Hofbrauhaus is the closet thing to a German beer hall I can imagine in America but it’s probably not roadfood and bring your piggybank. I walked in with $30 and no plastic (so I could keep in perdiem) and only could muster a big beer and a pretzel. Also I sat at the bar with other "loners" but the beer hall is the place to be, probably best experience with some friends though. Apparently the beer and the pretzels are the only things from Germany; well maybe the waitresses. Will go back when in town on lesiure, with friends, and a bigger budget.