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Pivovar, Waco, TX

Pivovar

4.5
4.5
303 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brewery
Pivovar features a brewery, restaurant, beer garden, bakery, hotel and beer spa. The main floor showcases a traditional Czech brewery specialized for bottom fermented Czech Pilsner lagers. Pivovar is cutting-edge facility implemented in the historical building “New Katy hotel” located in Downtown Waco, immediately next door to the famous Magnolia Silos. Our fusion of Czech and American food makes Pivovar a new cultural pillar to Waco that you are sure to enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Czech, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (254) 224-6552

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Waco

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Lively

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  1. GD

    GracieD

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    My hostess begrudgingly gave us a booth instead of a large middle table and gave us dirty looks our entire meal. The menu was good, the drink were to. My desert was tasty and there was no music do the vibe was off.
  2. b

    bditty

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The pricing on the menu here on OpenTable is not correct. The pricing is double + what you see here on Open Table. There were ≈7 pages of food menu but several of the pages weren't available to order. I had to change my option a couple of times because of what was actually available. The food was alright but not worth the price. The waiter was friendly but couldn't bridge the gap of the rest of the experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had phenomenal schnitzel and my fiancé had a great charcuterie board. The staff was super helpful! They helped us get some pastries after hours and the atmosphere was incredible! I loved it and think it’s an amazing addition to Waco’s food scene. 10/10
  4. AE

    AbbyE

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything we ordered was great! Our group had schnitzel, salmon, seafood risotto, and the fish and chips. We especially liked the onion rings as an appetizer.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colton was amazing!!!
  6. GQ

    GardenQuilter62

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to celebrate Life great moments! We had a Lovely time together at Pivovar!
  7. PE

    PeterE

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, fun ambiance, and food. Steak perfect, Schnitzel outstanding as were the mousse and bread pudding. Great live music to boot
  8. CE

    CarolE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool vibe in this new dining venue in the coolest part of downtown. great addition to the number of dining choices, long overdue for residents and visitors.
  9. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took three exchange students from the Czech Republic to the Pivovar. They were extremely impressed by the restaurant and commented it reminded them of an upscale establishment in Prague or Brno. The table visit by the manager was greatly appreciated,
  10. AC

    AnthonyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this restaurant by chance. Looking for a place to go for a special event, beautiful and the food was so delicious having the goulash ending with the cheesecake vanilla bean ice cream, and the beer and wine flights are highly recommended to experience the brewery side of the house. Will be going back to enjoy again.
  11. SP

    StacyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I cannot wait to go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. Our server, Bryan, was very helpful and attentive.
  13. LL

    LelaL

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The beef goulash consisted of two ribs. Both were small and honestly one was almost totally just fat. The fries were coated and not just potatoes. The fish was fine and so was the mashed potatoes and the cabbage. The last time I got the beef goulash it was much better and the fries were good. Things have seemed to change. Not for the better.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rated noise level as moderate but there was an awesome band/singer! Everything was wonderful and our party was not disappointed.
  15. BC

    BridgetteC

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food right there at bottom level of the hotel but with separate outdoor entrance. Free 2 beers and breakfast with our room which were both superb. For dinner the Seafood Risotto and Pork Shank were superb! The ultra light beers were very good and not as light as one would expect for "ultra light". The only complaint was they must have been short staffed as our waitress which was working very hard only came to bring us drinks and take our order and then only other time she stopped by was to bring the check when we were done. We never got a chance to get waters or order a second round of drinks. Kids menu does not include the grilled cheese like the website suggests.
  16. JR

    JackR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal very much. Hostess was snooty and difficult when we didn't like the table because the afternoon sun was shining straight in our eyes. Our waiter, Kyler, was very good and attentive. Food was excellent but small portions, everything was alacart and pricey. Thus the lower value rating. My filet mignon was excellent as were the brusell sprouts ( which I don't normally like, or eat ). The beer was very good. The place is quite nice and relatively quiet. Overall it was a good dining experience and we will probably go back. Waco is an hour+ drive for us.
  17. K

