It’s well known that the Germans like a drink or two, and indeed, even within Germany, the big blokes from the south and Bavaria are known as the folk with the strongest attitude towards the pop. The Bierkeller on South Parade brings the spirit of Bavaria – and indeed, a couple of spirits from Bavaria – to the streets of Leeds city centre with some aplomb, offering a beer menu as long as your arm and the requisite amount of sausages to keep you stuffed, sated and soused until it’s time to go home. Gather your colleagues, your family, your friends – these may not be mutually exclusive – and book a table at The Bierkeller on South Parade for a German treat in the middle of Leeds that is sure to send the whole group home happy.
The relationship between the Germans and Brits hasn’t always been the best, but in the form of The Bierkeller, there is a movement to take the best of Germany and set up shop in England. In Leeds, specifically, they’re placed their flag on South Parade, just around the corner from Leeds Town Hall, The Light shopping centre and The Headrow. Their forte is beer, sausages and live entertainment – surprise, surprise – and the fare is typically Bavarian. Get yourself a wurst – brat, kaserkraner, smoked hot dog – and a pretzel, take a seat at one of the long, beer hall style tables and wait for a traditionally-garbed waitress to come over and take your order.
There are the house lagers, as one would expect from a German restaurant in Leeds, but also a range of specialities from all over the country. Erdinger wheat beer is always a favourite, and those with a knowledge of Bavaria will go straight for the Munich favourite of Paulaner, while there are also applewine from Frankfurt, stroh herb shorts from Austria and Berliner Kindl Weisse from, well, Berlin. Book a table for an office party in Leeds city centre, for a birthday party or for corporate event at The Bierkeller on South Parade.