the same location where the organization’s Oktoberfests have been held in recent years.
Deutsches Haus is first and foremost a cultural center and club, but the new iteration of it is very much open to the public, with two bars on site — one large, and a smaller member’s bar. Given the Germanic setting, beer will unsurprisingly be front and center, with 20 taps, mostly German from breweries like Paulaner, Spaten, and Warsteiner, along with a few craft options. A beer garden is also in the longer-term plans for Deutsches Haus, although the Advocate notes that fundraising is still required for that.
Also in the new Deutsches Haus is a kitchen operated by catering company Fresh Fork, who used to own Metairie’s Café Latte. Per the Advocate, expect pizza-adjacent flammkuchen, bratwurst, and pretzels buns with brats, too.
Deutsches Haus is open at 1700 Moss Street from 3 p.m. to midnight this Monday to Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; closed for Thanksgiving Thursday.