In the 1930′s a maried couple from Stuttgart, Germany came to America with a determination to establish themselves in their local American community outside of Philadelphia, PA. Marie and Otto Fritz opened up Otto’s Brauhaus in 1936, right in the middle of Horsham, PA. This location, which has always been established on the side of highway 611, proved to be a popular stopping place for travellers and locals alike. When Otto’s Brauhaus first opened up, the building was just a tiny shack that served hot roast beef sandwiches and Valley Forge Beer only. Today, it has become known as the best place to experience German food, German beer and German music with the whole family. The convenient location means easy access to the PA Turnpike and lots of local hotels in the area which help to draw in new patrons.
When it comes to beer, this is the place to get authentic German styles on draft and in bottle: Warsteiner Premium Verum and Dunkel, Becks Oktoberfest and Konig Ludwig Weissbier are currently on draft, as well as some other fantastic authentic German brews like Hacker-Pschorr, Spaten and Paulaner. Thier passion for great Oktoberfest beer is very clear and Otto’s will be one of the few bars and restaurants to be offering a “Drei-Day Special.” (“Drei” means “three” in German)
Right now is the best time of year to visit Otto’s Brauhaus because they are having their annual celebration of Oktoberfest! Their tented biergarten seats approximately 200 people and they have a 12 piece Philadelphia Brass Band play on the weekends during the months of September and October. Every Sunday from 4:00 till 8:00, they offer their customers a traditional German buffet, complete with weiner schnitzel and saurbraten!