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Bavarian-inspired Common Haus Hall, a great new arrival

by Robin Garr » Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:47 am

Bavarian-inspired Common Haus Hall, a great new arrival

Pork schnitzel, a classic German dish, comes in a variety of styles at Common Haus. It's available as a full course or, pictured, a Jäger Schnitzel sandwich with a side of seasonal white asparagus.

The beloved German restaurant Gasthaus closed last month after nearly 30 years of delighting us with delicious schnitzel sauerbraten and more. So what are we going to go now, when we’re hankering for wurst or some flammenkueche or even a giant German pretzel?

Good news! A quick trip across the Ohio will bring you to Common Haus Hall, an outstanding recent arrival on the local dining scene.

Common Haus Hall is a sibling to New Albany’s Pints & Union, and it’s easy to see the family resemblance between both eateries in concept and style. But where Pints & Union brings the vibe of a British pub and curry house to the table, Common Haus Hall, as the name suggests, evokes a Bavarian bierstube.

Be aware, though, that while Common Haus will absolutely satisfy a German-food crave in the space left by Gasthaus, there are significant differences.

Gasthaus was authentic German, run by a German immigrant family. Common Haus is a German-style eatery and pub run by a couple of Hoosier gents who love food and drink. Both Common Haus and Pints & Union spring from the creative mind of restaurateur Joe C. Phillips with Roger Baylor as beer consultant.

“We don’t claim to be German or traditional at all,” Phillips said. “We are influenced by Bavarian range foods. We want to bring our version of Bavarian classics along with modern, approachable Indiana-based items as well. We’re focused on old and new, the past and present. Hence, schnitzel sandwiches!

Be that as it may, Common Haus feels an awful lot like a Bavarian bierstube to me. The old three-story brick building just north of the Ohio offers three floors and a stack of decks with views of the Louisville skyline.

Pick your floor, settle in with a good German beer and a Bavarian-inspired bite, and you will immediately feel a sense of Gemütlichkeit, the barely translatable German word that encompasses coziness, contentment and warmth, and well-being. ...

Read the complete article on LouisvilleHotBytes,

You'll also find this review in LEO Weekly's Food & Drink section later today:

Common Haus Hall
134 Spring St.
Jeffersonville, Ind.
(812) 590-1243
Facebook: https://bit.ly/CommonHausHall

Noise Level: Noise Level: The sound ebbed and flowed, but the noise in the long, narrow, brick-walled space can get ear-shattering when the room is full.

Accessibility: The front entrance is accessible to wheelchair users, but access inside is limited. The main room is down a short step, the upper floors and decks are served by stairs.
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Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:01 am

Re: Bavarian-inspired Common Haus Hall, a great new arrival

by Carla G » Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:15 am

We were just there last week. We ate on the outside deck and had a wonderful time there. Everything was just clicking along perfectly- great beers, good food and fine fine service. I hope they are there a long long time. :D
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