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The Sturgis Haus

Located in the heart of historic downtown Lititz, on the corner of East Main Street and Sturgis Alley, The Sturgis Haus plays host to the perfect trifecta…Brew Pub, Restaurant, and Espresso Bar.  There is nothing ordinary about this gathering place that specializes in slow smoked goodness and hand crafted, small batch beers.  This “haus” feels like “home”…a place where you can relax and feel comfortable while you enjoy great food and good conversation.  If you like variety, then any day is a good day to stop by The Sturgis Haus because every day is little bit different!

The Sturgis Haus
43 East Main
Lititz,Pa 17543
717-627-7827

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Hours of Operation…

The Sturgis Haus is open and ready to serve you… Monday through Saturday 7am -9pm

History of The Sturgis Haus…

In 1867,civil war veteran Edward Sturgis built the Sturgis House to accommodate the many visitors that had begun to flock to Lititz for the “healing” waters of the Lititz spring.The original buildng was a two story brick building on Main street that was meant to compete with the larger Lititz springs Hotel for the wealthier pilgrams to Lititz.

The hotels advertisements bragged of its large rooms,fine foods,lager beer,and choicest wines.In addition to lodging and liquor,the Sturgis also offered oysters,which were quite popular at the time and women’s clothing.

In 1889,when the stablishment was sold by Sturgis to George B. Kofroth,it had 14 rooms for guests,as well as a reading room,parlor,dining room,and a livery stable that could accomadate 30 horses.The business proved so successful during this time that it was expanded into three stories in 1895. To reflect its new size,the business name was changed to the Hotel Sturgis.

Sadly, like the other hotels in Lititz,the Sturgis fell onto hard times during the early part of the 20th century.The building was eventually sold during the depression to Harry Chertoff of Lancaster for $17,150. Chertoff transformed the structure into a modern movie theater in 1935 and the Lititz theater became a destination for the people of Lititz for the next 30 years.The former Sturgis hotel remained vacant for six years until 1970,when the Lititz Improvement Corporation purchased and eventually remodeled the building. In the mid 1990’s a fire broke out in the building,but is was thankfully saved.

Espresso Bar Menu…

We have a full espresso bar menu to fit your every taste and whatever you’re in the mood for…from classic, to cold, and blended…we do it right. Click HERE for our Espresso Bar Menu.

Breakfast Menu…

No matter what time you “get going” in the morning, as long as you arrive at The Sturgis Haus before Noon, you can have you favorite selections from our Breakfast Menu…Click HERE to review the breakfast menu.

Lunch & Dinner Menu…

The Sturgis Haus specializes in slow smoked pork, brisket, and chicken with homemade rubs and sauces. Our spicey chili is made with smoked brisket and special seasonings, our creamy coleslaw is second to none, and our baked beans, loaded with bacon, are slow smoked with mesquite for a BBQ experience you will never forget!  Click HERE for lunch & dinner menus…whet your appetite!

Wine List…

Wines at The Sturgis Haus change weekly…check the chalk board in the Dining Room for what is currently available…Click HERE for a sampling of wine routinely offered.

Beer Brands…

With the exception of the “haus” beer, Weird Guy Anker Wheat, all other beers rotate thru the four taps. Click HERE for ongoing selections and look for specialty beers not listed throughout the year!

Directions…

Located at 43 East Main Street in the heart of downtown Lititz in the historic Sturgis Haus…easy to find, plenty of parking, and always worth the drive. Click HERE for directions.

 

 

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