Tuesday, April 17, 2012


First, I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of those who Tweeted/texted/called/Facebooked/commented/etc. wishing me a happy birthday. Each and every person brightened my day and helped me to have an even happier birthday. The blogging world never ceases to amaze me and enrich my life! Thank you!

Daddy, Mother, me, bEw
Over Easter weekend, I celebrated with my family because we were all going to be in different places on my actual birthday. We went to the Hofbrauhaus. It is a German Beer Hall and there are only several in the world. It reminds me a lot of the Germany part of Epcot in Disney World. It's very neat and the perfect place to celebrate.
 They serve giant "bier steins" and brew all of the beer in house. If you have been reading Summer Wind for a while now, then you are probably thinking what I am doing in a beer restaurant when I don't drink beer...
Well, luckily for me, they had cute little bottles of champagne. The guys loved the beer options though! Hofbrauhaus is also famous for all of the patrons standing on the chairs and benches while the band plays. It is SO much fun and makes you think like you are getting away with something by standing on the chairs!
All of the waiters, waitresses, bartenders, and even the band were dressed in traditional German outfits. See what I mean about the Disney World kind of atmosphere?!
The way the entire place is decorated is so neat! Giant lanterns, wall murals, and even the bathrooms make you feel like you are in Germany. My favorite part? The fried pickles.

Have you been to a Hofbrauhaus? Or even better, the original in Germany? Have a fabulous day!


Europafox said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I have been to Oktoberfest in Munich - the band looked like yours! Steins, ribbons accross the ceiling. It was madness. What a great way to celebrate your Birthday!

Sweet, Pink, and Preppy said...

I LOVE Hofbrauhaus!!! We have one down here and it's always the restaurant of choice for people's birthdays. I'm with you on those fried pickles - I get them every time! Their huge pretzels are also really good!

Lainey McInnis said...

Yes! I have been to the Hofbrauhaus in Cincinnati. I love the pretzels - so good! Hope you had a great birthday

katmcd said...

I have been to the real one in Munich. Its amazing. Was this one you visited in DC or Pittsburgh? I went to the H Street beer garden in DC last summer which I really enjoyed.

Emily said...

How fun! I'm glad you had a great time celebrating early :)

Glitterista said...

What a fun celebration! I'll have to go here the next time I'm in Pittsburgh. :)

Claire said...

Just saw this symbol on top of the fridge in an episode of Friends, and now I know what it is! Looks like quite the place! Happy belated birthday!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That looks like a lot of fun! glad you had a great birthday!


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