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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

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££ - £££
Southside Flats
As featured in Most Liveable City
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2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
+1 412-224-2328
12:00 - 00:00
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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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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used the nowait app and walked right in. Otherwise the wait was an hour and a half. The place was a mob scene. Our waitress was excellent. The place is pretty neat to look at. The decor, uniforms, music, etc. all create a pretty neat atmosphere. Everyone hammered their food and it was one of the best meals I've... More 

Thank MMC78
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great German beers, combined with awesome food and authentic decor and live music, made for a great afternoon break this past weekend. Much more fun than the typical "American brewpub" experience these days as long as you can handle wurst/schnitzel/kraut. Highly recommend the pretzels!

Thank Soopahmahn
Kingwood, West Virginia, United States
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a bite before heading to the museum. I think everyone in our group ordered a different meal and there was not a complaint from anyone. The service was good, the food was good and the entertainment was good. While we ate we were serenaded with according music. The atmosphere was good.

Thank Jeff M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is not tasty and not healthy. Sauerkraut and sausages have no taste. Junk food. Don't go for food, but just for a drink. Only beer is OK. Ambiance is amusing. Personnel is nice.

Thank C_Florence_O
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Hofbrauhaus is to real German food what General Tso Chicken is to real Chinese food. That is, not. And that would be General Tso Chicken from Appleby's (apology to Appleby's). The beer is OK for American beer, but German? Again, not.

Thank John S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice experience to enjoy a little bit of what Germany might offer in the way of beer. Pretty authentic. Good food. GREAT beer. Nice deck next to the river to enjoy the skyline while u eat and drink. Afordable.

Thank CooperBee
Houston, TX
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for a business dinner, and the company was great, the beer was great, but the food was just...okay. Maybe I'm not a fan of German food? We had a private area on the side, as there was a huge group, and the dinner was buffet. The place was dimly lighted, like most restaurants, but this comes into... More 

Thank kimcatus
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my team from work, as we were having a farewell party for our intern. The food was quite tasty, and a number of us enjoyed far too many trips to the lunch buffet. (And the beers were also quite nice, though we were a little more careful on that side. :-)

Thank stmayhem
Norman, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and well maintained restaurant. We were seated quickly and we were allowed to choose our own table. It's seemingly took forever before a server came to our table. This is high end German dining and the prices are high. The food is very delicious and well presented. They offer great beer with a great atmosphere. If you go, you... More 

Thank Leonard Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to go with your family during the day and is kid-friendly. The live music is always entertaining. After dinner hours, it is often filled with students from the nearby colleges, but is still entertaining and a great place to grab a beer whether you are 21, 31, 41, or older.

Thank Joe S

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Southside Flats
  • Neighbourhood: Southside Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 412-224-2328

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