Old German Beer Hall

German Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Kilbourn Town, Milwaukee
  • jenni k.
    "bring 4 friends and do the shot ski."(3 Tips)
    Maria B.
    "The giant pretzel is awesome."(3 Tips)
    Mark B.
    "Play some hammerschlagen and listen to live music at night!"(2 Tips)
    Tracy H.
    "Great lunch specials and half off litres on Thursdays and Sundays!"(2 Tips)
96 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • hammerschlagen
  • shot ski
  • pretzels
  • German food
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  • Nyki
    NykiJuly 3
    Giant pretzels and obazter
  • Lois S.
    Lois SchumannJuly 16, 2016
    fun place, good food
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JensenJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Hefe w/ raspberry syrup! So yummy!
  • Henrique A.
    Henrique AndradeNovember 23, 2015
    Free lunch when you buy a beer, awesome food, great staff!
  • Joel T.
    Joel TaylorAugust 10, 2015
    Friday night music
  • Carly
    CarlyAugust 9, 2015
    Horrible horrible horrible! 20 minutes no service! An absolute joke!
  • Jen S.
    Jen SpencerMarch 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Big pretzel and get the cheese dip. You won't be disappointed. Mm.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RottmannFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food and beer. Good prices too. One of my favorite places to go.
  • D C.
    D CraftFebruary 28, 2015
    All the Hofbrau beers!
  • Suzzette M.
    Suzzette MetcalfeFebruary 16, 2015
    Great service and good food! Lots of beer!
  • Adam
    AdamJanuary 24, 2015
    Ribs are awesome
  • michelle r.
    michelle ramerDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A must do on every trip to Milwaukee. Great atmosphere!
  • Stevie S.
    Stevie SwanNovember 23, 2014
    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.
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    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
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  • Colin D.
    Colin D.August 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The fish fry!
  • Chad L.
    Chad LindAugust 7, 2014
    Fun atmosphere, great German beer straight from Hofbrau
  • Harmonie S.
    Harmonie SoykJuly 20, 2014
    Joe the bartender is seriously the man!!!!
  • James D.
    James DrewaJuly 4, 2014
    Half off liters on thursday. Yes!!!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 12, 2014
    On Fridays you can enjoy a half pound of Hofbräu-battered cod with fries ($9.95) while taking in Bavarian history and tradition.
  • Suzanne B.
    Suzanne BoultonFebruary 2, 2014
    The schnitzel was awesome!
  • Denise G.
    Denise GoetschNovember 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Friday night = Sigmund Snopek! Awesome!
  • Emily R.
    Emily RockwellNovember 16, 2013
    Awesome staff, awesome food! Get a liter!
  • Sabrina B.
    Sabrina BöhlOctober 31, 2013
    The one place to go for great german beer! Love it!
  • Darin S.
    Darin SenseOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Service sucks, bartenders rude, got served a beer with a broken glass. Only good thing about the place is the hammer game
  • Marques
    MarquesSeptember 14, 2013
    Good beer and food
  • Robert P.
    Robert PrahAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great authentic German food and traditional German beer hall atmosphere.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SpenceAugust 2, 2013
    Friendly service clean place; drinks are cold! What moor could you ask for
  • Tom F.
    Tom FlessertAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Thursday night is half off litres.
  • Wade D.
    Wade DavidsJuly 21, 2013
    Great lots of fun
  • Maria B.
    Maria BellmannMay 28, 2013
    The giant pretzel is awesome. You must have it with the cheese. The fish fry was also a must have.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GalleyMay 24, 2013
    Go friday for free beer @ 6
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchMay 24, 2013
    Play some hammerschlagen and listen to live music at night!
  • Keith R.
    Keith RenkMay 10, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure your stein is clean
  • Richard Ric E.
    Richard Ric EberleApril 26, 2013
    Great food and the Beer is served in giant glass mugs ! Don't leave without trying the big pretzel and the delicious cheese spread .
  • Johnny D.
    Johnny De La CruzApril 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I got hit on by a gay dude and some fat girls. Typical night for me. Beer was great tho!!!!!
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchultzApril 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Order a Das Autobomb, the German carbomb! It's tasty and I made it up. Seriously order it, why are you on your phone?
  • Bob P.
    Bob PortaleApril 15, 2013
    Beware of the "newbie shot" requirements.
  • Rachy H.
    Rachy HApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer, good food. What more could you want?
  • Marc T.
    Marc TeuschMarch 31, 2013
    Great food! Great beer!
  • Tom F.
    Tom FlessertMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The schnitzel is incredible and the service always excellent.
  • Becky M.
    Becky MoosbruggerFebruary 23, 2013
    Check out Fred Usinger Day, evert Feb
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 16, 2013
    Ask the bartender to play something by the German Country/Western band "Boss Hoss."
  • Greg R.
    Greg RFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    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!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RosenbergJanuary 6, 2013
    Sexy bartenders
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangJanuary 3, 2013
    Like root beer? Order the 1 liter for the ultimate sugar rush.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrunetteDecember 23, 2012
    Get a liter..nummy!
  • Jon R.
    Jon RanthumOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You should not come here to drink Miller Lite.
  • J Danger W.
    J Danger WolfOctober 16, 2012
    1 liter beers....nuff said
  • Rob E.
