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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
+1 412-224-2328
11:00 - 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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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
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good! Loved the menu it was full of German choices. The four of us all ordered different German entrees and enjoyed them all. Beers were very good. I believe the were made in house. The waiter was very knowledgeable and good. We just missed the entertainment which I was disappointed about. We will definitely will come back again to... More 

Thank takemetodisney
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not the biggest fan of German cuisine, however, my friends are and I knew I would enjoy the atmosphere, so I joined in. I was completely right, I loved the atmosphere! The big wooden benches, decor, outfits, lively vibe and friendly service was awesome. However, I was wrong when it came to the cuisine. Apparently I have only tried... More 

Thank Jeanavive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for lunch on a weekday and was just about the only person in the place. I haven't been to the one in Munich but it seemed pretty authentic from photos they had dispayed. It is huge inside with the communal picnic table type setup you might expect. There are also dining tables so you don't have to sit... More 

Thank urlaub14
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Saturday night some great schnitzel and beer. Brandi was a great server. Love the live music and spirit in the place. Best apple strudel ever. Prices are fair for the amount of food. Goulash was also tasty and the beer what can one say. Great evening It is busy the smaller your group the faster you will get a seat!

Thank avgjoey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

What an experience. the wait staff was great the food as authentic as I have ever had. wonderful menu choices. the drink list is filled with real german beer and spirits. don't wait another day before going becaice you would be robbing yourself of a great treat.

Thank John D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 John T

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?