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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.
kp (11) Woodstock, Georgia | May 13, 2008
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
OK, this place can be fun. Big authentic German beer hall complete with long tables, oompah band, and iters of German beers.
Food is German fair prepared well.
Go for a fun time with a big group of friends and leaving your rating notebook back at the hotel. But be sure to bring your wallet.
Dogbrick (701) 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.
Beerlando (70) Orlando, Florida | July 31, 2007
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited 7/29/07. Huge restaurant across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Its basically broken up into 3 sections: 1) A small gift shop and bar with 2 large plasma screens at the front entrance, 2) A large dining hall with long picnic tables and a German band in the middle, 3) A large two-story beer garden in the rear. The place is quite large. We enjoyed a beer at the front bar and lunch in the dining hall. The "band" really only consisted of two guys, but they were quite entertaining. They put on a nice little variety/comedy show and interacted with the diners quite well. The food was decent. I’m not a big fan of Bavarian cuisine, but it was OK. Now onto the important part....the beer. I was very disappointed to find that they only had 3 beers available (Original, Dunkel, and Hefeweizen). I tried all three and none were anything special. In fact, they were all somewhat disappointing. Bottom line: nice place to visit for lunch (I wouldn’t bother with dinner) if you are in the area, but don’t expect a big selection or anything other than average Bavarian fare. I’m glad to have visited, but I won’t be rushing back.
redlem (75) Ohio | October 22, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
One large loud room, hey it is Vegas. Service seemed a little slow and it was not that busy. Limited selection with the selling point being the beer is imported directly from Germany. Some of the people singing seemed to be employees rather than customers to get the rest to join in, again it is Vegas. It is kind of cool to see the beer coming out in the large glasses. The beer is good if not a little over-priced. Worth a visit.
unclemattie (112) Georgia | October 14, 2006| Updated April 23, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is a must go to in Vegas! As soon as you walk through the second set of doors, You are in the original Hoffbrauhaus . From the paintings on the ceiling (you know what I mean!) to the beer pouring station. It reminded me so much of my short visit to Munich. We ate and drank and sang with the Umpah band for so long we forgot to check out Monte Cristo Brew Pub. Oh Well. p.s. try the dunkel. Prost.
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.
f351c4v (77) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania | August 26, 2006
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
A welcome sight after what seemed like an endless journey of a hike from the Strip. It’s what you’d expect: a large beer hall, traditonal seating and decoration, a bar area, even a gift shop. Yes, liters are $11, and there’s not a great selection, but what did you expect? Middle of the road German lager from huge glasses in Vegas = money pit. Enjoy.
dwyerpg (11) Las Vegas, Nevada | September 29, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The feeling you get when you walk in this place on a weekend when the band is there couldn’t be better. A huge hall, tons of people, an exciting band. Fantastic. If I could score it higher in this category I would. Of course, with all the people running around, it is sometimes difficult to get the attention of your waitress (all dressed in traditional garb) to get refills. The food selection is excellent but there are only 3-4 beers. The food is also great. The low overall score in relation to the praise I give is simply because of the prices. The beers are grossly overpriced (approx. 6-7 per 0.5 liter) and nothing else in cheap either. To get sufficiently buzzed with a date and eat well, expect to put down somewhere around $140.
JohnnyFlake (3) Henderson, Nevada | September 9, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I had high hopes for this place. I spent 3 years in Munich Germany in the early 1960s and have visited the Hofbrauhaus many times. My memroies are treasures and I was hoping to find a few treasures at the Las Vegas Hofbrauhaus. All I can say, is that the experience, both times, that I’ve been there are only memorable because I didn’t enjoy the place at all. The service is poor and the food is disappointing and expensive. The beer is okay but not what I remembered it to be. I’d pass on this place and go to the cafe Hidelberg instead!
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