clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ryan Sweeney Opening German Beer Den Der Wolfskopf in Pasadena

The forthcoming gastropub will have the usual focus on craft beer.

Der Wolfskopf
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Here’s a bit of an odd duck. Der Wolfskopf is set to be a new Pasadena gastropub stationed on Fair Oaks Avenue, offering German influences and a name that many will struggle with (especially after a few beers).

According to their Facebook page, the place is coming together rather smoothly, with dark wood, brick, and metal accents everywhere, as well as two built-in Jaegermeister dispensers. The tap list doesn’t look bad, either, though no word on a menu (here’s to betting there will be sausage).

Der Wolfskopf (which means The Wolf Head in German, by the by) is apparently the brainchild of master beerguy Ryan Sweeney — at least according to this ABC license, which has the place stationed at 72 N. Fair Oaks, in the old 72 North nightclub space. Sweeney now owns and/or operates and/or is a managing partner in bars from the Valley to Long Beach, with plenty of well-known spots in between.

No word on an official opening date yet for De Wolfskopf, but kegs are already rolling in so it’s safe to say it won’t be long. Check out some more interior shots over on their Instagram.

Der Wolfskopf
72 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA