Strolling into this great German beer hall will make you forget you’re in the CLE. At Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, beer takes center stage with two giant copper-coated tanks at the head of the hall in front of rows upon rows of communal wooden tables. Live musical performances every night urge guests to dance while throwing back shot skis and steins filled with one of six brews on tap. Brewmaster Josh Jones sticks to a 400-year-old recipe and uses only hops, barley, yeast and water. To keep each German brew authentic, every ingredient is shipped straight from Germany. So whether you came for the lagers, the jive or the schnitzel, every night at Hofbrauhaus feels like Oktoberfest.
Our Pick: The Original Lager ($11.75 for a liter) dates back to 1589, making this old brew with full-flavored hops and a crisp finish a longtime favorite.
1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, 216-621-2337, hofbrauhauscleveland.com