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...
You can’t go into this place and think you are going to get a great beer selection. It’s a typical german beer hall, large beers, big plates of German food, singing and other shenanigans. Go have fun and don’t think about the beer selection.
The beer selection is pretty limited, but the beer that they do have is good, particularly if you like the Germanic styles. I caught a waitress that was new, and knew absolutely nothing about beer. She was able to get my questions answered, so some there knew enough. The food was really good and the atmosphere was friendly. It is an authentic German environ, nice, clean and fun.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.