4510 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169-7111
I was so excited to go to the Hofbrauhaus. Located off Strip, down by the Hard Rock Cafe, theHofbrauhaus offers a taste of Munich during Oktoberfest. They feature a house band, from Germany, that rotates every 3-4 months and they encourge participation from the patrons.
We ordered the Jumbo Complete, a large pretzel, as an appetizer. It came with 3 type of dipping sauces--"Obatzer" cheese, sweet mustard and onion mustard. The pretzel was much harder than what we are used to in the US but it had a lot of salt on it and the onion mustard was really, really tasty.
For dinner, I ordered the chicken bratwurst (around $13.95) that comes sitting on top of some wonderful mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. The sausages were great with a hint of spice to them and the mashed potatoes were so good. The sauerkraut is a traditional kraut in that it is a little sweeter than what I am used to but when I combined the kraut, sausage and potato in one bite--it was fantastic.
If you go online and sign up for the Hofbrauhaus newsletter, you can print off a coupon for 1 beer. It is a small beer (around 10oz) but, hey, it was FREE! After getting our free beer, we could not leave without drinking out of one of those huge steins.
Our waitress, Michelle, was great. She was cute, personable and she was from Germany. She had great recommendations and told us about different German traditions.
One of the traditions is when you do a shot, you get paddled 3 times. They bring the shot out on a paddle board and they do not hold back when giving you your swats.
What I loved most about the Hofbrauhaus was just the energy. The polka band, the people, the service. There were two separate tables of people from Germany visiting Vegas and they were eating at Hofbrauhau. One gentleman, Peter, said he had been coming there for 25 years. Each time he comes to Vegas he eats there everyday because it tastes like home--now that is an endorsement!
Prost! (Cheers in German)