Germany’s world-famous Hofbräuhaus franchise has been growing in the United States and is now getting ready to open its sixth location on September 23rd in the PlayhouseSquare District of Cleveland, Ohio.
The 24,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery is moving into, and expanding, the Hermit Club building, which opened in 1904 as a private performing arts club. Most of the original building’s Medieval flare has been kept in tact, while the new construction will mimic the more traditional style of Munich’s original Hofbräuhaus.
Inside, the Great Bier hall will seat 440 guests, but will accommodate an additional 1,000 with the large outdoor Bier Garden. Four private rooms are also available for private parties in the Hermit Club section of the building.
If you are looking for the next best thing to making the trip to the original Munich location, Hofbräuhaus America ensures you’ll get as close to the experience as possible. The menu will consist of specialty items unique to the Cleveland location, but will also offer 13 famous dishes using the same exact recipes used in Munich.
Of course the most important part of a Hofbräuhaus is the beer. Taking a cue from the Chicago Hofbräuhaus, Cleveland’s location will brew all of its beer on-site with a brewing system capable of serving the expected 1,600 daily guests.
Five brews will always be on tap; Hofbräuhaus Premium Lager, Hofbräuhaus Light Lager, Hefe Weizen, Dunkel Lager, and a specialty monthly seasonal brew.
Hofbräuhaus Cleveland will open to the public on Tuesday, September 23 at 1550 Chester Ave., between E. 15th St. and E. 17th Street. Check out their website for more details on the opening and upcoming events.
Sources: Hofbräuhaus Cleveland