445 Smith Ave.

Waldmann Brewery
Tom Schroeder
Narrated tours Saturday at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m.; Sunday at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Waldmann (f/k/a Stone Saloon) is a Saint Paul brewery/tap room in progress housed in a historically designated limestone building that originally operated as a German lager beer saloon beginning in 1857. The owner, Tom Schroeder, has spent more than four years carefully restoring both the building and the business. Beginning this fall, Schroeder and the Waldmann team will provide guests the opportunity to experience this humble site much as Lincoln’s contemporaries would have experienced it 160 years ago, enjoying traditional German beer and food adapted to the mid-19th century Minnesota frontier. Schroeder, architect John Yust AIA, Pelco Construction, Brewing Architects LLC, and carpenter-craftsmen Tom Dengler and Fred Livesay have all paid meticulous attention to detail and authenticity in reviving the sights, sounds and tastes of a Civil War-era saloon. But even those less interested in history will enjoy the intimate spaces, unpretentious design, variety of seating areas and—in a few more months—some great lagers. Open all tour hours, restrooms available. Park on Goodrich to the south, or on West 7th down the alley to the west behind Bad Weather Brewery. No parking on Smith.