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Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

Not Rated.
Hofbräuhaus PittsburghHofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Based on:
21 Beers
256 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 38
Visits: 76
Avg: 3.87
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: 38 | Visits: 76
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Wanted to wait for the "grand opening" but I was in the area and this place was JUMPING!

Atmosphere was very cool. European (German) style setting with benches taking up the beer hall, with a few tables on either side. Also it was a beautiful day, and there was plenty of outdoor seating. The place was packed to the gills but though the bar was full, there was a place to order a beer and drink as you wait for a table.

Quality was good, 4 trademark hofbrau beers all on tap, no seasonals yet. Though Ive never been to Germany, it felt like I was already there.

Service was pretty decent, given the volume of the place. I was just surprised I wasn't forgotten in the sea of people.

Selection was good, a dunkle, hefeweizen, light, and lager were all there, I was looking for something new but I was told they hadn't brewed it yet. No bother, I was toasting to the friendly german musician on stage, PROST!

The food was pretty good, a large menu but the food we ordered came rather quickly and the service was ok, given the volume of the place and it just opened.

Value, pretty good. Its a fun place to go for a few rounds and some food. Everything there was very traditional and I would reccommend this place to anyone who wants to go out and have a good time in the South Side Works.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of lastmango
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

When you can't get to Munich and want to feel like you are, visit the Hofbrauhaus in Pittsburgh. My family visited last weekend and we were all very pleased with the beer, food and service. The beer is brewed
onsite and licensed by the original Haus in Munich. I had the Marzen and Hefewiezen. Both were very fresh and tasty. Most of us had the bratwurst platte with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. The sauerkraut was the best I have ever had. One of our party had the schnitzel, which he really enjoyed. The atmosphere is terrific with the look of a Bavarian beer hall and German music playing. Although too cold to be outside, this place has a veranda and an outdoor beer garden that overlooks the river. A real gem!

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of October
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Been many times and don't think I've had a bad night here. If you go on Thur-Sat night its like a madhouse, but it's all first come first serve in the beer hall area and their bar does a pretty good job getting everyone drinks. I like that they have a regular dining area always open in case you aren't looking for a dance on the tables type night. The selection is limited to the 3-5 beers they have on tap at the moment, but most are pretty good!

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

This place is great. Everyone is dressed in classic German attire and there is almost always a band on stage playing folk music. It is encouraged to stand on the tables and dance. The biergarten itself makes this place amazing. It is a huge outdoor area with picnic tables along the river front. All the food I have had has been really good as well. The only downfall is that sometimes the servers seem a little too busy to help you and that they don't offer a wide variety of brews.

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Photo of JArt
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of kkdowning
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of DanU
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DLS168
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of JCHOMA
3.25/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of greg4579
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of bruceb
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 1.5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of buzzedup
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StevensBrewing
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of misternebbie
1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

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
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.