Plant-based food and beer are becoming quite the dynamic duo in LA. First came The Dankness Dojo, a vegan brewery and restaurant in DTLA. And now we have a plant-based German beer hall on the 4900 block of York in Highland Park.
Meet Hinterhof, your new favorite place to grab a beer, eat some plant-based German food, and hang out with friends. Think of it like an animal-friendly version of Oktoberfest.
When you raise a stein here, expect it to be accompanied by vegan German comfort food — from wienerschnitzel made with a seitan cutlet to vegan bratwurst and, of course, a hot pretzel with German mustard. All vegan versions of traditional German dishes are house-made (a major win), and the menu was developed in collaboration with a vegetarian German chef — so count on anything you order to be authentic and veg-focused.
The walls are filled with just as much culture as the food and drink are. “Hinterhof” is named after what Berliners called the inner courtyards of pre-war apartment buildings. A Hinterhof was the spot where people could casually get together with neighbors on evenings and weekends, so the name perfectly captures what Hinterhof brings to Highland Park — a spot to eat, drink, and catch up.
Designed with traditional beer halls and German gathering places in mind, this indoor/outdoor beer garden features large glass walls, picnic tables, and string lights. The 2,100-square-foot beer hall is big enough to fit you and 122 of your friends, without feeling cramped… or spilling beers.
So get your group chat set up with all of your vegan, beer-loving, and German culture obsessed friends, because Hinterhof is officially open as of January 2019.