What can we say? The last time we visited the Chicago Brauhaus, on a whim on the night of a Cubs playoff game, the restaurant was quiet — the little television in the far corner broadcast the game with a Schlager soundtrack playing in the background and no one paid attention. Coming back from a break, Gody and Wolfgang sauntered up to the stage dressed in Tracht and knocked off some of their best numbers, songs you’d always be likely to hear over the years — Champs-Élysées, Marina Marina, La Paloma. A typical Brauhaus Trio set, evergreens and exotic pop covers in German, Italian and French that sailed way under the radar here in the US but played Lincoln Square for decades. For all their campy Elvis sendups and outrageous audience participation numbers like the hilarious pass-the-rolling-pin line dance, Max, Gody and Wolfgang have an entire catalog of 20th-century German and European popular music in their pockets. They are part of a tradition of live music and German nightlife on Lincoln Avenue that goes way back to clubs whose names only old timers will recognize now. As of next week, the Brauhaus stage will go silent and you’ll be hard pressed to hear a Rocco Granata or DJ Ötzi song in Chicago. It was a beautiful thing to be able to cycle over to the Brauhaus on any random night and have your spirits lifted by the songs of these breezy pros who played six nights a week. Thank you Max, Gody and Wolfgang for some great times — it was Pieptone’s honor to have shared the Brauhaus stage with you over the last few years and feel a little bit part of the crazy wonderful Brauhaus world. And thank you Günter and Harry for supporting live music and so many musicians over the years. Wir werden euch alle sehr vermissen.