Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

BEER AVG
3.69/5
Hofbräuhaus PittsburghHofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2705 S Water St SouthSide Works
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15203
United States

(412) 224-2328 | map
hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com

Notes:
Opens Daily 11am

Added by Bierman9 on 03-19-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
21
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
276
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Taps:
5
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 84
Reviews by Deuane:
Photo of Deuane
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JuiceMan818
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of bobpgh
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.81/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of AndrewTobias
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of JimNeedsBrew
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of spedprof
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of October
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +3.9%
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 +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of kkdowning
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of DanU
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of JCHOMA
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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

Photo of kegmans
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of buzzedup
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA
3.69 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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