About Us

Der Braumeister is your Germany in Cleveland! Traditional food, great beer, friendly service and an authentic Old World atmosphere. Visit the full-service bar and choose from a wide selection of imported beers and craft beers, savor Cleveland’s best “comfort food”.

History

In 1983, Roy and Lydia Hoertz began the second great adventure of their lives and purchased Herzog’s from the Herzog family to become the second German owners of the 100-year-old German Cleveland establishment.

Roy and Lydia met in the alpine hills of Germany. Roy offered to buy Lydia and drink; she politely declined—again and again….

Thousands of miles from Germany, five children, 10 grand children, 6 great grand children later- the legacy of their strength and love lives here within the walls of Der Braumeister. The cedar wood walls, deer heads and solid oak bar will take you and your loved ones back to that moment when Roy and Lydia first met.

Recent Awards

2016 Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Award
Best German or Other Central European Restaurant
Finalist


2012 Scene Magazine Best of Cleveland Award
Best German Restaurant Winner


2012 Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Award
Best German or Other Central European Restaurant
Finalist


One of the Best Bars in America
Men's Health Magazine
Named one of the Top 20 Bars in America in the November 2011 feature "The Thinking Man's Guide to Drinking"


2011 Top Shelf Bar Award
Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com
Featured in the October 21, 2011 "After Dark Bar Guide: 100 favorite places to belly up to the bar"

Other Awards

2011 Best Patios in Cleveland Award
Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday! Magazine

Finalist

2011 Scene Magazine Best of Cleveland Award
Best German Restaurant Winner

2011 Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Award
Best German or Other Central European Restaurant
Finalist

2007 & 2010 Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Award
Best German or Other Central European Restaurant

Beer Advocate Award

2008 AOL Best Beer Selection Award