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Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo

4.4
579 reviews
$30 and under
German

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Hofbrauhaus Buffalo -- Currently accepting reservations, we do have tables available for walk in's as well. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Live music 5 nights a week as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoon. 1.1 miles from the Lecom Arena and Canal Side. Authentic German cuisine and House-Brewed German-Style beer in Buffalos largest Beer Hall! Prost!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 579 People Are Saying
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CurtJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Delightful waitress, but busy. Beer very good, food is disappointing. Fun music, good atmosphere, but echoes, sound dampening tapestries or foam would help. Poor lighting inside if you want to read the menu. Pay parking on an off night, really? Patio is quite pleasant. Overall a bit underwhelming.

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PeiterS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Excited to try it. Front desk mixup. Seated in area where condensation was dripping on us. Changed seats. Sun directly in half the tables eyes. Never received an ordered salad. Asked wait staff about it. Did not return promptly. Meals were shared with individual. Too many moving parts to be accountable or mixup in kitchen. Good beer and music. Will try after bugs worked out.

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Localdiner46
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome time. Great people, great food and drink and an awesome atmosphere.

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SeanK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was very slow. It took a long time for our waitress to come to the table, a long time for our drinks to come and when the food arrived it was cold and mediocre. The beer however was delicious and may be enough to get me to give them another chance.

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ScottH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

portion to price is not a great value, we sat in mezzanine which is very removed from the fun

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my spouse’s birthday the 14th and we came for dinner last night. My spouse was stationed in Germany for 5&1/2 years and is half German heritage. He was in German “heaven”. He said his favorite beer ever was Hefeweizen and it tasted exactly the same as the beer he had while in Germany. We loved the vegan schnitzel, the beer the ambiance and our server Elaine. My 92 year old papa danced with her and you would have thought he won the lottery. Next time we will sit downstairs though so we can see the band! We truly enjoyed our dinner, drinks and experience. Thank you again!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy that the full menu is now available - Always a good time

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RachelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience at a euro style pub! Definitely returning!

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Bgenters
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. I come from a German family and the food was spot on. It is a very loud place with music and talking. The only thing we had a problem with was our waitress. She was a bit pushy. Especially about the alcohol. My husband and I do not drink. We told her that we do not drink. It should have ended there, but she kept pushing in a mocking way. We ignored it and enjoyed our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, food is delicious, staff is amazing and the band is energetic.

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MEW4
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a fun experience.

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SusanB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a variety of menu items and everything was delicious! We'll be back soon!

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vipEdAm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night It was their Grand opening and the food and beer was great. Staff and entertainment second to none. Cant wait till Oktoberfest or to see a Bills game there.

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ChristineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandparents were German immigrants and it reminded me of home cooking. Beers were equally delicious!

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vipDeezus
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

This is THE place to go to party. Be aware of the loud, rambunctious crowd, over intoxicated crowd for lots of great people watching & joining in on the fun if the spirit moves you. This is not the place to go for quality food or a quiet date.

The servers & bartenders are inattentive, probably because there is not enough of them to manage a wild crowd. The host/hostesses were rude and unwelcoming - you could tell they had had enough of the drunkenness of the crowd, however, that is no reason to treat arriving patrons disrespectful & like one of the rowdies.

The patio/terrace are is likely the safe alternative if not interested in viewing the wildness or partaking.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very Disappointing, our appetizer was late and came with our meals and our food was cold. Noise level was extremely loud making it very difficult to hold a conversation and could not hear our waitress.

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Marissa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not worth it. The service was bad and the management was extremely rude.

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SueP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I had a reservation but we arrived an hour earlier than we expected to. The people at the host station were not overly friendly or welcoming. I checked in and was told that we could likely be seated prior to our appointment and a text would be sent once a table was available. Many tables opened up but a text never came. At the time of our reservation I went back to the host station and was told “we’ve been ready for you”. Frustrating that I never received a text and the host knew we were sitting in the beer garden outside waiting. We sat outside. It was ok outside but very loud inside (which is expected). Our server was ok - not overly friendly but still ok overall. They brought the wrong item for my son and forgot the small pretzel for my daughter, which we never received despite asking more than once. Our food was meh, and that’s being generous. The spaetzle was cold and flavorless, as was my schnitzel. The wurst my husband had was ok, but I expect more from this restaurant. We had been here previously and had a way better experience. This one was pretty disappointing. At least the beer is always good!

