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Hofbrauhaus Chicago

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5500 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018-3730 (River Road)
+1 847-671-2739
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the set up, prices are fair enough service is good, beer has the perfect temperature and size 😋😋 food is very traditional it feels like germany in the US lol

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Thank Michelle G
Santa Clara, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing like the real place in Munich but they try. Get beer and a pretzel. Enjoy the band. Been there more than once. Would go again but it gets old after a few visits.

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Crystal Lake, IL
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at around 5 p.m. on a Saturday and the five of us were able to get a seat. Understand that if you don't have a reservation you'll likely end up sharing a large table with strangers. The place is massive and there was a festive vibe to it, so that was all good. First, their January dark beer... More 

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Homewood, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner with our friends and their kids (at total of 9 of us). It's a great choice for large parties. Long tables. The service was good. The food and beer were good. They had live music. No complaints. We'd go again if we were in the area.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coolest restaurant in Rosemont. Authentic, cavernous and fun. You feel as if you stepped into Bavaria. Atmosphere - the best part You're greeted by waitresses as you would imagine they look in Munich with traditional beer hall garb. You walk in to find a massive high ceilinged place that could likely hold 1000 people. Seating is on long communal tables.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great beer Waiting staff is very friendly and helpful trying to accommodate every request you have Judge for yourself

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Jim O, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this review

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Wednesday night and had reservations. It was fairly busy but would not have needed the reservations. We sat close to the band and shared a long table. The band was entertaining and did a good job including the patrons. The food was authentic german food (lots of sausage, kraut and meats). They had three beer options... More 

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here more than once. Usually go just for drinks. We have eaten here before and the food is good but nothing to write home about. The atmosphere and the fun is what keeps us coming back. Word of advice, don't let anyone buy you the spankings, they are brutal and don't hold back.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a family-friendly restaurant, Hofbrauhaus is for you. There are large tables in a "beer house" setting. The service is quite good, and the food is delicious. Our family of eleven had the greatest time enjoying the shared pretzels, and wonderful German entrees. I especially liked the grilled chicken in mushroom sauce with spaetzle. The cucumber... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming back to Chicago means hitting a German restaurant so we gave the Hofbrauhouse a try. The giant trinket and gift area when you step in should of been a warning that this was not a real restaurant. When our food came out it was not hot and the portions seemed small. The meat in the schnitzel was fatty and... More 

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Jim O, General Manager at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, responded to this review

Michael, I do apologize for the visit. We need to do better. I would urge you to request a manager no matter what restaurant you visit if you are not satisfied. The manager can then rectify the situation immediately instead of you leaving...paying good money and not happy. Actually we are a destination spot. the experience we provide is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
German, Bar, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018-3730
    (River Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rosemont
  • Phone Number: +1 847-671-2739
Description
Hofbrauhaus Chicago is the first and only German micro brewery, beer hall, restaurant and beer garden to call Chicago home. Modeled after the legendary Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany, it takes pride giving you an experience as authentic and unforgettable as the 400-year-old original. Guests can savor schnitzels, sausages, Sauerbraten and pretzels, and some ingredients are even imported from abroad. The freshly brewed beer follows the purity law from 1516 using original recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. With its beer hall (Schwemme), King Ludwig Room, and Biergarten in summer, it's Oktoberfest every day. Hofbrauhaus Chicago also features live music nightly with bands from Germany and Austria. In addition, you can take a piece of Bavaria home from the gift shop stocked with authentic and unique Bavarian gifts & collectibles.

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