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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
200 E 3rd St
phone: (859) 491-7200
(Place added by: brewdlyhooked13)
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vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
After visiting the small Hofbrauhaus in Panama City Beach, Florida, I looked forward to the much bigger, more authentic Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY. Afterall, they brew the beer on premises, unlike at the Panama City Beach location.
When we arrived we decided to sit in the quiet section, away from the band. The room was warm, very warm. We ordered pretzels with beer cheese and half liters of the Helles. The beer and pretzels arrived quickly but without saucers for the pretzels and cheese. Our waiter never returned so I had to seek out another waiter for plates. By this time the hot pretzels were cool. Also, the "beer cheese" was nothing more that melted velveeta. We finished our beer (which was very good) and left.
I was very disappointed, but I am willing to give this place another try.
11-15-2009 14:53:32 |
More by jkrich
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Hofbräuhaus in Newport was another one of the first things I found when moving to Cincinnati. It's right near Newport on the Levee which is a fairly nice outdoor shopping area with lots of places to eat, drink, and play. The dining room of HB is a big open hall with lots of long picnic benches throughout surrounded by a few booths, so be prepared to make friends if it's crowded. Nice big open bar is very attractive. I've seen a fun German music duet here with lederhosen and everything. My favorite though, is out back in the biergarten. My wife and I love coming on sunny Sunday afternoons and washing down the sun with a liter of the HB Premium Lager. Very nice and relaxing, with also quite a bit of seating in the biergarten and a very nice view of Cincinnati from across the river. The beer is great and brewed on the premises and I've enjoyed all the food I've eaten here. I've rated the value $$$ only because the bill seems to get pretty big pretty quick when we order food, but if we're there just for beers I would definitely award only $$. The food is also really tasty German fare, but I hope you're not on a diet! HB is a lot of fun and is a place I love to bring my out-of-town friends and family.
07-20-2009 14:22:52 |
More by cdpike
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The Hofbrauhaus is as close to walking into a German Beer Hall in Munich as it gets.
From a fine dining establishment in the front, to a long-tabled raucous beer hall, bar, and music hall in the middle, to a relaxing extensive beer garden in the back. You can have a great lunch outside, a fine dinner inside, and then party with complete drunken strangers with the house band that night.
Service is exceptional here. The wait staff is incredible.
Beer selection might be not incredibly diverse but most of it is brewed onsite according to the strictest of German Purity Laws.
Food is both highly to style and delicious.
06-15-2009 03:00:58 |
More by ThaBobfather
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is easy to find, right on the corner of a major intersection. Parking is a non-issue, since valet is available and the lot looks to be a good size for when the place is not busy. I had never been to this part of Kentucky, and I only took a brief stroll around the area, so I can't comment too much on the nieghborhood, except to say that the Kentucky side riverfront seemed clean and well-kept, with plenty to see and do on a beautiful Saturday in April. There seemed to be many places to get a drink or have dinner, and The Irish Pub inside the mall(don't remember the name) was cool, especially since you can still smoke in Kentucky!!!
Hofbrauhaus has to be the best place to get a beer though. We went to the outdoor Biergarten first, where they had cornhole set-up out of the way and a patio section sprinkled with whiskey barrel planters.(first hop shoots coming up nicely) We sat at the tables and a server was with us immediately. Warm and friendly, but also knowledgable and courteous- traits that most of the servers,waiters, and hosts showed here. we got the sampler, only 6 beers I think- but its all made in-house and fresh, so whaddaya want?
Pretzels and bier cheese were outstanding, and of course complimented the biers well. Seasonal was a true-to style and well-done Schwarzbier that washed down the pork cutlets with demi-glaze nicely. we all shared a little of what we ordered and it all tasted traditional and delicious. By the time I had a full liter in front of me I was dining in the bier hall so I didn't want to break the vibe with a review, but I'll say that every bier was fantastic.
Food is reasonably priced and the drink prices are normal for a brew pub that brews on-premise with no outside beer served.
Definitley a place to go for good beer, but a nice to take the family or could even make a fun date. Prosit!!!
04-20-2009 04:54:57 |
More by PBRstreetgang
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
What a fun time! This tends to be a very popular spot for me and some friends to hit after work.
This place is festive, lively and a joy to be at. Decently produced German beers, usually in a one liter stein for myself. Beer Garden for the warmer weather. Very good food. Their rotating monthly beers are very good. Plenty of music, singing and just general partying going on. It's impossible to come here and not have a good time. The beer garden is much more laid back and relaxing on a nice warm day.
Beer is decent, but you go here for the atmosphere and fun.
