Brauhaus Schmitz

4.6
792 Reviews
$31 to $50
German

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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.
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 34 of his 34 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 792 people are saying
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Bosser15
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great little German spot on South Street. Unfortunately, due to COVID a lot of the visitors are required to be outdoors and essentially on the street (roped off of course). This puts you very close to the cars and motorcycles passing by, and its South Street so...you know what that means. This is not the fault of the restaurant, it's just the times we're living in. Overall, this is a nice spot to eat dinner and have a few beers. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing...loved the schweinshaxe meal!!!...beer is phenomenal...the service was great...the only drawback was the south street pedestrians who weren’t wearing masks.

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vipDoctor
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The one drawback to the outdoor sidewalk seating is all of the background noise from vehicle traffic on South Street and the pedestrians walking by.

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vipCharlesG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They're back in swing. Had the full wurst plate. The new chef Vanlentin Bay has exerted influence in the kitchen and come up with really great stuff. As always the tap list was marvelous.
We were there on a friday, the service was a touch slow, but what do you expect.
Eating on the sidewalk on South Street was a change of pace. Nice to watch the motorcycle/ATV parade of young men who really need girlfriends. But if you don't want hubbub and fizz, what are you doing in the city?

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vipKittyLaBelle
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

It was a 40th birthday and that was not even once acknowledged. Made reservations for the roof 2 weeks prior - but not acknowledged! Service was extremely slow, food was ok, and then 10min before the 2h are up we get a “you gotta go in 10min!” - mind you it took 30min to put our order in and at least another 30-40 to get the food. We did not have a chance to get desert or anything. So if service is so slow - maybe extend the seating time to 2.5-3h! And then 18% gratuity automatically included in the check - so we couldnt even tip according to service level - probably the reason why the service was so bad 🤷🏻‍♀️

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PatrickC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't beat the beer selection and the food is mostly excellent.

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Lifterbear
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Despite the noise with everyone cruising on the street, it was a great time. The service was outstanding (which I don't say very often), the food was very good, and they had a wonderful selection of beers on tap and bottle. I will definitely be back!

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vipMichaelD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always delicious and the rain stopped long enough for dinner. We were on the rooftop and had a great view. A little more light to eat by would have been nice but we love this place and are never disappointed.

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LucianaL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beers, amazing food and beautiful spot. We sat on the roof deck, and there was an amazing view of the city. The service was exceptional, considering all the steps. Highly recommend the wurst platter.

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laquenosabe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop section is great! There's a great breeze. It's also quieter than the main floor outside dining. I highly recommend for I friends or a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and beer great as always! Service was great too. Only issue (not the restaurant’s fault) is that outdoor dining is right next to south street and at night (we went on a Friday) the noise from motorcycles and people blasting music is overwhelming. It’s not something anyone can control unfortunately.

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Delicious
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent job of doing outside dining.
Get out of the house and have some great German Food and Beer.
Also they have a full bar!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop bar had an out of this world view the beer and food was great and the service was exceptional. Can’t wait to come back!

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Jennifer
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brauhaus is doing a fantastic job with the outdoor, contactless dinning. We've been twice and both have exceeded our expectations!

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Rooftop Bar! Excellent views and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing job keeping everyone safe and providing a pleasurable experience.

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kimibmoore
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Brauhaus didn’t disappoint. We tried some new menu items, I cludjj in by the vegetarian spaetzle, and we LOVED the rooftop experience! So happy to be back after covid!

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vipScarlett
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and followed all COVID-19 regulations. Tables were far apart. Great beer and food came out quickly. The cars on south street are a bit noisy, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault and it was not disruptive.

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Ryan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food for a reasonable price...

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Sarona
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, authentic German food with fantastic beer selection. Everyone is cool, vibe is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We have been to Brauhas many times over the years. German beer selection best in the city. Service always very good. Since the departure of the previous chef the menu has lacked substantial. The schnitzel i had this evening was burnt and was placed on top of my salad which ruined it, this shouldn't happen. Then other entree when and was the lamb sandwich even on fresh bread very nice. The pretzel, out of a box, sad. I hope menu and quality of food gets close to what it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun ! Got to sit on the roof

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vipLyss
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the flounder was the beat flounder I ever had. Service was quick and cheerful!

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KathyP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding especially considering the difficult covid requirements.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the roofdeck addition! Food at Brauhaus has never been cheap but it’s more of a beer spot ... The food has gotten so much better since it first opened!

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Alac
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place!!!
We always have a great time there the place is just great and the beer it’s perfect.

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vipStephanieS
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night to eat outdoors. The staff was super friendly and the food and beers were delicious.

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Delicious
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st night of outdoor seating went exceptionally well. The staff was prepared and did an outstanding job.

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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food and awesome ambience!

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vipJohnA
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I’ll send an email explains my response

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KCruz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for big birthday celebrations and asked well in advance for a table that’s away from the bar possibly upstairs. Part of our party arrived early and were placed right next to the bar. It was too late to change and I was not happen that our request was ignored. Service was decent. Food not so much. Cucumber salad was oozing with wat too much dressing. It looked like a soup. The potato leek soup was coagulated over cooked and was more of a bad dip than soup. Zigeuner chicken sauce was nothing authentic. On the positive side.... mushroom cream sauce was great, spatzl good but did not get many and beer was outstanding. Won’t be going back though😢

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Brauhaus Schmitz on Saturday for my dads birthday. We were a large party and everyone enjoyed their meals. All the food was fresh and flavorful! Service was excellent. Very helpful and allowed us to sample different beers before committing to a liter. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was not a great experience overall. Food wasn’t hot and the servers constantly kept reaching over me to remove items from my table. The food tasted good but the food was clearly made earlier in the day and not re-heated. My sisters dish was obviously just sitting under the salamander to warm hers up. I won’t be back for the food

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CandRY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A bit dissappointed in the food -- far from homestyle German cooking -- guess I've been spoiled.

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AmyK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic! Our server was great; he had plenty of beer recommendations ready for us! It was VERY noisy, thanks to the live accordionist and drummer, but the tradeoff was that we got to listen to some lovely polka renditions of popular songs (Country Roads, Sweet Caroline, and Achy Breachy heart, to name a few) as well as traditional German tunes.

This was a great first time experience and I will definitely be back.

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BrianJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and German bier selection! Our server, Mark, was professional and very knowledgeable about the menu! Can’t wait to return!

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Carlo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

PRO: This is a great place to go for the energy, fun and excellent beer.
CON: The food is just average when you factor in the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

The food was not as good as usual and it was a little disappointing as this is the place we always go for birthday dinners with the family.

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DoreenS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun casual evening, with good food, good service and good friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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FAQs

Brauhaus Schmitz offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 909-8814.

Brauhaus Schmitz is rated 4.6 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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