The Wurst Place: South Lake Union's Man Cave

Go here for a stellar beer list, loud rock music and, of course, sausages galore.
Allison Austin Scheff  |   September 2012   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Brat with peppers and onions, ready to be chased with beer and fries

Reclaimed wood and tall ceilings, guitar rock playing loudly, an absolutely stellar beer list, a crowd made up almost entirely of men and, of course, sausages galore: The Wurst Place is South Lake Union’s undisputed man cave. Bob Liptak, who co-owns the restaurant with his sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Mike Parent, used to own a small deli on the East Coast, and he’s not fooling around: His chalkboard menu of a dozen-plus sausages features a rotating selection that includes a supremely gamey (in a very good way!) venison, rabbit and bacon; spicy bison; and duck, bacon and jalapeño, alongside less adventurous, excellent quality forcemeats such as brats and kielbasa.

Each sausage ($7.50–$8.50) is served on a sturdy bun with as much or as little kraut, onions, sweet and/or hot peppers as you can take, with assorted mustards and sauces nearby. The twice-fried fries ($3.50/$5) are good, too. Bonus: Sunday football brunches, served all season. Go Hawks!

Lunch and dinner, Mon.–Sat. South Lake Union, 510 Westlake Ave. N; 206.623.3548; ¢