Hofbräuhaus Newport

Hofbräuhaus NewportHofbräuhaus Newport
192 Ratings
Hofbräuhaus NewportHofbräuhaus Newport

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

200 E 3rd St
Newport, Kentucky, 41071-1612
United States

(859) 491-7200 | map

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Reviews by Tchuck:
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place blew away my expectations, and I had one of the most enjoyable beer-related times here. I went to Cincy for a conference, and didn't beerfly Newport KY. A friend of mine got a map of the area, and we decided to give the place a try. I was expecting something on the lines of Jacob Wirth's in Boston, but this was far different.

The layout has been far better described already, but the atmosphere was truly enjoyable. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves (drinking, eating, listening to the oompa band) and the merriment was contagious. We got there around 1 p.m. on a Friday, and it was mostly empty. By the time we left around 6 p.m., it was mainly full. The band really led people to enjoy themselves--the musicians went to tables to serenade people having their birthdays (I usually don't get too impressed to see the b-day serenade in restaurants, but they were bringing over tubas and trumpets for crying out loud!), they had occasional parades around the place and chickendances for the kids. Children were swaying their sodas back and forth with the adults during the drinking songs. It was a family friendly place, which I enjoy seeing. The accordionist/bandleader sat with us between sets and he was friendly (he later called me up to join the parade, during which I collected tips for the band--it was a lot more fun than it may sound). The only reason I didn't give it a 5.0 for atmosphere was b/c we went back later that night and the atmosphere turned into a very loud place chock-full of twenty-somethings standing on tables and chairs listening to a mediocre cover band (though one that had an accordionist!). The nighttime there was not my cup of tea, at least when compared to the day, but everyone there seemed to enjoy it.

We had lunch--I had the three sausage sampler, which came with sauerkraut and (suprisingly-good) mashed potatoes, which I enjoyed. Another had the wiener schnitzel, which I tried and enjoyed. The pretzels were great. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about the food and beer.

I thought the beer was very good. While I can honestly say that, for each beer I've tried I've had a tastier example of the style (and none of us enjoyed the German pilsener seasonal), something about the presentation and the above-average nature of each made them all truly enjoyable (with the aforementioned exception). We tried the lager, weizen (whose glass I don't recommend for swaying around during the drinking songs), pilsener seasonal, and the dunkel (which everyone seemed to like the best of the four--noone tried the light), and I enjoyed all of them. As to the value, we all expected to pay a lot more when the tab came around.

It rained during the afternoon, but we went to the beer garden that night and had a good time. It was a little too crowded for me, so the next time I go (and I would definitely go back if in the area) I would go during the day. I consider it a must-go.

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Photo of wingedeel
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Reasonably authentic German beer house, right by the touristy levee area in Newport. Large, open dining area with community tables. Some bar rail seating, which is where we sat.

The German style beers were nicely done, and served in full or 1/2 liter mugs. In my opinion they were not fantastic, but certainly well worth drinking. They have a can filling station for to go consumption, but they seemed a bit pricey.

The food menu was fairly large, we just split a appetizer sampler plate which was huge , consisting of sauerkraut balls, potato pancakes, fried pickles etc. It was more than enough for two at a reasonable price.

Would return.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of LencerSpewis
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.03/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Hopportunistic
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of AGJ_87
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Photo of Winston3737
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of DannyDK
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of cincyfan81
5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

another must stop every time we are in this awesome city!!! such a festive atmosphere and a real authentic german atmosphere

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Photo of Jstonerock24
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of chrismattlin
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

excellent place for a good night of German food and good beer. They established a new beer, the Hofbrau Hallodri, which was excellent!

I would definitely return, as the food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely awesome!

Not necessarily the place to go if you're on a tight budget, but the price for the portion size is awesome! We almost always bring home leftovers!

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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Hofbräuhaus Newport in Newport, KY
Brewery rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 192 ratings
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