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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
200 E 3rd St
phone: (859) 491-7200
(Place added by: brewdlyhooked13)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Cool place, with a neat beer-hall feel. The fermenting tanks are right there, with no glass between you and them, and if you are lucky enough to be there when they are brewing, a wonderful smell is created. Pretty good selection of house brewed German beers, served right in dimpled liter mugs. The beer was definitely drinkable, but nothing to rave about, pretty much expected from German beers. Good variety of German food, especially for me, since I'd never had it. A gem in Kentucky, stop in here for some schnitzel and lager.
06-01-2004 20:09:06 |
More by nortmand
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Pretty cool place. Its like you're transported across the Atlantic and straight into the hallowed Munich Hofbrauhaus. Almost. I wouldn't actually know because I've never been to Munich. But it seemed pretty authentic.
The building itself is pretty cool, older brick building (or at least appeared as such) just off the bank of the river with a great view of the pedestrian bridge and downtown Cincinnati.
Large wooden tables that seat at least 10-15 a side in a very large, high ceiling room. There is a small bar behind which are two handsome copper kettles (I think they're kettles).
The food is quite German...go figure. I had the Weiner Schnitzel which was ok. I should have gotten the roast pork my friend had...it looked great. A pretty extensive menu also with some standard burger etc. options.
Now that good stuff...they only had four beers on during my visit, the lager, light lager ('specially created for America' HA!), Dunkel, and Weizen, just recently having run out of the maibock!! DAMN! I only tried the Dunkel, albeit 2 liters of it, and it was superb. Missed the Maibock greatly. I absolutely loved the liter steins...very cool. If I could post pictures here, you would see how cool they are...but you probably already know.
04-05-2004 17:52:49 |
More by cerevisiaephilus
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I stopped here on my recent trip to the 'Nati. As mentioned it's right across the river from Downtown Cincinnati, my hometown. The Newport levee location enjoys a recent entertainment development and the view of the river and city.
We sat outside in the biergarden area. The inside was a huge beer hall, with long wooden tables and a german band playing. Pretty authentic and cool stuff. We had a sampler of the beers for $5, and a 1/2 liter of the Dunkel. The pretzel stick appetizer was huge and delicious. The dunkel was spot on for the style. The original was pretty good as well. Overall the atmosphere and beer was very very good. I studied the dinner menu, and wished I had time to eat, but we had to rush off back across the Ohio River to the Montgomery Inn-Boathouse, to eat the best bbq ribs in the world !
09-20-2003 22:55:32 |
More by StevieW
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
Visited the Hofbrau with my wife, parents, grandmother and niece. Man did we have a great time. The house band played great German songs and polkas. The food was terrific, and the beer was fresh. Not great, but fresh. Only four beers on tap, was hoping to try a fest bier, but none available. Onion rings were HUGE, and the brauwurst was really wonderful. Bunch of large tables with benches. My wife and I even led a parade around the bier hall collecting tips for the house band. It was a really fun experience for the entire family. Mid-afternoon visit, so I imagine the evening crowd can get a little crazy. A recommended stop on Cincinnati's riverfront.
09-01-2003 02:34:14 |
More by aaronh
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Located in Newport on the Levee (http://www.newportonthelevee.com/) right across the river from downtown Cincinnati, you can even take a 50 cent shuttle back and forth between the 2. Valet parking looks like your best bet unless you want to park somewhere in the shopping center and fight the crowds of movie-goers and Barnes & Noble shoppers.
Inside was crazy on a Saturday night. Upon first entering you are greeted by dozens of steins and other Hofbrauhaus paraphernalia to purchase. The seating inside is comprised of long benches where it appears you will get to know some strangers before the night is over. There was also a little German band playing (complete with tuba) which was really cool. Being a nice night though, we went right by that and headed to the biergarten. The garten is covered in gravel and keeps with the long picnic table theme. They have planted lots of trees that you may end up hoping will hurry up and grow to provide some much needed shade. There is a small outside bar as well as servers dedicated to the biergarten.
The beers are all German of course, and apparently brewed under strict supervision from Munich. All were decent representations. It was an amazing site to look over the entire length of the biergarten and not see a single bottle of Bud/Miller/Coors. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE had a Hofbrau glass filled with a Hofbrau beer. There is a sampler of all 5 beers currently in rotation for $5.
The bartender was very busy and did not provide any insight into the beers. Likewise, the wait staff (all dressed in various German/Bavarian costumes) looked very very busy.
We didn't try the food but it sure smelled good. They had an entire cooking station set up outside.
07-29-2003 02:05:49 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
This is just plain fun as a place to eat, drink, and be merry. Plenty of seating areas, great waitstaff that will get better as the place gets in the groove, and some really good German recipe beers. The food is plentiful and delicious, albeit a little pricey. The bands put you in the mood to swing your mug and sing along - the entire staff encourages having a good time. Worth a visit when you're in the Cincy area.
06-16-2003 17:59:06 |
More by AtLagerHeads
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4
I recently met up with Brewdlyhooked to check out the Hofbrauhaus Newport. We started out in the biergarten waiting for a table inside. I jumped on a pretzel, which was pretty good. The biggest disappointment of the night came early: there were only 2 beer choices! They only had the weisse and the regular lager. They no longer had the lite lager, maibock, or dunkel as they had when they opened 4 weeks ago. The dunkel was promised to make a return soon. The quality of the beer was fairly good, and the food was very good. The best thing about the entire visit was the atmosphere. We sat in the festhaus right in front of the polka band, which played excellent. They had a group of birthday party girls doing the chicken dance and singing John Denver's "Country Roads" of all things. It was totally cool. The band also got a nice parade together, with a line of people zig zagging between the tables. It is a great place with lots of cold beer and good fun. Highly recommended if you are in the area.
05-31-2003 20:26:19 |
More by SheepNutz
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Reviewed on opening night...
Atmosphere - perfectly crisp evening on April 30th. Temps were 72, dropping into the 60's for the evening. The place was buzzing with folks of all ages, but predominanatly 28ish-45ish. The shade trees are only saplings at this point, come summer you better be one skinny dude to sit in the shade in the garden. Give it 7 to 10 years, they'll grow.
Quality - the beer is brewed under the direction of a brew master from Munich. They have 5 selections, allowing him to ensure each beer is made to exacting specs.
Service - okay here's the worst part. We ordered food at 7:30, received it at 9:30. They have since adressed this issue by 1) limiting the menu in the beer garden, allowing Festhaus orders to get turned over more quickly, 2) putting a grill in the beer garden, so those outside can still get a bratwurst and get it relatively quickly, 3) in an overall sense, just adjusting to the demands placed on the staff. Their staff had that new look in their eyes, full of energy, trying their best to meet the overwhelming demand of opening night. They worked their tails off.
Selection - the menu is very extensive food-wise. Full line of appetizers (stay away from the crinkle cut potatos, they're just warmed up Ruffles for 5 bucks a plate), salads, wursts, entrees, soups. desserts. Obviously, they specialize in authentic German beers, so you're not getting a selection in the hundreds just 5. But you're not there for selection per se. The liters run about 8 bucks a liter I believe. Entrees run 12 to 15, appetizers are 6 to 10. Bottom line - not the cheapest place you'll eat/drink, but the beer is worth every penny.
Food - the food is good, the onion rings are killer. They're also 7 bucks, but they're very good.
05-28-2003 19:46:49 |
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