About Hofbrauhaus - Chicago

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.

5500 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German

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

Cross Street:
River Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 671-2739

Website:
http://www.hofbrauhauschicago.com/

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.

Catering:
We have an extensive catering menu

Parking Details:
Ample parking space is available within 2 minutes walking distance in the adjacent parking garage. Valet is right next door.

Executive Chef:
Klaus Lotter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hofbrauhaus - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed food & service & yes- did stand on my chair as 'band' dictated. Ziggy zagy - hoi, hoi, hoi. Loud but fun

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food and great entertainment. Worth the drive and if you have to park in garage make sure to ask them to validate ticket.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Was my first time at hofbrauhaus, i really enjoyed it

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food, beer & entertainment is great. The appetizer pretzel and potato pancakes are definitely delicious and a must!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good overall, but our server disappeared for over 10 minutes. Wanted to order another round of beers, but never got a chance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great! What fun time. Food was very flavorful and delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were joining a reservation that had already been sat, but the host couldn't tell me where they were. We had to walk around to find them - I thought this was very strange.
Very noisy and hard to hold a conversation.
Food pretty good.
We had to ask several people for silverware and finally ended up just taking silverware from another table. Long waits between courses and for drinks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delightful, delicious dinner for 6. Entertainment provided by the restaurant with a very German atmosphere and ambiance. Totally enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food, beer, crowd an Band was great. The only thing I did not like is that we were seated all way on the left when you come in and not visible to the band or any action in the stage. We have to stand up and walk close to where the Band is and enjoy the music. I hope to get a center aisle table next time to see the Band.

Tags: Live Music, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wish I got more food for the money, but it is a really happy place and it is definitely a place I would return to. Loved the beer, the music, and the people.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

a great time to visit during Oktoberfest. The beer is exceptional, the band was great and the atmosphere was a party. Great time!

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love this place. It never disappoints and is always a good time. Great beer and German food with live music and audience participation.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We usually have a gear time here, however we were seated next to a party of 5 at a community table and they were extremely obnoxious, obviously drunk and quite unconcerned with their behavior in a shared space.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Was nice evening food was ok and the was fine everything went as planned

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We've been here several times, always loved it, but this time we were disappointed about the live entertainment. Talented for sure, but in the past there was mainly fun German folk and Oktoberfest music with some American classics mixed in, and this time there was hardly any German, just American music. Took away from the whole German Oktoberfest feel. Service, beer and food were fine, but our group came for the festivities mainly and that part has changed a bit for the worse.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Jim Olson the “general manager” told us we had to leave because they needed our table. This man should not be a manager of any restaurant . No one was waiting for our table. There were over 80 seats available and no one waiting for a table. I have never been so embarrassed . He made a scene and said we should leave.
We were a party of 6 , all had appetizer , drinks, meals and deserts. The food was good . Service was good. My children, husband and myself are still in shock of how we were treated. But never, in my life have I been treated so rudely by an employee .
Shame on you Jim Olson , you are not a manager you are a bully!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great! The food is so delicious! We all had 🍺! Each one of us had a different meal! All five of us really enjoyed the food an music an dancing! Thank You!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fun place, great food but it was noisy - with entertainment you should know it won't be a quiet place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Met up with friends during Octoberfest and loved it. Theband was great, not too loud. Our waitress, Amanda was very nice and there when we needed her. The fiod was good. I had the Rahmschnitzel and liked it. My friends had the Wienerschnitzel which was in the dry side and underseasoned. Being German, I am very picky about my food. The beer was good. All in all I found it pricey and would not go there often, but for certain occasions it is great.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Oktoberfest met friends. So noisy we couldn’t hear friends sitting across the table but we should have expected that. Food a little pricey. No bread served with meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fun place to celebrate OctoberFest.
Food is good and even better beer.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Average food. The effort to park and get to the restaurant wasn't worth the trip.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fantastic I’m to German fare for Oktoberfest !! Service is fantastic and the band Is traditional to Germany

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Celebrated our father's 80th birthday. We had a great time! The entertainment (band & magician) were both fantastic! The food and beer tasted good, but we thought they were a bit overpriced. My brother just got back from the Hofbrauhaus and Oktoberfest in Munich, and he said they didn't even charge as much during this huge tourist time as the Hofbrauhaus Chicago charges. You were a few dollars more expensive on everything. Other than that, we did have a wonderful time. Thank you!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food, good band. Lively experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Festive lively atmosphere, extremely loud music, ok service & food average, Pricey!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was fun for one time experience. It was a bit too loud, but fun environment.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fun time! Great food and great music!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Oktoberfest!!!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were there for Octoberfest so the atmosphere was lively but we were seated by the band so we really couldn't talk much. Food was ok - fun band, great for kids. Just know going in it's not a relaxed atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Bavarian pretzel was ok. Weiner schnitzel was good. Veggie schnitzel was a surprising option and very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

It was extremely loud. I could hear nothing that the server was saying. The most uncomfortable part of the evening, however, was when the band played the Star Spangled Banner for some unknown reason. I has assumed it had been requested, but from reading another review it is apparent that this happens regularly. As the vast majority of the patrons stood and sang the national anthem, you felt pressured to do the same. One of the gentlemen at the next table asked if my niece and I remained seated because we were protesting. I replied that, no, we were just there to eat dinner. We meant no disrespect to anyone or the flag. It was extremely uncomfortable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

If you like good, heavy, German comfort food-and beer-the Hofbrauhaus is the place to be!
We went to the one located in Rosemont where there are restaurants and bars surrounding a nice outdoor area.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything was delicious!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food, beer and service. Very loud though because of the live music. Overall a fun and lively place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Love the pitcher beers, almost time to try the Octoberfest next time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Good food, great beer, usually good service, and it's a bit entertaining at times. Parking at Rosemont still is confusing....they need to make this easier for customers (i.e. directions - and getting free parking isn't automatic).

The night I was there the volume on the band was too loud for conversation at the table....and the entertainment was a bit bizarre.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The noise was nearly deafening; the server couldn't hear our order ("please point to your choice on the menu"), our group shouted most of our conversation, and my ears rang until noon the following day. My dinner was supposed to include a salad, but it was never served, and the server did not provide an explanation. My dish was lukewarm when it was served, the melted cheese congealed into a tough, rubbery blob. We all suffered from gassy bloating after the meal. Watching people being hit with a paddle was unappetizing, not amusing. And then, out of the blue, the musicians began playing the national anthem, and we were compelled to rise from our dinner to sing—as I observed that the flag hung on the wall had large poles resting against it, a violation of the uniform flag code ("the flag should always be permitted to fall freely"). There are several places in the Chicago area to get an immersive German experience while enjoying authentic and delicious food, so in the future I will patronize other restaurants instead of Hofbrauhaus.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Had a great time celebrating a birthday German style!

Tags: People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Really great place! Great beer. Great pretzels!!

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