THE INN'S HISTORY
Once a local German bar
featuring Schlitz beer, Laschet's Inn has been transformed into
an internationally known German establishment.
Former owner Karl Laschet, a
prominent member of Chicago's German community, purchased the tavern in 1971
and changed the name to "Karl Laschet's Inn". Over the years, the
identity of Laschet's was fashioned to include great beer and great
fun all in a German atmosphere.
In 1991 Franz and Ursula
Kokott purchased the business and devoted their efforts to
preserving the heritage and ambiance of Laschet's. In 2000 Ursula
opened the kitchen and began preparing authentic German cuisine.
In 2007 Matt and Mannie Lodge became the
third owners of Laschet's Inn and added sidewalk cafe
dining and an expanded dining area.
Today, the tavern includes
a restaurant with historical displays, traditional
European decor, and a delectable German-American Menu.