The rooftop bar at Sauf Haus is set up like a traditional German biergarten, with long communal tables running down the center of the room, liter-sized mugs lined up behind the bar, and plenty of German-made beer on tap. Regulars say the food menu is very authentic, too, featuring dishes like smoked pork kielbasa, lightly fried potato cakes, and plenty of tangy sauerkraut. The giant Bavarian soft pretzels are also a popular option for sharing, as they come with a variety of dipping sauces, ranging from spicy brown mustard to rich, dark chocolate.
What makes this Dupont Circle beer hall most popular, however, is its location: perched high on a rooftop, its ceiling is one huge retractable skylight, which means that you can enjoy your drink and the breeze at the same time. Soccer enthusiasts take note: this place goes all out for big games, with an oversized pull-down screen, drink specials, and plenty of cheering fans!