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Beermann’s making another comeback in Lincoln

A new version of Beermann’s brewery and restaurant is expected to reopen in Lincoln’s historic International Order of Odd Fellows building.
A new version of Beermann’s brewery and restaurant is expected to reopen in Lincoln’s historic International Order of Odd Fellows building.

Everything old is new again, especially in the beer business. With an eye to the past, a familiar name is returning to the same beloved location in downtown Lincoln. Beermann’s is making another comeback.

The name and space may be the same but the new owner will be Gerald “Tim” Bond, a veteran restauranteur from Portland, Ore., according to the Sacramento Business Journal.

Before falling victim to the recession in 2008, Beermann’s was a popular watering hole and steakhouse in the historic International Order of Odd Fellows building, which dates back to 1864. With the same name, the restaurant/brewery reopened in 2012 with new owners, Mike and Kelly Drust. But the couple shuttered Beermann’s again in April 2013.

Located on Lincoln’s Fifth Street, the Civil War-era building has been thoroughly renovated, although it retains its antique charm and trappings – including the bar’s furnishings.

Bond told the Lincoln News Messenger that he fell in love with Beermann’s location in the heart of Lincoln. He hopes to have the pub/restaurant open for business in early August.

The new Beermann’s will serve beer and food seven days a week in the downstairs restaurant, Bond said. He also plans a reservations-only steakhouse in the upstairs dining room that will be open for dinner on weekends.

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