Ludwig's Lives On

Frank's Jacket

The bar has had many names. Most recently it was called Gostilna. Before that it was Shirley's and the Brickhouse. The new name for this location is Ludwig's. And it is a very special place.

The original Ludwig's was across the street and probably goes back  a hundred years. Back to the time when everything around East 200th Street was grape vineyards. Ludwig's was a gathering place and it became very special to many of us from Euclid.

Pat Delaney has kept that essence of Ludwig's alive at 768 E. 200 Street, at the corner of Arrowhead and East 200. You'll see that the sign says Cut street. That is the old name for East 200th.

Ludwig's was owned by Frank Zigman. Frank was born in 1934 in Strabane, PA and became a legend in Euclid. Frank passed in 2014 and Ludwig's has been demolished, but thanks to the tireless efforts of Pat Delaney, Ludwig's lives on.

I could tell you stories. But Pat tells them way better than I ever could.

Stop in Ludwig's. The place is a comfortable neighborhood beer joint. Friendly people, excellent service, good bar food and a history museum.

Frank's jacket is in a shadow box on the wall. Joey Miskulin's accordion is above the bathroom. Memorabilia and pictures are everywhere. Everything has a story and you owe it to yourself to hear Pat Delany tell those stories.

Ludwig's is open 11 am till whenever Pat feels is right to close - usually midnight or 1 am Monday through Saturday. You should stop in.

John Copic


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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 4:44 PM, 01.30.2019