Below the Hermann Crown Suites lies Hermann’s very own, one-of-a-kind, Victorian-era speakeasy—the Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar.

The Hermann Crown Suites, a hotel complex with 18 themed guest suites, and the Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar, are both located in the historic August Begemann building that dates back to 1899. The historic building has always been a place of commerce, having housed everything from a general store to an ice cream parlor to a video rental store. In the late 1980s, a group of forward-thinking investors saved the property from the wrecking ball and invested in renovating the space.

An inviting space you’ll want to visit over and over

For more than two years, Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar has called the historic building its home. Though renovations have been done, the building is still filled with history and charm. As you walk down the stairs to the bar’s entrance, you’ll immediately notice its relaxing and cozy atmosphere, making it a great place to hang out. In 2018, Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar was voted “Best Bar” in Hermann. The hospitality and high-quality drinks you’ll find there have made the Hermann speakeasy comparable to the top historic bars in Kansas City and St. Louis.

Exceptional drinks you’ll love

Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar specializes in Hermann-area wines, Missouri beers, a selection of perfectly-crafted mixed drinks, as well as 35 craft beers—both domestic and German. They proudly serve old-fashioned, speakeasy-era drinks that feature Missouri spirits. But the bar is more than just great drinks. You have to try the delicious, inexpensive food served on Fridays and Saturdays after 5pm. Mouth-watering bar snacks like hot, Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, nachos, pizza, and cheesy chicken sliders are the perfect complement to your excellent beverage.

Relax with live music or take part in friendly games

Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar offers live music every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8pm. Recently, they’ve expanded the seating area to include a beautifully-decorated, shaded outdoor courtyard, complete with patio umbrellas and plenty of seating. When you visit the bar, check out the game area, which offers table games, like Battleship and Trivial Pursuit, for your enjoyment. For those interested in trying their luck with the Missouri Lottery, Powerball tickets are available. You can even play a round or two of Keno. Make sure to stay on your toes because you never know when you might be challenged to a friendly game of Jenga, or a round of classic shuffleboard!

Bring your event back in time

Looking for a historic Hermann venue for your next event? You’re in luck—Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar even lends its space for private parties. The venue is perfect for wedding rehearsal dinners, meetings, after-hours group events, reunions, or business conferences. If you’re interested in hosting an event at Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar, call 573-486-2662 for availability and pricing.

Follow Hermann 1837 Cellar Bar on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on events, live music line-ups, and drink specials. For more information on their drink menu, make sure to visit their website. Stop in and check this place out. You’ll love the relaxing atmosphere and top-notch service in the heart of downtown Hermann.