Permanently Closed - Hofbrauhaus - Chicago

4.5
1315 Reviews
$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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 Tuesday - Sunday Evenings 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.

Support Permanently Closed - Hofbrauhaus - Chicago during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkristyM
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sorry to say that they closedown the next day! But, I hear that the place will reopen with 4 separate venues under one roof!

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StanL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but to bad place is closing.. Great lost of German food.

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MonicaA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

They’re closing. Limited menu. Whole bunch of sad.

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RonaldM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Limited menu

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HumbertoM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! Good food!! Friendly staff!!!

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MP13
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a cool spot. Drinks were good, drunk guys were getting paddled. Good times!

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ShellieW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food was really bland we were told they were closing at the end of the month and felt like we were getting what was left. The cheese for the pretzel tasted like cheese from a can and not the beer cheese like we had in the past

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Bill
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was good German food, live German music and best of all German beer.

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Bill
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To bad it will be closing January tenth 2021. #$%^&*

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Quino
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Great food, great wait staff, great ambiance. Great music

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vipGregB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time!! We love the goulasch and the live german band.

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Bill
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were the best ! To bad they are closing.1-10-21

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is very Accommodating and willing to please.

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Despite everything going on, u know what? Great time as always thank u

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IngeL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went on a Sunday lunch time with my family. Had a great meal and of course excellent beer. Linda was exceptional with the service. The only thing that was missing was live music. It was advised on their site that music started at noon so I was disappointed that no music was playing but we did get to see the Bears win on the big screens instead!

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vipmike
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Had to send meal back the weinerschnizal was over cooked

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had so much fun! Very socially distanced and safe!

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JuanA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would he here more often if it was closer. Food is always great, but the main attraction is the beer. Love it.

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Milo
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They are doing the best they can in the current situation. Food, beer, and service were great.

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ElaineS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside and had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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Fiskefan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Great beer, food and customer service.

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vipSweetWillie
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I suppose one can't fully blame lack of service on the wait staff as it seemed they were short staff. That said, service was an issue. When the table near you is seated 20 mins after you and yet receives their meal (same item we ordered) 20 mins before you, something is wrong. Pork shank was delicious as was the dunkel beer. Service left a lot to be desired.

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BigMDO
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Sad that covid has killed the music but loved our time there.

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IrisP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE HOFBRAUHAUS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is so much fun, especially for birthdays!

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TomW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

For being in a tent it was not bad. We stayed warm enough. The food was excellent. We do wish the menu was not as limited. We understand though.
The beer was excellent as always.

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Bosco1975
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in a tent because of COVID. Heaters could have been a bit warmer depending on where they sat you. All the service people were troopers. Great service as they were also cold at times but they pushed forward. For that reason alone, I would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, seemed like noodles were stale. Food got cold real fast. Expensive for what we got. Disappointed

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RussC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We go to Hofbrauhaus and endure high prices to get the German beer hall experience and good German dishes. The last couple of visits, the food quality has declined noticably, and Saturday, we heard rock and roll hits from the 70s, but only a few minutes of German music. I can pay less for Hofbrau beer and get better food at restaurants closer to home. They need to turn things around.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Great to hear live music!

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DennyK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, ambience was great, food was great, service was great, beer was great. What else is there?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time listening to live German Music. Authentic German food was delicious. Felt as if I were in Munich again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prost! Oktoberfest fun. Great beer great food and great music!

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WilliamR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Park in the deck and enjoy. Within 5 minutes we were standing on our chairs having a blast! That was before the beer!

If you are naughty you can get spanked!

The band was great and I even danced with my lovely date!

Seriously we were there 2 hours before we realized we had not ordered food!

This is a place to draw it out and have fun!

We were there for 4 hours having fun.

The potato pancakes were great! Make sure to slather on the jelly!

The chicken Weinerschnitzel was awesome and my only complaint is the Schnitzel was cold!

Note to Hofbrauhaus! The quality of the sides matters!

If I was to rate the whole experience on a scale of 100 then it would be 110!

After all my date was a consumate comapanion!

Great job Hofbrauhaus!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great!

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vipVerenaP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Due to COVID we chose to sit in the tent, but the walls were completely down and there was no airflow. You cannot hear the music and you do not feel like you are part of the Hofbrauhaus. Also even though I have had good food there in the past, this was not the case this time. The Wiener Schnitzel was dry and hard, the pork shank did not have the right crust color. It looked old. The sausage tower appetizer was good.

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GabrielS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice music, good service, ok food , excellent ambiance

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Londonsgirl
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time. The food was delicious. Would recommend the sampler plate on the appetizer section. The Hefe Weizen beer was great! Enjoyed the music while we ate.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very loud but it was a Saturday night, so I guess I should know better. But the ambiance was boring and a very corporate interpretation of German food. The meals were kind of tough, reminiscent of shoe leather. Do better you guys

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Kelande
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends and family for a birthday. Service was awesome, food and drinks great like always.

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StraussHaus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Der Kellner Ernest ist super und nett. Der Zicke Zacke Band wast wunderbar auch

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Permanently Closed - Hofbrauhaus - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 1315 OpenTable diners.

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