Tough news for anyone hanging near the 405, desperate for some German würst: it looks like the five-year-old Steingarten L.A. is for sale, at least according to LoopNet.
Steingarten grew out of the mini-boom of German beer hall restaurants from several years back, which also saw the arrival of places like Wirtshaus on La Brea and Biergarten in Koreatown. Even Bernhard Mairinger's BierBeisl, which is comparatively toned down and technically Austrian anyway, comes from roughly that era, having landed in early 2012. Of course, it’s enjoying a renaissance Downtown at the moment, while one of the earliest aboard the train — Steingarten L.A. — seems ready for a flip.
As for specifics, there’s a $395,000 price tag on the address, with a $12,000 monthly rent tab. That does come with a possible 10 year lock-in lease though, and a Type 47 ABC license that will let any new restaurateur booze it up until 2 a.m. daily.
The listing calls Steingarten a ‘full sports bar’, though that doesn’t quite seem accurate for the 4,200 square foot space, which comes with that ever-cozy back patio garden area, and retractable roof. Sure the place might feel a little bit dated, but there's seating for 160 (indoors and out), and prime Pico Boulevard frontage right in Rancho Park.
Interested? Full details this way.