Gestalt Haus

Fairfax, California

Gestalt Haus

Gestalt Haus    Photo: Albedo20/Flickr

Best for: Hippy, crunchy, aggressively progressive mountain bikers
As the cradle of mountain biking, Fairfax has not one, but two great bars that cater to cyclists. While Iron Springs Pub & Brewery is the old standby and always spilling over with filthy trail riders, the dark-horse Gestalt House is our pick. You don’t come here for the décor (spare concrete and picnic tables), though we do like the Medieval-looking wall hooks for hanging bikes. You come for the beer: tons of bizarro Belgian and German bottles, and two sizes of draft, normal human and Brobdingnagian. For replenishment there’s more sausage than a prison shower—brats, banger, Polish. If it fits on a bun, Gestalt Haus has it. And to top it off, there are board games, which people actually play.

From Outside Online Get the Latest Issue

More at Outside

Elsewhere on the Web

Comments