Work is now underway on Paulaner Brauhaus, the Bowery bar and restaurant from German beer titan Paulaner. The design firm that is working on the project just uploaded a ton of pictures of the German and New York buildings that the architects are using for inspiration.
It looks like the bar and restaurant will be modeled partly on the massive 19th Century taverns of the Lower East Side's German neighborhood, known as Kleindeutschland. At one point in time, the Paulaner Brauhaus space was also home to a notorious good times bar known as Sammy's Bowery Follies (see a photo of the regulars here).
The new Paulaner Brauhaus will seat about 200 guests, and the space will include a massive kitchen in the basement (this is being pitched as a serious restaurant). It will also include a deli counter with a pizza oven for people that want to grab food to go. Apparently, one room will have a living wall, and the front area will be lined with stained glass.
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