Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Beer Available At Brauhaus Päffgen (arranged by most recent)
Päffgen Kölsch 90
Christian (235) Odense, Denmark | July 31, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not only do they have the best kölsc in great conditionh, they also serve it in a lovely pub that appear very authentic and real. We visited just after opening, in fact they had’t brought the first barrel up from the cellar yet. Even if the köbes seemed a bit grumpy having to serve us this early, he was still quick and attentive
Strebs (166) St. Louis, Missouri | July 3, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
I stumbled into Paffgen in the evening of Rosen Montag to escape the Karnevale madness in and around the kolsch pubs centered around the heumarkt and dom. I immediately fell in love with the attitudes of my fellow revellers and the laid back "old school" look and feel of this hausbrauerei. Paffgen kolsch is easily the best in Koln, and the Paffgen brewpub is the best pub.
Houba (20) Hamburg, Germany | June 24, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The ambiance is a bit too rustic and old-school for my personal taste, but the (one) beer is, or should be, a world classic. By far the hoppiest Kölsch at the moment. I have yet to actually eat anything there, so cannot comment on food.
MrsReaves (14) Tamai, Italy | December 21, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
MrReaves and I swing by every time we are in Koln. Our service has always been prompt and attentive, but as in any other bar, some nights you get the funny guy and some nights you get the one who wants to be anywhere but there. The Kolsch here is fantastic! Why would you go for anything else?? We’ve eaten here only a couple of times, but the food has always been pretty darn good. The interior is really gorgeous, and the Kolsch barrels are dumbwaitered out of the cellar and onto the bar where they are tapped right in front of you. That never gets old for me.
broddsky (16) Skagafjordur, Iceland | August 25, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Classic kolsch brewpub in Cologne. Had to buy a round to get a seat, the kobes took one for himself :) Ate leberkase with my kolsch, great combo. Will try go there again.
phaleslu (396) 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.
bhensonb (460) 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.
gyllenbock (160) Stockholm, Sweden | March 15, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Saturday in March 2010.
The place was not crowded just after lunch. Nice and cozy interior, very German. Clean and fresh rest rooms.
Friendly service, I didn’t have any food. One of the better places that I visited in Köln.
About 20 minutes walk from the Main Railway Station.
Immy (110) Virginia Beach, | August 6, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place is insanely busy - know that! However, the kolsch runs from the casks freely, and the servers do a respectable job of keeping the glasses full. I LOVED the kolsch! Decor is classic German, lots of dark wood. A must see in Cologne.
DSG (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | January 23, 2008| Updated August 18, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The first Brewpub I visited in Cologne when I was the last summer. I was the at noon so it was very quiet and there were very few people around. Like in most places in Germany, even then there was some smoking, but the place was so large and there so little people it didn’t really bother me. I really liked the look of the interior - it looked like a very authentic German beer-hall. The Kölsch is really decent, but doesn’t really compare to the greatest ones. Good experience overall.
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