Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Beer Available At Brauhaus Päffgen (arranged by most recent)
Päffgen Kölsch 90
EithCubes (218) New Jersey | June 8, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
For my taste, the best Kölsch in Cologne. Great down-to-earth atmosphere, tons of old, worn wood and heavily encouraged drinking. High stools and a high ceiling. My waiter had some rather interesting comments, which at other times I’d consider rude, but in this situation were quite funny. I need to visit here again!
bhensonb (422) 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 (130) 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 (109) 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.
eaglefan538 (92) Wilmington, Delaware | January 18, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
My second favorite stop in Koln, a nice little Kolsch outlet of some pretty fresh and tasty beer. Again, this place wasn’t hoppin and wild on a Sunday morning, and it doesn’t have the allure that the big historical Cathedral and Zion landmarks, but if you want a peaceful and easy going run of fresh beer, stop here. Didn’t have any food, but the service was friendly (a notch below Pfaffen, though). Likewise, the selection wasn’t large, but when in Cologne, run the Kolsch beers, as they can be better no where else in the world, a completely different experience here. This and Pfaffen are Koln must stops in my mind.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Like all the other Kolsch pubs we visited, the barrel awaits you right next to the front door. The place was packed, but we did manage to squeeze in the big area at the end of one of the communal tables in the center. Nice glasswork on the windows, big coat hangers everywhere and just an general feeling of history and community. Our Köbes was very friendly and helped us out with ordering. Good food, huge plates. What I really was here for was obviously the Kolsch, and boy did it not dissapoint. It was definately richer, fuller, maltier and overall more balanced and "complete" that the others. I ended up my evening with many notches on my coaster. I did get to check out the staff changing a keg, they use a crane fixed to the ceiling to get the keg up, I guess they were tired of seing the Köbes throwing their backs out. One of them asked about my Trois-Pistoles T-shirt and what it meant, and ended up talking Beer with the guy for a while.
Definately a must visit place in Köln, and not just for the Beer. I already had a pretty favorable view of Kolsch, but this experience really pushed it over the top.
Rastacouere (651) 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.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | May 26, 2006
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I wasn’t able to get a seat in this place as it was very crowded at around 18:30 on a Thursday evening. I could tell that the guy I ordered from was really pissed about the fact that I only wanted the one glass...seems like that’s really frowned upon in German beer halls :)
Very loud and echoey and there seemed to be a few friendly Germans in the bunch that tried talking to me. THE beer was great but the selection obviously lacks as that was the only one.
imdownthepub (375) 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.
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