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About Rhein Haus-Denver

Rhein Haus is a beloved independent Bavarian-inspired restaurant that opened in 2015 in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. A unique space featuring two stories of inspired décor sourced from around the world, Rhein Haus offers four indoor bocce ball courts and two separate bars. The restaurant serves house-made sausages and pretzels, as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and entrées, and a variety of German, Belgian and American beers, with a heavy focus on lagers. Rhein Haus serves dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour and late-night menus, and is host to private events of all sizes.

JAMES WEIMANN & Deming maclise

owner / designers

Each with their own separate ventures, James and Deming first partnered to open Bastille in 2009, a Parisian-inspired restaurant in Ballard. The success of that opening solidified their partnership, and the subsequent development of JWD4 Design, a consulting partnership that specializes on the design, layout and atmosphere development for restaurants, cafés, hotels, bars and breweries. The opening of Poquitos was born from their collective desire to offer authentic presentations of Mexican cuisine in a space designed with the Spanish colonial aesthetics of Mexico in mind. Together with their business partners, they have gone on to open Macleod’s Fish & Chips and Scottish Pub, three Rhein Haus locations, Stoneburner, and Beer Star. 

rich & courtney fox and DUSTIN WATSON & matt Fundingsland

 operating owners

Rich & Courtney and Matt & Dustin, close friends and all longtime restaurant managers & bartenders, were able to fulfill a dream of opening a restaurant together with the creation of Poquitos. Since opening Poquitos in 2011 they have gone on to open three Rhein Haus locations in Seattle, Denver, and Tacoma; Macleod's Scottish Pub with partner Alan Macleod; and most recently Southside Pizza located within Beer Star in White Center. 

PETE Fjosne


In 2010, Fjosne joined the team at Bastille Café & Bar as sous chef under Jason Stoneburner. In the fall of 2012, Bastille's owners, James Weimann and Deming Maclise, offered Fjosne the job as executive chef of Rhein Haus, their new German-style beer hall with indoor bocce ball.

Fjosne headed off to Germany for a 2 months of researching sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels, and all things Bavarian. Fjosne's hearty sausage program makes 150 to 250 pounds of all-natural, classic Bavarian sausages each day along with weekly small-batch specials. In 2015 Fjosne opened Rhein Haus Denver, and in 2017 opened the 3rd Rhein Haus in Tacoma, WA. He has appeared on the Cooking Channel's Unique Eats and Top Chef Season 15 "Now That's a Lot of Schnitzel."

Fjosne has also been featured on Travel Channel's "Food Paradise".

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