Twentysomethings jostle for position around this prefab German beer hall's sprawling main bar. Inoffensive pick-up lines and mini bottles of Underberg are swiftly dispensed amid the fusillade of cheers and high-fives erupting from five pristine indoor bocce courts. If navigating this weekend-warrior melee isn't your bag, come earlier for the sausage party on the Capitol Hill hotspot's menu. The array of dressed-up wursts provide sustenance for day-drinkin', ball-tossin' sessions when large groups can more comfortably guzzle beer by the liter. With 10,000 square feet, three bars and two hulking fireplaces, the nouveau brew lodge dazzles like a luxury apartment building's party room during Oktoberfest, with about as much soul. MICHAEL RIETMULDER
912 12th Ave,
Hours: Mon-Fri 3 pm-2 am, Sat-Sun 11 am-2 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Good for Groups, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating
German, Pub Grub
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Snacks Available, Trivia Night, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi, Games
Cocktail Lounge, Pub
Mon-Fri 3-6 pm ($4 select draft beer, house wines, under $10 food menu).