About Hofbrauhaus - Chicago
Rosemont, IL 60018
Hofbräuhaus Chicago is the first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home. Modeled after the legendary Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, it takes pride giving you an experience as authentic and unforgettable as the 400-year-old original. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, Sauerbraten and pretzels, and some ingredients are even imported from abroad. The freshly brewed beer follows the purity law from 1516 using original recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. With its beer hall (Schwemme), King Ludwig Room, and Biergarten in summer, it's Oktoberfest every day. Hofbräuhaus Chicago also features live music nightly with bands from Germany and Austria. In addition, you can take a piece of Bavaria home from the gift shop stocked with authentic and unique Bavarian gifts & collectibles.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Hofbräuhaus Chicago offers exceptional, traditional Bavarian music nightly. Each month a new band from the Bavarian/Austrian European region performs. Hofbräuhaus Chicago diners can party, sing and participate with traditional beer hall music.
We have an extensive catering menu
Ample parking space is available within 2 minutes walking distance in the adjacent parking garage. Valet is right next door.
Private Party Facilities:
The famous Beer Hall (Schwemme) is the "historical heart" and main attraction of Hofbräuhaus Chicago. With its traditional beer hall design and live music nightly it is sure to be one of your favorite attractions in Chicago. The King Ludwig Room with its unique design and cozy athmosphere can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Laurel Clark: (847) 671-2739
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hofbrauhaus - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
The place was obnoxiously loud first off. Plus I'm not one who likes to be seated with random people.
The food was ehhh at best. The schnitzel was more like an unseasoned porkchop, mashed had a funny parsnip taste, but the pretzel w/ cheese sauce was very good.
Service was good. Our waiter was super friendly and prompt even with it being a zoo.
More than just a meal. It's a beer hall like in Germany. You sit at 6 (?) person tables. Recommend the giant pretzel and beer cheese with a Dunkel. My Jagerschnitzel and sauerkraut were very good. So was the pretzel bread pudding with almond gelato. Prost!
Once again we had a great time at the Hoff. The Tower appetizer is nice to share - ample servings of several different sausages, sauerkraut, cold potato salad, and pretzels with 2 different types of mustard. For dinner, combo platters are satisfying and fun to try many items. Mashed Potatoes are a must have - very classic and very good. Pork Roast and gravy excellent, Schnitzel is a good and so is smoke pork chop and Sauerbraten. Kids meals are ok - basic choices such as mac and chse, hot dog or chicken strips. Nothing special but kids do like the soft pretzels and cheese. Coffee is very good but service tends to be slow so you will wait for refills. Servers are very good but they seem to have a long walk back and forth to kitchen. Live entertain never disappoints. Always enjoyable. This time the drummer sang the National Anthem and it was just beautiful! Great place -
This was my first time at Hofbrauhaus and I must say that it was so much more than I expected. The atmosphere was lively, welcoming, and electric. The wait staff are friendly and proud of the authentic German cuisine and beverages; they'll even give you their honest perspective on the menu items, because let's admit, not many of us are familiar with German eating. There was a live band performing traditional German & Austrian entertainment. The best part was witnessing the band getting the WHOLE restaurant involved with the entertainment. I truly felt like I was transplanted into an Oktoberfest celebration. So much fun! I will definitely be coming back again!
THE FOOD WAS AUTHENTIC, SPEAKING AS SOMEONE RAISED ON GERMAN FOOD. THE POTATO
PANCAKES SMELLED AND TASTED JUST LIKE MOM'S. THE RED CABBAGE WAS DREAMY, THE BACON SALAD...DELICIOUS !....MY "KRISPY" PORK SHANK CERTAINLY WAS AS ADVERTISED AND
WAS A SUPERB PIECE OF PORK!......WE WERE NOT INTERESTED IN BEER, AND THE HOUSE COCKTAILS WERE ACCEPTABLE, YET EXTREMELY OVERPRICED !...AMONG THE HIGHEST I HAVE PAID FOR ANYWHERE ! ! SO BE PREPARED......DINNER FOR TWO WITH AN APPETIZER AND A COUPLE OF COCKTAILS EACH WILL SET YOU BACK $ 150 +......STILL THE EXPERIENCE EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS AND I WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO A RETURN VISIT !
I had heard about HofBrauhaus and wanted to try it. Our waiter was inattentive considering the restaurant was fairly empty, there might have been 40 people in the whole place. When the waiter showed up, it looked like he just woke up! We ordered five entrees, and two beers. The food was average, we had a couple chicken sandwiches that were bland. A plate of white sausage that seemed to be just reheated and was cold. The sauerbraten was tough, chewy, and not much taste and most of it ended up in my paper napkin. I guess I've been spoiled at Bergoff Cafe. The $13.00 pretzel was good, and the beer was excellent. There are a lot places I can go to get good food and good beer for a lot less than $200.00! We probably won't be back.
