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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

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Southside Flats
As featured in Most Liveable City
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2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2391
+1 412-224-2328
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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677 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here and had a few beers at this authentic German restaurant in South Side Flats, Pittsburgh. Unfortunately I think I visited the wrong time of year which was end of winter, so couldn't enjoy the scenic outdoor seating! Nevertheless, the atmosphere indoor was mesmerizing. Waiters and waitresses were all dressed in typical authentic Bavarian attire and were quite friendly.... More 

Thank Steve Y
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go for a stroll along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, or if you are biking, be sure to stop into this place. It's one of a very few authentic Hofbrauhaus restaurants outside of Germany. The food is good and the beer even better. Sometimes there's a live band playing oompah music and the bier garden, with tables outside... More 

Thank James G
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible authentic German beer garden. We had a few delicious beers, enjoyed a river view and festive accordion music.

Thank Brian M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went for a first time experience at this restaurant. We had a wonderful evening. The food was fast and delicious.. the music provided by two different musicians during our meal were also excellent! Thanks for a great family outing!

Thank Lynn W
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought for a "beer" place, the food would be just okay. I was WAY off. My friends, sister and mom brought me here to start my bachelorette party for beer and dinner. I was pleasantly surprised at how good our waiter was even though it was super busy. We had a table in front by the band and even... More 

Thank MitnaR
Pittsburgh PA
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entertained out of state family members with dinner at this riverfront German restaurant. The service was great and sandwiches served quickly. The accordion player was very entertaining. It wasn't Munich but had some of the familiarity of a beer hall. We'll be back.

Thank Loves2travel57
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, cool atmosphere and awesome beer! A little loud but fun. Live music and soft pretzels, how can you go wrong?

Thank ciber66
Ormond Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost always stop at the Hofbrauhaus Restaurant when we are in Pittsburgh. Enjoy the wonderful German food and atmosphere. Nice menu. Sometimes, the wait staff is a little rushed (but patience is a virtue!)

Thank Sunshine519
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, beer and service. I enjoyed the experience and it was the best American example of the Munich version that I have seen, if a little "Americanized." (Jimmy Buffett songs?) There is a quieter separate dining room for families and folks who don't want the more boisterous communal experience in the main dining hall.

Thank TRRalph
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very personable server. Eight of us and we got 2 large pretzels for the table. Had several different beers. Main dishes were very good and the portions were plentiful. Live entertainment was good and keeps you hopping. We will return.

Thank Bob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2391
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Southside Flats
  • Neighbourhood: Southside Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 412-224-2328

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?