Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
DSG (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | January 23, 2008| Updated August 18, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was here some late August day, around noon. A nice little place, just across the square from Pfaffen. There weren’t a lot of people when I was there, so it was very quiet, and fortunately the ones who were there didn’t smoke. Service was friendly. The highlight of this place is the great Kölsch they serve, definitely the best I’ve had in Köln. It’s worth coming here only to taste this great Kölsch fresh.
JulienHuxley (246) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 18, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Entering a rating for this one as when I headed there for a taste of the infamous Mühlen Kölsch I found a building almost enitrely gutted and under intense renovation. There was definitely still some brewery activity going on (delivery trucks and such out back), but no door open to visitors. A shame.
bartlebier (67) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | June 2, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on several occasions 2013-2014. Not my favourite Kölsch by far, but distinct enough and unpasteurised to pop in once in a while on a layover, preferably with rucksacks and luggage, forcing yourself through that pesky revolving door leading into another Cologne monoculture living room (the Weizen and Malzbier are wisely neglected, the €14,99 up-market Von Mühlen "Sommelierbier" a running in-joke the waiters are in on). Slightly more expensive food options than elsewhere.
Fin (537) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 27, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
I would guess that this place is the closest (decent) place to our hotel, literally just around the corner. Me, dad & Barry visited here on Thursday 27th March 2014 following a big meal at the previous bar. This place appeared to be the first to offer us the more than just Kolsch with a wheat & low alchol malt beer also offered. This was a another place that was big on food & pork in particular. It was also very busy but we got a seat without too much trouble. The Kolsch here was one that we’d already had at the Brauhaus Putz, so a nice Kolsch but not as good as the Paffgen Kolsch. This was a big sprawling place with rooms off here & there as well as an upstairs seating area. We had just the one beer here before taking two wheat and one malt beer beer home with us, these cost wait for it.....€0.98c for the wheat & €0.88c for the malt, I had to check with the lady who got them for me if this price was right, unbelievably cheap. It was a nice place & handy to have on the doorstep.
JohnRMurdoch (301) Glasgow, Scotland | March 14, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very traditional Kolsch bar. Not touristy as it is a bit further away from the cathedral. Good food and service. Standard wood panels. Probably my favourite Kolsch house.
hobsch (44) Cologne , Germany | January 25, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Entering through the revolving door you will find a classical Cologne brew pub. Wood, three rooms plus some tables upstairs. Beer is limited to Mühlen Kölsch and seasonal specials from time to time. Service is friendly and quick. Food is ok, nothing special. Beer is definitely within the top three Kölsch. Very busy even in the early afternoon.
jbrus (166) Delft, Netherlands | January 19, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Atmospheric place in the centre of Köln. Probably the best Kölsch you can get IMO. Food was OK for good prices. Service as to be expected in the west of Germany: quick and uninterested. Not so many beers to try but I think you should when in Köln.
altonbrownd (213) Brussels, Belgium | November 30, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great kolsch in a very authentic, welcoming locale. Only two beers on tap but a great experience.
brim (8) , Australia | November 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great Kölsch, very good atmosphere, we had an awesome schwieneshaxe and although we weren’t locals we were never made to feel like that. This place is just off the main square so not as touristy as other Kölsch bars.
Beershine (707) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorite kölsches was here. I liked this overall experience especially coming off the bad place on the corner across the way.
t0rin0 (1305) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 4, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited September 2012.
We hiked over from the other side of the altstadt (from the cathedral) hitting some bars along the way. This was pretty busy despite being a little south of all the big name touristy spots. Service was good and the patrons were nice. They have a couple of house beers which is more than a lot of the kolsch breweries. We had already tied the Mühlen Kölsch at a previous stop but despite that there were still ticks to be had.
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