Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

German Restaurant and Pub$$$$
Southside Flats, Pittsburgh
  • Ashley F.
    "Ask for the Dunkel and Hefe Weizen mix!"(8 Tips)
    Sean C.
    "Get a table by the stage and enjoy some pretzels and bier cheese"(8 Tips)
    Ian S.
    "Authentic German cuisine matched with amazing beers brewed in-house."(5 Tips)
    Sean S.
    "I love the Bierkäse (beer cheese) and pretzel combination."(22 Tips)
185 Tips and reviews
  • German food
  • pretzels
  • dunkel
  • beer
  • lively
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  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like salads, you have to try the Munich Market Salad (here with glazed salmon - extra) 'cause it's absolutely delicious. 😍😍😍 The other one in the pic is the Brewer's Cobb (which was huuuge).
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Truly German atmosphere! Try the Kartoffelpfannkuchen, they're very good, and pair them with a house beer. :) During the summertime I highly recommend the Biergarten - nice views to the marina.
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I don't usually like pretzels, but this one is soooo good. It's giant (Giant pretzel combo), soft and comes with 3 dips that are just yummy. Pair it with a cold beer 🍺
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Christy S.
    Christy SpurlockOctober 1, 2016
    Fun German atmosphere. Great place to try some German dishes or a beer! Everything was delicious, staff friendly, fun checking out all the steins & merchandise too.
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanMay 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're thinking about ordering an appetizer, go for the Kartoffelpfannkuchen (potato pancakes), they're delicious. Also, choose a table by the river, in their Biergarten.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RayJuly 26, 2015
    Plan to spend about two hours, slowly working through apps and beer then lunch/dinner. The pretzels were good, the beer cheese made them great. The brats were wonderful. The dunkel is excellent!
  • Cosette E.
    Cosette EsnesDecember 17, 2016
    Food is garbage, but the beer is great. Thursday is college night, so there's $6 liters and live music. Join the fun by standing on your seat and singing along to songs like "Don't Stop Believing"
  • James S.
    James SantelliAugust 13, 2013
    When the weather is nice, be sure to sit out in the beer garden along the river. You'll have a great view and it's a lot quieter than the beer hall.
  • Travis
    TravisSeptember 20, 2013
    This place is awesome!!!! I recommend anyone going to or through Pittsburgh to stop in and try it out. I will definitely be going back.
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanMay 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I just discovered their terrace that is not facing the river and it's great if a quiet night is what you want. Hidden gem :)
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JettonFebruary 23, 2014
    great for groups only they have a no call/adv reservation policy so you have to get your group on a list then wait until tbl avail so requires some strategy for fun!
  • Austin S.
    Austin StockardJuly 8, 2011
    Great beer and great food! However, our waitress, Jess, acted as though she'd rather be given a hot oil enema than take care of us. Enjoy the establishment, but avoid Jess!
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanMay 3
    Been here 10+ times
    The raspberry cream puff is extremely (!) sweet. Extremely!
  • Lynette M.
    Lynette Malloy1 week ago
    The fried pickles were very good. I also really enjoyed the Hofbrauhaus Bratwurst Chili and the Dunker Bourbon Chicken sandwich. Our waitress was very nice.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SweeneyJanuary 18, 2015
    Fun, warm, "Oktoberfest" atmosphere! Authentic German cuisine matched with amazing beers brewed in-house. Go here. Go now.
  • Andru E.
    Andru EdwardsSeptember 16, 2014
    I'm all about the pretzels here! Even without the cheese dip, the pretzels are great. Not much of you don't eat pork, like me.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretzel with bier cheese. Inside is loud and fun, outside is more mellow next to the river.
  • Todd J.
    Todd JoslinJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want a giant plate of meat, and great German beer, this is your place. Also the best kraut I think I've ever had.
  • Rob M.
    Rob M.August 14, 2010
    Go on Fri or Sat evening for the full experience - live polka(?) band, people standing on their seats, shots from a long piece of wood, packed. Potato pancakes are too pancakey. Pretzels are the best. Read more
  • David M.
    David Montag4 days ago
    The beer is good for a chain restaurant..and, they are trying hard to make the atmosphere as close the the Munich Hoffbrauhaus as they can.
