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About Brauhaus Schmitz

Philadelphia magazine has honored Brauhaus Schmitz with three “Best of” titles in their annual “Best of Philly” issues. Open since 2009, the restaurant has revived the city’s love affair with its ethnic heritage and reintroduced a whole generation of Philadelphians to the foods of their forefathers. In addition, Hager is the owner of Wursthaus Schmitz in historic Reading Terminal Market, a sandwich and cured meats shop that specializes in made-to-order dishes and German-style products for sale by the pound.
To complement the much-lauded food at Brauhaus, Hager continues to grow its outstanding beer list. By cultivating close relationship with brewers during his visits to Germany, Hager procures 29 of his 30 taps from there, many of which he pours exclusively among the city, state and even the country. Most of his 100-bottle list is also imported from Germany.

718 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147-2023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Lunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Late night: Monday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:00am
Late night: Sunday: 10:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
7th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(267) 909-8814

Website:
http://www.brauhausschmitz.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Nolen

Private Party Facilities:
Philadelphia's only authentic German Bierhall & Restaurant since 2009. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner party for ten or an extravagant gala for 200, guest will appreciate our professional & personal service. From casual happy hours to formal dinners, we offer a ranges of options & menus.

Private Party Contact:
Vanessa Beahn: (844) 296-8125

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout

Brauhaus Schmitz Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Good for a Date (11)
Fun (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Live Sports (5)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Romantic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent as well as the decor. My husband really enjoyed the beer selection.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Truly the best German restaurant I have eaten in here, in the US. Had an opportunity to tell that to the owner who visited with all the folks at out table as we were preparing to leave. Marco, our server, was efficient, friendly, and very knowledgeable, even if he was originally from Sicily
(Ha! That news afforded us the opportunity to use some of our rusty Italian !)
We will tell anyone we know that is going to Philadelphia they MUST go to Brauhaus Schmitz for German food that is marvelous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined 6 days ago

I have been wanting to go here for over a year. Without a doubt an amazing place for food and drink. The Jaeger schnitzel was amazing, the gravy was amazing as well. I can not wait to go back with some of my other friends to eat here again.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The pork shank is to die for.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Christmas Goose dinner was disappointing, and the wait staff was extremely inattentive.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Six of went for their special Christmas Goose dinner. It was a very nice menu. The service was fine. The beer selection is outstanding. The noise level is very high and makes conversation difficult, particularly for older people. My wife found the goose a bit salty for her taste but I enjoyed the entire meal. The creamy chestnut soup was a standout.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a planned dinner with close friends. We really enjoyed the Goose Dinner, the German carolers added just the right amount of festive atmosphere. We have already decided to make this a tradition and look forward to next year!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We attended the traditional Christmas goose dinner. The meal was delicious, the men's choir a delight and the lighting of the tree charming. A wonderful holiday event thoroughly enjoyed by all of us.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were totally impressed with the authentic cuisine. The sausages and sauerkraut were the best I’ve ever had. Menu options were excellent value superb and taste was exquisite. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We really enjoy this German restaurant. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the food and beer are great.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best German food around & it gives a great ambiance while you dine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very slow service, waiter was clearly overwhelmed and un- engaged with our experience, entrees took over an hour, sub par... over cooked proteins, ... dry spaetzle.... no way there is anyone who knows how to cook schnitzel in that kitchen..... my German inlaws treated us and I was embarrassed.... yes of course excellent beer selection!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is the only place where I can find true authentic German food. The staff is friendly and helpful. A great place to dine!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

wonderful menu of authentic German foods and beers. The mustards, sausages, and appetizers are fantastic. I really enjoy this place.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Eve

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were looking for a traditional german dinner. Unfortunately, the sauerbraten and red cabbage had much to much vinegar really effecting the true taste of the dishes. The service was wonderful and when we discussed the issues with management, they gave us an apple strudel desert on the house. It was truly delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Authentic German beer hall fare on South Street. Great selection of beer and ample specialty menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was very authentic German - so if that's your goal you've hit the jackpot. The ambiance left something to be desired. The dining areas were split and we sat in a large back room - it was nice, decorated in an authentic way, but it felt a little sterile. The food more than made up for it though.. and the beer (bier!) - YUM.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Super great restaurant and great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This place has really gone downhill. We’ve eaten here several times over the past few years. I had friends who love German food come into the city. Because of my previous experience, I didn’t hesitate to choose Brauhaus. However, it was very poor on my most recent visit. The food ranged from poor to ok. The Wiener schnitzel was thick, tough, and oily. The sausages were bland and lacked flavor. Lastly, the women’s restroom was dirty and lacked TP! The place felt neglected, and clearly lacks the authenticity and attention to detail it once had.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great beer selection.
Extremely noisy so if you are looking for an average volume dinner - this is not the place.
Food was good but felt rushed. Was served to us in less than 10 minutes after ordering.
Walls are all brick so keeps sound in.
Would recommend some sound absorbing panels so buffer the noise.
Overall worth visiting

