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Hofbrauhaus - Chicago

4.4
902 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
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  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Great Beer
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
German
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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
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Phone number
(847) 671-2739
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Klaus Lotter
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Catering
We have an extensive catering menu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
River Road
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Parking details
Ample parking space is available within 2 minutes walking distance in the adjacent parking garage. Valet is right next door.
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Entertainment
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 902 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Fun time.. what a real German beer house is!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

One of the best German restaurants around. The food is fantastic and the live music keeps you dancing

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and fun for the whole family.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place to go with family. Lively fun and good food and beer!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This place was so much fun. Went with my husband and kids for his birthday. The kids loved it due to them being able to stand on the benches to dance and sing. They also have a kid’s menu. Great night out with the family and reminded us of our Germany trip from a couple years back.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food and the atmosphere is always fun! We can always count on some good authentic German treats and the beer is great too.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good food, even better beer. Maibock and dunkel are my go to drinks. The place is loud but the atmosphere makes up for it. Be prepared for communal seating.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overpriced sub-par food. We made the reservations for 6 people on OpenTable for the afternoon of Easter not realizing the only food option was a $30 per person brunch buffet. Our bad. The parking lot next to restaurant was valet only and closed off because it was full. We had elderly folks with us and couldn't drop them off anywhere near the entrance since the road in front was also closed to traffic. So we had to drop them off behind the building and they had to walk around. When we checked in that's when we learned it was a buffet and we couldn't order off the menu. We are not big buffet people. However since it was already late in the afternoon we begrudgingly decided to dine there. None of us enjoyed the flavors of the food. It was a very frustrating experience to say the least. We won't be returning. We had been there once before and thought it was just ok, but someone in our group had not been there and wanted to try it. Save your time and money.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was good and service was great! Appetizers were slightly overpriced, but it was still delicious.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I am from Europe, that is way I wanted to eat to a German restaurant, expecting good food. Everything on my plate was could, and the meat was not prepared there. You could buy it already cooked from any European store. And on top of that, we had to pay for valet parking. There is no enough parking spots.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was great except where we were seated. Even with reservation, and was only 1/3 full, was seated in back and behind panels so we could not see stage. Was told not all wait staff was there to be seated in main eating area.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The vibe is great! The food is a little pricey but it is perfect if you just want to drink beer and have a good time. It can be a little loud but the music makes you feel like you are in the heart of Germany during Octoberfest.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

An awesome visit for my parents. It was great German experience without going to Germany.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great music! We danced and enjoyed the Sunday afternoon band. Drinks were great. We had fun while awaiting our food. Will be back with our friends!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Awesome restaurant and festive atmosphere-must try!

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

There is really nothing to recommend about your restaurant. The food is mediocre to poor & not cheap. The music is lame. I guess if I wanted to get drunk, it might work, but there are better places to drink. Sorry to be so negative, but your concept doesn't work.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was amazing. It was the first time experience with German food and all hands down it was amazing. The live entertainment the whole atmosphere the dress code it was just great

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I met a colleague for lunch because it's near the airport. It was a fun atmosphere and something different than the usual business lunch. We shared the giant pretzel, which was great and our server let us taste the seasonal beer before selecting one to have with lunch. I could see that the place could get noisy when busy, but on a weekday for lunch, it was pretty quiet and was very fun.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great German food n atmosphere! Music is perfect, and beer is outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great place and lots of fun. Noisy for talker by.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and service. Live entertainment so while hard to have conversations with friends, the music was good and restaurant was very entertaining.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Beer was on point. Pretzel appetizer is an absolute must. Atmosphere is lively and so much fun! My only hesitation is we went with our children (aged 6 and 4). While it was fine for a late lunch on a Saturday, it was starting to get super crowded by the time we were getting dessert. When patrons order a certain shot, they get spanked by the waitresses (something I didn’t know ahead of time). This was a bit difficult to explain to my kids and we rushed through dessert and got out quickly. If you have little ones, go earlier. It would’ve been great fun with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Perfect for our teen birthday's. They had a blast and were able to enjoy a fun afternoon.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Average The beer was warm and the food was $$ for the quality. The ambient was ok

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very large. Food service reminds me of Disney world on the scale of people served. Beer was good but Not impressed by ambiance or food.
Probably fun for big night of drinking with big group.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great for groups!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was good, but not real hot. Fast and fun service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were ten minutes late for our reservation, but they were happy to accommodate us

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food and fun atmosphere. We had a reservation and the hostess couldn't find it at first, said there wasn't one then eventually found it. Then the seating hostess told us to follow her, then told us to wait for another seating hostess but ended up seating us herself anyway. I found the hostesses very unorganized

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

So few German restaurants around these days. A fun place to go with great food. However, cost of sides with no substitutions is a costly proposition. And I’m far from cheap!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Suprisingly delicious, large servings. Wonderful beer. Very friendly and attentive service, especially for a such a large place. The oopah band was delightful. The only issue was seating -- even though we had reservations and even though we arrived at a non-peak time (4pm) the less-than-friendly hostess tried to seat us at a table stuck in the back, away from the band. We pushed back and got a great table.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

My 1st time at this restaurant by the Fashion Mall complex in Rosemont by hotels by O'Hare. Have been wanting to go since it opened. It's a large authentic German restaurant and micro brew. Really large. Was impressed that they has live German music on a Tuesday night. There happened to be a large charity fundraiser for Diabetes. When we arrived it was empty, but the time we left it was packed. Great german food and beer. Just like a beer hall in Munich. Highly recommend.

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Very unimpressed. Food was Ok at best. Very expensive for what you got

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food. Energetic setting. Great for large groups.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, the ambiance is great, authentic German dishes

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun but pricey

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the place...always have a great time. Good for a night out. Good food, great srivce and great beer. Good old German fun.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Competent German food in a lively setting. Please stop playing American oldies like Sweet Caroline and just stick with the German music that suits the atmosphere. Waitress was very good and was kind with my paddling for my shot.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Did not live up to he hype and food was cold and bland. Just an ok experience not worth the hour drive.

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2.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The food didn’t taste like authentic jerman meals. The server was not very nice pushing us to pay and leave because he shift was over. I understand the situation but the tone was rude and she was annoyed by our questions about why mushed potatoes were cold. This is a bad American copy of real German restaurant environment

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