Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Beer Available At Brauhaus Päffgen (arranged by most recent)
Päffgen Kölsch 90
Travlr (1520) Washington, Washington DC | August 5, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I arrived just after 10 am on the day I arrived in Germany. The server rose from his semi-comatose position and said, "Bier?" I said "Bitte." He disappreared for quite some time, then returned with a small wooden cask on a hand trolly, which he racked just inside the front door. He grabbed a mallet and slammed a small spigot into the cask, poured my glass of beer and brough it to my table. I asked if that was the first beer he had served that day. He just smiled and said, "Ganz frisch." A new glass arrived every 10 minutes after that, until I surrendered.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | June 9, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A very malty Kölsch is served here in one of the most authentic-looking Köln pubs. Well worked old wooden furniture. Loud and appreciative patrons. The numerous waiters get the job done in a quick and smiling manner. Thumbs up, if not quite my favourtie in town.
Theydon_Bois (620) The ’Sham, England | May 12, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on Friday 26/04/13 around 5.30pm and we bagged one of the last two remaining tables.
A medium to large rectangular shaped room awaits you with wooden tables and chairs. The walls are adorned with large mirrors and portraits almost like the hall to a medieval castle.
There was also a smaller smokers room to the side.
The beer is dispensed from a wooden barrel in the hallway as you enter and served by 40/50 year old male waiters to good effect.
Great slice of tradition !
Fin (544) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 27, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
We (Me, dad &’Barry) visited here on Thursday 26th March 2014. It had only just opened when we arrived and despite us having two beers it remained a very quiet place when we left. Getting here was a relatively short walk (10 mins) straight from cathedral nr Tourist Info’ along that road, easy to find and flat easy walk. As you enter you are in a main sort of tiled corridor this appears to be for those who are just drinking, with a very large room off to the right and smaller room to the left for eating & drinking. Beers were very reasonably priced, with six 200ml glasses (the only size option) costing us under €10. The beer and venue (it was a lovely old place) excellent, service was good, would be nice to return when it was a little livelier.
imdownthepub (499) Banbury, England | November 3, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of the great pubs of the world, I rate it as highly as that. Just around the corner from our hotel, we visited it more than once and I loved it. Each of the rooms has a different ambiance, but try and place yourself just after the serving area, the beer will flow. No need for music here, that chat is loud, jocular and raucous. The waiters are the best in town, particularly the one now known to us as Millwall (you know who you are!!). The food is of Germanic proportions and surprisingly tasty. Choose a big table and you will be joined, which is what this place is about, it is friendly and down to earth, it will remain in my memory with great fondness. I will be back.
bhensonb (476) Woodland, California | April 20, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
With 1 beer this is a low rating. If other beers were available, I’m sorry. But everythig else was great. No problem with the excellent service. Nice decor. A non-miss when doing the kolsch thing. And except for the Bier Museum, the kosch thing is about what there is in Koln.
KyotoLefty (476) Kyoto, Japan | September 5, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful brewpub with a great wood paneled room and a garden out back. Great beer, one of the best in town. dig this place.
pivnizub (468) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | March 23, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
....simply the best beer in Cologne !
Rune (404) Tromsø, Norway | August 8, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
A nice German bier garten at the rear of the pub/restaurant. We sat down in the bier garten and ordered two small glasses (200ml) of their excellent version of the Kölsch style, poured directly from a large wooden barrel. Polite service and rather relaxed atmosphere. Has got a few more beers on the menu than just their own brew. Located ten minutes’ walk from the Dom in a much more quiet area of Köln (visited with Frau Eva 22.07.2014).
phaleslu (403) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 16, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Walked to Paffgen for a big meal our last night in Cologne, and I’m glad we did. I needed to walk several miles after this meal. Like the other brewhauses, the kolsch comes quickly and frequently by a friendly staff. The atmosphere is perfect, exactly what I’d want in a German beer hall. Festive, historic, cheerful, aesthetically pleasing, crowded but not too much- just perfect. The food comes in big, hearty portions and was absolutely delicious. The kolsch is decent, not the best, but fairly comparable to most other ones you’ll find in the city. Come here for the great atmosphere and food, and I guarantee your glass will never be empty.
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