Harry’s Hofbrau - Santa Clara | Santa Clara, California
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Harry’s Hofbrau - Santa Clara
Excellent based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

390 Saratoga Ave
Santa Clara, California United States 95129 [ print map ]
408 243 0434


Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Mayor: bytemesis (1) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 70

Harry’s Hofbrau - Santa Clara

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Beer Available At Harry’s Hofbrau - Santa Clara (arranged by most recent)
Almanac Simcoe Sour 98, Altamont Beer Works Scarcity IPA3 , Russian River Pliny the Elder 100
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10 reviews for Harry’s Hofbrau - Santa Clara
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  83%
 Selection  87%
 Food  80%
 Value  78%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | November 26, 2014
30 beers of great beer on tap and a nice bottle selection. Hofbrau style food goes great with the beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
mmark  (43) gedera, Israel | November 15, 2014
Very good food. Nice beer choice.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 26, 2013| Updated September 29, 2013
Visited September 25, 2013.

It’s been over a decade since I’ve been to a Harry’s and I have never actually been to this particular one. Wow, things have changed. What I mean by that is the beer list has changed. They have not only a respectable beer list but a very good beer list. I didn’t notice if they sell bottles or not but there are quite a few empty bottles on display behind the bar. Judging by how many Bruery Reserve Society-only bottles there are as well as several Beatification bottles I can only assume that one of the locals (chswimmer, largadeer, etc) brings these in. Aside from the beer the place is about the same. Comfortable seating, a lot of old people, and the cafeteria line. Food prices are exorbitant but the customers don’t seem to mind. The service at the bar was quite good. I will be returning at some point.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | July 27, 2013
This place is kind of like a second rate south bay Toronado in that it has some good beers and the decor is dark and dank. Only with Mess Hall up front. Some of the food is good. Beer geeks are surrounded by people who like to get their grub on.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
JesseLara  (9) San Jose, California | March 27, 2013
Love the Hof! I don’t care what other say, the food is good, and the beer is even better! Hat’s off to Jeremy for turning the bar around!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
birdmachine  (12) San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California | February 20, 2013
I am a really huge fan of Harry’s. The bar manager has done an excellent job at transforming this once old school eatery to a beer lovers destination. They hosted a handful of really successful events this past SF Beer Week that had crazy rare beers. I love it! The food is excellent and there are plenty of places to sit, eat and enjoy a great beer. My only beef with the place is that it takes FOREVER to get a beer when its busy! For some reason the line never seems to die down and the bartenders take a while, but that is nobody’s fault. Overall a very solid place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
RedPoppy  (10) , California | October 17, 2012
Very good selection of beers that are available only at the pub. Food was good fare for a brewpub (not the best I have had, but worth stopping to try). Service was excellent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors  (1) San Jose, California | August 24, 2012
Excellent beer! Tried New Belgium Tart Lychee. Great roast beef sandy....great hof Brau hostesses Audrey and Stevie.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | May 9, 2012
What a find! Crazy good food and tons of great craft brews on tap and in bottles. They had Pliny the Elder, Stone IRS, Pallate Wrecker, and lots of other greatness on tap. The servers and bartenders are some of the nicest I’ve ever encountered. This is a must visit if you are in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (608) Sunnyvale, California | May 6, 2012| Updated January 26, 2014
This is a great find; from the outside an unassuming german restaurant, inside it transforms into a beer lovers heaven, with about 20 taps and 100 bottles, dominated by the unusual. OK, so now that I am that much deeper into the craft scene I might reconsider that "dominated by the unusual" statement, but they do have good selection and rapidly rotating taps. You can buy the bottles to go as well, but there is no discount, so you are paying bar prices for them. They also have the occasional tap takeover or release party event, which can get very crowded. Unfortunately, when they do their regularly good service is out the window as the typically dedicate one or two people to the specialty taps, which have a long line, and a couple others to the regulars at the bar, who are getting great service while the event attendees wait.

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