Rathskeller Pub in Huntington Beach's Old World Village Closing After 35 Years :-(

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Oh, the Rathskeller Pub in Old World Village in Huntington Beach: home to steins and lasses, and THE place in OC for your Oktoberfest needs. The place to retire after another day at the dachshund races. It has served OC's fraüleins and führers well since 1978.

And, as of the end of this month, it'll be gone.

"OWNER SOLD BUILDING ,WANTS US OUT," reads the message on its Facebook page (caps are the bar's). "THEY WILL NOT EXTEND LEASE."

The last day of operation there is March 31, and the family who runs it wants to reopen somewhere else. So go grab a stein or 80, and give the Rathskeller some love while you can. And let's hope it opens somewhere else soon. . . .

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Location Info

Rathskeller Pub

7561 Center Ave. Ste 48., Huntington Beach, CA

Category: Restaurant


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briansays
briansays

calls for a shot of jaegermeister

Bill Gurney
Bill Gurney

Can't keep up with the Costco snack bar.

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

I know it's not the same, but thankfully, last I checked, Jagerhaus on Ball Road just west of the 57 freeway is still alive and kickin'...unless the Anaheim correspondent of Stick a Fork in It, Das Ubergeek, wants to correct me.  


evanmc
evanmc

it's very sad Axel and his family are getting kicked out after 35 years because the new property owners want to make offices out of his bar that he has worked in 7 days a week for 35 years. The blood and sweat and toil that he and his family put into that place seem to mean nothing. it's a shame! Companies like that should not be allowed to do business in Orange County, in California, in the US, anywhere really. If anyone knows any information about the property owners company, they should post it online and let the world know not to do business with a company that has such unscrupulous business practices. 

Megan Oktoberfist
Megan Oktoberfist

Theresia Balandran ... Omi, we should go have a beer or 2 before they close.

Richard Tampa
Richard Tampa

Nicole Leogrande i still haven't gone yet! ha

Josh McIntosh
Josh McIntosh

That sucks. Axel and the family have been the best leather and lederhosen sporting bartenders in the county. I will miss their Dortmunder Dark beer and the fun music provided. I actually own the Rathskeller album on vinyl. Thanks for sharing this, I'll be there before they close down.

MeToo.
MeToo.

@evanmc  If God has a sense of humor those new office spaces will forever have the faint smell of stale beer and urine. 

haasandy7
haasandy7

@eric.the.madman@maestrojon@evanmcObviously, but it added to the Old World atmosphere and I don't think a strange non related business will add to the overall business from a marketing standpoint!   I went there a few times but would enjoy the Old World Restaurant as well and they complimented one another!  Very SAD to see a piece of history go all because of an obvious case of jealously, greed, competition?   I never smelled urine   - they always kept it very clean by the way! 

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