Dear Joy Readers,
This fabulous restaurant Chrissy introduced us to earlier this year and we have already been back taking my husbands parents. The German club is on Stanley street in Woolloongabba just across from the Gabba so nice and easy to find and is an amazing night out for the entire family. Parking is very limited but there is plenty of off street parking in the sour rounding streets. if you have anyone with you have mobility issues just drop them off out the front and park from there.
Now you need to be a member to enter or be with a member as it is the same as a services club. To become a member you can do it online and it costs $5 for 12 months and will possibly be the best $5 you will ever spend.
The German Club offer up all types of German food, and of course every German beer known to mankind, but knowing the Germans I am sure there are plenty more that could be added. Just a little fun fact for you all the reason that German beer tastes so good and doesn’t leaving you feeling terrible the next day is the German Beer Purity Law that has been around since 1516 which prohibits any additives being used and the use of yeast has only been a relatively recent addition.
On a Saturday night they have Andrew who entertains everyone with singing and plays an amazing range of music that the entire family will enjoy, and of course there is a dance floor where you can partake in the chicken dance, the hokey pokey or even the nut bush. Our kids just loved the dancing (just secretly so did we) and of course you can request any of your favourite songs to dance to. My mother-in-law who is 79 also loved the dancing she used to be a dancer when she was younger and was so excited at being able to dance with the grandkids.
Now on to the food. WOW!!!!!! There are Plenty of options on the menu of course the obligatory schnitzel and German sausages, but I would have to say and from looking around all the tables in the restaurant that the most popular dish is the pork knuckle. I have had it twice now and would struggle not to have it next time we go. It has the best crispy crackling I have ever had with meat that just falls off the bone served with sauerkraut, fried potatoes and smoked beer gravy. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert 🙂 I didn’t even look at the menu because it always has to be strudel for me and they serve it here with a butterscotch sauce which is outstanding. They do also offer plenty of other deserts for those of you who don’t do strudel.
Just remember as it is a club, kids need to leave the premises by 10pm, but if you get there early that leaves plenty of time for dinner, dancing and dessert. Keep an eye out on their website for any special events they have coming up and specials they they are having.
The only other tip I can give you is it is a fabulous place to go with lots of family and friends.
The Joy Girls xx