We brought our 90 year old father to the restaurant for our holiday supper. He said he hasn't had such a good time in decades. The food was delicious, a little overpriced, and different. The atmosphere is excellent. It is difficult to understand the performers when they are talking on the microphone, but you generally get the idea of what is being said. We will visit every time we are in town from Arizona.
as an original born and raised german, being at hofbräuhaus in munich many times, i had a lot of fun at the hofbräuhaus in chicago today. we are in town visiting my son and family so we decided to have lunch at the hofbräuhaus. the wiener schnitzel was delicious and one of the best schnitzels we ever had and that includes germany. potato salad was just like my homemade german potato salad and the beer is great. the 2 man band was awesome and the service also. so raise your "mass" and "oans zwoa gsuffa" !!
I visited Hofbräuhaus for the 1st time on Christmas Day with my Dad. Since it was just the two of us, I thought this would be a different and fun experience. Travelled from the SW burbs near Joliet, and it was definitely worth the drive. The staff were beyond friendly, the hostess walked us around so we could select where we wanted to sit (at a communal table or high top) and our waitress was so helpful in making 1st time food selections. Excellent soup, had the Duck Christmas Special and the apple streudel for dessert (even though we were so full already!) The Dunkel beer was delish, dark but not heavy. And the live music just made the day, a very fun atmosphere. I will definitely be back again!!!
The atmosphere is fun. It is pretty close to a German beer Hall; I've been to those in Germany. The live, authentic German band with accordions, horns and keyboards are fun and entertaining. The food is good, but a little overpriced for what you get. The schnitzel was a little bland. The sausages are decent. This griddle for dessert was a little soggy. I think the emphasis here is that this is a beer hall and it serves food.
My family and I went to this restaurant to celebrate the holidays thinking it would be festive and fun. We did read reviews that noted poor service, but thought we would give it a chance. We had reservations and while seated relatively quickly, we were neglected for about 20 minutes and had to get up three times to ask to be served. As we looked around, there were several tables waiting to pay their bills and yet others were served who were seated after us. After our food came, no one came back to check on us, which one of our meals weren't too their liking, the other three were just ok. We had to ask again for someone to come with the bill and finally a manager came to our table. She apologized and tried to make up for it, but the whole experience was very poor. We won't be returning.
Food was classic German, my choice sauerkraut and sausage over mashed spuds was quite tasty. The beer selection of course offered a number of choices for the lover of hops. The service could have been better - she was pleasant, helpful - but disappeared on occasion. The ambience with the music for a Friday night really made it a German beer hall - but the down side was the noise level. Wooden tables, concrete floors , people packed in trying to speak over the music - the noise level at this place went up to 11!
It was VERY difficult to find and we ended up paying to park because we couldn't figure out how to get there without doing so. When we finally found it, we could have parked for free. It was a fun and lively scene, but with 9 people it was hard to talk because the noise level was so high. The food was great (limited options for our vegetarian friends, but the rest of us carnivores had lots to choose from.) Service was also great. I called ahead to see if something special could be done for my husband who was having a birthday and was transferred to the chef who never called me back. At the last minute, I picked up a cake which they were happy to store and serve, so that was nice. It was fun to visit, but probably won't go often.
Traffic getting there was rough and it was crowded (we went on Black Friday so not the restaurant's fault). We and my 3 friends had to wait at the hostess stand a few minutes but were seated right away. Out waiter was nice enough, but we could never find him. Though the food I ordered was very tasty, the value for price wasn't quite there. For example, I had the pork schnitzel which came with German potato salad and cranberries which was $18.99. The menu specifically says no substitutions so I ordered a side is spatzle which was $4.99. When the food runner brought the food out, I received my pork which was a decent size but probably only 6-7 oz. at the very most, a small 2 oz. plastic dip container half-filled with cranberry sauce., and a small bowl (1 cup) of spatzle. I didn't say anything about the potato salad because I thought maybe the waiter was nice and had substituted for me. When I got the bill I was charged for both the main entree which I didn't receive all of and my side dish. It took so long to get the bill from our waiter and for him to pick it up that I didn't argue it. We paid cash because we had an event to get to and were already running late. It took almost 2-hours for the experience mostly because we were waiting for the waiter to get back to us for everything. Like once our orders were in we received our drinks/food in a timely manner it was just long for him to get back to take the next step in the process. All in all I would go back again. I would go at a less busy time and not have anything planned after.
I went for Thanksgiving dinner and was served the traditional fare in a 3 tier plated presentation. The 3 man band was lively German music, and the dessert was apple cobbler and pumpkin pie duo. The servers were friendly and it was a very pleasant evening.
It was hoping the night we went (Saturday). A live band and many participants - group karaoke is what we duped it! If you wanted a quick place to have conversation with a group this would not have been the place. Great energy and we enjoyed the crowd, the beer, and the food.
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