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Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas hosting annual stein holdingcompetition now through Saturday, July 30

Updated: May 10, 2022

Compete every Friday and Saturday evening to win a trip to New York City for the finals of the US Championship in Masskrugstemmen!

LAS VEGAS (May 10, 2022) – Do you have what it takes to be a Masskrugstemmen (stein holding) champion? Every Friday and Saturday evening now through July 30, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is hosting its annual stein holding competition, where the regional winner with the longest time will win a trip to New York City this September to compete in the finals for the title of “US Champion in Masskrugstemmen.”

Masskrugstemmen is not a drinking game - it is a game of strength and endurance. The competition is about who can hold “The Masskrug” - a 1 liter (34 oz.) mug - filled with beer at shoulder level with their arm extended for as long as they can. No beer can be spilled, no elbows can be bent, and your arm must stay parallel to the ground. The winner is the person who can keep their stein aloft the longest. The current best time at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is 6 minutes and 30 seconds. Can you beat it?

The regional winner will also receive two free admissions to the Friendship Party in Central Park and will participate on a float in the world-famous Steuben Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The finals of the US Championship in Masskrugstemmen will be held the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 on stage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park in New York City as part of the German – American Friendship Party. The winner of the finals will be named “US Champion in Masskrugstemmen” and will receive a trip for two to Munich, Germany, which includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodation, a guided tour at the Hofbräu Brewery and dinner at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.

For additional information on the stein holding competition at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas and to make a reservation, please visit

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 702-853-BEER (2337). For more information, follow Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas which creates a true Bavarian beer hall experience that is even more than a dining adventure. No ordinary restaurant, Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas is an energetic party daily, with boisterous sing-alongs, dancing in the aisles and on the benches, and premium Hofbräu beer. From its hand-painted ceilings to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzel, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and so much more.


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