This old Coca-Cola bottling plant holds one of the liveliest places in the city. Opened in 2015 in a large Art Deco style factory, this German inspired beer hall can host up to 350 people.
Beer culture and local breweries have been skyrocketing in the US over the last few years. This family-owned venue is a good example of that success. “Folks like variety and quality here. The IPA are very popular and so are German beers, even if they don’t have the hops of local brews…,” explains manager Chris Cornelius. Kardinal Hall carries 28 draft beers on tap, plus 2 ciders, 2 wines and kombucha.
A third of their selection comes from local breweries and they have some unique brews made in collaboration with them. “There is also something going on with ciders, maybe fueled by this gluten-free trend. In fact, we just created a Spiced Pomegranate Cider with our friends at Potter’s Craft.”
At Kardinal Hall there is a wide food menu inspired by Euro alpine traditions and American brunch classics. The best sellers are the German style sausages made with local sustainable meats, burgers, hand-cut Belgian fries, and the Jumbo Bavarian pretzel with homemade mustard. Lighter options like salads and mussels are also available. Of course, most of them pair well with a cold and tasty beer.
As if that were not enough, you will find all sorts of games: table tennis, Bocce, chess, Checkers, Connect 4, Jenga, cards, Uno, Catan… On Tuesdays they organize Chickapig nights, and we have been told they are fun!
Hours: Tue-Thu 3 p.m.- 11 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Monday closed
Text&Photo: Edu Bayer