Second only to Zum Uerige as a place to drink in Dusseldorf. Excellent Altbier and there’s a Weizenbier for the peasants.
Good food menu; the Schweinehaxe is justifiably popular, giving you a pice of meat which could easily serve as a joint for a small family.
If you are only visiting one pub in town and want to eat as well as drink great beer, you won’t go wrong here. I’ts a shame that typical German hostelaries lose marks on the beer selection criteria. I’m marking it high here because there is an unparrelelled choice of Altbiers available within a few minutes walk. Your limited choice here will only be the freshest beer you’ll ever taste too. No gambles on stale slow movers here chaps. It gets extreamely crowded in here and unlike most of the other Altbier bars in town there is no standing area here. However, locals are usually happy to move up and share a table and banter with you. Food is hearty and reasonably priced. Try the Rabbit, it’s a house speciality. This place is world class.
Showed up here in the middle of a River Carnival, and the placed was packed, rowdy, and noisy. The guests were great, though, and a good time was had. The beer selection is limited to only their altbier and weizenbier, but the quality of the altbier was quite good. As with all German / European establishments, you have to be ready for some smoke. Tables in the overflow area (which is the only place we could sit) were finished kegs.
Really popular place in downtown Düsseldorf, we had to share a table on a wednesday afternoon. They have a nice terasse which was also crowded. The beer was the best alt I had, by a clear margin. Service was kind, our waiter spoke english. Prices were in the norm, didn’t eat anything. If I were to return to Düsseldorf, I would hang here.