The doors have been open at Brü, Center City's indoor beer garden, for a couple of weeks now. Owner Teddy Sourias and his team have been busy ironing out the wrinkles that are part of all restaurant openings, and have the machine running smoothly now at 1318 Chestnut Street. Sourias, who also owns Finn McCool's and Prime on Sansom St, offers up 32 taps of beer, a walk-up food counter, and traditional beer garden bench seating at Brü. In addition to the traditional tap handles, there are 6 computer-controlled self-serve beer stations that are run by attached iPads and a Beer Card that is given to each patron. The system allows you to choose which beer you want, and the amount dispensed, as well.
In between all that cool beer technology is a small menu filled mainly with bar snacks and appetizers devised by chef Matt Buehler. There are sandwiches and a daily wurst offering on the lunch menu, in addition to a Doner Kebob (lamb shoulder, pickles and yogurt sauce, stuffed in a flatbread), Germany's favorite late-night fast food.
Photos by Allison Stadd