Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

My quest for the best burger in the City of Pittsburgh took me to the Hofbrauhaus.

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The Hofbräuhaus is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. The beer is incredible, the atmosphere is marvelous, the staff is friendly, and everyone in the place always seems to be having the best time of their life. Despite its appearance on this site, Hofbräuhaus is no burger restaurant, it is a gigantic beer hall where patrons drink giant liters of delicious house brewed beer (my favorite is the Hofbräu Dunkel), and everyone is encouraged to climb atop their giant wooden benches and tables, and dance, sing and be merry.

Empty Beer Hall

I have been to the Hofbräuhaus more times than I can count, but I love their Authentic German food so much, I had never been able to order anything other than their Würstlplatte. Finally, with the assistance of a buy one get one burger coupon, I decided to try the Hamburger.


Unfortunately my burger was extremely over cooked; I ordered medium rare, and it was served very well done. It is so unfortunate that the burger was overcooked because everything else about the burger was absolutely delicious. The ‘Works’ burger is topped with Ham, Swiss Cheese, the Signature Homemade Bier Cheese, sautéed Peppers and Onion Medley, Mushrooms, Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, and Pickles on a Kaiser Roll. The peppers, onions, and mushrooms all tasted sautéed to me and blended together perfectly. The Bier cheese has a sharp and distinct flavor that accented every bite. The only complaint I would have about this burger (beside being overcooked) is the bun, it became a bit soggy carrying such a large load, and maybe a toasted Kaiser Roll would maintain its integrity under all that pressure. It is a damn shame that this burger was burnt to a crisp, because if it was made to order, it probably would have found a spot somewhere at the top of the list.



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Pitts-Burgers6.29Awesome Times, Awesome Beer

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By Andrew Capone

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