(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.
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!
Giant beer hall theme is cool and unique for this area. Not a good place for variety but if you’re in the mood for a couple German beers and food, this place is great.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | February 5, 2011
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 (321) Charlotte, North Carolina | September 25, 2012| Updated October 27, 2015
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.
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
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | July 3, 2008| Updated August 14, 2008
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.
bleeng (168) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | May 20, 2009
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...