It's been a while since we've heard anything about Die Koelner Bierhalle, a German beer hall from the owners of Fort Greene's Der Schwarze Koelner which has been under construction on St. Marks just east of Fourth Avenue since last October. Walking past it over the weekend, though, it's clear that this space is shaping up. It's also just about impossible to confuse this building with anything but a German beer hall.
The facade is complete, and a set of front doors have been installed that have windows up top that will let some fresh air in. Some temporary signage has also been posted.
When all is said and done, the massive room should seat about 200, and they'll serve a wide variety of German beers and Cologne-style food. According to their Facebook page, an official opening date hasn't been set, but they're hoping to open by the end of the month. Here's a peek inside through a window; apologies for the crummy photo quality.