If beer was an important part of your college experience, you’ll respect that the person in charge here bought the brewery because Baderbrau was his favorite beer in school. It’s a Czech-style pilsner, and we appreciate his dedication to keeping the recipe alive. The picnic-table-filled space is large and feels like a warehouse, with a giant graffiti-style mural on the wall to give it some personality. They have a short menu featuring mainly sandwiches, bar snacks like wings, and a mac and cheese waffle at least one person needs to order. This is a great brew pub for a group, a celebration, or anyone who used to play beer pong.
Baderbrau is permanently closed.
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