Two lively joints are on the way this weekend.
Brauhaus Schmitz, an old-fashioned bierhall, is due to open to the public Monday (6/29) at 718 South St. under husband-wife owners Kelly Schmitz and Doug Hagen. Environs are high-ceilinged and gorgeous, with much light wood and brick, and church pews serving as banquettes on the first floor. Twenty beers on draft, including 16 German varieties. And waitresses wearing dirndls. If you're 6 feet tall or over, you may wish to sit on the first floor, as upstairs dining on the balcony lacks headroom. The Hagens smartly put the kitchen in the basement to get in more seating. They've brought in as executive chef Jeremy Nolen (formerly of Bridget Foy's and Coquette) to do a straight-ahead German menu.