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  • #1049727

    NEOBuckeye
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Walker Evans wrote:</div>
    And by “claustrophobic” you mean “feels like a Downtown”. ;)

    If Hofbrauhaus wanted to build in the far flung suburbs surrounded by a sea of parking lots, they could have. There’s plenty of room.

    You know, I have to admit that 50% of why I read CU is for Walker’s remarks/retorts! Haha

    Anyway, I went to Hofbräuhaus this Sunday around noon when they opened and had a wonderful lunch and liter of Bier. We went one time before and decided to not wait around because of the wait, which is no biggie as we expected as such. I assume it will be quite busy for a while! I don’t know why I’m so excited about this place, but I can’t wait to keep going back!

    I kind of wish they would have renovated a building in German Village, which could have further fed the ‘German-ness’ of the area, but logistically speaking this made more sense. I am also glad they built a new building in GV Yard, where there was once an empty field.

    PROST!!

    Did not think of this, but I agree. It works in Grandview Yard, but would have fit into German Village even better had that been possible.

    #1049737

    OneBagTravel
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    And by “claustrophobic” you mean “feels like a Downtown”. ;)

    If Hofbrauhaus wanted to build in the far flung suburbs surrounded by a sea of parking lots, they could have. There’s plenty of room.

    Instead, they chose that spot in Grandview Yard knowing full well that it would be gradually built out with many more buildings, neighbors, residents, businesses, workers and most importantly… customers. ;)

    Yeah, but have you been to the one in Newport KY? It’s got a nice open view of the river and downtown Cincinatti. Same goes for the one in Pittsburgh. It’s outdoors, it’s open, it’s got a nice view. Hell, even the biergarten in central Munich at the Victuallianmarkt is surrounded by open space. So my point is that it would suck if the up and coming buildings were butted up against the biergarten. The Gardview Yard is going to fill up in the next couple of years but that doesn’t mean it has to feel like sardines.

    #1049743
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Hell, even the biergarten in central Munich at the Victuallianmarkt is surrounded by open space.

    That’s a cool looking space, and it looks like there’s a few buildings right there in the background with a few trees in between. I imagine that’s what the Grandview Yard one will look like when the building next door is completed. There will be space in between. I imagine it will feel urban without feeling enclosed:

    As for the river-front view… that would be much nicer than looking at a dirt lot. ;) Unfortunately, Grandview Yard doesn’t have a river.

    #1049745

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    Building it at North Bank Park woulda been bauce.

    As for the river-front view… that would be much nicer than looking at a dirt lot. ;) Unfortunately, Grandview Yard doesn’t have a river.

    …yet

    #1049749
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    …yet

    Hahaha! Very nice!

    The “Yard Street Canal” has a nice ring to it. ;)

    #1049750

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    Everyone’s going on about light rail in Columbus, when canals are the future!

    #1049752
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
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    Ambiance is great and all, but lets get down to brass tacks. How’s the beer? You’re all burying the lede!

    #1049760

    SSBucks
    Participant

    Ambiance is great and all, but lets get down to brass tacks. How’s the beer? You’re all burying the lede!

    The beer is pretty good overall. They have 4 kinds right now: a Lager, a Light-Lager, a Dunkel, and a Hefeweisen. I haven’t had the light lager (pretty sure that’s only there for people who only drink Bud/Miller/Coors light) but the other three are tasty in their own regard. At about $8-$9 for a liter it’s a solid deal.

    I’m interested to see how their seasonals are. They’re starting those in December I believe.

    #1052266
    edg126
    edg126
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    Do they have a full bar? I want to check it out this weekend, but I know a few in my group don’t like beer.

    #1052283

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Yes, they do have a full bar.

    My wife was there last night and said the service was pretty terrible but the food and beer were great. I’m sure they are still going through the process of finding a good staff. Place was packed out the door at 7:30, she said it was hard to get through the crowd to leave.

    #1052288

    JAL
    Participant

    Last Friday it was only 6pm and I was there with a party of 3 and told it was already going to be a 2 1/2 hour wait for a table. After 2 hours we ended up leaving and were still about 20 down on the list. I was told that they even stopped taking names relatively early because they weren’t going to be able to seat people before the kitchen closed.

    #1052294
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    I have heard 2 hour+ waits have been the norm almost every night since it opened. Longer on friday and saturdays.

    I’d say business is good.

    #1052318
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    I stopped in last night for the first time and was blown away by the crowds and great time! Quickly realized a plug needs to be made for Germania in the Brewery District though… A very similar concept, they’ve been operating since 1866 (a couple hundred years younger than Hofbrau but a long time nonetheless), you can store your own bier stein at the bar for future visits, perfect bier garten, low annual membership cost, etc. and I’m sure an influx of new, younger generation members would be welcomed.

    Germania of Columbus/

    #1054836

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    I made it into the Stein Club ^_^

    What you get:
    1. Locker with key for 1 year
    2. HB Ceramic Stein
    3. Birthday Gift
    4. Bier Specials Just For Stein Masters
    5. 10% off all gift shop items
    6. 2 Free Entree cards, up to a $31 value!
    7. Option to buy a Stein Masters Jersey

    It cost $125 for new members.
    Renewing the membership will run you $75

    The last batch of 65 lockers will go live Tuesday December 16th at 10am.

    #1073022

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    Hey, the Biergarten is open. Check it out on some of the sunny days we have coming our way.

    I went last Friday and with the added seating, there was no wait inside which usually is an hour or two wait on a peak Friday.

    The Biergarten is first come first serve and you are waited on. So if you see some empty benches, plop down.

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