4510 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV | Directions 8910936.107780 -115.151781
If you are not unfortunate enough to be an employee of this company you may have a decent time here albeit overpriced.
When hired new employees are told point blank by HR and the rotating managers that if you wish to remain employed you will NOT take breaks. Tip sharing has been an issue since the 2008 class action lawsuit that in typical Vegas fashion was summarily dismissed. See this link.
The servers must tip out 4.2% of their sometimes nonexistent tips to everyone from the non-existent bartender who doesn't pour beers to the cooks in the back. That's 4.2 % to each group on gross sales. Management also takes a cut in tips. Some nights you walk out owing the house money especially if you are given nothing but Germans who rarely tip at all as is their custom because in Germany the tip is priced into the meal. Servers must pay from their own pocket if their is too much foam on a beer even if the keg blew out. The bartender is on the dole doing nothing but taking his cut from the servers tips along with everyone else. The fact that they can run a business in this manner in Las Vegas, USA means they must grease the right palms here. Ever heard of a pyramid scam. Servers are also required to sell a percentage of goods from the gift shop to stay employed so if you've ever had the hard sell at the table you now know why.
This place is literally a gestapo ran organization if I ever saw one. This management team/owner is making a fortune off the backs of people trying to pay their rent and utility bills.
It is shameful that any business can operate in this country and this city breaking every rule in the book.
If you do eat/drink here be kind to your waitress, bring lots of money, and tip appropriately as SHE is supporting everyone that works there including the managers and owners with her meager tips.
I have eaten at this place before and it's nothing special, small portions and over priced....especially the beer. I've never been an employee but have had frank discussions with FORMER employees and their story is all the same.
This place is a minimum wage sweatshop for minimum wage earners in the heart of Las Vegas, USA. One server was fired for pouring beers that her German customers requested to have at least 3-4 inches of foam as German nationals like a nice head of foam on their beer. She was told it was an unwritten policy of the owner. People that can't treat employees with respect and offer solid employee guidelines do not deserve to be allowed to be in business in the USA.
I would avoid this place at all cost.
For Fatbilly's review.....
"The waitreess even went so far as to imply that the the cost would be deducted from her salery if we didn't buy it. I found it a little difficult to enjoy my meal while the waitress was trying to make us feel guilty."
That's no joke. Any returned item DOES come out of the servers pocket. Beer or food. This place does not allow any mistake from the bar or the kitchen to come out of their pocket. That young lady definitely paid for your returned item.
Disgusting behavior by management and the owners of this place. I will never go again, take out of town guests or recommend this place to anyone.
A gimmicky mess, just like everything else in Vegas – Two words: tourist trap. My husband and I decided to visit Hofbrauhaus for Oktoberfest- we've lived here over a year and always wanted to try it anyway, and what better time to do it than Oktoberfest, right? Well... the atmosphere was chaotic, lots of screaming and paddling- which was actually okay with us. But the food left something to be desired, for sure- I ordered the veal schnitzel, and my husband ordered the pork schnitzel. We couldn't tell the difference between the two- in terms of taste, that is. Our jumbo complete pretzel was cold, and the Oktoberfest beer was okay at best. But the worst part about the dinner was the cost- our dinner, with beer and appetizer (no dessert), came to over $60! Normally I wouldn't mind if the food and/or atmosphere warranted it, but our meal wasn't even close to being that great. To add insult to injury, a girl came and took our picture, then put it in a cheap crappy paper frame and said it be $15. WHO, I ask, would be silly enough to give them $15 for a 3x5 picture in a paper frame? Apparently someone, or they would've dropped the price long ago. But I digress... All-in-all, definitely not worth the money... unless you bring lots of money, people, and low expectations with you...
Not perfect, but close – I've been to the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich twice. This place was not an exact replica, but it was very similar. The schnitzel was great and the beer was excellent. The staff seemed to be a little more like LV than Munich, but they were friendly. The band did a great job.
I don't agree with the people who complained about it. I had a very postive experience there.
Not German fare at all – My great grandparents were from Germany and I have traveled in Germany. I love geraman food, beer and traditions. This ain't it.
This place is exactly like a college frat house, without a clue, that decided to put on a “German” party one weekend. Just awful, not German food, not prepared as German food and the band was real loud to make up for just being terrible. Easily the worst restaurant we encountered during our 10-day stay in Las Vegas.