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We took my father to the restaurant for his birthday. We are German so we thought it would be fun for him. We had a blast! It was so much fun! Can’t wait to go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious potato pancakes and Apple streusel! Great music and lively crowd. Looking forward to returning. 🇩🇪🎼😊

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garomdp
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lot of fun for a night out with a group of friends. This was a Friday night. Not sure how weekdays are. But the food was very good with a new menu and staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Just went to celebrate my son’s 26th birthday.
So much with a group of people! We had 12 in our party & stayed for 3 hours! So much fun singing & dancing. Food was just okay, but the menu will be expanding in a couple weeks (mid September).

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JeanneC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just a restaurant, it’s an experience. So much fun!

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KenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been there many times. Excellent beer & food

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cindyw
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a reservation for 4 and we were on time. They put us at the first table right by the door and asked for a different table. We were told they were all held for reservations. We weren’t sure how other reservations were different than ours but whatever. We again asked head “host” and they took us to the very back of the restaurant, next to the kitchen, passing numerous empty tables. We know EXACTLY what they did. The menu was limited ; their full menu will be out 9/15. Doesn’t help us when part of our party will be back home in North Carolina. Very loud and there were only about 15 tables seated. We did not stay to be served. Very disappointed. Not sure we will return.

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SamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Band was very loud, had to scream over them to have a conversation. Food menu was light but ok for what they did have. Beer was good, however waitress took 15 minutes to bring it. No one danced on tables, and waitress was overwhelmed. Place was clean, just needs a major improvement before I would ever recommend or go back.

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DanielleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. My fiancé felt like he was back in Germany when he was stationed there. We will definitely be back

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HeidiP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to the original Hofbrauhaus in Germany, I wasn’t sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised by how nice our visit was to the Buffalo location! We will definitely be back after their grand opening in a few weeks for some Wienerschnitzel.

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DavidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitress we had, I believe her name was Allison was great, the food is very good the deserts are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, the music was loud too loud for general conversation with people at your table, didn't get any napkins

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HansV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If OctoberFest is what you’re looking for this is the place!

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Dalton
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on my husbands birthday and he enjoyed it very much. It was a little noisy even though we were seated in the bar room.

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Noel
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Plates are roughly on the small side but everything is delicious. Cocktails and beer were amazing. Very unique and different from other places in Buffalo. They had band playing inside which created a great atmosphere, however it made it hard to hear the server and other people at the table so if you want a quieter setting I would suggest a table outside on the patio. Overall, highly recommend.

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and drinks were big. They often have live band which is a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Asked for table in the front near stage on my Open Table reservation. Got put in the very last table in the very back of building. Took 15 min to have a waitress even acknowledge us, still no drinks or food order. Walked out.

EA
vipEdAm
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Country Music Monday was the event. It was different than other nights at the Hofbräuhaus but was just as exciting with the same spirit if fun and good times. It is a great environment for singing along and many people were dancing. It was so much fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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LISAN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Made reservations to see the band! Got seated right away. Waitress was great, but it was crowded and she was very busy! She made excellent suggestions for vegetarian items. Music was loud, but we enjoyed ourselves!

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SueL
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Loved the band and the atmosphere! Very busy so service was slow but waitress was very nice. Vegetarian so more options are needed but we would definitely come back again.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. It was my first time going to a German themed bar/restaurant.
I had gone here to listen to live music and to fit in some line dancing.

Everything lived up to my expectations and I can not wait to go back and try some of the German dishes!

FAQs

Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 939-2337.

Hofbrauhaus- Buffalo is rated 4.4 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.