In the middle of Strandgatan in Visby was a beer brewery named Bayerska Bryggeriet, founded in 1854. In earlier times, the brewery's bar was located at Rostockergränd, where the restaurant is located today. The brewery has been run by three generations of Wiman. Henric, Kjell and the current owner Magnus, who bought the real estate and made the brewery into a hotel.
In 1982 the gates opened to Hotell Bryggaregården and in 1895 the name was changed to Strand Hotel. Today the hotel has about 110 rooms and suites as well as a large number of conference and meeting rooms. Matsalen, which was renovated in the spring of 2017, is the new meeting place for both hotel guests and visitors.