Just plain awful. – If you are looking for German food; this is not it. The Hofbräuhaus Platte was so tough I could not even cut it. If you like your instant potatoes mushed then you will love these. The dessest special was overpriced and bland. All in all save your money, this place is just poor.
This is not German – I suppose if you drank enough beer or shots of Schnapps the food would not matter; however, we were looking for authentic German food. We ordered the Jaegerschnitzel with mashed potatoes instead of spaetzel. The pork was tougher than the bottom of any boot. Being the driver, I ordered iced tea, which was not freshly brewed but rather that horrible out-of-the-box syrup junk! The side of red cabbage I ordered was bland. The apricot strudel was limp and doughy - it's supposed to be crisp! What a huge disappointment. If you have ever been to Germany, you will hate this place. If you have never been to Germany and you are drunk enough, you will have a good time and either will not remember the food or will assume Germany food is bland and lifeless...what a shame
Not Even Close to the Authentic Place – As a frequent business traveler to Munich, I thought I would see if the Las Vegas version of a Munich beer hall would serve up anything close to what I find in Germany. I was in Vegas for business.
I entered this large hall with murals on the ceiling and long tables with few diners/drinkers. In the front was an umm-pah-pah band decked out in their Lederhosen. The noise that emanated from this group was hard on the ears -out of tune and out of sequence. It would have been better for them to put a CD on the loudspeakers.
While I don't normally visit the Hofbrauhaus in Munich (It's a tourist trap filled with busloads of Japanese), I know their menu. A Bavarian classic, roasted pig knuckle (Schweinshaxe) is a staple of the area. It was disappointing not to find it on the menu. I chose an eclectic combination of appetizers instead of a main meal: Obatsda (cheese concoction served with raw onion and pretzel) and the famous Munchener Weisswurst, a white veal-based sausage found in Bavaria for breakfast. The obatsda tasted close to authentic though the pretzel was stale. The weisswurst was a tasteless joke, especially for the $14 price tag. Normally this can be found in the restaurants and cafes for under $5.
But the real measure of a beer hall that calls itself authentic Bavarian is the beer. My favorite beer in all the world is Bavarian Helles (Hell=bright). This is a lager style beer and in Bavaria it is as smooth as mothers milk.. I ordered a Halbe (500ml) and to my udder (sic) disappointment, it tasted more like an English lager, highly hoppy and slightly bitter.
My bill for this simple fare of 2 appetizers and a beer with tip was almost $40. This is outrageous, especially given that the food and beer was less than authentic. I can only surmise that the reviews on this site are influenced by the alcohol.
If you want real Bavarian fare, the Rathausekeller or Haxnbauer in Munich or any of dozens of breweries in Bavaria will bring you pure pleasure.
The best time ever – I visited the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas and had a blast. Joining me was about 10 friends and had a great server her name was Bekah and she made it a great experience .She spanked a couple of guys in my party and made it fun for all of us. The beer and food was great and so was the band. For all the people who says it wasn?t good sorry but I will never forget my experience at the Hofbrauhaus.
Favorite Restaurant in Vegas – I have been to more than one hofbrauhaus in Germany, and I found this restaurant to be quite authentic in its architecture and design. The food is delicious, and I don't know what one reviewer is talking about--they most definitely have sauerbraten on the menu because I ordered it, and it was great! The beers are equally good, as are the Bavarian pretzels (get a variety of dipping sauces). The live music is fantastic, if a little loud. Yes, there are a few inauthenticities about the place (such as the "shot girls" and the hot waitdresses--the waitresses in Germany are much heftier and can carry eight giant beer steins at a time), but you'll be having such a great time you won't give a hoot.
skip it - spend your money on a good restaraunt or a see a show – I lived in Germany. This is not it, or even close to the atmosphere of a good beer hall. Thought I would take the family to share some heritage, but don't bring your family either. I understand it's 'vegas', but the blond bimbo (not a waitress) offered my wife & kids shots (this was about 5pm). We were elbowed constantly by the drunk, smoking bikers behind us on the bench. The bimbo then hauled out the paddle and wanted to use OUR table to spank the naughty drunk biker behind us in front of my kids. Disappointing food, too. Nobody working there seemed to care much.
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