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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
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
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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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank TAGI_156
Florham Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a chain and this was my second visit to a Hofbrauhaus restaurant. My wife and I were looking for German food and found this one, in a revitalized section of Pittsburgh. They had a live band and the German Bierhaus feel to the establishment. We both had schneitzel, which was tasty and served promptly. This is a place... More 

Thank Eric_Kastango
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit here. Customarily avoid "theme" restaurants, but went with a large group. Had a blast singing and literally table dancing to German and standard American classics. Food was very tasty German fare - wide variety of beers as well. Overall a surprisingly fun night out.

Thank jcav08
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to go for a birthday or with out of town guests. Authentic German food and lots of choices of beer. Plays German music and a fun place. In the summer you can sit outside near the river.

Thank Debbie R
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of choices of beer and the food is good too. Is alot of fun, bartenders are family and staff is nice too. In a great location if you want to shop around after, in the Southside Works.

Thank Pittsfldav95
St. Clairsville
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I got away from the kids and checked out Hofsbrau House. Authentic and well done Getman food. Restaurant had traditional restaurant seating as well as an adjacent beer hasl where it is Octoberfest every night. This is one of those restaurants by day Bar by night type spots so gobearly if you are bringing kids. Also the valet... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant the food the atmosphere the music if you want a quiet dinner dont go there it is loud fun and people dance and sing on the tables. Service was also great.

Thank Elaine S
Lapeer, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer was cold and service fine. We only had beer but the staff was pleasant and the October fest beer was tasty. No pressure to order anything more. It was a nice afternoon and we would return if in Pittsburgh

Thank playparkfun
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It isn't hard to find a good German-style beer in Pittsburgh, but that doesn't take away from the Hofbrauhaus' awesome atmosphere, food, and great beers. If you don't mind a loud restaurant full of music and dancing, you'll be fine here. If getting up on the benches of your table to dance isn't for you, you might want to avoid... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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177 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good selection of beers. Food menu with good options for a bar. Realy nice and happy atmosphere. Music and people having fun and dancing😆.

Thank jsantossilva

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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