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent German food. Jäger schnitzel was delicious. Generous portion with appropriate sides of spetzel and red cabbage. Service was mixed. Pleasant and knowledgable, but second round of beer was quite delayed. Concerned staff provided the beer conplementary, making up for the delay.
A bit over an hour ride for me, but I will definitely be back!

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful food. Terrible service. I was very excited to celebrate my husband's birthday at a place that serves authentic German food and the food delivered. The service was not good. Our waiter seemed disappointed from the beginning to be serving our family and from there it just continued to get worse. Everything took forever to come out.. our drinks, the bread, our appetizer and our food. Our food order took over an hour and 10 mins to come out. The food however was very good and very authentic.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cute and fun ambience and super german beer list! The food is very good but not as good as my german grandmother's, Omi's, cooking. I'd love to go back and hang out with a good beer at the bar!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food and beer are excellent, traditional German fare. For a brauhaus, however, it was very difficult to actually get a beer. We had to flag down the server to get a second drink, and efforts to get a third were entirely futile.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love the place. It’s our regular night out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was slow, but we were given free bread in compensation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

On Saturday, September, 30, 2017 my husband and I and along with close friends decided to dine at Brauhaus Schmitz for a little Octoberfeast. Someone who have visit Germany, Switzerland and Austria, was very disappointed. My friend who is a beer drinker thought the place was good for beer drinkers. The FOOD was awful. The apps was good, but when it came to dinner, the red cabbage and sauerkraut was COLD, some of types of the sausages was not cooked, the spetzels looked blahhhhhhhhhhhhh, ( or was it spetzels) the schnitzels were so so. The waitress, looked tired and over worked. We were not offer bread, or even water, we had to asked. I was taken back the this type of place was not as impressive as I thought. Would I go back NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. But if you like Beer, then go, and only drink Beer. But then again, this was South Street, Philadelphia, not Germany, Switzerland or Austria.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

What a wonderful experience we had during our time at this Bavarian Gem.
We wanted to get into the whole Octoberfest Celebration.
The Waiter we had named BO was a tremendous asset to the restaurant.
The food was very much like the authentic foods we had while visiting the Munich
Germany Brauhaus . The atmosphere inside the restaurant was lively filled with German
Music, delicious foods, especially liked the homemade pretzels with sweet and tangy mustards,
Would definitely go back to this awesome spot.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

There was only one server, who had six tables seated at a time which wasn’t his fault. But the service was slow needed more staff and the food was very flavorless for the very pricey menu, not worth it. But the beer was great!

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Waitress was very Extremely helpful and polite helping us with our choice of beers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best saurkraut ever!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overall a worthwhile experience. Beer selection was the highlight of the trip and well worth it if you're looking to try something new. The flights were well priced and gave a variety of options. The food selection and quality was OK - I was expecting a little more authentic. In all, the place feels more like Epcot's Germany and less like Germany.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Went for restaurant week. Four courses was a great deal. Everything was delicious and the portions were huge!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was fantastic. Mark, our server, was super helpful and knew so much and the different food choices and what they paired well with beer-wise. Would 10/10 go back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Half of our 6 member party had been here before and were thrilled to be back. The first time visitors were impressed by the ambiance, the quality of the food and the selection of authentic German beer. The food and the service were excellent and we look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Beer was great, food was good, service was slow. Overall if you have time it is worth the experience.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We didn't end up staying as a result of the Restaurant Week only menu. We did not realize they cut down the menu for restaurant week. The menu did not indicate if anything was gluten free, we had to wait for the waitress to return to find out which items were gluten free. The waitress apologized, but we decided to go somewhere else.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great place to meet up with friends for beer, a great meal, and laid back conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food. Good service. I come here often and that would pretty much always be my review.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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