Hofbrauhaus - Chicago
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Very Lively, energetic great beer during Oktoberfest
Energetic and fun for Oktoberfest. Great service during a hectic time.
My son had wanted to come here for his 50th birthday last November but we kept running into conflicts. We finally made it and it was worth the wait - he (and all of us) enjoyed it so much. We did keep the birthday a secret to avoid the spanking - however we did enjoy watching others get celebrated. The food was great - the beer was also great. We will be back. His birthday is only a couple months away now. We will have the rest of the family and friends join us next time.
Lots of fun and good food! We will go back soon!!
The inside dining room was far too noisy for us to have a conversation. The outdoor dining option was nice. The food took a long time to get out to us and when it did arrive, much of it was cold.
Such a good place with friends ! Amazing authentic music . Very recommended
It was way to loud. The service was terrible and the food was very bland for how much it cost.
This was my second time at Hofbrauhaus and it was entertaining, lively and fun!! The ambiance is energetic and makes you feel as if you are sitting in the middle of Oktoberfest in Germany!!
Service was very good. We didn’t have to wait long for our server and we got our food fast. The food was good but I’ve had better at other German restaurants. The noise level is awful. Definitely can’t hold a conversation. Had to shout to talk. It wasn’t very crowded so it’s definitley because of the high ceilings, bad acoustics.
Food was okay. Kind of an a la carte menu. Wanted to try the hot soft pretzel, but couldn't get anyone to share. Once the music started conversation was impossible, but when I looked at the faces in my group they were all smiling and moving with the music. It's definitely uplifting.
Benches like at the restaurant in Munich, but most of the similarities end soon there. Service was slow and food was cold. The music was so loud you couldn't hold a conversation
Reasonable restaurant. Too much noise with the loud music to talk among ourselves.
Poorly managed and disorganized. Although checked in and seated 15 minutes ahead of reservation, my party was reported as absent. Then received a nasty note from Open Table, asking me to explain why I was a no-show.
What a fun place and food was awesome!! Reminded me so much of the Hofbrauhaus in Munich! Service was also exceptional.
2. Food very good -very unique German cuisine
3. Good beer
4 fun atmosphere (you may have to be seated with others you don’t know)
5. Too loud. Way loud. Screaming at your friends loud.
Was seated by hostess & given menus. Waited 15 minutes and was never acknowledged by waitstaff. No water. No drink orders taken. Not acknowledged at all. Not busy either, so that can not be the excuse. Got up and left. They obviously didn't need or want our business.
We really enjoyed the Hofbrauhaus! Liked the outdoor seating area and you could still hear and enjoy the live entertainment. We had # 325 and #365 on the menu and it was very good! We also had the pretzel for appetizer and the apple strudel and the cheesecake for dessert.
It’s fun! Dishes are good. But there is a not same Munich’s Hofbrauhaus.
Birthday dinner for 4 adults. Too bad only choice of 5 beers. Linda was fantastic! Enjoyed the band a lot.
Parking a royal pain in the butt so we ended up valet parking.
Band played too loud and the food was mediocre at best. Thought I was in a theme park rather than an authentic German restaurant!
Server was awesome. Mixed drinks priced way too high!
It was good night out & a treat to sit outside & listen to the Country Fest going on in the lawn. Beer is great as alway, food was ok
Live band. Fun watching the diners get paddles on their butt. Great food and drinks.
Loved the atmosphere. The food quality was not what I expected having been to original Hofbrau Haus in Munich. The pretzel was terrible. It tasted like it had been microwaved. Pretzels are one of the best things in Munich.
We had dinner on the patio. Service and food was great.
Only suggestion is to turn off the outside speakers when the Park has an outdoor concert going on.
Our service was really bad; it appeared as though our server had inside tables and outside tables and we had a hard time getting her attention. Also, the people bringing out the food were very confused and often coming by our table asking if we ordered stuff.
Celebrating my son’s birthday 3 of his friends. The service was very good but the food was overpriced but good. After we finished our meal we told the waiter that it was my son’s birthday and he suggested a shot that also comes with a girl with a paddle for a spanking. A cute Idea and it went over very well. The bill was $250 which is about what I expected but I was shocked to see a charge of $7 for my son’s shot. You would think that after spending that much money they would buy a birthday shot. Nickel and dime move.
Was a fun time with good food!
This is one of the best German resturants in Chicago with real authentic German food.
A great place to watch the World Cup when Germany is playing. It is also a good time on a Saturday night with friends or family. We have been there multiple times. My only negitive on this visit was the waiter bathed in cologne, instant headache.
We were celebrating my graduation and a late fathers day dinner. Service was phenomenal, the food was amazing and the ambiance was great! We enjoyed the German atmosphere and will be returning. Thank you!
I had a wonderful time at Hofbrauhaus for Father's Day. My only critique was the services, which was quite friendly but a little slow. Granted - it was a long day for everyone. I look forward to returning.
Food was good. Super nosey but a lot of fun
Great atmosphere fantastic service, and let's not forget...authentic German food!
I had a great time here with my family celebrating my birthday. The live band and lively atmosphere made it a great time.
It was for our German Au pairs 21st birthday. The ambience was good and our child played the instruments. We had currywurst which were red sausages covered in almost tomato sauce. No taste of curry.
We stopped for lunch with friends that we were dropping off at the airport. The food was GREAT!!
Great food!!! Energetic entertainment - which makes it noisy so don’t expect to have important conversations. Waitress was attentive. However the young man delivering our food practically threw the plates at us. The juices on my plates sloshed around and spilled on me, the table, and the ground. When I asked him for napkins to clean up he just gestured to the napkins on the table and walked away. I mentioned it to the waitress but didn’t get the impression that the incident would be relayed correctly. This is not my first experience with less than stellar service at this location.
Loud, energetic and fun. Food was very good and so was the beer. The wine list is not good, this is strictly for beer lovers.
We really enjoyed the live music. Service was great