Braustelle | Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
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Good based on 33 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

Christianstrasse 2
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany 50825 [ print map ]
0221 2856932

Hours: daily 18-1

Mayor: Travlr (4) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 8+


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Beer Available At Braustelle (arranged by most recent)
Freigeist Abraxxxas Pear Lichtenhainer 75, Freigeist Abraxxxas Apple Lichtenhainer 75, Braustelle Black Out W , Braustelle Day Tripper , Braustelle Cardenal Cerveza , Braustelle Gregories Porter , Braustelle Black Out R , Braustelle Rastafari , Braustelle Cherry On Top 84, Braustelle Milde Sorte , Braustelle Helios Weizen 35, Braustelle Auf ein Kölsch, Trinker! 91, Freigeist Olav, The Honeybear Braggot 45, Braustelle Pink Panther 27, Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Quitte 89, Braustelle Helios 72, Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhabarber 90, Braustelle Amarillo-Weiße 57, Freigeist Hoppeditz 88, Braustelle Raquí 82
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33 reviews for Braustelle
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  75%
 Selection  74%
 Food  74%
 Value  76%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  83%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
77ships  (135) Antwerpen, Belgium | December 9, 2013
This place absolutely rocks. It is located in the suburbs of Cologne, quite a bit out of the cities centre so you need to make a detour in order to get here but it is well worth the effort. Way smaller than the Kölsch bars in the city with no special micmac floating around, it looks almost on the border of rundown but it works somehow, pretty unassuming place. There was some brewing equipment next to where we set, equipment that actually looked used to me. Selection appears to be pretty variable and was limited to Braustelle beers when I was here. Lots of stuff was out so they had only about 6 or so beers available but still compared to most places having only one beer available in Cologne this is a pretty big selection. All of them were exiting and new interpretations of traditional German styles, the likes of which you would not expect in Germany. Their Kölsch is unfiltered and hoppy, they had a beer with USA hops, beers with spices etc. Staunch defenders of the Reinheitsgebot are probably bound to get a hearth attack here which is one of the reasons why I loved this place. Traditionalist are probably not going to have a good time here as well, they actually brew & sell an Alt in Cologne, awesome! While it seems like a lot of bottles of theirs you get elsewhere are frequently infected, nothing I had here suffered from any issues. Either the infections have been recently resolved or they take time to developed, either way, the beer I got here was excellent and without issues. Service was very good & helpful, they helped me figure out which beers were available, were patient with our rowdy crowd etc. Prizes for the beers seemed very reasonable to me, 2.40 € for a sour with flowers at a bar is a lovely deal in my opinion. We ate here, food was similarly prized to what we saw in the city & downright cheap compared to Belgium. The food was wonderful, traditional German fare, portions were more than enough & it was absolutely delicious. Bottles could be taken away. Even their music selection seemed to be defiant, they were playing dubstep (at a low & very reasonable volume).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | November 17, 2013
Visited on Saturday evening 27/04/13 fairly late around 10.30pm to find the place booming. We took a train from Koln HBF to Ehrenfeld station, 10 minute ride then a 5 or so minutes walk. Medium sized bar kind of U shaped with the bar in the centre and the right hand side more a separate room. We eventually bagged a table for 6 after lurking for 20 minutes or so near a group who had just eaten. At the business end the bar staff (we ordered at the bar which was a nice change!) were friendly and knowledgeable. 4 taps of Braustelle beers plus 10 or so bottles from Braustellea and Freigeist. Good vibes in this bar from a predominantly young crowd. Must visit for the ardent beer ticker on a weekend in Koln/NRW as the hopped up Kolsch and bottled stouts make a nice change from the trad styles of the area. Great bar. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table
KyotoLefty  (574) Kyoto, Japan | September 5, 2013
Great place a bit outside of the city center, but reallz a must stop. the selection seemed a bit slimmer than usual when we went, but their beers, and the guest bottles they get in, are very interesting and should be tried. The food was great, and came in enormous portions. Staff was very nice about answering my questions. Great place for new kinds of beer in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1927) Washington, Washington DC | August 4, 2013
I wish places like this existed when I lived in Germany. I visited just before their beer festival, and all the brewers were seated at the stammtisch - I was honored to be invited to sit with them, whereupon koeschtrinker started opening a slew of Brazilian beers. That was the last thing I expected in Germany. The food was the highlight of my trip, amazing. Tap list was incredible, and you can go around the bar toward the kitchen and pick out some bottles on top of a small fridge there. Even the locals were more or less fun, and some were adventurous to tey some non-rheinheitsgebot beers. Priceless.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Fauntleroy  (1) , | July 21, 2013
Selbstgebraute Biere und ausgewählte Spezialitäten, das ist echte Bierkultur. Helios und Ehrenfelder Alt sollte man nicht verpassen. Brauseminare vor Ort, das Essen ist einfach aber sehr gut und angepasst an das Thema Bier, die Bedienung ist freundlich und schnell. Einfach nur gut.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
b727trijet  (394) Isleworth, England | June 15, 2013
Some inspirational brewing, especially in Germany, the first place I ever saw (in Germany) doing apricot and ginger beer! They also do an Alt ! Well worth the tram ride if you have the time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
purc  (26) , Poland | March 7, 2013
Some out-of-the-ordinary beers in Germany/ sour ale, Berliner Weisse/, the best Koelsch /unffiltered/ in Cologne , poor Weizen and average Alt. Food better than most in Germany /though it doesn’t mean much , really/. Good service and nice owner. Overall the best place in Cologne.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
lberges  (44) Berlin, Germany | December 27, 2012
Kleiner Laden, bischen eng, mit eigenem Bier. Freundliche Bedienung und leckeres Essen
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | November 4, 2012
Fairly spartan and small,a pretty minimal seleection of average beer at reasonable prices.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
REDBEARPUB  (30) , Italy | September 13, 2012
nice Brewpub!!! perhaps the best beers of Germany of the English school!

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