An iconic Chicago institution with generations of family ownership, the Berghoff name is synonymous with quality, tradition and excellence.
In 1893, first generation owner, Herman, began selling Berghoff Beer outside the World's Columbian Exposition. He opened The Berghoff doors in 1898 as a men-only saloon, serving free corned beef sandwiches with the purchase of a stein. Obtaining Chicago's first liquor license post Prohibition in 1933, The Berghoff declared itself a Chicago staple. One of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation, The Berghoff is operated by fourth generation owner Pete Berghoff.
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