3 new businesses to check out in German Village Historic District

3 new businesses to check out in German Village Historic District
Photo: Alpine Restaurant & Bar/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 18, 2019.

Interested in checking out the freshest new spots in German Village Historic District? From an authentic German restaurant to a Spanish tapas bar, read on to see the newest destinations to open their doors in this Columbus neighborhood.

Alpine Restaurant & Bar

525 S. Fourth St.

Photo: alpine restaurant & bar/Yelp

Alpine Restaurant & Bar is a German spot and cocktail bar.

According to Alpine's website, it is the only restaurant in Columbus serving both rouladen and raclette cheese. The menu features authentic German dishes for both brunch and dinner, in addition to a wide selection of German beers. Signature items include schnitzel, schweinebraten (slow-roasted port collar), sauerkraut, red cabbage and traditional German potato salad. 

Alpine Restaurant & Bar currently holds four stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp, indicating good customer feedback.

Yelper Stella J., who reviewed the restaurant on April 4, shared, "The food was great, especially the sauerkraut balls, red cabbage and potato salad. The server was very attentive and gave great advice."

Alpine Restaurant & Bar is open from 4–10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 4–11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5–11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5–9 p.m. on Sunday.

El Lugar - Tapas & Pinchos Bar

525 S. Fourth St.

Photo: aaron m./Yelp

El Lugar - Tapas & Pinchos Bar is a Spanish tapas and cocktail bar.

El Lugar centers around the unique flavors of Barcelona and guests will be treated to new items every month with the revolving menu. In particular, the restaurant is known for the specialty ham that it serves, Serrano ham and Iberian ham. Both are native to certain areas of Spain. Other menu items include soups, tortillas, scallops, steak, polenta and a wide cocktail selection.

El Lugar - Tapas & Pinchos Bar's current Yelp rating of four stars out of 26 reviews indicates the newcomer is quickly becoming a neighborhood favorite.

El Lugar - Tapas & Pinchos Bar is open from 3–10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 3–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


739 S. Third St.

Photo: wunderbar/Yelp

Wunderbar is a bar and restaurant in the heart of German Village that opened in March 2019.

The menu serves up German favorites such as pierogies, chicken paprikash and sauerkraut balls. The beverage offerings include a selection of draft beer, cider and other cocktails. 

Yelp users are generally positive about Wunderbar, which currently holds four stars out of seven reviews on the site.

Yelper Danielle J. shared, "Everything was quick to come out and the hospitality was good. Really enjoyed it. Would definitely come back."

Wunderbar is open from 4 p.m.–midnight on weekdays, noon–1 a.m. on Saturday and noon-midnight on Sunday.

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