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Johann “Hans" Sitter and son Philipp Sitter at the original King's Biergarten & Restaurant.

Since 2011, Pearland has been enjoying authentic German cuisine and an impressive beer selection at King’s Biergarten & Restaurant. But now Inner Loopers will no doubt rejoice at news that King’s is opening a new location closer to town. Slated for a winter opening, a Heights-area King’s Bierhaus will set up shop on East T.C. Jester and (roughly) West 21st Street.

We spoke to operating partner Philipp Sitter this morning, who told us this Bierhaus will be a new concept altogether, opting for the look of a more modern, updated bierhaus, rather than the traditional Bavarian style seen at the Pearland location. Sorry, kitsch lovers—that means no plaster Quasimodos scaling towers when you pull into the parking lot, nor any plaster men drowning in a plaster moat when you enter the front door.

While the food menu posted on the website for the Heights location looks to be a somewhat pared down version of the original, you’ll still be able to enjoy the staples. The sausages range from the traditional to the exotic (think duck and rattlesnake), with jäger schnitzel and Vienna goulash also making the cut. Don’t pass up the often overlooked cheesy goodness of the Liptauer spread; on its own, it’s worth a drive to Pearland before the new location opens. Sitter says the final menus have not been decided on, however, including whether or not brunch will be an option. 

The beer menu has not yet been posted (we’ve got ‘till winter, folks) but the website promises “30 draft beers, ranging from an extensive variety of German and central European taps plus a few local favorites.” The planned opening continues a streak of wins for The Heights/Garden Oaks/Oak Forest area, joining already established beer stalwarts such as Petrol Station, Cottonwood and D&T Drive Inn.

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