[ hof-brou ]
/ ˈhɒfˌbraʊ /
an informal, German-style restaurant or tavern.
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Origin of hofbrau
By shortening of Hofbrauhaus (<German: literally, court brewery), a typical name for such restaurants
Words nearby hofbrau
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Example sentences from the Web for hofbrau
He ordered a stein of Hofbrau, and carried it into the main hall, which was just off the bar-room.
He had heard of the place and the praise of its Hofbrau and Munich beers.