Opened in February of 2013, Rhein Haus (formerly Von Trapp’s) is Capitol Hill’s very own 10,000 square-foot slice of Bavaria. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann filled the renovated 1940’s candy factory with burly bier hall antiques from across Europe to create a genuine feel and an outstanding space. Authentic Bavarian fare—house-made sausages and pretzels—are accompanied by 24 drafts featuring both European and Northwestern beers. In addition to the main dining room, an 80-seat bier hall, 53 bar seats, an intimate fire den, and two mezzanines encircle the five indoor bocce ball courts. An outdoor biergarten offers sunny seating, a fire pit and an additional bocce court, as well as another bar.