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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Hofbrauhaus - Chicago Ratings and Reviews
It was VERY difficult to find and we end ...
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 w ...
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 ...
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 (Saturda ...
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.
I was really disappointed with the servi ...
I was really disappointed with the service. Our food was left sitting for 15 mins with the waitress nowhere to be found. The restaurant has so much potential but the spotty service calls weighs on the value and enjoyment.
Awesome food great beer a little pricey ...
Awesome food great beer a little pricey but live German music makes up for it
Wish thy lowered their beer prices ...... charged 9 dollars for a half liter .... again it was good but still they should come down some
Went here for my b-day on recommendation ...
Went here for my b-day on recommendation from a friend. My mom is from Germany and this was just like being back in Europe. Wait staff was friendly and helpful, music was good, food was excellent. Little pricey but it was well worth for trying out different things they offer. Will definitely go back!
we were looking for someplace pre theate ...
we were looking for someplace pre theater and decided to try the Hofbrauhaus restaurant. We expected smaller tables, but there were many long tables and we were seated with another family. The noise level was extremely high, not good for table talk. The FOOD was delicious and we would like to try other dishes without a time constraint.
Due to Octoberfest we were seated in a t ...
Due to Octoberfest we were seated in a tent that was attached to the east side of the restaurant. The tent heater was either off in our area or not functioning. All customers seated in our area had to wear coats and the Octoberfest entertainment never entered the tent.
Well you can't really compare to the ori ...
Well you can't really compare to the original in Munich, and there are places as good that are closer, and less expensive. But if you are in the area, if you enjoy the food and ambiance that this type of place enjoys, bring a group of friends, let your figurative hair down, throw your diet out the window, and indulge. Prost!
They had quick and prompt service from t ...
They had quick and prompt service from the hostess to bus boy. Our server was always checking in and was very engaging. The live band from Germany was the topping on a otherwise great meal experience. Plus the steins are great
The only thing we were very disappointed ...
The only thing we were very disappointed with was that there were not beer samplers. They had many many beers to choose from but how do you know unless you've taken a taste. How much beer would they be losing if there were samplers? There are in wine bars where the wine is much more expensive. Pretty cheep of ownership if you ask me. Are you supposed to buy a 1/2 liter or liter and find out you don't like it. Appears so.
Other than that everything was good though.
Our food dishes were really good, though ...
Our food dishes were really good, though priced a little high. But the NOISE level was just ridiculous! You had to literally scream at the person next/across from you so that they might hear you!! The atmosphere was fun, and I realize with live entertainment it can be a little loud. However, even my 28yr old daughter left with a headache from the over the top noise level, and she frequents live concerts. I would ask if there's a time when music is NOT playing before I'd return, as we did enjoy the food. No conversation here!!
This was my first experience at this res ...
This was my first experience at this restaurant, and I was meeting up with a long time friend who I have not seen in a year to catch up. I wanted authentic food with good beer. I definitely was pleased with the food and beer served, however.... we were shouting to each other to have a conversation due to the extreme noise with music and constant chanting going on at this place. Also.... it is set up just as it's setup at the Beer Garden in Germany at Epcot... shared seating, live band, etc... the only difference being at Epcot.... the band would play 2 songs every hour on the hour... vs this restaurant playing music every 15 minutes, followed by constant chanting and standing on top of tables and chairs. I would definitely go back to this restaurant... for FUN.... but not to catch up and try and have conversation
The service was a little on the slow sid ...
The service was a little on the slow side, but not surprising since the place was packed! The food was served perfectly, in spite of the huge crowd, and the server was friendly. While I can't claim the meal tasted just like what my grandmother used to make, it was reasonably authentic and 100% delicious. I will definitely visit again in the future!
What a wonder, energetic place. We went ...
What a wonder, energetic place. We went to the Hofbrauhaus when we were in Germany and we loved it there and now we love it here. The people are wonderful; the experience was worth the trip. We would absolutely recommend Hofbrauhaus!
We truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the ...
We truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the music. It was a fun experience. The appetizer we chose was the large pretzel which was wonderful. Our drinks were very good too. If you have a large party, it would be a very fun place to go to enjoy the beer and the music and the fun. Our service was fast, but not too fast. We were not as pleased with our dinners, the pork tenderloin and spaetzel was very bland, and the German potato salad was vinegar-y. We did not have dessert.
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