I was in Downtown Fullerton, and I came across The Pint House. From the back, where the parking is, there were lights outside streaming across the dining area. There was a smokey smell coming from this place and it looked nice. We wanted to give it a try.
The inside was like an upscale pub with a bar and nice seating area. I was surprised to see all of the prices so low. The interior was really nice. You can get the nice quiet and quaint inside or the live music filled air, a little rowdy outside. Check the bottom for the video of the live band playing fun German style music.
Lucky for us, Oktobeerfest was going on. Every Sunday in October, from 4 to 8, they had a special going on for food. $6 got you parmasan fries and a bratwurst, and all appetizers were 25% off. Awesome if you ask me.
The bratwurst was really tasty. It was juicy on the inside and it had a nice snap. I did not like the bread they used — too much bread for the amount of sausage. Also, the bread was a bit chewy. I kind of liked the chewiness, though others might not like it. The parmasan fries were tasty as well. It was nicely seasoned and the cheese was a great addition. For 6 bucks, you would expect just regular fries, but the fact that they give you parmasan fries was a plus.
What is better with bratwurst than some beer. We ordered a beer in the take home pint class mug. They surprised us with any kind of beer, but we had an inkling it was Blue Moon. We got to take home the mug as a souvenir.
You can also substitute the parasan fries for onion rings. Their onion rings were surprisingly tasty. The batter was light, and the flavor was definitely there. Dipping it in the ranch dressing was great. I was expecting maybe 6 to 8 pieces, but the plate was filled with onion rings. This too was only 6 bucks. Amazing.
We were a bit hungry so we ordered the cheese quesadilla. This was only 5 bucks, plus 25% off. That is less that 5 bucks, if my math is correct. The quesadilla was supposedly grilled, but that was not the good part. Their fire roasted salsa was amazing. It made this normal quesadilla taste so much better. A quesadilla is a quesadilla — melted cheese between tortillas. The fire roasted salsa had a deep dark color from the char, and it was amazingly delicious. If not, I would come again just for that salsa.
I was surprised at this place. The menu was was impressive and the prices for the Sunday Oktobeerfest was even more appealing. What was cool to me was the live band playing Planning where to eat isn’t the best. You sometimes stumble upon something new and something great. I tried The Pint House, and I was happy to find their menu to be tasty and cheap. The food was delicious and the salsa was memorable.