Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Parking: Lot, Valet, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: European, German, Continental
Alcohol: Beer, Yes, Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
I have been to the original in Munich so I'm really happy to have a Hofbräuhaus right here in Vegas. While it's not an exact replica (and the food isn't quite the same), the true German essence is captured through the boisterous atmosphere, authentic imported beer and decidedly German menu. I love to take out of town visitors here, and I visit a couple of times a year when I'm missing the gorgeous country of Germany -- one of my favorites I've ever visited.
You'll find the as-big-as-your-head pretzels and all sizes of cold beer (from bashfully mini to "holy cow" huge), and and certain times during the year there will be a good German band playing live. Even if you aren't a beer drinker, it's just crazy to come here and not order a beer! It's so good and there's something for everyone from super light to the darkest of the dark. Come during Oktoberfest and you can drink their truly exceptional imported specialty beer. Don't forget a designated driver!
This is a great restaurant for large groups as the venue is equipped to handle them. Patrons sit at long, shared tables (just like in Munich), so be prepared to make friends! Kids seem to love the place too because they can dance around and jump to the music.
The German food is authentic and tasty. Not fantastic but good (and overpriced). There's a great tiny gift shop in the lobby with cool beer steins, stuffed bear toys, funny hats and lederhosen. The waitresses wear just sexy enough drindls, a big plus for the men in your party. I know my husband and his buddy enjoyed taking a shot and getting paddled by one of the ample-bosomed girls on our last visit. Yes, you can get bent over a table and paddled. It's a gimmick but it's funny to watch guys whoop and holler.
The mostly concrete beer hall is huge and cavernous (just like in Germany), so be warned that this is not a place to come for an intimate dinner or soft conversation. It is loud, loud, LOUD in there. When the crowds get heavy, the band gets even louder. Pounding on tables, stomping on the floor, drunken singing and shouting out toasts is not only tolerated but openly encouraged. If you know the chicken dance you will have a blast.
While the noise is to be expected, the biggest negative is the service; I don't think I've ever had good service here but that's okay. You'll most likely be too busy stuffing your face with pretzels and beer to worry about that!
I do not understand the people who wrote bad comments unless they are use to McDonalds and Burger King. Maybe they want a $1.00 sandwich in a wrapper 60 seconds after they order. This was the best experience we had in Las Vegas for a restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service was above and beyond. The Band was a great touch.
I guess this is the one we actually went to...I didn't realize they had two locations. If the other one is this much fun, I've gotta try it. Traditional German food served in a traditional looking Germanic building which looks like it dropped out of Munich. The food was authentic and filling, with entertainment provided in the afternoon by a guy with a really long horn. Our waitress, Lerise, was attentive and friendly (is that a ring on her finger? Rats…all the best ones are taken).