Connect: The German Way to Eat. Drink. Party

Introducing Connect: The German Way to Eat. Drink. Party.

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We are excited to introduce the next big chapter in the German Pulse story with the launch of Connect (, the latest addition to the German Pulse Network. Skip the pricey airfare and explore the best of Germany only minutes down the road. Connect is dedicated to connecting you with the widest selection of German restaurants, bakeries, bars and more, allowing you to dive deep into your love affair with Germany close to home.

When German Pulse launched six years ago, we did so with three main focus points: Discover, Connect and Grow. German Pulse as you have come to know it has been focused on the Discover aspect, making it possible for a new generation of German-Americans to discover the Germany of today. As you can probably guess, Connect is now allowing us to enter into that additional focus of connecting the German-American community with one central place to discover the culture on a local and personal level.


So what is Connect?

If you are familiar with Yelp, you’ll understand Connect. We have built an interactive directory of the German-American community where anyone can find a piece of Germany close to home. We will be rolling out the service in stages as we work to build personal relationships with the businesses on Connect in an effort to help create the best service possible. Today we are launching with restaurants, delis, bakeries and bars in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Don’t worry if you are not on the list at launch though as we will be coming to your state very soon! We have even set up a special email notification for you to find out when it happens… just sign up for the notice here.

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    Easily find the closest German restaurants and bars to feed that craving.
    Read the reviews before you go & contribute to the community with your own.
    Staying on top of your favorite German spots is now only a tap away.


Do your part to grow the community

You probably have one or two local German restaurants or bars that you’ve experienced, so why not share your thoughts with first timers on Connect. Leaving a review is simple and it allows you to not only tell others what was good or bad before they go, but also allows for the business owners to improve future experiences. Why not give back to the community with a review?

Connect Mobile

The only app you need is an appetizer

Your phone probably has enough apps already, so we built Connect to adapt to the device you are using, offering a app-like experience for your phone without the need to take up precious storage space. Try it out from your phone.

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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