Here's something to chat about during Baltimore Beer Week -- Could Hofbrauhaus replace the ESPN Zone in Baltimore?
An anonymous commentator says he/she talked to the manager at the Pittsburgh beer hall and was told that they're negotiating to take over the ESPN Zone space in the Inner Harbor. The Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh appears to operate under a license from Staatluches Hofbauhaus in Munich, which means that the German beer and food must be pretty close to authentic.
I won't get excited yet because it's an anonymous comment on a food blog. But I would love some sausages and pretzels. The Hofbrauhaus in Pittsburgh has a dining room and then a beer garden overlooking the river. That business model seems to take advantage of the harbor view and the big space in Baltimore.
Anyone know more? As always, thanks for the comments.
(Update: Oh, no! Robert says in a comment below that Hofbrauhaus is more tourist than authentic German, and the other review that I heard was "Their beer is just OK . . . [but] could be a fun place." So it's a rumor, and it may not be as exciting as I thought. We'll see. But a fun tourist spot does make sense in the Inner Harbor.)