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.
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: 847-671-2739x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hofbrauhaus - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
I to try out German food time. I had t ...
I to try out German food time. I had the Jagerschnitzel, pork chops with mushroom gravy and with bacon.They call it Hunter style .It came with sides.For dessert, I had a puff pastry with gelato filling.The food was so delicious and hearty.They make own beer there.I went on a Sunday and a live band of 2 men , were playing German music. The tables are set up as large benches, hall style.There is even a cute little souvenir shop at the entrance, where can take a post card of yourself and post it to Facebook. It is for families. will definitely return the Hobrauhaus.
The food portions were nice but the flav ...
The food portions were nice but the flavor of authentic German food was lost. The potatoes were bland as was the red cabbage and sausages. The server was good but the food came out literally 1 minute after the appetizer (goulash soup) came out
We love going to Hofbrauhaus. Each time ...
We love going to Hofbrauhaus. Each time we go, we have a great time! This time we celebrated my daughter's 30th birthday party. I told our waitress that we were celebrating my daughter's 30th and asked that the band does something special. Not only did they announce her birthday and sang Happy Birthday, but they came over and played a couple of songs using bells. It was beautiful and a happy occasion. The sausage towers were delicious as usual. Will definitely go again! This was the first time that we heard this band from Germany. Very welcoming!
Not a good experience. Appetizers came ...
Not a good experience. Appetizers came out after the meal. The only response from the server was "the kitchen is busy". No attempt to correct the issue was made. When we didn't eat the appetizer because our meal was hot and ready there was no attempt made to take it off our bill. One of my party wanted to substitute french fries for potato salad and the other wanted to change potato salad for french fries. The house rule apparently was a strict no substitutions. They were going to charge us $10+ to switch the sides from one plate to another. Instead we did it our self. Ridiculous. Also, I wouldn't suggest this restaurant for business meals when there's a concert on. Very difficult to hear over the music.
Came here for our anniversary - had a gi ...
Came here for our anniversary - had a gift card. Had a very nice time. Live music, good beer, good food. Had the pretzel for an app - the mustards were so good! Also had the fish and schnitzel - also very good. Will go back.
The food was excellent. They have live music. So much fun to listening live music. We were lucky to have our dinner outside. The weather was perfect for us to enjoy our food outside. Also they have a good choices of beer. This place is worth of try.
First time dining at Hofbrauhaus - Chicago
I had expectations before going to Hofbrauhaus - Chicago for dinner this past week...all of them were met splendidly! The wait staff, music and atmosphere were fantastic. The food was authentic and scrumptious...was lucky to bring some home to savor and enjoy.
I can’t wait to bring my family and friends to Hofbrauhaus for a delicious and fun experience!
I have been to the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich, and this is the lighter version.
No servers speak German.....sadly.
But the German band is fluent and play many different songs from Deutschland.
Had fun and brought back many memories
Sitting outside in warm summer nights would be awesome
This place was off the chain good times. I went with my family of 8 for my son and I's birthday. We had an amazing time. Big tasty beers, suasage tower, magician for the kids and live music. My 7 year old son got to blow a giant 14 foot horn! I got to hold it for him. It was great. You won't be disappointed. Ziggy-socki, Ziggy-socki, Oy-oy-oy! !!! Prost!
Good for a party
We went here for a birthday celebration. There were six in our group. We got seated right away with reservations, even though our whole party wasn't there, which I liked.
The beer was good, the food was good, and the service was good. My husband complained that the portion size was a bit too small, but I didn't have any complaints.
The band was fun, and it was a fun atmosphere overall. I liked singing with the band and been encouraged to stand on the benches. I do think it was a bit pricey, but I guess that's common in that area. I'd go there again for a special occasion.
Great German beer hall experience from t ...
Great German beer hall experience from the hall with wooden benches to the staff dressed in classic German outfits to the very good German food & beer. Could not speak highly enough about the experience and they brought me right back to my times in Germany.
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