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanJune 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy their beer of the month - can't go wrong with that 🍻
    Upvoted Sep 6
  • Joe
    JoeAugust 25
    Been here 5+ times
    It's definitely the Americanized version of the real Hofbrauhaus, but it's still great. Don't order the American food. Go for the brats!
  • Anthony Z.
    Anthony ZahlerMarch 29, 2013
    Pretty close to the Hofbrauhaus in Munich! If your in Pittsburgh and you like German food and beer, you have to go!!!
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PhiloJanuary 17, 2012
    My accomplice here was the beer drinker, but I had the potato soup which was awesome and chocolate cake, which was also awesome.
  • Beth K.
    Beth KnapickDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer and food.. Great service.. Fun atmosphere. Love it!
  • Katie E.
    Katie EytchSeptember 1, 2014
    Gets noisy and crazy at night, hard to navigate when you're in a small group. Get the pretzels for obvious reasons.
  • Sean S.
    Sean StewartMay 8, 2012
    I love the Bierkäse (beer cheese) and pretzel combination. The beer is OK, but then again, I much prefer Belgian-style trappist beers.
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy CarlileOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the schnitzel cordon blue for the entree and pretzels with beer cheese as the appetizer all the beer is top notch
  • Erle M.
    Erle MisraAugust 19, 2013
    order the "Sampler" to start off eatin. The HefeWeizen Beer is the best. Jagerschitnzel is awesome.
  • Kartikay S.
    Kartikay SahayAugust 12, 2014
    Isn't as big as the Munich one, but has great view and great beer. Heif Weisz is the best!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneSeptember 18, 2015
    Got the three sausage sampler. Awesome. Parking was really hard to find.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gets too crazy on weekend nights. Bros puking on the floor and in the bathrooms. Great place when it's empty though!
  • HotMapleSyrup
    HotMapleSyrupNovember 29, 2014
    If you don't mind waiting for a table for several hours then don't bother getting there before 8pm. Also they say no reservations on Fridays an Saturdays yet many people had them?
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutSeptember 20, 2016
    Authentic German brewery and cultural establishment conveniently off the Three Rivers Heritage Trail
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler CannonMarch 6, 2016
    Hofbräu has good German food with a nice view of the river but is much more chain like that the Penn Brewery.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KlockAugust 22, 2015
    Love the food, service, and atmosphere. Can't go wrong with this great German restaurant
  • Chelsie S.
    Chelsie SchultzOctober 30, 2011
    The pretzels & beer cheese appetizer is the best!! Highly recommend the club sandwich as an entree also.
  • James W.
    James WattJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite meal is the Wurstlplatte. It's three different types of wursts. Don't recommend you eat the entire thing if you plan on drinking heavily, though.
  • Nathaniel E.
    Nathaniel EliasonAugust 9, 2014
    Thursday night is college night, $6 liters of their tap beers. Also some discounts on food
  • Dustin P.
    Dustin PriceMarch 5, 2013
    There is a policy in place that you can only have 3 & 1/2 liters of alcohol here. Shots count as a 1/2 liter, so don't come here expecting to drink en masse. It is a good policy though.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CimorelliAugust 6, 2014
    Excellent German beers on tap, great pretzels, and good traditional German fare.
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FlemingJanuary 19, 2016
    I love this place, and I ordered their bier cheese and grilled chicken breast. Love this place!!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PurcellAugust 31, 2013
    Don't stare at the boobies too long. Make at least 1 second of eye contact between takes. Get a liter of Beer!
  • Sean C.
    Sean CreasyJuly 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a table by the stage and enjoy some pretzels and bier cheese
  • Marie S.
    Marie SMarch 22, 2013
    Bestbeer cheese and pretzels ever!!! A must try!!!✔ Just an all around fun place!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithJanuary 17, 2016
    The dark seasonal beer was delicious. Sauer Kraut Balls were awesome as well.
  • Linda K.
    Linda KriebelMarch 6, 2016
    Love it here! Been here many times. Gluten free menu has a lot of options.
  • Jody D.
    Jody DzuraninNovember 10, 2013
    Don't let a long line scare you off, it goes quick and even busy, service is fast
  • George M.
    George MaierJanuary 12, 2015
    Awesome beer with a vibrant crowd. Especially awesome for soccer matches
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HuczkoJuly 6, 2014
    This place is awesome. It's absolutely impossible to not be happy and have fun here.
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