Altstadter Weinstube and Biergarten

8759 Main St, Helen, GA, 30545, United States
(706) 878-4090
Latitude: 34.70213, Longitude: -83.73460

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  • Monday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:30 11:30 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 4.50 | Service: 4.00 | Food: 4.00
83.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
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4.3
out of 5
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beerist (26)
Thursday 10th of May 2007 04:59:50 PM
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Wow. I just came back from this place and am thoroughly impressed. This is what Helen has been missing all this time.

The beer selection is all bottled German beers (to fit in with the theme of the town). They have everything from Pilsner, to Helles, to Eisbock, to Berliner Weiss, to Rauchbier. Many different German brands are represented although they currently don't have any American German-style beers. The beer was served in proper glassware. The beer menu even has a quick little synopsis of all of the styles of beer that they serve - I thought that was nice.

The atmosphere is really what sets this place apart. Inside is a really relaxed, intimate setting with seating and tables scattered about. Outside is a nice biergarten with tables located around a soothing garden pond with a stream that runs down the hill. I actually think I like the atmosphere here better than I do the Brick Store (and that's saying a lot).

The service was excellent. (One of?) the owners, John, was my server and was very excited to talk about good beer. From the surroundings and the beer menu, it's clear that he's serious about beer and is trying to elevate Helen's beer scene.

The food is small plates and appetizers only. I had their homemade smoked bratwurst with Schlenkerla Marzen Rauchbier - holy crap was it good. Their goal is to do a beer dinner every two weeks and a wine dinner every two weeks.

Given what this place is trying to be, I'm not sure what I'd improve. I guess the only thing I'd add is a few taps so it's not just a "bottles only" place (which they said they hoped to do in the not-too-distant future). This place is truly a destination for people who want to enjoy great beer in great surroundings. I actually think it would be worth the drive up from Atlanta for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25
83.3
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