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“Fairly authentic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old German Beer Hall

Old German Beer Hall
1009 North Old World 3rd ST, Milwaukee, WI 53203
414-226-2728
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Ranked #57 of 1,389 restaurants in Milwaukee
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Dearborn, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fairly authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Having been to many German beer halls and the one on which this was based, it is worth stopping in; even if for just a round. I wouldn't say it is a place to spend a whole evening, but it was fun. We did eat dinner there and, although the menu descriptions were authentic, the food was just ok. It wasn't bad. Just not outstanding. We would go back, for sure-just not for dinner.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Real Deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

You like Bavarian food and beer? Go to OGBH, best place to get it. That's from two Germans, we just visited Milwaukee on a roadtrip and had to stop by for authentic food and drinks. As said in the title: this is the real deal. Beer is great, original Hofbräu. Food is as close to authentic as it can get, special highlight was the Pretzl with cheese and the Leberkäs. Perfect service, great location, reasonable prices, good selection on the menu. Overall: top spot for the original Bavarian / German stuff. An additional extra plus point for being the FC Bayern Munich fan bar. OGBH felt like home, thanks a lot for a great evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lombard, IL
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Real Beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Want to taste some real beer? Then stop in here for a few as well as friendly service. try the big pretzel.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Always fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The name says it all - it's a German Beer Hall. Awesome HofBrau beer, delicious German food and great music, every day. They have amazing discounts on liters of beer on Thursdays. The same folks also run an authentic German bier garten at Estabrook Park on the north side of Milwaukee that is also a "must visit."

Visited June 2013
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Niles, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tables like Germany”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It was fun to have a .5 ltr of beer, with a pretzel, while sitting outside on picnic tables like they have in Germany.

Visited June 2013
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