Press Release: French Exit Sandwich Pop Up at Sauf Haus in November

November 2, 2016

CONTACT: Shana Steele
Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten
(202) 821-6185

Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten partners with Gravitas chef and owner Matt Baker to bring sandwich pop up shop “French Exit” to DuPont Circle

DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C. – Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten is welcoming chef and owner of upcoming Ivy City restaurant, Gravitas, Matt Baker to their Biergarten for two special weekends.
Baker’s sandwich pop up entitled, “French Exit” will be serving 3 gourmet sandwiches featuring local product and produce. The menu offerings will include the popular Fried Chicken Sandwich with pimento cheese, Green goddess aioli, lettuce, tomato, and bread and butter pickles as well as a Braised Beef Short Rib Grilled Cheese. For those looking only to satiate their sweet tooth, Baker will also have warm Bread Pudding on hand. All breads for the menu items will be baked, daily and provided by Bread Furst.
The pop up will run on Fridays and Saturdays for two weeks beginning on November 4th and 5th, respectively. Friday service will begin at 5pm and Saturday at 1pm. Price points for menu items will range between $4-$14.
“French Exit”, a slang expression for a person who leaves a gathering without saying “goodbye”, came to be after a delay in opening of Baker’s tasting menu restaurant, Gravitas. The Ivy City slated restaurant location is now proposed to open in the Spring of 2017. Until then, “French Exit” pop-up events are being used by Chef Baker as a testing ground to develop a fast-casual sandwich concept that he hopes to open in the upcoming year.
Sandwiches will be available only while supplies last. Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten will suspend full service of their normal menu during operation of “French Exit” with the exception of their signature Bavarian pretzels.

More information for this special event as well as upcoming events is located on Sauf Haus’ website at For all general or private event inquiries, photo, or additional information, contact Event Coordinator and Marketing Manager, Shana Steele at (202)466-3355.

Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten currently has one location at 1216-B 18th Street Northwest, Washington, and D.C. 20037. Located directly on the corner of 18th and Jefferson Streets. Metro Accessible. Blocks from DuPont, and Farragut West and North Metro stops.
About Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten
Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten is a bier-centric, neighborhood focused, multi-level space with two indoor bars, and one rooftop biergarten. The establishment proudly serves authentic German bier and German inspired bites. There are sixteen German biers on draft with full bar, and rotating bottle/can selections. Local live music plays every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the biergarten with no cover charge. Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten is owned by Edwin Villegas, John Issa and Pablo Brown.

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Apr 30

SH BierBus: Nats vs. Mets

Baseball season is upon us

Sauf Haus Bier Hall and Garten is DuPont Circle’s official Washington Nationals meetup point!
Join us as we head to watch our hometown team, The Washington Nationals! Hitch a ride with us to watch the Nationals get a “curly W” against division rivals, the New York Mets.

Your $20 BierBus ticket price includes:

  • Safe transportation to the game at Nationals Park in Southeast, D.C.
  • A complimentary order of Pretzel Bites
  • All-You-Can-Drink Paulaner draft biers on the ride to the park

Here’s how it works:

  1. Meet at Sauf Haus (1216b 18th Street NW Washington, D.C.) at 11am.
  2. Check in and get your complimentary pretzel bites.
  3. Board the Sauf Haus BierBus which leaves promptly at 12:00pm.
  4. DRINK SOME BIER! All-You-Can-Drink Paulaner on the ride to the park.(Helllo! Beers are $10 a pop at the park!) 
  5. Game time is 1:05 pm
  6. Our BierBus will transport BierBussers to the stadium and allow guests to stay on the enjoy bier until the beginning of the game.

Join us after the game at Sauf Haus to enjoy Sunday Funday in our rooftop Biergarten!

BierBus>Car Share …duh!

Space is limited. This will sell out. Buy your tickets ASAP. BierBussers must purchase their own ticket to the game.

This is a 21+ event.


Additional Bier Bus Dates

Battle of the Beltway | 5/10 vs. Baltimore Orioles | departs 6pm
World Series Champs | 6/26 vs. Chicago Cubs | departs 6pm


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