t all started in May of 2012 when Bellevue, Ohio natives Matt and Mark Strecker opened a Pub and Restaurant to both honor their ancestors from Baden Baden, Germany, and give back to the local community. Opening the Bierkeller on Memorial Day weekend 2012 held special meaning, as BOTH are proud members of the United States Marine Corp.
They had long sought to establish a venue reminiscent of the inns of Bavaria. Cozy, warm, and comfortable, with good food, yet different from the average eatery. They named it Bierkeller Pub which means “Beer Cellar with a comfy roomy feel.” Those who visit often chat in German and enjoy the German “Gemütlichkeit” antiques and collectibles, all of which brings back fond memories for the many who once lived in Bavaria or visited Germany.
In March of 2014 Matt and Mark partnered with Sylvia Burns. A native of Bavaria who grew up in Hallstadt, Germany, Sylvia migrated to the US with her husband Mel when she was 23, and brought to the Bierkeller a wealth of knowledge regarding Bavarian lifestyle.
Raised by her Mother and Grandmother (both amazing cooks), Sylvia carries on the tradition of serving great Bavarian food in a warm, cozy environment, decorated by a collection of new and antique beer steins amassed over 30 years by her family.
Cody Koselke burned the one of a kind bar, specially designed with images of Old Town Bellevue and American History. A must see!–while 28 Taps of German and Belgian beers, along with other imports and microbrews are available to stimulate the taste buds of any beer connoisseur. Try our sampler glasses to determine what beer you like the most!
The interior was specially designed by Strecker Remodeling and Construction Company who incorporated 100 year old beams to provide a look of rustic grandeur throughout the Bierkeller Pub & Restaurant. The rustic stone fireplace allows guests to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere while relaxing with friends and family, and the stained glass booths, which date back to the 1920’s, originated from an old restaurant in Virginia. We also proudly display a unique German bible, printed in 1816, while our outdoor beer garden allows guests to experience a touch of Munich and the feel of Oktoberfest. Rentals for the Beer Garden are available.
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable, provide you with exceptional food and spirits, so that you have fond memories which bring you back over and over again.
- Bratwurst on Pretzel Bun with Sauerkraut
- Sauerkraut Balls
- Pretzels with Hoegaarden Cheese Sauce
- Currywurst with curry ketchup
- German Potato Salad