About Us

Der Braumeister is your Germany in Cleveland! It’s all right here: traditional food, great beer, friendly service and an authentic Old World atmosphere. Visit the full-service bar and choose from a wide selection of import beers and fine wines, savor Cleveland’s best “comfort food” in the restaurant, or toast to good health with friends under the maypole in the biergarten.

There’s always something happening at “Der Brau”. Come join us for one of our specialty beer tastings or try your hand at our traditional Masskrugstemmen (Stein Holding) Contest — it sounds much easier than it is! Visit our News & Events listings for upcoming goings on. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

History

Der Braumeister was established in 1983 and is family owned and operated. We are located in the historic Jefferson neighborhood of Cleveland’s West Side in a building designed specifically for a German restaurant.

You or your parents (or grandparents) may be wondering what that “old” German restaurant was called. It was Herzog’s and it opened in our current location back in 1929. In fact, there has been a German restaurant at this location for more than 80 years — Prost!

Recent Awards

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