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Hofbrau Bierhaus

712 Third Ave. New York, NY 10017 | East 40s | 212-867-2337

Location Description:

Descended from the famed Hofbrau Haus in Munich, Germany, the Bierhaus is intended as a miniature version. Climb the steep stairs to the second floor to find a vast, sky-lit room crowded with long tables (pain in the ass #1: finding a seat) and a noise level so high (pain in the ass #2) that you'll need earplugs. The beer--there are usually five varieties available, only on tap--tends to be excellent, while the food is mediocre, but relatively inexpensive by Midtown standards. Go for the wursts, of which a multiplicity are available, and skip Bavarian standards like sauerbraten, sauerkraut balls, and the mushy cucumber salad. For snackers, the gargantuan pretzel is a great pleasure.

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  • Cuisine(s): German
  • Hours: Sun 12pm-2am, Thu-Fri 11:30am-4am
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Garage, No Parking, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Takeout, Wifi Access

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    Hofbräu Bierhaus had been open for three weeks when some friends and I decided to drop by for dinner and a few brews around 6:30 on a rainy Tuesday evening. The scene was already...