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Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Based on:
20 Beers
240 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2705 S Water St SouthSide Works
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15203
United States
phone: (412) 224-2328

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Place added by: Bierman9 on 03-19-2009

Opens Daily 11am
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Reviews by Deuane:
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Boom--Munich comes to Da' Burgh. A big building on the banks of the Mon River in the up and coming Southside Works area. Right across the street from REI (big plus)! They certainly spared no expense on this place. A German bierhall on a slightly smaller scale. Large interior, which can get a bit noisy, with a good sized U-shaped bar area off to the left side as you enter. Soaring ceilings give it a nice look. In season a biergarten area will seat 600! If you are boring a quiet "no fun" room is off to the side providing seating for the dull at heart. A live accordian player was getting ready to provide entertainment.

With only 4 beers on tap and the soon to be provided fifth rotating seasonal HBH will never receive more than a 3 from me for selection. I look forward to a visit in September if possible when they will feature a schwarzbier in honor of the start of the Steelers season. In times when the seasonal kicks before the next one is due to go on a zwickelbier will offer the fifth choice.

Our service was good....with honest to goodness German hostesses helping out and training the local staff. People were friendly and chatty honestly wanting to know our thoughts.

Food was solid, hearty honest German fare. I had a wurst platter with red cabbage and spaetzle. I would certainly come in again just for the food.

We tried all 4 beers and found the light to be surprisingly good (would be a GREAT BMC replacement) but found the hefe to be the hands down winner.

Overall a nice addition to the area scene. I hope it can sustain the pace it had when we visited shortly after opening and it isn't a mere fad. I think it will do well, good location, good food, good beer and good atmosphere....it is a good to be at place!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DLS168
3.89/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of JCHOMA
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Never been to germany but German bear Garten is what they are going for. Loud, big portions and passable German beer.

Photo of greg4579
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 1.5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh is hands down, my favorite place in the city to go late on a Friday or Saturday night, get up on those benches and clang those steins together and sing along.
Their hefeweizen is my favorite and pairs great with any of their authentic menu of tasty German gems. When it is nice out, get down to the beer garden and sit along the river and toast the great view and great atmosphere with a large glass of that hefeweizen. The waitstaff is great and make the overall experience a good one, worth braving the South Side traffic.
Did I mention they have great hefeweizen?

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1.75/5  rDev -55.9%

Corporate and loud ,very loud,beer is okay, just okay, I had a lager very reminiscent of Miller high life sweet and adjunct! Potato pancakes that were straight from the deep freeze! Better than a sharp stick to the eye but not much better.


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Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.