Lovers of craft beer and tubed meats now have a prime new place to get their fix, as Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House opened for its first official service earlier today.
Located at 1004 4th Ave. North just south of Germantown and a stone’s throw from First Tennessee Park, the new 7,500-square-foot, 500-plus seat restaurant and bar is the first joint project from M.L. Rose owner Austin Ray and chef/partner Jason Brumm. And Eater has a first look at the opening food and beverage menus.
The kitchen menu of course centers around Von Elrod’s signature sausages, made with pork, beef, chicken, lamb and other game and cooked over a hardwood charcoal fire. Offerings range from the more traditional bratwurst to lamb merguez and Thai chicken sausages, as well as a lentil and curry vegan sausage option. And there are a number of other options to choose from as well, including hot dogs, rotisserie chicken, salads, freshly baked pretzels, Belgian fries and a variety of snacks, sides and sweets.
As for what you’ll be drinking, craft beer is appropriately the main attraction, with 36 taps dedicated to a variety of American, German and Belgian brews. There are also 26 options available by bottle or can, ranging from ciders to darker stouts. Rounding things out are several frozen cocktails, a trio of shandies, a handful of wines on tap and some non-alcoholic options.
Open seven days a week, planned hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.