Brewers, Taverns, Saloons & Hotels: Drinking in Berlin's History

A walk through downtown Kitchener reveals the locations and names behind the city’s earliest breweries and establishments where people gathered to socialize over a drink.

Discover the stories of the prohibition era, the brewery that made Canada’s first lager and accusations of tax evasion against local brewers that threatened the whole industry!

**Can be extended to include smoking and cigar shops/makers.

Location: Downtown Kitchener
Duration: 75 minutes
Distance Covered: 1.5 km
Availability: Week days after 2:00 pm & weekends September – December  
Accessibility: The walk follows city sidewalks and the route is adapted around construction.

Good to know:

  • We walk rain or shine
  • The walk can be extended to include smoking, cigar shops and cigar makers
  • The walk begins in front of TheMuseum and ends a short distance west, in front of Bobby O’Brien’s.
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