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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Southside Flats
As featured in Most Liveable City
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2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2391
+1 412-224-2328
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very close to our office , we visited 4/6 times a year for farewell , welcome , BD parties for 10/50 people . The staff very helpful , One can call ahead to set up the size of the parties, including a private area for bigger number . We also ordered food ahead , usually to share , all kinds... More 

Thank 69tiger888
New Jersey
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344 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't looking forward to our family lunch here. I don't drink! I did taste a few beers from the "sampler" 6 small glasses in a wooden rack. I liked the beer cheese and the steak salad was excellent. Service was attentive, and we got the "Party Room" to ourselves, although we didn't pay the extra fee. The Accordion music... More 

Thank Annelyse C
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time eating here. Food is really good in large portions. The sampler could really feed more than 2. Pretzels are fresh and the bier cheese is awesome. Don't forget the beer - some of the best hefe weizen I've had. Brought the kids and they enjoyed the beer hall atmosphere- everyone seemed to be having a good time. Nothing... More 

Thank rpmcgin
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and beer were proper. The entertainment was great; the band played requests and had the whole place standing on the benches singing. I would prefer a glass stein, but didn't have any problem drinking from the plastic one. Prosit!

Thank johntP7608DY
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have meaningful and uninterrupted conversations...this is not the place to go to. If you want live entertainment and join in the singing, clapping and loud music then this is the perfect place to be! It's a happy environment and great for kids to be noisy. The food is excellent! Large portions. No complaints about the drink... More 

Thank HopeIsRising
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the nice outdoor seating provided during the summer months, this place is awful. Overpriced and unimpressive, just underwhelming all around. We started with their "famous pretzels and beer cheese". I expected fresh pretzels from any restaurant that would fancy itself a German eatery, this was far from what was placed at our table. The pretzels were very obviously... More 

Thank shesautumnmatic
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

very friendly staff, bench style table, very noisy, food is great plus the beer was yummy.. food was delivery very quickly

Thank Archie W
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I visited in the cold season. The last time we visited a Hofbrauhaus was around Christmas in Chicago (by Ohare airport). Everything was festive and warm. Now I don't know if it was because we went in February or not, but the whole atmosphere on a Saturday evening was not the same as it was in Chicago.... More 

Thank Mseries
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Been here several times and it seems to be a place we eat every time we go to Pittsburgh. It's a busy loud place on Saturday night with so much going on with the band and folks dancing on the benches. Lol. Food was great and likewise was was beer. Great place.

Thank PAdives
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with a large business group. It was a very slow night at the Hofbrauhaus. Service was attentive and the food quickly prepared/delivered for the entire group. Lots of German named dishes but poor approximations at best. Even though there were where just a few diners, the noise level was very loud - making conversation difficult. The wooden bench seats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2391
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Southside Flats
  • Neighbourhood: Southside Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 412-224-2328

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?