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I visited Hofbräuhaus Chicago awhile back on my own and had such a great time!  From the lively entertainment to the fantastic beer,  the atmosphere just oozes fun! I thought the family would enjoy as well and boy was I right!

Nitty Gritty:

Websitehttp://www.hofbrauhauschicago.com/
Location: 5500 Park Place, Rosemont
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11am – 11pm, Thursday 11am – midnight, Friday & Saturday 11am – 2am
Parking: Parking lot located next to the restaurant and also a parking garage closeby; bring your ticket to get validated

Highlights: 

  • Upon entering the building you’ll notice that it’s huge! In fact, they can hold 550 people! Get ready to get to know your neighbors since you’ll be sitting at communal tables.

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Tables

  • Such a fun atmosphere with catchy toe tapping music from the authentic “Oompah” band! They stop at tables and play music. My little ones enjoyed themselves and were dancing around.

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Entertainment

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Entertainment 2

  • Loud as we want to be. Since it is a beer hall and the entertainment loud, we didn’t have to worry about quieting down our two rowdy boys. You could even catch them singing along and chanting.
  • Great-tasting beer brewed in-house. And that’s saying alot considering I don’t drink beer often.

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Beer

  • Ginormous pretzels. Especially with the three different choices of sauce – cheese, sweet onion, and mustard. Absolutely delicious!

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Pretzel

 

  • Not sure what to get? If you’re a fan of sausages, the sausage tower offers a little bit of everything (and more pretzels!)

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Sausage Tower

 

  • Food is pretty tasty with large portions.
  • Hofbrauhaus Chicago FoodAwesome service. Our waitress was attentive and very friendly. A fine example of how service should be.
  • Not only is it a restaurant and beer hall, but they are a micro-brewery.

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Brew

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Outside

  •  A little gift shop if you’re looking for a unique souvenir or interested in taking home a beer steins.

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Gift Shop

 Tips to enjoy Hofbrauhaus Chicago:

  • Be forewarned! If you order shots, you’ll get a spanking from the waiter/waitress. From what I’ve heard, they don’t mess around either.
  • Coming with the family? Visit during Saturday or Sunday afternoons for, ahem, a less rowdy evening crowd.
  • Kids eat free on Tuesdays with a paying adult.

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Kids Menu

  • Visit on Sundays from 1- 3 p.m. to catch a magic show.  A magician goes around each table and performs a trick or two.
  • Visit when the live entertainment is performing:

Live Entertainment Schedule 

Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

We wish…

  • ..we were able to experience the magician’s magic show!
  • ..we ordered the apple strudel. We ordered a couple desserts, but weren’t overly impressed with them. (They sure looked good though!) On the other hand we did hear great things about their apple strudel. Next time!

Hofbrauhaus Chicago Dessert

Did you know?

  • The beer is brewed using original recipes handed down over 400 years ago by Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria.
  • The pretzels and sauerkraut are brought from Germany?

Bottom Line: 

This place is SO MUCH FUN! The entire family will love it, but be sure to visit during the afternoons when the live entertainment is playing. If you’re looking for a quiet place for conversation, then I advise to look elsewhere.