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INNOVATIVE AND APPROACHABLE BEERS & Ciders IN A COZY, Historic taproom

voted one of Cleveland’s best breweries!

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HOURS

Mon closed
TUE 4-10
WED 4-10
THU 4-10
FRI 3-12
SAT 12-12
SUN 12-8

ADDRESS

1526 W 25th ST
CLEVELAND, OH

parking

lot at the Corner of W 25th ST and Church Ave (under the mural)

BEERS & CIDERS BREWED IN-HOUSe

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brewer Vaughn Stewart aspires to brew beers that foster community and conversation.

“We want to make beers that show our passion for the eclectic, the unusual and the historical. At the same time, we also want to have something for everyone, from the casual beer fan to the hardcore beer geek. We’re all about curiosity and fun.”

In addition to beer, we also make cider. Our taproom offers wine, spirits and non-alcoholic options as well.

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our beer is available on draught at a few select locations around town.

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Food

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OUR HOUSE OFFERINGS INCLUDE DElicious hot pasties (savory turnovers), hot pretzels and bar snacks like popcorn and nuts. On the weekends, we feature some of cleveland’s best food pop-ups in our taproom: 

fridays 5-11: el caminante walking taco bar
saturdays 5-11: that hawaiian guy’s bbq
sundays 12-3: waffle bar

when we don’t have a pop-up scheduled, outside food is welcome.

RENTALS

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host your event at bookhouse!

ONE OF OUR GOALS AT BOOKHOUSE IS TO BE A USEFUL SPACE FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A PARTY, FUNDRAISER OR PERFORMANCE, WE’D LOVE TO TALK!

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 EVENTS

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We try to keep it interesting around here: Trivia night, spoken word open mic, music, craft events, beer releases, seasonal celebrations, writing groups, philosophy meet-ups, book swaps, charity nights, pet events, food pop-ups, taproom specials, tours, radio-style baseball game calls… you name it!

check out our calendar of events >

take a book, leave a book

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You’ll find bookshelves throughout our taproom.

our taproom is also a free library! Every book you see is free to take - we just ask that you bring one (or two, or three) to take its place and keep things interesting! We’re always accepting books for our shelves, but the best time to bring them in is on the first Tuesday of every month during our monthly BOOK SWAP!

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 WE ARE PET FRIENDLY!

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 Friendly pets on a leash are always welcome at Bookhouse,
whether in the taproom or on our patio!

built in 1866

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our building originally housed the Jacob Baehr Brewery.

founders JAcob and magdalena baehr were german immigrants who maintained a strict moral code in their establishment: they only employed churchgoing men and only served temperate drinkers.

seven years after opening the brewery, jacob passed away, leaving magdalena with eight children to raise and a brewery to run. she did both admirably: she carried on as “cleveland’s widow brewer,” growing the business considerably over the course of twenty-eight years before selling the business in 1901. one of her sons, herman baehr, became mayor of cleveland.

the cleveland & Sandusky brewing company continued operations here until 1907. for the next several decades, the building was occupied by the reister & thesmacher Co., a metalworks. From mid-century onward, the building saw alternating periods of use and disuse. it was on the verge of being demolished before renovations began in 2014.

we are very fortunate to have many surviving features of this history in our taproom, including original brick, wallpaper and tin. we are honored to return this building to its original use and to share its story (over pints, of course)!

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HOURS

MON CLOSED
TUE 4-10
WED 4-10
THU 4-10
FRI 3-12
SAT 12-12
SUN 12-8

ADDRESS

1526 W 25TH ST
CLEVELAND, OH

PARKING

LOT AT THE CORNER OF W 25TH ST AND CHURCH AVE (UNDER THE MURAL)

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