Is Cleveland next in line to receive a Hofbräuhaus?
Sources close to some very discreet dealings are telling Scene that plans currently are in the works for a massive Hofbräuhaus to land soon in PlayhouseSquare. Presently, a handful of operating licensees of that famous Munich brewery exist in the states, including Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Las Vegas.
If the rumors are true, and the establishment turns out anything like the one in Pittsburgh, Clevelanders can expect a massive complex seating hundreds of guests (PIT seats over 1,000) inside and out. Like the boisterous original in Germany, stateside Hofbräuhaus's feature an open-air Bier Garden, cavernous high-ceilinged Bier Hall, and other dining rooms.
In addition to serving beer — exclusively Hofbråu, naturally — the establishment serves traditional German food like pretzels, sausage, schnitzel, and pork shank.
At present time, Scene has calls into reps and will report back as soon as we get official word.
Until then, Prost!