    Rob EvansOctober 6, 2012
    Fish fry gone by 8:30. Still had an awesome time.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KrennSeptember 28, 2012
    Free beer on Fridays at 6 pm....no Bullshit. MAKE SURE to TIP!
  • Don
    DonSeptember 23, 2012
    Great place to eat and drink some great German food and beers. Great live entertainment too. Prost!
  • Heidi W.
    Heidi WillmannSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    There isn't one bad item at the Beer Hall, just don't you dare come in and order a Miller Lite!
  • Mark (.
    Mark (Woody)August 14, 2012
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HowardAugust 12, 2012
    Val is here too
  • Tara S.
    Tara SmukowskiJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer, good appetizers, slow service.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GreifJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Say hi to Ed.
  • Elle R.
    Yeah Germany!!!
  • Katie G.
    Katie G.May 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Saturday schnitzel is the best!!
  • Dirk W.
    Dirk WatkinsApril 25, 2012
    Hit the nail on the head.
  • Keith M.
    Keith MalesApril 23, 2012
    I'd love a giant german sausage in my mouth.
  • Karla T.
    Karla ThorpeApril 16, 2012
    Make sure to try the giant pretzel with cheese. Kind of expensive but so so good.
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JacobsApril 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The soft pretzels here are HUGE!
  • courtney
    courtneyMarch 26, 2012
    Try the Shot Ski!!
  • Lindsey G.
    Lindsey GeorgeMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Friday Fish Fry is the best!
  • Ron R.
    Ron RenkenMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Monday-Friday free lunch with beer purchase!
  • Eric
    EricMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Steve is there best bartender at the beer hall. Per the current mayor
  • Mel I.
    Mel IssaJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Free beer at 6!
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WerraNovember 5, 2011
    Curry wurst. Best bar food in Milwaukee.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MaccouxOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything here is amazing!!! Try it all!!!!
  • Harry L.
    Harry LaPorteSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the bartenders are RUDE and dont know how to mix a drink
  • Brian W.
    Brian WSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a free sausage and side with beer purchase! How can tooth bear that for lunch?
  • Richard C.
    Richard ColvinSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    On thursdays College students buy your first liter at $11 you get to keep the mug, and any beer after that is half off. That's $5.50 a liter for as long as you have the mug!
  • Zach B.
    Zach BarnesAugust 28, 2011
    This is the best place in the city to pee, as a man. Soccer nets in the urinal!
  • Anna Q.
    Anna QuammeAugust 26, 2011
    M m m free for meee
  • Big D.
    Big DAugust 6, 2011
    Do the shot ski. It is awesome.
  • Angela S.
    Angela SchroederJuly 17, 2011
    Try the Schweineflugel (pig wings). They're delicious!
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LavinioJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a liter of the Maibock. I mean, unless you want to remember your night...
  • VISIT Milwaukee
    VISIT MilwaukeeJune 22, 2011
    Buy nails from the bartender for 25 cents each and challenge your friends to a friendly game of Hammerschlagen!
  • Kenneth R.
    Kenneth RebroMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tony is the man
  • Matt R.
    Matt RebroMarch 30, 2011
    Lunch special= awesome deal
  • Matt W.
    Matt WillmannMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The absolutely best place in Milwaukee to enjoy some German heritage and enjoy the best beer in tge world.
  • Samantha
    SamanthaMarch 2, 2011
    Every Thursday is "College Night." Half price liters of beer, $1 Killepitsch shots and all you can eat tater tots with the purchase of any sausage. Just show your college ID.
  • Karla "with a k"
    Karla "with a k"February 23, 2011
    In 2005 the Mayor and County Executive Proclaimed February 23 to be Fred Usinger Day, in honor of the legacy of great sausage that lives on today at Usingers.In honor of this great day, all who ente Read more
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 3, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Take a shotski with four friends. Buy some nails and pound them in to the stump at the back. Fewest strikes wins. Read more
  • Hofbrau M.
    Hofbrau MilwaukeeJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a Growler and you can have the greatest beer in the world at home!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WagnerJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't sit in Andreas Wagner's seat. You will be asked to move.
  • Hofbrau M.
    Hofbrau MilwaukeeNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Free Lunch when you buy a Beer!
  • William T.
    William TimmlerOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If your a member of the stein club, free food and half price one-litre steins on Tuesdays.
  • Jenn T.
    Jenn TaylorJune 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Friday nights- Sigmund Snopek sings Polka and Violent Femmes- can't get more Milwaukee than that!
  • Doug M.
    Doug MichaelsMay 8, 2010
    One liter of beer makes for a good night 3 liters makes for a great night, 5 liters = a rough morning! Great place my fav stop in Milwaukee!
  • Mark F.
    Mark FlessertMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The Reueben Rolls are to die for!
  • jenni k.
    jenni konradMarch 1, 2010
    bring 4 friends and do the shot ski.
  • Tracy H.
    Tracy HolmesFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great lunch specials and half off litres on Thursdays and Sundays!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MarkutFebruary 23, 2010
    A must-stop before and after Admirals' games! The Hefe-Weizen is awesome!
  • Carl R.
    Carl RNovember 21, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Nothing like a Maß of Orginal Hofbrau, curry wurst mit fries
  • Jason P.
    Jason PrillJuly 1, 2012
    Nagelschlager sind sehr spaß!
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