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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
My family went to the Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont on Sunday, January 7, for dinner. We made reservations ahead of time and didn't need to wait. Our server, Karen, was outstanding! She explained the beers, the specials and the menu. She made suggestions on what we might like to order. We shared a huge pretzel as an appetizer. While we were waiting for our food, we enjoyed hearing the band and watching the kids do the "Chicken Dance"! The food was delicious and the portions were big enough that we each had leftovers to take home. The only drawback, was the fact that we were too full for dessert! So Karen suggested we take our desserts to go! Perfect idea!
The hostess wasn’t friendly and even we have a booed table took him 15 mins to find us a table . Then we waited around 30 mins without anyone to come and see us to order. I did ended call to the restaurant phone to ask if someone will come to take our order. We have been to this place at least 30 times in the past 2 years and always have a great service. Not sure what was changed lately but we got disappointed from the hostess
Had a reservation for 6 with a note that 2 would be showing up later for a total of 8. Apparently I missed a text in the planning, because there was a total of 10 of us. Luckily their beer hall style table and benches held all 10 of us, if maybe a little snug.
Services was prompt, empty beers were always quickly replaced with a new stein. Food portions were generous, and make for a second meal.
The band provided fun music and great entertainment, although the Ricola gag with the alphorn gets pretty old.
Overall it is exactly what I wanted. It's the German beer hall experience, with a taste of Oktoberfest that is certainly tamed down for the US suburban lifestyle.
Our appetizer and entree's were delivered within minutes of each other. As a result, our entree's were cold by the time we finished a very hot pretzel. Food was good, but not great. The Jagerschintzel was dry and had little flavor. We ordered a dessert and waited 15 minutes for it to be served. They were not overly busy and appeared to have plenty of staff, but our server just seemed to disappear. The duo performing were fun and provided the right beer hall entertainment.
Food was fabulous! Ambience was spectacular. Service start off great but after food was done it took 45 minutes to even find our waitress. We even asked a couple other people who worked there (busboy and bartender) to find out server. My boyfriend got me tickets to a show at all state arena for an 8:00 show. We got to Hofbrauhaus at 5:00. We were done eating by 6:00 and did not get our waitress/check until 6:45. 45 minutes is ridiculous and shows poor customer service, and our drinks sat empty for an hour so we didn’t even get to enjoy the full bar selections. By the time we got to our show we were 15 minutes late!!! So disappointing because I have been wanting to see this production for years!! We were rushed and could not have a full experience of what the show had to offer. My Christmas gift given to me did not go at all planned like my boyfriend would have liked. Even made tension between us as we sat in traffic because we wanted to be in road by 6:30 the latest not 7:00!! Would not recommend here if you have to be somewhere. Would recommend it for atmosphere, great food, beer, entertainment!
We are very upset about this reservation! We booked last minute for a nice Christmas dinner—only to arrive at the restaurant, and it be closed! We were waiting outside in the freezing temperatures with three babies... Only to have to get back in the car and not have dinner.
Our group visited at 8:30 on a Sunday night. There was live music and while this might be fun on a Friday or Saturday night it was too loud for conversation. The open room made it hard to find a quieter spot. Our waitress was excellent, however, and accommodated our request to move so it was a little easier to talk. The food was okay; I had the roasted chicken which was tasty but it was not hot when it arrived. The beef dishes looked very good and our party also had some of the vegetarian dishes, so it was a good thing they had those options. I'm no expert on German food but it appeared to be pretty authentic, so I would recommend it if you're into that sort of thing.
Oktoberfest seating style was a surprise but it really works. The service was terrific, attentive without being annoying and yet we never had to look for our server. Ernest did a great job. OMG, so much food for the money! You won’t go away hungry. The band added to the fun and they played all kinds of music, not just oompah. Really enjoyed it and will definitely recommend and be back.
We had such an enjoyable meal at Hofbrauhaus! The Dunkel and Hefeweizen were excellent. We started with a pretzel with three dips and a terrific potato soup. Our entrees were Veinerschnitzel, Sauerbraten, and Rahmschnitzle. Each was better than the other! There was also a German band as well as a group of French horns that played carols. We will definitely be back!!
We visited Hoffbrauhaus Chicago again just before Christmas with some friends - the last time was ~ 6 months ago & it was the first time for the rest of the group. The food and the service were superb as usual, and the show put on by the band and the waitresses was hilarious. Other than sitting a little too close to the band which made the noise level a challenge for group conversation, it was a 10! Our compliments to Chef Gil for maintaining an authentic and high quality establishment, and his complimentary dessert tray was very much appreciated.
This place is always hit or miss. Arrived for an 8 pm reservation and wasn't seated until after 8:30 pm, while they proceeded to seat other groups the same size before us. After getting to our table, we were then told the "kitchen was shut down for 20 minutes" and they were not taking orders. This is a restaurant. So think about that. Two members of my party had to leave before their food arrived due to time restraints and *nothing* coming out until almost 9 pm, including basic drinks and appetizers. This was hands down the worst service I've experienced at a restaurant.
Now, while the service was a failure, the atmosphere is enjoyable and the food is good. I don't blame the wait staff in this case - this was a management failure. Unfortunately, this will be the last time myself, or anyone in my party, ever visits this location again.
We were joining a reservation that had already been sat, but the host couldn't tell me where they were. We had to walk around to find them - I thought this was very strange.
Very noisy and hard to hold a conversation.
Food pretty good.
We had to ask several people for silverware and finally ended up just taking silverware from another table. Long waits between courses and for drinks.
The food, beer, crowd an Band was great. The only thing I did not like is that we were seated all way on the left when you come in and not visible to the band or any action in the stage. We have to stand up and walk close to where the Band is and enjoy the music. I hope to get a center aisle table next time to see the Band.
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