If you are of German/Bavarian heritage (or interested in the culture), the good old days pre 70’s were times when the entire family got together on the weekends, potluck of course, in the barn of a family owned farm, or in the living room of the person who had the largest house. There would be piles of food, sausages, breads, cassaroles, desserts and puddings. Daddies would be having their little princesses standing on their feet, teaching them to dance the waltz while a scratchy LP would play on the record player. Moms in the meantime, would force smiles onto the faces of scowling little boys who would be forced into learning the two-step, and end up having fun. Men would gather in some corner with frosty mugs of beer, Schlitz, Pabst Blue Ribbon or cans of Busch beer, tell their tales, and boisterous laughter would just roar everywhere The kids played, and women exchanged recipes, or had an additional Tuperware party going on in the living room. Those were happy times. Since the 70’s, families have scattered, and those kind of regular reunions do not happen enough anymore.
Fortunately, there is a great substitute for those days, and you can find it at Hofbrauhaus, located at 4510 Paradise Road, here in sunny Las Vegas. Haufbrauhaus Las Vegas is a replica of the 400 year old original Hofbrauhas in Munich, Germany, and it is the only traditional German/Bavarian beer hall around for many, many miles.
Hofbrauhaus, features a micro-brewery of traditional German/Bavarian beer, and savory German/Bavarian menu full of brats, sausages, chops, served up with traditional choices of whipped potatos and red saurkaut.
When entering into the Beer Hall at the Hofbrauhaus, you will be seated at long picnic benches, by rosy cheeked fraulines. Sounds of merriment will come hither from everywhere, whooping and singing patrons, with giant steins of beer being drank, polkas and waltzes being played by live musicians, making their way through the tables playing their accordians and horns.
To experience a quieter moment with your beau, there is the beautiful Beer Garden at Hofbrauhaus, where you can take a quiet stroll, enhanced by the echoing of laughter and music.
Hofbrauhaus also has a very nice gift shop. Remember ‘der boot’, from the movie Beerfest? ‘Der Boot’, does exist. You can absolutely buy your own boot here, or one as a gift, as well as beautifully decorated beer steins, super sized to small.
You can visit their website, which lists a calendar of events and contests, (yes, they have beer athletics) as well as a menu at www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com, and their phone number to make reservations is 702-853-BEER. Hours of operation are from 11am to 11pm, Sunday through Thursday, and they are open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays. By signing up for their newsletter, you will get the opportunity to sample free beer, as well as receive specials and discounts. Head to Hofbrauhaus, it is a great place to put the pink back in your cheeks and get your happy on!