Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

German Restaurant and Pub$$$$
Southside Flats, Pittsburgh
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  • 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)
    Brenton G.
    "Great authentic German beer on tap! Try the sauerkraut balls!"(4 Tips)
    Sean S.
    "I love the Bierkäse (beer cheese) and pretzel combination."(20 Tips)
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  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanOctober 23, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanMay 11, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MillsAugust 8, 2015
    Good food, great atmosphere, and absolutely perfect environment for groups. Go for the beer or go for the food. It is really a little piece of Germany in Pittsburgh.
  • 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
  • Andra Z.
    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 :)
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Todd J.
    Todd JoslinJuly 25, 2013
    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.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KAugust 27, 2014
    Pretzel with bier cheese. Inside is loud and fun, outside is more mellow next to the river.
  • 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.
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy CarlileOctober 8, 2011
    Get the schnitzel cordon blue for the entree and pretzels with beer cheese as the appetizer all the beer is top notch
  • Beth K.
    Beth KnapickDecember 30, 2015
    Great beer and food.. Great service.. Fun atmosphere. Love it!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • Tyler C.
    Hofbräu has good German food with a nice view of the river but is much more chain like that the Penn Brewery.
  • 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.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BuleboshOctober 19, 2010
    This tip is for the bartenders...try pouring the shots INTO the glasses for shot skiis so it doesn't get all over everyone's clothes.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachNovember 24, 2014
    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?
  • Chelsie S.
    Chelsie SchultzOctober 30, 2011
    The pretzels & beer cheese appetizer is the best!! Highly recommend the club sandwich as an entree also.
  • Susan J.
    Susan JacksonJuly 11, 2010
    Go for the fried dill pickle spears and the sauerkraut balls. Delicious! The Dunkel is also a good beer choice.
  • James W.
    James WattJuly 17, 2011
    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.
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FlemingJanuary 19
    I love this place, and I ordered their bier cheese and grilled chicken breast. Love this place!!
  • 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.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KlockAugust 22, 2015
    Love the food, service, and atmosphere. Can't go wrong with this great German restaurant
  • Nathaniel E.
    Nathaniel EliasonAugust 9, 2014
    Thursday night is college night, $6 liters of their tap beers. Also some discounts on food
  • Steve C.
    Steve CimorelliAugust 6, 2014
    Excellent German beers on tap, great pretzels, and good traditional German fare.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmithJanuary 17
    The dark seasonal beer was delicious. Sauer Kraut Balls were awesome as well.
  • Linda K.
    Love it here! Been here many times. Gluten free menu has a lot of options.
  • 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!
  • Daria B.
    Daria BrashearOctober 15, 2009
    Go to Hofbräuhaus and save room for dessert; the Apple Strudel's imported from Bavaria, and it's excellent.
  • Sean C.
    Sean CreasyJuly 19, 2014
    Get a table by the stage and enjoy some pretzels and bier cheese
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MDecember 15, 2011
    Try the bier cheese spatzel, it's like the best mac n cheese you've ever had! Yummy!
  • George M.
    George MaierJanuary 12, 2015
    Awesome beer with a vibrant crowd. Especially awesome for soccer matches
  • Marie S.
    Marie SMarch 22, 2013
    Bestbeer cheese and pretzels ever!!! A must try!!!✔ Just an all around fun place!!
  • Sue D.
    Sue De Stefano SavastanoSeptember 3, 2011
    This place is awesome!!!!! Great music, friendly people, don't forget to try the apfelstrudel!!
  • Drew T.
    Drew TeeterNovember 3, 2013
    Food was very good and the atmosphere was awesome and the live entertainment made it all around fun!
  • Pete D.
    Pete DeAngeloApril 19, 2015
    The Bavarian Brats band on Saturday night, they start at 9:30. It's definitely the best time to come
  • Jody D.
    Jody DzuraninNovember 10, 2013
    Don't let a long line scare you off, it goes quick and even busy, service is fast
  • Em D.
    Em DavisJune 16, 2010
    Friday and Saturdays are the times to "experience" Hofbrauhaus! Also, Hefen Wiessen.....BEST BEER!
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HApril 12, 2015
    Request a table in the main hall to enjoy the live music!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WilhoitFebruary 25, 2012
    Best Pretzels and German beer. A really cool experience and fun environment.
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