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“Germain Experience, Pittsburgh Style” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (Southside Flats)
412 224-2328
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Ranked #51 of 1,899 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Southside Flats
Land O Lakes, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Germain Experience, Pittsburgh Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This wonderful spot should not be missed when visiting the south side of Pittsburgh. As we entered the restaurant we immediately noticed the enormous beers being joyfully tipped by those already inside. But more on that in just a bit. The Hofbrauhaus is located right on the river and must be wonderful during the warmer months. With many, many bench style tables lining the lower patio. Our visit is taking place in November and indoors is just right. There is a large seperate dinning room on one side, a heated/covered patio area on the other and in the middle a gigantic bar/pub area. This pub area offers live entertainment and plenty of buzzzz. It should be noted that on the night of our visit this portion was definately a young adult happening. Out table on the covered patio was comfortable. We were waited on a knowledgable young lady who was very familiar with both the menu and beer brewed on site. We started with very tasty app, 3 potato pancakes served with applesause and sour cream. We commented to one another they were stellar in flavor and texture! We ordered two entres, the Sauerbraten dish and Schweinbraten. These were beef and pork roast selections, both served with sauerkraut and potatoes. The compliment to these wonderful entres were lagers, one light the other premium. There was also a dunkle, a weis and a seasonal Octoberfest on draught that night. Beers are served in 16oz glasses or the 1.0L giant mug.

We will most definately be back to try even more for the food menu and several more beers yet untried on our initial visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great authentic food and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We go there every year in October. The food, atmosphere and beer are great. It comes close to the original HB Haus in Munich.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Valley City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Authentic German Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This place was awesome. Cool atmosphere and delicious food. It's a good place to sit for hours drinking and chatting. I will definitely come back if I'm ever in Pittsburgh again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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College Park, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A must visit bar in Pittsburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It's an awesome place! really enjoyed with friends!! standing on the table and dancing!!
live music played by people!! really good environment

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beertastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Beer was perfect, food was delish!! Servers were so friendly, and the cherry on top it's located in one of the greatest city's on the east coast. I will definitely go back considering we stopped here twice while in Pittsburgh for just over 24 hours.

Visited October 2013
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