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Chicago Brauhaus

German Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Ravenswood, Chicago
  • Krista marie I.
    "Great authentic German food w/ live polka & a stand by magician.If"(5 Tips)
    Karen C.
    "Everything! Very authentic German food."(4 Tips)
    Rick S.
    "Get the boot of beer and a pretzel to start."(3 Tips)
    Samantha B.
    "Throwback fun for music, dancing, pretzels and sausages"(10 Tips)
56 Tips and reviews
  • German food
  • live polka
  • pretzels
  • beer
  • schnitzel
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  • Krista marie I.
    Great authentic German food w/ live polka & a stand by magician.If you order any of the schnitzels, ask for a side of gravy.Skip the fries and ask for German potatoes. The pretzel is huge & delicious
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    Guy enjoyed the "big flavor" and tenderness of the sauerbraten and the rindsrouladen, a beef roll. Loyal customers enjoy the liver dumpling soup and listening to the live polka band. Read more
  • Rick S.
    Rick SabatinoFebruary 10, 2013
    Get the boot of beer and a pretzel to start. The schwein schnitzel is good. If the have the smoked pork and bacon sausage special, definitely go for it.
  • Kenneth I.
    Kenneth IlioNovember 3, 2013
    This is not like the hoity-toity piss elegant little cafés that people line up for hours like the one across the street. If you want unpretentious more Bavarian than in Germany meal, this is it!
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Very original place. Polka music, traditional dishes and lots of German beer. Order the rindsrouladen (beef roll with cabbage) and the liver dumpling.
  • L.
    L.May 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a off the menu fried pork shank that you should try. I love their spätzle!
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Something comforting to look forward to in the colder months and the ultimate the recipe for comradery: giant beers, brats, and live polka music flooding the dance floor.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 24, 2013
    If you order the pretzel, use the butter provided to lightly flavor it before consumption. It adds a whole level of deliciousness.
  • Chicken
    ChickenOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip from the mayor food is good best is the pork shank. Say hi to Kiki and Christine and make it to Oktoberfest!!!!
  • Heather B.
    Heather ByersOctober 3, 2011
    Mustard, das boot, dessert & german rod stewart silver fox made it a place I will likely frequent. Love the atmosphere.
  • Jessica
    JessicaOctober 28, 2012
    The spaetzle and gravy is my favorite side dish. Plus, the Bavarian pretzel is a must.
  • DANK H.
    DANK HausApril 19, 2012
    Hackepeter! No other will do. Make sure if you are in a group you snag the first piece of sunflower bread to schmear your tartare on
  • Kaitlyn K.
    Kaitlyn KiernanFebruary 3, 2013
    All I remember is an older rod stewart and trying to fly our paper airplanes in to our delicious hofbraus. So overall, great place.
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BencakSeptember 19, 2012
    get the red cabbage and German fried potatoes as your sides. yum-o!
  • Annie K.
    Annie KellyMay 17, 2012
    Live music every night. Bring a date, and if you don't want to dance, watch the cute older couples who are.
  • Laura M.
    Laura McSlizzMarch 23, 2015
    Very friendly bartenders, live music, German beers
  • Kevin Z.
    Great ambiance. Good beer and awesome menu. What else is there? Love it.
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffDecember 23, 2016
    Awesome waitress. Great traditional Oktoberfest experience.
  • venessa t.
    venessa tarbellNovember 17, 2011
    I don't care much for the food, but I haven't sampled much of it so take that with a grain of salt. I come for the beer, the music, and the atmosphere.
  • Karen C.
    Karen Culp WenzelmaierDecember 21, 2014
    Everything! Very authentic German food. It's the place we always go when we come to Chicago!
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyApril 10, 2015
    Live polka and giant pretzels from Bavaria. It's unlike anywhere else.
  • James M.
    James MorganSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Das boot! Live polka, a great time. Come for a birthday party.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SmithApril 20, 2013
    Hilarious place. Huge beers and authentic German food!!
  • Marissa R.
    Marissa RyanMay 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Let your man get a boot while you sip on martinis 🍸
  • Michelle
    MichelleOctober 19, 2013
    Food is meh and the service is sooooooo sloooooow especially the tall blond waitress!!! There's better German places in Chicago
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BornemannAugust 29, 2016
    Throwback fun for music, dancing, pretzels and sausages
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MNovember 2, 2013
    You can't go there without drinking das boot!
  • James C.
    James CAugust 25, 2015
    Great authentic German food.
  • Raymond H.
    Raymond HicksFebruary 5, 2012
    Bring a video recorder to use recording the band and main singer! Crazy Germans!!
  • Francisco P.
    Francisco PizarroFebruary 23, 2014
    Good beer and traditional German restaurant
  • Morgen
    MorgenDecember 27, 2010
    The Reuben and hot wine are must haves!
  • Don S.
    Don StumpNovember 27, 2011
    The best split pea soup I have ever had!!!!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
    Check out Chicago Brauhaus as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Trim K.
    Trim K.January 25, 2013
    Jokes about German sausages are the wurst!
  • AmberRose T.
    AmberRose TVJuly 23, 2011
    Live music. Friday night. Kid friendly!!
  • PB B.
    PB BrownDecember 6, 2012
    Say Hi to Gody, Lincoln Square's resident celebrity
  • Jace M.
    Jace MouseNovember 13, 2009
    Try the German Pretzel and a liter of Stiegl beer. Top if off by dancing to the Polka Band.
  • Howie B.
    Howie BurghAugust 12, 2012
    Expensive German beer good German food and music
  • Ray C.
    Ray CalderonJune 1, 2013
    Das boot! Yes yes yea yes
  • Krystal L.
    Krystal LeviOctober 11, 2013
    Amazing Reuben!!
  • Keith S.
    Keith SheehanSeptember 15, 2011
    Oldies, in German! Gotta love it.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PilarzNovember 13, 2009
    Order their massive boot of beer and pass it around the table. Whoever kills it buys the next one.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MJune 1, 2014
    Das boot est good!
  • Andy S.
    Andy SpencerJune 6, 2011
    The knackwurst is incredible! Read more
  • Adam r.
    Adam rarestockSeptember 12, 2010
    1 liter boots of beer. DO IT!
  • Brian H.
    Brian HaskeMarch 4, 2016
    Beer and food
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KehlOctober 22, 2011
    Even the Mexican bus boys wear liederhausen
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LeCroyJuly 14, 2009
    Go to Chicago Brauhaus and get yourself a pretzel with some spicy mustard and a "boot" of the house hefeweisen.
  • 312Gina🍀
    312Gina🍀November 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free pretzels
  • tankboy
    tankboyFebruary 17, 2014
    Boot. Say no more.
  • Louis C.
    Louis CarpenterDecember 20, 2013
  • Jeffrey Q.
    Jeffrey QaiyumJuly 2, 2010
    Watch Larry Bird sing. It is truly amazing.
  • Jay G.
    Jay GeneskeAugust 2, 2010
    This place is unbelievable. Nothing like it.
  • David B.
    David BockMarch 25, 2012
    Don't eat here. Inedible and dry. Pretzel is good though.
  • John B.
    John B.April 23, 2010
    Best food ever!
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MyersMay 12, 2012
    Place kinda sucks.
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