Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
DSG (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | January 23, 2008| Updated August 18, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
The only Kölsch brewpub I attended during busy time. I was here on some middle-of-the-week evening and place was quite packed with mostly old men, and also some old couples. No-one under the age of about 45-50 besides me and my friends. Surprisingly for this kind of German crowd the place wasn’t very smoky.
The waiter looked a bit grumpy when he told me there are no english menus, but was friendly and helpful later that evening. I had some baked potatoes and my friends had some sausages on bread and some other small German cuisine dishes. Everyone was quite happy with the food and the service, and above all with the very good Kölsch! I also bought a glass and a bottle at a ridicioulous price (I think I paid about 2 Euros for a 0.5L bottle and a glass). Overall a great place!
Beershine (680) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better kölsches for my palate, crisp, woody, well-developed, it was a real surprise. Also the cheapest by a lot. This is away from the tourists but so close to walk...
Theydon_Bois (458) The ’Sham, England | June 16, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited at opening time on Saturday 27/04/13 just after 11am. We were first in the door for a quick breakfast kolsch and another party of 3 followed us in a few minutes later.
2 rooms with wooden floor scattered with sawdust - old skool !
Basic wooden benches and tables throughout, stained glass windows, some breweriana adorning the walls.
Service was a little slow - very un-Koln like, I don’t think they normally get a pair of tickers marching in at 11am! 1 kolsch and an aklofrei offering available.
About a 6 / 7 minute walkd from the HBF away from the tourist areas.
b727trijet (218) Isleworth, England | June 15, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
I enjoyed their Kolsch in a nice traditional brewery tap. Not many tourists in here!
Radek Kliber (194) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 24, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to find spot 10 minutes from Dom. Place was fairly quiet when visited. Beer was just OK. Service was average , did not care much for my presence.
YULbier (250) Montreal, | May 16, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Kolsh is way better than the commercial examples (Fruh, Sion, Gaffel), very aromatic and offers a complex taste. Big tasting rooms comes with good service and a lively ambiance. Doesn’t feel like a tourist trap.
Dedollewaitor (315) Odense, Denmark | April 3, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited early friday. They are open from 11-14.30. Little over medicore Kolsch. Pleasant service. 10 minute walk from Heumarkt - 5 from the Dom.
Flatulenz (10) , Azerbaijan | March 17, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
Schlechtes Kölsch, mittelmässiges Essen, Standardbedienung, dies alles in sehr gemütlicher Kulisse. Aber das reicht nicht um die Schreckenskammer zu einem Top-Lokal zu machen.
Ibrew2or3 (317) Tempe, Arizona | November 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Seems like a relaxing place with worn wood benches, chairs and tables. Beneath these is a well-worn somewhat sand covered wood floor. In the middle is an interesting, maybe antique, fireplace door. There are lots of beer steins up high along the wall going from plain to ornate to very old adding some charm. This is nice and relaxing while at the same time the touristy Kolsch serving spots are rammed packed. I like this atomsphere much better!
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 11, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This pub attracts locals more than tourists, which is refreshing. Decor is traditional for the area, nothing too flashy and tends to cater to people meeting old friends. The house Kölsch is very good. Not a standout, but a great quencher nonetheless. I would definitely come back here when in Cologne; it’s not too far of a walk behind the train station.
Christian (236) Odense, Denmark | July 31, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent, must-visit place in Cologne for the beer loving tourist. A bit outside the tourist area and definitely a place for the locals. Excellent kölsch, good food, and attractive prices.
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