Brüdergarten (Brü)

22725 Duke St, Leonardtown
(240) 309-4384

Recent Reviews

Michael Charlton

Vegetarian options: Pretzels and such

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 4

Service: 4

Recommended dishes: Pretzels, Beer Brat with Chips

Ben Young

I can't believe I'm writing this review. We've gone to the Brudergarten for about two/three years now. Every single time, the experience had been phenomenal. Unfortunately, we won't be going back following the experience we had last Saturday (16 Mar 24). We went with our whole family and children. We were informed that we couldn't sit in the middle partition of the outside dining area because "that is an adult only area." When we asked where we could go, we were informed that we could sit in the left most area with children, and the reasoning we were provided by the manager was "because people smoke in the middle, and our waitstaff might trip over children." Okay - that's a generally reasonable response. I get having a portion of your restaurant sectioned off to adult patrons only. The real problem lies a little deeper...The kids area is an actual danger to children. It's has no grass or astroturf but rather has rocks and stones as a walking area. There is rusted furnaces, an almost broken swing, a giant can of GASOLINE, and shares the area with the AXE THROWING venue. Furthermore, there is exposed electric wires, AC piping, a fire pit, and two loose 20ft ladders propped up on the building. To top it off? We were informed by the wait staff that people are also allowed to smoke in the kids area as well. I'm actually astounded. When I asked if the staff were able to provide a more logical reason as to why this is the childrens area, the manager simply said "this is the way the owners preferred the outdoor seating to be arranged."Look - we've been going here for a long time, we have two mugs purchased, and have even purchased a hat (picture attached), but I'm not kidding - the tone deaf response to this dangerous excuse of a childrens area has resulted in us never going here again. I strongly discourage any family looking for an outing going to Bru, and encourage you look elsewhere.Please see the attached pictures. The pictures with astro turf is the ADULT AREA. The rocky area is the CHILDREN area. Astoundingly tone deaf and anti-family.

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 3

Service: 1

W Y

This was a great place for families, now very limited. Family, specifically children, have been relegated to unsafe areas. The owner has stated it’s a pub, and has put that principle first, unconcerned about the family atmosphere. We’ve been going there for years, won’t be returning.

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 3

Service: 3

John H

It was a good night, until... What is a 3% restaurant fee? When you put it on my tab without asking or notifying me, I call it "unscrupulous" and a "deal breaker".Following is a long winded explanation about how hard covid was on them (as though it wasn't hard on the rest of us) and how the best solution was to charge everyone a surprise fee. It would actually be better to raise menu prices because then you would at least know what you're paying when you order. This is a sneaky way to charge more without appearing to have raised prices. As I said, "unscrupulous".

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 3

Service: 5

Katherine Kaplan

Kid-friendliness: The owner grabbed a child by their hoodie because they walked on the cornhole board. Regardless of the situation you never lay your hand on someone’s child we have never met her before, so no I would never take my family ever again and neither should you.

Henry Hostetler

Good German beer and German music. O'Esh Die Dritten on the Juke box.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Beer Brat with Chips

Kaitlin Wesson

Disappointing the kids section is on the rocks! Confused why the adults section is on the turf and the kids are playing on rocks, kinda dangerous for little ones. Also wouldn’t it make sense to start adults only at a certain time not all day on a saturday. Hoping this isn’t going to become non kid friendly considering this has been a staple for the community

Food: 5

Service: 5

Darla Powell

Emma is the best!!!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

frederick stewart

Didn’t eat the bar food, had to seat there because smash burger shared seating with them.I will visit and drink at Bru, the outside seating is fun and worth a visit.

Atmosphere: 5

Debi Hatcher

Awesome place to hand out, great service, awesome food!! Loved the atmosphere!!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Zach MK

If you are a DD or just looking to have good food with a great atmosphere, look elsewhere after the market closes and the bouncer comes out. We had no issues getting in (aside from the TSA style scrutiny of our well over 21 IDs), but leaving we had problems. The bouncer physically blocked us from leaving and directed us to leave our soda purchased from Smash House (who do not sell liquor) at the bar. His reasoning was we could’ve dumped liquor in there from the bar and tried to leave. Considering we never visited the bar and had a bag of food in our hand I found it difficult to believe anyone would buy that. Unfortunately, the only way you can get food from Smash House after the market closes is to enter and exit through Bru, so you are at the mercy of their bouncer. So if you are picking up great local food for yourself or the family, do not get any drinks, or you’ll be out your drink and money like I was. It’s a shame Bru apparently supports this posture and discourages sober patrons from returning to two otherwise great businesses because of a lousy choice of staff.

Atmosphere: 5

Tanya Redding

Great, family fun establishment. It has all sorts of fun activities for young and young at heart. From a mini soccer field, to axe throwing. Enjoy relaxing by the fire and enjoying a specialty beer.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Rob

The security guy at the door really needs to check his attitude. While my party of 6 was standing in line he had a huge attitude and was giving people a hard time. I told him he needed to lighten up a little and he started giving me an attitude as well. We all turned around and left. The security guy really needs to learn how to conduct ID checks and security at the door. I guess he watched "Roadhouse" one too many times. This is our first and last time I'm going while "Dalton" is working the door.I've worked the door many times as a former police officer and private security. This guy did everything you don't do.

Atmosphere: 1

Service: 1

Katy Felker

Solid solid spot! Lots of seating, easy to meet people, good drinks. Can't go

Atmosphere: 5

Service: 5

EL

There Octoberfest is the Best fun time together with families and friends. Many sections of drinks.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 4

Service: 5

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