Old German Beer Hall

German Restaurant and Bar
1009 N Old World 3rd St (State Street), Milwaukee, WI 53203, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:30 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Milwaukee's Old German Beer Hall represents the spirit of the Hofbräuhaus München. The beer served daily is brewed in Munich according to the over 400-year-old Bavarian purity law.

8.6/10

Based on 254 votes

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    Mark B.
    Play some hammerschlagen and listen to live music at night!(2 Tips)
    Maria B.
    The fish fry was also a must have.(4 Tips)
    Karla T.
    Make sure to try the giant pretzel with cheese.(6 Tips)
    Tom F.
    The schnitzel is incredible and the service always excellent.(3 Tips)
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  • schnitzel
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • live music
  • good for a late night
  • casual
  • all you can eat
  • chicken wings
  • french fries
  • cod
  • sausage
  • ribs
  • Jen S.

    Big pretzel and get the cheese dip. You won't be disappointed. Mm.

    Jen Spencer · March 13
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  • Mike R.

    Great food and beer. Good prices too. One of my favorite places to go.

    Mike Rottmann · February 28
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  • D C.

    All the Hofbrau beers!

    D Craft · February 28
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  • Suzzette M.

    Great service and good food! Lots of beer!

    Suzzette Metcalfe · February 16
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  • Adam

    Ribs are awesome

    Adam · January 24
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  • michelle r.

    A must do on every trip to Milwaukee. Great atmosphere!

    michelle ramer · December 10, 2014
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  • Stevie S.

    Great beer and atmosphere! However, I think they could use a couple more bartenders because they seemed overwhelmed and unhappy. Also my brat took over an hour to get to me...seems a little long.

    Stevie Swan · November 23, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
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  • Colin D.

    The fish fry!

    Colin D. · August 8, 2014
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  • Chad L.

    Fun atmosphere, great German beer straight from Hofbrau

    Chad Lind · August 7, 2014
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  • Harmonie S.

    Joe the bartender is seriously the man!!!!

    Harmonie Soyk · July 20, 2014
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  • James D.

    Half off liters on thursday. Yes!!!

    James Drewa · July 4, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    On Fridays you can enjoy a half pound of Hofbräu-battered cod with fries ($9.95) while taking in Bavarian history and tradition.

    Serious Eats · May 12, 2014
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  • Suzanne B.

    The schnitzel was awesome!

    Suzanne Boulton · February 2, 2014
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  • Denise G.

    Friday night = Sigmund Snopek! Awesome!

    Denise Goetsch · November 26, 2013
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  • Emily R.

    Awesome staff, awesome food! Get a liter!

    Emily Rockwell · November 16, 2013
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  • Sabrina B.

    The one place to go for great german beer! Love it!

    Sabrina Böhl · October 31, 2013
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  • Darin S.

    Service sucks, bartenders rude, got served a beer with a broken glass. Only good thing about the place is the hammer game

    Darin Sense · October 9, 2013
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  • Marques

    Good beer and food

    Marques · September 14, 2013
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  • Robert P.

    Great authentic German food and traditional German beer hall atmosphere.

    Robert Prah · August 11, 2013
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  • Stephanie S.

    Friendly service clean place; drinks are cold! What moor could you ask for

    Stephanie Spence · August 2, 2013
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  • Tom F.

    Thursday night is half off litres.

    Tom Flessert · August 2, 2013
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  • Wade D.

    Great lots of fun

    Wade Davids · July 21, 2013
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  • Maria B.

    The giant pretzel is awesome. You must have it with the cheese. The fish fry was also a must have.

    Maria Bellmann · May 28, 2013
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  • Kate G.

    Go friday for free beer @ 6

    Kate Galley · May 24, 2013
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  • Mark B.

    Play some hammerschlagen and listen to live music at night!

    Mark Brouch · May 24, 2013
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  • Keith R.

    Make sure your stein is clean

    Keith Renk · May 10, 2013
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  • Richard Ric E.

    Great food and the Beer is served in giant glass mugs ! Don't leave without trying the big pretzel and the delicious cheese spread .

    Richard Ric Eberle · April 26, 2013
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  • Johnny D.

    I got hit on by a gay dude and some fat girls. Typical night for me. Beer was great tho!!!!!

    Johnny De La Cruz · April 26, 2013
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  • Steve S.

    Order a Das Autobomb, the German carbomb! It's tasty and I made it up. Seriously order it, why are you on your phone?

    Steve Schultz · April 20, 2013
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  • Bob P.

    Beware of the "newbie shot" requirements.

    Bob Portale · April 15, 2013
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  • Rachy H.

    Good beer, good food. What more could you want?

    Rachy H · April 6, 2013
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  • Marc T.

    Great food! Great beer!

    Marc Teusch · March 31, 2013
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  • Tom F.

    The schnitzel is incredible and the service always excellent.

    Tom Flessert · March 24, 2013
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  • Becky M.

    Check out Fred Usinger Day, evert Feb

    Becky Moosbrugger · February 23, 2013
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  • Jake S.

    Ask the bartender to play something by the German Country/Western band "Boss Hoss."

    Jake Smith · February 16, 2013
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  • Greg R.

    Prost! OGBH is a genuine German beer hall. The Hofbrau is imported so you get the real thing. Try the Oktoberfest or Maibock depending on the season, they are delicious!

    Greg R · February 5, 2013
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  • Stephanie R.

    Sexy bartenders

    Stephanie Rosenberg · January 6, 2013
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  • Michael C.

    Like root beer? Order the 1 liter for the ultimate sugar rush.

    Michael Chang · January 3, 2013
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  • Mark B.

    Get a liter..nummy!

    Mark Brunette · December 23, 2012
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  • Jon R.

    You should not come here to drink Miller Lite.

    Jon Ranthum · October 26, 2012
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  • J Danger W.

    1 liter beers....nuff said

    J Danger Wolf · October 16, 2012
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  • Rob E.

    Fish fry gone by 8:30. Still had an awesome time.

    Rob Evans · October 6, 2012
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  • Ryan K.

    Free beer on Fridays at 6 pm....no Bullshit. MAKE SURE to TIP!

    Ryan Krenn · September 28, 2012
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  • Don

    Great place to eat and drink some great German food and beers. Great live entertainment too. Prost!

    Don · September 23, 2012
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  • Heidi W.

    There isn't one bad item at the Beer Hall, just don't you dare come in and order a Miller Lite!

    Heidi Willmann · September 22, 2012
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  • Mark (.

    YOU MUST HAVE 4 PEOPLE TO USE SPECIAL FOR FREE PRETZEL WHOCK SPECIAL DOES NOT SAY THAT ( SUCK)

    Mark (Woody) · August 14, 2012
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  • Kyle H.

    Val is here too

    Kyle Howard · August 12, 2012
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  • Tara S.

    Good beer, good appetizers, slow service.

    Tara Smukowski · July 20, 2012
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  • Nick G.

    Say hi to Ed.

    Nick Greif · July 10, 2012
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