03-20-2009 19:36:51 |
More by FtownThrowDown
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I met a friend here before a Friday night concert across the river in Cincy. The atmosphere is loud and boisterous, there was a small german band (accordion, drums, don't remember the rest) playing "ompah music" which made it a little hard (not impossible) to talk. There were lots of families, the kids seemed to really like the music, there was also a large group of 20ish kids who were celebrating someone's 21st birthday. How do I know what they were celebrating you ask, the band got the whole table to stand up on their chairs and lead the room in the chicken dance, kind of corny but kind of fun :)
I had the Dunkel and he had the lager. I really liked the Dunkel and my friend said his was good as well (he is not a BA). For dinner, I had the sausage sampler plate, it came with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. Everything was excellent, I would have no problem having the same thing for dinner again. Our waiter was solid, he seemed busy but he checked back with us enough that we did not have to look for him when we wanted a 2nd beer.
If I lived in town or was there for vacation/business, I would absolutely go back, good food, good beer and a fun atmosphere makes for a fun place. BTW, if you are going to have a 2nd beer check out the difference in price between .5 liter and a full liter, I imagine the 1 liter is a much better deal. Recommended.
09-02-2008 22:48:05 |
More by wspscott
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is a really fun place. I visited on a Friday night in the summer, and the place was hopping. Live Bavarian music and costumed waitresses give the feeling of being in a Munich beerhouse. As the night wore on, there was dancing on the floor and on the benches of the picnic-style dining tables. Kind of loud if you want intimate conversation, but a grand place to be if you want to revel in being a little piece of humanity. The service is okay, but a bit slow, perhaps in my case because the night was so crowded (I did have to wait more than half an hour for my table for party of eight). The food was good, ranging from traditional German pub fare to some great local foods, like Zinzinnati Chicken (The skyline of Cincinnati, the most German city in America can be sen just across the Ohio River). I had another local dish, Kentucky Hot Brown; it was good, but not like most I've had. The beers were fresh and excellent, and served in half and full-liter steins, with classic foaming heads spilling over the rims. Overall, an experience not to be missed if you're soujourning in the Queen City.
08-02-2008 21:24:01 |
More by jushoppy2beer
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Made this a vacation must as we were doing the Newport acqarium later that afternoon.
Got to it about 2p.m. Plenty of free parking and no wait.
You walk in and the aroma hits you. Grains, yeast, kinda stable like. We were greeted by an older german guy, we talked abit about Octoberfests in our hometown area, very nice.
we were seated at one of the large wooden tables. Good atmosphere in front of the bar and cooper brewing kettle. The brewmaster was at work as its above the bar height, almost stage-like. Ok for entertainment for no music at our visit.
The beer was good, though they were out of the months special Bohemian Pils and the Dunkel. Both of which I wanted to try. Instead I had a liter of a back-up special offering, Zwickelbeer, an unfilter lager. It was offered by our pants sport'n waitress. It wasn't skirt time either, though she did show the kids her socks, very nice. She new her beer as well which was very cool.
The food was great. Good quality and good portion size. You can save some dough by ording from the second page sandwitch side, as we did.
Going at the off times are good if you have a kid or two. Only thing, you don't always get the full octoberfest feel. Even the old german greeter guy was gone leaving the gift shop unmaned. I wanted a glass but didn't go back in to track down my sock wear'n waitress. Oh well, next time, cause im go'en back!!
07-25-2008 15:26:03 |
More by chilidog
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
We skipped the Saturday morning sessions at NHC and drove down to the river and Newport Kentucky. After shopping at the Mall, we headed over to Hofbrauhaus.
It was a couple of minutes before 11 am, and we walked into the lobby and were deciding whether to buy a liter stein or a Stiefel, and the hostess informed us we could sit in the biergarten or we could wait for two minutes. For some reason, we chose the biergarten. Then menu in the biergarten is different than in the dining room. So instead of schnitzel, I had sausage.
We had a German Pilsner and it was excellent. It went well with the brats. Our server was attentive. How could he not be? We were the only ones in the biergarten. Everyone else decided to sit inside!
If you find yourself in Cincinnati or Kentucky, make an effort to visit.
06-24-2008 17:36:41 |
More by hiikeeba
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
In my opinion this establishment is a pricey franchise brewer. The area is very much lacking a small or even medium size craft brewpub. The reason people enjoy this establishment so much is the do not have anything to trully compare it to. The Rock Bottom in Cincinatti is above this place.
The food, I was not impressed with the portions for the amount of money paid for a lunch. The quality of the food was okay.
The beer tasted just like a franchise or rubber stamp brewery (Budwieser or Miller).
03-24-2008 20:20:53 |
More by barleynvinebrew
Hofbräuhaus Newport in Newport, KY
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