    Kristi

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch with out of town family here on Christmas Eve. Great, attentive service. Gods was even better than visits here previously. A fun place to go with friends and family!!
  18. KR

    KandRP

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, new improved menu, and a very nice experience
  19. KR

    KateR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I ordered blackened catfish and had to cut it with a knife. Both dinners were warm, not hot.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived just before lunch, huge portions
  21. j

    jvaltierra

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding - we both had the schnitzel and it was delicious.
  22. C

    Chelsea

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    $50 meal/person and all the gals in our group decided we would've rather had Chili's. The cocktails are $12-$15 and not good. We're normally a 2-3 cocktail/each kind of group and none of us had more than one, two girls found theirs undrinkable. The meals are not worth the money and generally lacking in flavor. We ordered the $25 charcuterie board as a starter and the "gluten free" version subs 2 handfuls of green grapes for any sort of bread or cracker and the cheese & meat selection looked very much like the Hillshire farms lunchable from Target. The building is nice though and our server was really great.
  23. DP

    DeniseP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was great, the server seemed bothered by serving us. She was not friendly or welcoming.
  24. b

    beefinch

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening to eat outside - service, drinks, and food were excellent! Great atmosphere too!
  25. KD

    KateD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reservation at 4:30. Made the mistake of taking our teenagers. Apparently they stop making burgers and sandwiches at 4, with no ability to make them at 4:30. Didn’t have any Chardonnay in the restaurant. Service was absolutely dismal. Ordered the charcuterie board and some soft drinks. $47 later, we left without ordering dinner. The menu posted here is completely incorrect. Not accommodating and lacking customer service is an understatement. Sad. It’s a beautiful spot and when it first opened, it was much better.
  26. CR

    CRT72

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - superior service. We'l be back - need to try the beer flights next visit when we have more time.
  27. d

    dwmjrwaco

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The Reuben sandwich I had was not very good. The meat was cooked dry and it was sliced too thick
  28. NB

    NamB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, beers. The goulash tastes so good!
  29. SL

    SaturdayLunch

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Everything was very dry. The onion rings for four people served with one tiny ketchup. The veal schnitzel was dry, the requested Pivovar sauce didn’t help. The Rueben was dry (non existent sour kraut). The bread pudding was dry and the side of ice cream “helped” but didn’t resolve the problem.
  30. MD

    MichaelD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! We have never had a bad meal, and we have tried a lot of entrees on multiple visits. We take family and friends when they are in town because it never disappoints. The schnitzel is out of this world, as well as the mushroom sauce. All the fish options are wonderful, and the risotto is delicious.
  31. KD

    KateD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was ok. Food was lukewarm, coffee was cold, limited and self serve. Quite pricey for what was served.
  32. RM

    ReneeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner was Amazing! Love the snitched dinner and pork shank was so yummy!
  33. H

    Heather

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. Little on the expensive side but I felt it was worth the price.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was overpriced
  35. CW

    CraigW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great authentic czech restaurant and bakery, but the Czech beer is absolutely the best I’ve had since, well, traveling in the Czech Republic. I highly recommend
  36. W

    Wolfie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice place. Great food and drinks. Looking for to dining there again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with drinks. Server was pleasant. Food was very good.
  38. AB

    AngieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food, beer and ambience was great ! Nice ambience, love music.
  39. JC

    JCJackson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My first visit, this place was classy af. I thought "this is the celebration dinner from now on." Since they have dressed it down a bit to make it more approachable. Still classy af, but now with t-shirts for sale on the walls. The staff is always friendly. The food is always top notch. It's expensive, but for a special occasion, totally worth it.
  40. H

    Hello

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Brussels would have been amazing, but are actually sweet. Salmon, ok…wasn’t fresh. Mac and cheese I liked, but daughter did not. Fun wine flight and beer flight options. Service was great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pivovar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 224-6552.

Pivovar is rated 4.5 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Pivovar

320 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76701

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waco

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Czech, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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