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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2391
+1 412-224-2328
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (81 reviews)
“pretzels” (115 reviews)
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German, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2391
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Reviewed 1 week ago

its super nice that's its by the river and we love to boat, but the choices are just okay and I love German food but I would never recommend this place for German food.

Thank lbohm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was abundant and delicious. Service on a Monday evening was quick and good. Probably would have been better on a busier night, because I've heard it's a fun place.

Thank ronjoduffy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More than just beer. I have enjoyed a few of their lunch specials. They have always been good and more than one person should eat. Try the pretzels with beer cheese for an appetizer very tasty

Thank markbF4840CV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge restaurant so waiting does not seem to be an issue. They offer authentic German food and beer. Live music is played all day and evening environment seems especially festive and fun! The pretzel appetizer has 5 huge pretzels and plenty for...More

Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance and restaurant areas are all wheelchair accessible as are the restrooms. However, if you are planning to go down to the Beer Garden area, be prepared as it is gravel; which is a tough go in a wheelchair or scooter. We found the...More

Thank Califanna348
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to quite a few beer halls before. This one is average in everything, decor, environment, food and service. You won't be disappointed if you just take it for what it is.

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was okay. It mimics a German beer house in atmosphere with the long tables that you share with other guests. The food was good but nothing to write home about. The beer is home brewed but not exciting (and, in German style, not very...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here several times and it is always a good experience. The dunkel beer was very good as were the sauerkraut balls and sausages. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly and attentive. They had an accordion player which was...More

Thank Jodi6759
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Oktoberfest in Munich Germany and then decided to check out the Hofbrauhaus in Pittsburgh. To our surprise, it's really a LOT like the real deal on all levels! The food was authentic - delicious. The service was great, the energy was there,...More

1  Thank MZP232
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be Fair we are from Milwaukee (Which is VERY Germanic and have travel extensively in Germany) Not Very Authentic... Staff did not know German Culture and the Hofbrau beer products. Staff was not friendly, very little interaction with customers... Closes WAY early...

Thank leveraup
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Jennie M
30 June 2017|
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Response from Kelley W | Property representative |
Yes! We also have kids night the second Tuesday of every month where kids eat free and we provide free balloon animals and face painting.
15 April 2017|
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Response from Kelley W | Property representative |
Yes, but we do not brew our own. The brand is Bard's!
11 May 2016|
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Response from Sandy L | Reviewed this property |
when a menu says you can divide (or share) your food between two people they are saying you can divide your food with you and someone else. Most restaurants charge $3.00 The Haufbraus House let's you divide (share) your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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