After opening a successful location in Pearland (King’s Biergarten), the Austrian-born father and son duo set their eyes on the prize, King’s BierHaus. It’s only been open a few months and has already cornered the Heights market; which is confirmed by the sheer number of people who pack into any available indoor and outdoor seat on any given night.
Maybe it’s their German-American cuisine that draws the consistent crowds? Or how about the signature cocktails? But since it is a beer garden then it must be the biers then? Well, you wouldn’t be too far off if you went ahead and placed your bet on all three. This one thing is for sure – King’s BierHaus is where it’s at, and this is most likely the culprit:
You Can’t Go Wrong with Anything on the Menu
Gosh, where do I start!? I guess appetizers are up first! The King’s Smoked Wings are tasty by any measure, and when you smoke your own meat in house, it’s always going to be good. You can’t visit without ordering the Giant Beer Pretzel that is sprinkled with their signature Himalayan Crystal Salt, and I get mine with a side of Cheddar Bacon Bier Sauce just because.
Whether you opt to enjoy your sausage in a sampler, on a platter, or between your choice of bun topped with sauerkraut and sports peppers, just make sure you order it. The Sausage Sampler is a great option as it gives you a taste of their best sausages including the Sliced Bratwurst (their traditional German brat made with onion, lemon, and white pepper; the Spicy Kielbasa (a pork and beef blend sausage made with garlic and red pepper); and the Kasewurst (my fave and made with the same pork and beef blend with the addition of creamy Swiss Cheese and caraway).
Other worthy specialties include the Inglorious Bastard, a fried chicken sandwich Schnitzel-style layered with Swiss cheese, lettuce, buffalo sauce, and Jaeger mushrooms. And I’m still dreaming about the Drunken Chicken which kinda surprised me. The skewers of chicken were amazingly flavorful and tender and may I add, dripping with bier garlic butter. This is the chicken by which all other chicken is measured.
The Beer List Has Your Name Written All Over It
The Urban Beer Connoisseur chimed in to give us his take on their beer game…
Kings Bierhaus has a wonderful array of German style beers, full of tasty and flavorful Pilsners, Lagers, and Hefeweizens. However, two stood out as must-haves if you’re ever on a visit to this enchanted beer garden. The Vitus by Weihenstephaner is a light-colored and creamy jewel of a beer that captured my heart because of its fruity aroma and light citrus notes. This beer has a creamy head and finishes with a hint of banana that leaves you constantly licking your lips searching for where the sweet flavor is coming from.
I also tried the Paulaner Salvator. To be honest, I only tried this beer because it had the highest alcohol volume (don’t judge me). The Salvator has a smooth texture and caramel brown color. It’s a nutty and unfiltered beer with malty boldness and a light chocolate finish. This beer was delicious and my kind of brew, but it’s more suited to drink in the fall or winter. The sweat beads were starting to surface by the time I took my third sip, so be mindful if you decide to try this tasty brew.
They Infuse a Whiskey That is Slap Yo Momma Good
They boast the largest list of Schnapps in Texas, their frozen cocktails are by no means “light weight,” and their cocktails don’t miss a beat. If I were in a relationship with their King’s Old Fashion, I would be tempted to break up with him for their King’s Whiskey. I mean seriously, this is one the best infusions I have EVER tasted! It’s aged in local honey, apples, and cinnamon and you almost forget you are drinking straight alcohol. Head to their happy hour which is available Monday through Friday from 3-6pm. Light bites are $5, most signature bier drafts are $6, and cocktails are $7. Can someone please call me an Uber?