Cincinnati is in love with its sausage.
From the homemade links at Avril Bleh to Bockfest’s much heralded Sausage Queen competition, the Queen City is infatuated with its wieners and franks.
We strolled down Linwood to this new gastropub a few weeks ago a few days after its opening last month. A cozy spot with high top tables and wood paneled walls, the Wurst Bar is one of the best things going in Mount Lookout.
A mix of great cocktails, inventive sausages and hot dogs, and other delicious offerings, the Wurst Bar brings handcrafted offerings to a neighborhood that needed a new shiny on the strip.
- The All Time Wurst Burger – a blend of veal and ground beef stuffed with cheddar wurst, topped with onion straws, tangy mustard, American and cheddar cheeses atop a pretzel roll
- The Roonie – chicken, garlic and truffle sausage topped with fried onions and Boursin cheese
- Vinegar-based homemade cole slaw
- Traditional French fries
The Wurst Burger was absolutely out of this world – it was prepared beautifully and packed an assortment of zippy and sweet flavors.
The Roonie was also a great choice; how can you go wrong with anything boasting truffles and Boursin cheese?
The cole slaw was a colorful blend of thick strips of white and purple cabbage. Homemade and a nice, light choice to balance the meal’s heaviness.
The Wurst Bar does a great job of blending traditional German flavors with trendier ingredients and handcrafted techniques. Seating is limited; the space is small and cozy and the epitome of that German feeling of gemutlicheit.
The Wurst Bar in the Square
3204 Linwood Ave.
Hours vary: Dinner seven says a week, lunch Thursday – Sunday