United States > Kentucky > Newport
FunkyBrewster (12) Chicago, Illinois | February 3, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been here several times over the years. First off, this is a much better place in the summer or warmer months as there is a lot more room and some great fence leaning views of downtown Cincinnati. The ambiance is typically a huge draw. Last time I was here everyone was singing and dancing and standing tables/benches. Exactly what you would expect from a German style bier haus. Come early if you want to find a seat though (we sat at the corner of the bar). During the winter everyone is relegated to the inside or a small heated tent area just outside. Service is okay, nothing great but since it was so packed I wasnít too upset. They moved as fast as they could at the bar and seemed mostly friendly. Selection is good, typical German food and they seemed to always have four or five beers on tap. Some donít like this but you canít expect a bigger tap with other breweries beers. Just enjoy the fresh beer they have on tap and always try the monthly rotating seasonals! Not very cheap but compared to
JStax (233) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | August 6, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in on a Saturday shortly after they opened with drsilverworm. The parking lot was pretty open, but Chris said that is out of the ordinary and that later in the day, they would be so full that the parking lot becomes a pay to park types situation. Thatís no good. The place has a huge dining area with a lot of woodwork. Thereís a bar toward the back of the dining area. Brewing equipment is visible behind the bar as well as in a room off to the left. The manager gave is a quick tour of the brewing equipment and talked shop with us. The bartender serving us took our order and had it to us pretty quick. Fairly attentive. I ordered a sampler of all their beers. It came out slightly out of order, but the beers are all different enough I could easily tell what was what. They had four regulars and a seasonal on. There is food available, German fare mostly I believe. I didnít see anybody eating, but Chris says he has heard good things. This is a pretty cool place with a nice atmosphere. I would come back here for sure, but I would definitely want to come here before the masses show up. Iím not really willing to pay to park in a parking lot.
merc7186 (177) North Tonawanda, New York | July 3, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ambiance: A typical Hofbrauhaus but in a good way....german hall, flags and breweriana everywhere, long picnic tables, L shaped bar that can seat about 20 patrons
Service: The bartender was friendly, prompt and knowledgeable
Selection: 6 in house beers on tap, typical good Hofbrau quality but always a small selection
Food: Had the schnitzel sandwich with the beer cheese soup on top....decent
Value: Two beers and the sandwich was just under 21 bucks. Decent for the quality
Overall: This was the last of the US Hofbrauhaus that needed to visit....consistent quality and service at all
rondphoto (140) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | June 11, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
The atmosphere is solid Geramn beer hall, but the selection of five taps, although authentic, is limited. The brews skew toward the malts rather than hops, which is expected. Service was so-so, even for a Wednesday. Food is good Geramn fare, bujt a little on the pricey side (Címon, $9 for a hot dog? Where are we? Reds stadium?) Good for session drinking and partying.
DrSilverworm (113) Cincinnati, Ohio | April 7, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place... I have stopped here maybe a dozen times throughout the last 4 years. Usually Cincinnatians gather here on weekends to get a little silly and have giant liter-sized mugs and get weird out in the biergarden after their 9-5s. A great place to gather, have fun, and meet up with old friends I grew up with... Thatís 90% of my experience here, someone I havenít spoken to in a year tells me to get my ass down to hofbrauhaus and I do. Usually itís loud and rowdy on weekends, not my style, but usually a fun time and a very unique experience ... Thereís a type of person that loves that kind of thing, but itís not me. Iím here now at 6pm on a rainy monday to try their new IPL though, and itís much more chill. Music is totally german biergarden style, but itís at a reasonable volume today (though it can get loud on weekends when they bring in live bands). Bar is not packed at the moment, Iím here in relative peace. One thing that always wins at Hofbrau Newport is the beer. Yes, itís brewed on-site and itís much better than even the Hofbrau Munich bottles are. Always fresh and delicious, unless you order the Light beer. That one is fresh but not delicious. 5 taps at any time, 4 flagships and 1 rotating seasonal. I came here today to try the brand-new IPL and it rocked my socks off. Portions are a half-liter or a liter. No pansy snifters here. Selection is limited but whatís on tap is very good for the most part. These mugs are built for clinking. Bartenders and waitresses wear classic german outfits, which is fun. Theyíre used to local assholes though, I donít blame them for their brevity. Overall, I donít mind stopping by here to meet up with old friends and to try new seasonals whenever they become available. My half-way beer geek friends have already grown tired of it, though, they wouldnít even meet me here to try the IPL again with me. They "could only take so much german music" was the excuse I got.
shrubber85 (266) Greenville, Indiana | March 30, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Has a authentic German feel to the place. Wide selection of German foods - all the dishes we have were excellent. Beers obviously all German styles but maintain the same quality as they have in Germany. I was pleased and will return.
davebamer (19) The Hague, Netherlands | April 23, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Best time to visit is when the reds are not in town because otherwise parking is $5. Nice terrace with view over Cincinnatti downtown. Beer selection is limited but the seasonal black beer ( Schwarzbier) was excellent. The food is reasonable but the smoking was a negative. The german music in the main hall was not our taste.
weihenweizen (223) Charleston Area, West Virginia | March 24, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Place is a big beer hall, with loud polka music, and nice German Style decor. Parking is a little difficult and will run around $5. My biggest beef with this place was the amount of smoke (I didnít know you could smoke at inside restaurants still). Busy for a Saturday.
jsquire (184) St. Marys, Ohio | February 10, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is a traditional German beer hall. Big outdoor seating area and communal seating.the beers are all German styles and are solid examples. You wonít find much ground breaking brewing, but thats not what beer hall beer is for. This is a very fun place with good German food and beer.
midwestbeerguy (48) Ohio | November 17, 2012| Updated April 4, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
They got their 3 or 4 standard beers plus the one that is brewed just for that month.
mikem409 (246) bloomfield, Michigan | July 13, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
visited here few years ago. very loud and busy when we were there. beer garden was nice. food was very good as were the litters of beer. having been to hb in munich this is a cool replica.
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