welcome to bookhouse!

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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.”

See what’s on tap now >

(We also offer wine and non-alcoholic options)

Food

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We feature some of cleveland’s best food trucks and pop-ups! when we don’t have a vendor scheduled, outside food is welcome. we also offer bar snacks and hot pasties!

waffle bar every sunday, noon-3! 

Check out our food vendor schedule >

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!

Learn more about rentals >

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 Thursday of every month during our monthly BOOK SWAP!

LEARN MORE >

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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