Henderson's anticipated German-style beer garden debuted last month under the name Black Forest Biergarten, but it turns out that moniker wasn't long for this world.
As owners Blake and Di Ann Bogus quickly found out, the name Black Forest was already being used by 40-year-old Henk's European Deli for the bakery part of its operation. Henk's never registered the name with the state, which meant it was up for grabs when the Boguses were naming their concept. After receiving a letter from Henk's owners, they quickly settled on the new name Glass Boot Biergarten, which achieves the admirable feat of simultaneously sounding both Texan and German.
Whatever the name, it's undeniable that Glass Boot's expansive patio is bound to be a hot hangout now that warm weather has arrived. There's several German beers on draft, naturally, including a couple German-style brews by local producers Franconia and Real Ale, and a solid list of bottles and cans that ranges from Shiner and PBR to Lakewood Temptress, plus beer cocktails like the Berlin Mule, which basically subs hefeweizen for the vodka in a traditional Moscow Mule.
The sausage-centric food menu also includes a massive (20-ounce!) soft pretzel, chicken wings, and "Bavarian nachos," which are skin-on potato slices topped with cheese, sausage, tomatoes and onions. A dozen-plus different types of sausage can be adorned with toppings like curry ketchup and German red cabbage. A weekend brunch menu includes potato latkes and German apple pancakes, plus spicy serrano Bloody Marys.
Sports fans will be pleased to find no less than a dozen TVs tuned to both European football (er, soccer?) and American football; Bayern Munich is the bar's chosen home team but they say they'll do their best to show all the important matches. There's also frequent live music on the patio which is announced via the bar's Facebook page.
Glass Boot is open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. weekdays, Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-midnight.