Hofbrauhaus Columbus: Monthly 'Family Nights' make this German beer hall a blast for all

Monthly ‘Family Nights’ make this German beer hall a blast for all

hofbrauhaus_secondary2Things are getting festive this time of year, and that’s why our family-friendly restaurant pick for November is Hofbrauhaus Columbus – a lively beer hall that gives kids their all on the second Tuesday of the month.

Visit on “Family Night,” beginning at 6 p.m., and get a free kids meal with a purchased adult entree. The “Kinder Menu” includes Kinder Schnitzel (breaded pork cutlet), Kinder Gegrillter Kase (grilled cheese) and Kinder Makkaroni mit Kase (mac and cheese).

Portions are large, enough to create a lunch for the following day.

Bonuses include live entertainment, face painting and balloon animals made by a young man on stilts wearing lederhosen and a felt fedora.

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The echoey space can be loud, but it’s fun hearing live music. We enjoyed traditional and modern children’s songs played on the accordion – from “Bingo Was His Name-O” to “The Bare Necessities.” The best seats are the picnic tables in the middle, which have a family-style feel.

hofbrauhaus_secondaryPlus, for adults, the beer is really good. It is made from original Bavarian recipes that date back 400 years.

So bring your kids, raise up a stein and enjoy.

Hofbrauhaus Columbus is located at 800 Goodale St., Columbus. For more information, visit hofbrauhauscolumbus.com.

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