28 YEARS AGO...
Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch founded the original Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant at 640 Emerson St.in Palo Alto. In 1998, our fine California legislature declared that ownership of a bottling brewery and restaurants would no longer be legal and the business was sold to a group in Tennessee. In the classic California governmental decision making process, the California legislature decided to reverse the law and declared in 2016 that it was okay for brewers like Dan to once again own and operate brewery restaurants.
Dan quickly called his friend, and Palo Alto Uber restaurateur Steve Sinchek, to partner up to aquire the original Gordon Biersch location. Steve said yes, but under the condition he could constantly antagonize his good friend Dan by naming the place Dan Gordon’s aka DG’s. Dan kept coming up with less provocative and egotistical names but Steve held firm. Hence the creation of DG’s. (not to be confused with a sorority or car dealership group)
DG’s combines the two greatest food groups know to man, BBQ and Beer. Throw in an array of hard to find whiskey’s and some local Wines and you achieve a state of incredible satisfaction. Dan’s brewing in accordance with Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law of 1516) is an underlying philosophy applied to our farm to table menu. Dan Gordon’s partnered up with the finest local suppliers: Mary’s Chicken, Mindful Meats, Bassian Farms, Dirty Girl Farms, Happy Boy Farms to mention just a few. These great ingredients and our 750 lb. oak fired smoker present a flavor experience unmatched in the region.