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Daily Dining News: Details Emerge on Possible German Beer Hall Replacement for Lounge on 20

The Sac Rag first reported the rumor last week that a German Beer Hall would replace Lounge on 20 at 20th & K streets. Sacramento Press's Brandon Darnell now separates what's rumor and what's fact.

Called Lowbrau, one of the business partners, Michael Hargis, explained that it’s a fresh take on a Bavarian beer hall.

Some of the classic Bavarian elements are planned to be incorporated, such as long communal tables, a healthy selection of imported German and Belgian beers, and imported sausages for the food menu.

“It’s a play off the German beer halls,” Hargis said. “It’s not going to be uber-German, and the name Lowbrau kind of shows that we’re not taking ourselves too seriously.”

Since the deal is not finalized, details at this point are scant. Hargis said he will be able to share more information if the deal is struck and he’s able to get into the space.

Read the entire story in Sac Press.

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