G6-UG16, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Tel: 2316 2666
Vibe: Brotzeit, a new German bar and restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui East, has an interior that is proudly modern, simple and stylish with lots of wood and leather. The staff are friendly and eager, although a little thick on the ground: our party of three had up to six waiters hovering around our table at any given time. Its prime location on the promenade looks out over the road and the skyline beyond, and also has alfresco seating.
The drinks: although Brotzeit boasts a full bar, the real reason to come is for the beer. The staff are knowledgeable and quick with good recommendations. An Original M?nchner Lager (HK$48) was perfect: light and crisp but full of flavour. Apart from beers on tap, Brotzeit offers a selection of bottled beers. Salvator (HK$50) was delicious, dark but not heavy, with flavours of chocolate and malt. The menu also has a section of beer mixes including the Affensoft, with mango or banana juice (HK$45 for 330ml), and the Schwarzer, with cola (HK$45 for 330ml). When we tested the bartenders with a request for a Cosmopolitan (HK$88), we were served one that was tasty but rather lacking in punch.
The Verdict: although a bit on the empty side (it opened last week on Tuesday), it is easy to see Brotzeit becoming a popular after-work destination in Tsim Sha Tsui East. Filling German fare such as pork knuckles and wurst; good, cold Bavarian beers; and a great indoor/outdoor vibe make it worth the trip.