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About Hofbrauhaus - Chicago
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.
Rosemont, IL 60018
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.
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
Good food, great beer, usually good service, and it's a bit entertaining at times. Parking at Rosemont still is confusing....they need to make this easier for customers (i.e. directions - and getting free parking isn't automatic).
The night I was there the volume on the band was too loud for conversation at the table....and the entertainment was a bit bizarre.
The noise was nearly deafening; the server couldn't hear our order ("please point to your choice on the menu"), our group shouted most of our conversation, and my ears rang until noon the following day. My dinner was supposed to include a salad, but it was never served, and the server did not provide an explanation. My dish was lukewarm when it was served, the melted cheese congealed into a tough, rubbery blob. We all suffered from gassy bloating after the meal. Watching people being hit with a paddle was unappetizing, not amusing. And then, out of the blue, the musicians began playing the national anthem, and we were compelled to rise from our dinner to sing—as I observed that the flag hung on the wall had large poles resting against it, a violation of the uniform flag code ("the flag should always be permitted to fall freely"). There are several places in the Chicago area to get an immersive German experience while enjoying authentic and delicious food, so in the future I will patronize other restaurants instead of Hofbrauhaus.
A fun experience! The faint pretzel was lack luster, the cheese was almost frozen and mustards just ok. Wiener schnitzel was great but the veggie pasta entree was terrible. Spatzel was mushy and flavorless with Swiss cheese mixed in. Chocolate cake was great!
Hofbrauhaus is a pretty unique restaurant for the US. With its German decor and menu, this extremely large restaurant is great for big parties who're looking for a fun time. Lunch is quieter than dinner and less crowded, but the fun is at night when the restaurant is packed with diners and drinkers. The beers are great, the food is delicious, and the live music, drinking cheers, and drinking games make for a fun social atmosphere.
Great find!!! Friendly service. Lively atmosphere. We enjoyed the triple tower appetizer...absolutely perfect if you want to try a little of everything. The stone ground mustard with the pretzel was amazing! The potatoe soup was good and hot. I could have done without the wieners in it but hey...when in Germany do as the Germans!
Entrees included the saurbraten which my husband commented reminded him of his mothers. Tender and flavorful. Came with red cabbage and spaetzels.
Too full for dessert, next time we must try the streudel, flown in from 🇩🇪. Live music started at 6pm. Very open, energetic atmosphere. Great for groups! Parking free in garage or $10 valet.
We were at the Hoffbrauhouse to celebrate my sister-in-law's 84th birthday which I had noted on the reservation.
When we arrived for a 1:00 pm reservation, there were only approximately 20 people in the restaurant. Our waiter was very pleasant, but perspiring profusely. Not sure why, because he wasn't exceptionally busy and the AC was working well. Our service was extremely slow.
The lunch menu that we received was significantly different from what we had seen on line and rather then German fare, it was primarily American with a hint of packaged German accents.
I would not under any circumstances recommend this restaurant to anyone and furthermore, they did not so much as wish my sister-in-law a happy birthday.
There was a large private party in the front of the restaurant and patio. So, regular diners like our party of 7 were sandwiched together on the other side of the restaurant. Just felt like we weren't important to the restaurant, like add ons. Service was terrible. Our server was very preoccupied and distracted. Food was ok, too expensive for the experience. I think if a private party is that big and that important to the staff, then shut down the entire restaurant and not make "regular " diners feel unimportant.
We went to the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich 2 years ago. While this wasn't exactly like the original, it was pretty authentic. The beer was great, the atmosphere was lively with the live German/Austrian band and the food was delicious and plentiful (we had leftovers for another meal or 2). The waitress was pleasant but possibly given too many tables. After we placed our order we didn't see her much. I would recommend people to try this place.
I love German food and this was very good. However they have it set up like the German atmosphere with long tables and picnic benches which for us were very uncomfortable. I would recommend it for a quick meal and a nice beer but not if you're looking for a leisurely dinner
It's just too loud. We didn't even sit that close to the stage, and it was a two-man band. Yet, we literally couldn't hear our family across the table. I don't know if it's the acoustics or the bands are just loud, but surely there's a better level. I love everything else about this place, but every time I go, I'm reminded why it's been so long since the last time.
I cannot say enough NEGATIVE things about my experience here. From the time we checked in at the desk( which by the way they failed to record because open table was contacted to say we did not show) to the extremely rude server and culminating in the inedible food. Our server, Amanda, was surly and combative. The food was horrible, tasted like it had been dipped in salt. The manager did come out to apologize, but nonetheless, extremely disappointed. Unless you want to dance on the tables and drink beer, I would NOT SUGGEST THUS VENUE.
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