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Hofbrauhaus Chicago

5500 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018-3730
+1 847-671-2739
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5500 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018-3730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a touristy recreation of Oktoberfest with a few flair items. On the outset, the large wooden tables, live band and good beer are a nice touch. But the food is OK and then there is the paddling. I have not been to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank psudino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family took me to The Hofbrauhaus for my birthday and it brought back memories of the year I lived in Munich. Great food. Fun atmosphere with the band interacting with the crowd and definitely for the bier. Nach ein Maß, bitte. Züm gemülichkeit! Danke...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank DrTolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I've been here a couple times and unimpressed. A group of friends wants to go, so begrudgingly I comply. If you have never been, you would probably enjoy it the first time. But having been to the original in Munich, it doesn't come close....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank funguylonggrove
John P, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I can assure our beer is complies with all recipes and brewing guideline established by Hofbrauhaus Munich. We try to re-create the authentic Bavarian cuisine, but obviously we fell short of your standards and for that we apologize.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we moved from NY we have been wanting to find a good biergarten similar to the radgast hall in NY (Brooklyn). This place certainly came close to that. Enjoyed the beer but food wasn't satisfying. I would definitely go there again for the beer...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GoPlaces57311306927
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Good food! Excellent atmosphere! Restaurant brings german atmosphere to the US. I came in on a Tuesday night. Not busy as google highlighted. Definitely I’m coming back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David R
John P, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. We'll see you soon!

Reviewed October 31, 2018

I have traveled a lot and it is hard to find a place with good German food, or German food at all. The food was very good, all imported authentic ingredients. ,They have an onsite brewery with, yes, all imported authentic ingredients.The entertainment was fun...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JeffM2977
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Loud, overpriced, and a place to avoid if you aren’t a fan of German food. Yes, okay, I know we went to a German restaurant. However, one would think that you could get a few decent dishes that weren’t 100% German. My hamburger was awful,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kimberlytoad
John P, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

We're very sorry for your poor experience. Please feel free to call the restaurant and speak with the General Manager to discuss your visit. 847-671-2739. Thank you.

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I have always had a great time here. Hefeweizen all thd way. Live music is always fun. great for a date or family night

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Luke M
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Ambiance, entertainment, relaxation and good food. It was a unique experience when the alphorn players went to several tables and played their instrument.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Saugor
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I do enjoy this place - the beer is the best part. The Oktoberfest beer they brew and serve during Oktoberfest is possibly my favorite. The food is very average or even below for the price point. You have to be aware of this prior...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matthew S
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Response from C130HDriver | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see the question you are asking of me.
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Response from John P | Property representative |
Yes it is. Sat/sun afternoons the day band gets the kids involved with a parade and chicken dance. We are definitely a family place
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Yes! They have a gluten-free menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018-3730
    (River Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rosemont
  • Phone Number: +1 847-671-2739
Hofbrauhaus Chicago is the first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home. Modeled after the legendary Hofbrauhaus 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. Hofbrauhaus 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.
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