Last Thursday before the Summer Concert Series we stopped in for dinner and a beer at Hofbrau Beer Garden in Pier Park.
This was not our first visit, in fact we were there for the Father’s Day Special which was 1/2 off Dad’s entree with purchase of a liter of any of their beers.
Hofbrau is always a fun place to go! In the evenings and during special days such Father’s Day, etc. there is a polka band on the stage to entertain you. The staff, including the band members, are all outfitted in traditional Bavarian costume, lederhosen on the guys, dirndls on the ladies, that make you feel as if you are sitting in a beer garden in Munich!
The food is traditional but for those who are not particularly fans of German fare,
you should find something on the menu to please you. In addition to German items, such as Jagerschnitzel, Schweinebraten, brats, etc. there are burgers and fries, fish and fries, plus a few salads and some other items that might not seem traditional German but are given the German twist, like the salmon filet grilled golden brown and served with steamed broccoli and potatoes with swiss cheese sauce. That one is on my radar for next time!
Menu prices range from just $6 for a Famous Brat served with sauerkraut and rye bread to $19.95 for weekend prime rib. But most entrees fall somewhere between $12 and $15, leaving room in the budget for a beer or two!
Now, for the beer. The beers are all brewed using the original recipes handed down by Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria, (over 400 years ago) and are imported direct from the breweries in Munich. We especially love the Dunkel, which is a dark beer, but Hofbrau has an assortment of lighter beers and a wheat beer to satisfy most beer-lovers palates, plus a few German and California wines and a full liquor bar.
Hofbrau is always running specials. There is usually a menu item that is especially unique that they’d like you to try (on Thursday, the Triggerfish was an intriguing offer). They also offer such money saving specials as Wine down Wednesday.. $15 for any bottle of wine. Kids Eat Free …Sun – Thurs. One free kids meal with the purchase on an Entrée’. And on Friday… their very popular Free Beer Every Friday @ 6pm in the Beer Garden. They give away 1 keg of beer! The person who gets the last beer from the keg drinks free all night. Be sure and check with them for their current specials since they may change at any time.
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For the beer drinker, or for the non-drinker, Hofbrau is a must-try for locals and visitors to Panama City Beach!
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