The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich's famous “hofbrauhaus” was founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V. It is one of Munich's oldest beer halls. It was originally founded as the brewery to the old Royal Residence, which at that time was situated just around the corner from where the beer hall stands today. The beer quickly became world famous thanks to the first brewer, Heimeran Pongratz, and the famous "Bavarian Beer Purity Law" of 1516 that stated that only natural ingredients could be used in the brewing process. In fact, the beer became so famous that it once saved the city from annihilation. When King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden invaded Bavaria during the Thirty Years' War in 1632, he threatened to sack and burn the entire city of Munich. He agreed to leave the city in peace if the citizens surrendered some hostages, and 600,000 barrels of Hofbräuhaus beer.


Hofbräuhaus München
Am Platzl 9
München, Bayern

Hofbräuhaus Chicago
5500 Park Place
Rosemont, Illinois
(847) 671-2739

Hofbräuhaus Newport
200 East 3rd Street
Newport, Kentucky
(859) 491-7200

Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
2705 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(412) 224-2328

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 853-2337

Hofbräuhaus Hamburg
Esplanade 6
+49 40 34993838

Hofbräuhaus Cleveland
1550 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 621-2337

Hofbräuhaus Columbus
800 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio
(614) 294-2437
Cleveland After Dark
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American-Style Black Ale

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Specialty Stouts

Hofbräu Delicator
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7.50% German-Style Doppelbock

Hofbräu Dunkel
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5.50% South German-Style Dunkel Weizen / Dunkel Weissbier

Hofbräu Hefe Weizen
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5.10% South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier

Hofbräu Maibock
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7.20% German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

Hofbräu Märzen
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6.30% American-Style Märzen / Oktoberfest

Hofbräu Oktoberfest
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6.30% German-Style Märzen

Hofbräu Original
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5.10% Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles

Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse
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5.10% German-Style Schwarzbier

Hofbräu Sommer/Keller
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5.10% Kellerbier (Cellar beer) or Zwickelbier - Lager

Münchner Kindl Weissbier
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5.10% South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier

Münchner Weisse
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5.10% South German-Style Hefeweizen / Hefeweissbier