United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Dogbrick (797) Columbus, Ohio | December 19, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 09/2005): Hofbräuhaus is located near the Paradise/Flamingo intersection (not too far from the Hard Rock). Thankfully there is a free parking lot in back. The building is huge and impossible to miss. Big and white with a marquee out front (celebrity guest tapping for Oktoberfest by none other than Siegfried!).
Inside the space is just as big, with high ceilings and long benches that encourage dining with strangers. However lunch on a Wednesday was pretty sparse. There is a small gift shop and a stage area for the German/Bavarian bands to play.
The beer selection is regrettably small. Only 3-4 beers are available - Weiss, Dunkel and Original, plus a seasonal (Oktoberfest) and are served in 3 different sizes. However all are pretty good.
The service here was good which should be expected on a slow lunch hour. The server was kind and made good food/beer recommendations.
Great bratwurst lunch with a good Dunkel which is my litmus test for a German restaurant, even one as touristy as this.
Overall this is a nice place to go kind of off the beaten path of the typical Las Vegas restaurant.
Braudog (792) Phoenix, Arizona | June 12, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Authentic German offerings and ambient German oom-pah music to boot. The food’s excellent, if not quite authentic. The one down side here is the incredibly high prices.
BlackHaddock (437) , England | April 3, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 12/20
Got rinsed for $150.00, but had a good time.
Walked the mile or so from the strip and arrived at 15.00, thirsty and hot. Very few in (the band start at 17.00), we have a good look round. It is impressive, the inner courtyard/beergarden is lovely and obviously very close to the original back in Munich (as I remember it). The main drinking hall is spacious, bright and completely devoid of slot machines, very un Vegas like. There is a smaller bar as you first enter, but we went straight into the hall.
The beers were fine, as was the huge plate of white radish we shared. We sat alone until about 16.30 and were going to leave, but two blokes and then a couple were shown to our table and with the band about to start we stayed and got bladdered! Luckily the couple who came to sit with us were staying at our hotel and she (wasn’t drinking) gave us a lift back to the Excalibur.
The staff get very excited if you don’t give the full 20% gratuity in here, so please be warned, $25.00 is a big tip in my eyes, no matter how many beers she brought to me!
adnielsen (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | February 5, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Overpriced and somewhat poor rip off of the actual Hofbrauhaus. They only have four beers available which isn’t surprising but at $15/liter, it is overpriced. The atmosphere is somewhat like the actual location but the killer for me was that the house brass band wasn’t playing polka- they instead played YMCA and Sweet Caroline. Very disappointing.
jcnielsen (271) Charlotte, North Carolina | September 25, 2012| Updated October 27, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Updated Rating:Visited for a second time, this time on a Friday evening during dinner. Place was pretty full and rocking with a live band. It was definitely a fun time, and I think it’s worth a visit if you are in Vegas. But still pretty overpriced, and doesn’t match the original Hofbrauhaus location.
Previous Rating:Off-shoot of the Hofbrauhaus, kind of cool atmosphere. It was dead when we visited, but we went on a Sunday afternoon so it kind of makes sense. The beer and the food were really overpriced. If you are in Vegas, this really isn’t worth the trip off the Strip.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | July 3, 2008| Updated August 14, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Service during a Germany soccer game is horrifying and a joke. Selection: on one hand, there’s not a lot. On the other, it’s kind of all you need. Not better than Munich, but still a good time.
OldGrowth (190) the Containment Area, North Carolina | October 7, 2004
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Big beer hall that gets loud. Service good quick. Only few beers to choose from. Food good, but a little bland. Nothing wrong just didn’t inspire me
bleeng (152) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | May 20, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Fun place to go during the convention. 4 beers available, including the Maibock recenctly. The Hefeweizen was well done and the food was good. I’m not familiar with German food but this was all tasty and everyone enjoyed their meals. Not a true beer destination but a fun place to go to once or twice a year. Good service and a fun band and dancing to boot!! The bathroom attendent was a bit weird though....I don’t need to be handed a paper towel to dry my hands...
presario (150) Stampede City, Alberta | July 14, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Expensive pints and a big beer hall. Just like going to a mini Germany. Beer at $11/pint and margaritas for $11 as well.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | October 13, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
The building is split into 4 linear sections. As you walk in the main entrance, there’s the lobby with a little bar where you can have a Beer while waiting for your table, and your wife can browse around the gift shop that had all the tacky made-in-china Germanicana you could think of. The Beer hall section is next, a big white room with German and American flags, long picnic tables and a Oompa band blasting away in the corner at experimental scramjet decibel levels. After that is restroom section that also had a booth selling roasted nuts, and in the back is a patio section, where we should have asked to be seated, it seemed much more quieter. But we didn’t really come here for a romantic dinner, just for some Beer and a bite to eat. Our waitress was nice, service was prompt, so before you can say Reinheitsgebot we had our half-liter mugs in front of us. Mel’s wit and my Octoberfest tasted pretty good, especially after that long walk. A table full of jolly German guys singing note-for-note whatever the band was blaring sure did put a lot of ambience to the place. The food came by shortly after. My 16$ schnitzel was okay, but I’ve had way better for that price, the sides were so-so. Great place to bring the guys for a little (expensive) brew-haha, not really recommended for dates.
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