Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 191
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by WVbeergeek:
3.7/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Of course as stated previously, this is a German Bierhall recreated in Pittsburgh. My wife and I had a great time last night on our anniversary visiting this place for the first time.
I liked how the seating worked getting placed at the long tables with strangers to get to know and drink with. We were getting there just as the band was plugging in, so we got to join in for a couple 1/2 liters before heading down to 18th and East Carson (Fathead's). Ein Prost and some Hofbrauhaus tune were the first two songs, and it was entertaining but oh so knock off. I did enjoy the traditional attires most of the wait staff were adorning, especially on the ladies.
Service was great biers were brought out promptly and we did try the sampler to start the night out. I guess selection was okay light lager, lager, dunkel, hefeweizen, and German style pils.
However, quality of the brews seemed off the mark just a bit cookie cutter and one dimensional I'm going to have to snag some fresh examples of these brews from Germany to compare but I was disappointed when trying the sampler. I did settle into a 1/2 liter of the hefeweizen the best of the bunch and it happens to be the best seller so far. I also had a liter of the dunkel, but I wasn't so impressed with this offering especially compared to Penn Dark.
Food was not embraced on this visit, but we'll be back to try the eclectic German/American menu soon enough.
Value was good the sampler was 5 bucks, a 1/2 liter was four something and a liter was seven something.
Overall I wish Penn brewery was still brewing at their location, atmosphere there is more authentic overall based on the fact that the beer kicks ass and the place was built by locals back in the 80s. Enjoyable a must for every beer lover in the Burgh, but it also seemed like a tourist trap.
06-19-2009 15:20:09 | More by WVbeergeek
More User Reviews:
4.83/5 rDev +20.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This was a lot of fun. The beer is delicious and super fresh. Amazing atmosphere that is sure to make you smile. Live music and a very friendly wait staff that is quick and efficient. The beer is very reasonably priced and the food is great. The food is a tad pricey but its worth it. Overall amazing experience and it will not be the last time i visit!
02-17-2014 23:35:41 | More by RVigz
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA
90 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.