Dog Friendly Places in CLE: Hofbräuhaus


Hofbräuhaus is a German microbrewery and restaurant located in Downtown Cleveland. You can enjoy the traditions of Munich, Germany with the decor and the long tables and benches. Hofbräuhaus serves traditional Bavarian food and they brew their beer on-site using original recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. According to their website, they brew the beer according to the German Purity Law “Reinheitsgebot” using only hops, malt and water. They have 4 beers that they brew all year round: light, lager, hefe weizen, and dunkel. They also brew many seasonal beers as well. During lunch and dinner services, you are served by staff dressed in traditional German Attire. Also, Hofbräuhaus has German bands playing live music during lunch and dinner. You can find weekend nights very lively with a packed building of people drinking and singing along with the German music. All drinks are served in steins as well. You can visit Hofbräuhaus Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-2am.

In front of the building, there is a good sized biergarden patio that is dog friendly. They have a sign letting you know it is dog friendly as you walk up to it. Unlike a typical patio, it was filled with small gravel, just like a dog park. Made it easy for dogs to pee while on the patio. Picnic tables with large umbrellas for shade filled along the sides of the patio. There is also strings of lights up above your heads to light up the patio at night.

Bella and I enjoyed the patio alongside the REAL Rottweiler Rescue fundraiser held Monday May 22nd. 10% of food sales were donated to the rescue. Many rotteweilers were present, along with some dogs of other breeds. A cage with some adorable adoptable puppies was also present. Hofbräuhaus made dog treats in shape of beer steins, pretzels, and their logo. Bella made a human friend at the table next to us, who shared part of his schnitzel dinner with her. I ordered geflugelbratwurst, which is a chicken sausage served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Bella also was spoiled with some of my chicken sausage.

You can check out the menu online. Check out their events and band schedule as well. Plan a trip to Hofbräuhaus to prost with your pup soon!




Empty stein, sleepy pittie

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