Authentic German Food, Beer, Wine & Atmosphere
St. Louis Gast Haus
was developed by sisters Ann Sueme and Maritza Stock and Maritza's husband, Bill Stock. The trio hoped to recreate the atmosphere they had enjoyed in their childhood in pre-World War II Europe when food, drink, music, friendship and laughter were valued elements of daily life.
They enlisted the help of Bill and Maritza's daughter, Carmen, and her son Ed. Together the family sought to transform a rundown, empty, gang infested shell of a building into the beautiful German restaurant they imagined.
Acting as their own genral contractor, the Stock family managed. not only to bring the run down shell back to life, but to create a site that is so much more than a restaurant.
Shortly after the Gast Haus opened, Ed fell in love with Elissa and they subsequently married and have added Elissa's three children Nathaniel, Maebel, Isabel, and three new little Stocks, Magdalena "Maggie" Missouri Stock, Eloise "Ellie" Ann Stock, and little Katherine Kaye Stock, born Feb. 23, 2010, to the family.
Today, St. Louis Gast Haus is the place in the Midwest United States to meet for great German food and fun. And, don't be surprised if you run into St. Louis city officials, Congressmen and German ambassadors. They all know that St. Louis Gast Haus is the place to be if you are interested in German-American culture, and tradition and outstanding German food, beer, wine, and atmosphere.
Whether you're in the mood for potato pancakes, sauerbrauten, red cabbage or just a nice, cold Hofbrau or Warsteiner, St. Louis Gast Haus is the place to be.