Tonight, Sunderland will raise a stein to the opening of the city's first German beer house.
So while the excitement is building, we've taken a look at what you're saying about the new business.
Chris Price: "Sunderland on the up with stuff like this."
Karl David Price: "Vine Place is soon to be the new Quayside,"
Steven Conlin: "Hope they do currywurst."
Kev Miller: "This looks a canny afternoon out."
Michael Hogg: "At last a bar in Sunderland that doesn't sell Carling or Fosters."
Sam Riches: "Definitely makes me optimistic about the city."
Kevin Hamilton: "That's lunch sorted tomorrow."
Dayne Dormand: "Time to get the lederhosen out!"
William Phillips: "Prost!"