Originally Posted by bullinachinashop
Like the old hofbrauhaus on 55th.
Do you know of any good German clubs/restaurants on the east side?
I'm a West Sider. I grew up going to Lenau Park Donauschwaben Club in Olmstead Falls. Which is still around http://donauschwabencleveland.com
Try the Slovenian House which is still located directly across the street from the now defunct Hofbrauhaus. 1401 E. 55th Street http://www.sterlescountryhouse.com/
German food and Beer are served there and has a very old World feel.
My biggest memory was the old Banater Hall on Lorain Rd on Cleveland's West Side. Which is now moved out for years after they built the hall at the Olmstead club. The fish bowls served in the bar there was my greatest childhood memory of tap foamy head beer sipped from dad. I can remember how my uncle and the old bartender with a missing arm replaced by a mechanical hook would laugh when my brother and sister and I would raid his beer after polka dancing. That also brings back memories of that bartender pouring shots with his hook holding the bottle and draft with his hook pulling the tap. Which is not a good memory. lol