HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.

Hofbrauhaus - Chicago

873 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups (32)
  • Live Music (30)
  • Great Beer (28)
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(847) 671-2739
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Klaus Lotter
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
We have an extensive catering menu
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
River Road
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Ample parking space is available within 2 minutes walking distance in the adjacent parking garage. Valet is right next door.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 873 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Energetic
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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

vipLucy2mason (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipFunlovingJohn (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipJimmy (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

SusanF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food. Energetic setting. Great for large groups.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, the ambiance is great, authentic German dishes

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun but pricey

Lumberjack (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipMrLuxembourg (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 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

PatrickinParkRidgeIL (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

If you want a very loud, cafeteria style, bavarian food, you will like this place.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Loud, as expected. But unexpectedly the food was just mediocre.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

My family went to the Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont on Sunday, January 7, for dinner. We made reservations ahead of time and didn't need to wait. Our server, Karen, was outstanding! She explained the beers, the specials and the menu. She made suggestions on what we might like to order. We shared a huge pretzel as an appetizer. While we were waiting for our food, we enjoyed hearing the band and watching the kids do the "Chicken Dance"! The food was delicious and the portions were big enough that we each had leftovers to take home. The only drawback, was the fact that we were too full for dessert! So Karen suggested we take our desserts to go! Perfect idea!