Active Beers: 3
Beer Ratings: 7
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
4.28/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Just what you would hope for from an authentic German brew house. You walk in to a small gift shop in the front. Prices are not outrageous. I picked up a Hofbräus mug that was expansive but I also got two of their 6 packs for 20 bucks so not to bad there although the bottles are 11.5 oz.. The dining area is a large open room with traditional pew style booths and tables and the bar over looks the room from the front. All of the servers are dressed in German attire and the whole atmosphere makes you think you've stepped out of Midwestern Illinois, over the pond and into Germany. Didn't try the food but I definitely want to go back to do so. Service at the bar was quick and all their brews on tap were delicious. Wide variety and selection.
06-16-2014 20:15:28 | More by AmericanPaleMale666
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$
The atmosphere is typical of an authentic German beer hall, complete with huge wooden tables and live music. The food was pretty tasty as well, I had an enormous soft pretzel and a sausage sampler (what else would you order in a German beer hall?) We had my dad's birthday party here once and it worked out great, due to the huge open
They only sell Hofbrauhaus beer (no guest drafts) and there are usually about 4-5 choices. The Original, Dunkel, Hefeweizen, and a seasonal of some kind are usually available. You can order either .5 liter or 1 liter drafts. I believe 1 liter was around $12, so it's not all that cheap, but there is just something fun about holding a giant liter of beer once in a while and the beer is all good.
11-14-2013 15:19:35 | More by cnbrown313
3.28/5 rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.75 | $$$
Hofbrauhaus Chicago is an official offshoot of the original in Munich. That said and having been to the original, this place is far more modern and far, far larger.
There are only four beers (maybe five, depending on the season) on tap. Not much of a selection considering the beers are all fairly close together in style.
Food is good. Not great. And a bit hit and miss. The Bavarian pretzel and the apfelstrufdel were both lackluster, but the roast pork, sausages, and kraut were all pretty good.
To cut to the chase, HB Chicago is an urban beer-hall for tourists. How much you enjoy the place is much less about how much you enjoy beer than it is about how much beer you're willing to drink. If you're willing to put down a few, listen to the live music and give up a little dignity, you'll enjoy it far better than if you go with a critical eye.
Prices are high. You've been warned.
07-28-2013 01:30:35 | More by Florida9
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
An old buddy and former college roommate was back in town and wanted to try this place out, so our local contingent was happy to oblige. It's a large goddamn German beer hall in the middle of the Rosemont entertainment district (took way too long to figure out how to traverse the massive parking garage to find the place), complete with live oompah music, long benches, and even a gift shop. This is one of the official HB locations, one where they brew the beer on-site. The selection is entirely HB standards, along with a seasonal or two. We visited just before the Maibock was tapped, so the Winter Weizen was the seasonal du jour, a tasty dunkelweizen. The beers are available in a few sizes, from a pint or so to a liter masskrug (AKA the only option, if you ask me). The food is solid German fare, with a pretty tasty take on sauerbraten (my go-to and barometer for German restaurants having had plenty of the good stuff in ze Fazerland). The waitstaff is genial, and seemed to know a bit about the beers (there aren't too many of them, so I assume it's easier than elsewhere), though the orders were occasionally mixed up, like when they gave me a Hefeweizen when I ordered a Winter Weizen, but I chalked that up to the noise from the crowd and the band. The prices are good for the beer and a touch pricey for the food, par for the course here in this part of Rosemont. Overall, if you wanna experience a slice of German beer hall goodness, head here and not regret your decision.
05-21-2013 02:38:00 | More by TMoney2591
Hofbräuhaus Chicago in Rosemont, IL
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.