I have been to the Hofbräuhaus in München, so it was a must to check out the Vegas version. Its a scaled down model of the original, located on the corner of Harmon and Paradise, diagonally across from the Hard Rock Cafe. Free parking in the back.
The inside looked like the shrunken version of the original one, down to the tiny stage for the band. Sadly, it also lacked a lot of the charm the original one had. If the restaurant wanted to provide the guests with the “typical” German aloofness to their service, they did that well. The staff wasn’t overly friendly, and it seemed the hostess or the gift shop clerk really didn’t want to be there.
Well, I guess you don’t visit this place for service, but for, what else? the beer! The beer was good, and I guess for $7.99 not the most expensive one we’ve paid for. The sodas though.. close to $4 for a soda! Ouch. The price of 2 sodas came to the price of 1 beer?
The lunch menu was decently priced, with plenty of of German comfort dishes, it was hard to pick just one. Eventually Stephen and I picked the Jägerschnitzel (breaded pork with mushroom gravy) with Spätle, while his mom had the Schweinebrauten (roast pork). The food wasn’t bad. Generous portions for lunch. We were so full from the meal, that Stephen’s mom skipped dinner.
We were surprised there were a lot of German speakers inside the restaurant. The manager, Tony, walked around and chatted with the people in German, but wasn’t able to say hello to us. After lunch we went to the Beer Garden and checked it out, and then took a free souvenir photo at a kiosk near the Beer Garden.