Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
t0rin0 (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 3, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited twice, once in summer 2009 with family and again in September 2012 with chinoskillzian and womencantsail.
This is right across the way from the cathedral (hence the name am Dom). It’s a very popular place but it’s also very nice. As mentioned the building is in a great spot, where you can get a view of the cathedral as you drink a beer and if you want, talk with the other patrons as you’ll undoubtedly be sharing a table with people that you don’t know. Both visits saw nice weather but on the first I had good service where as on the second one the service was bad. That’s what you get for paying your servers better by rolling the tip into the bill. If you’re young and not dressed in expensive clothes they’ll treat you like crap. Also, kolsch prices are higher than alt prices despite being served in a smaller glass. Even if you get a crappy server go check out the inside of the building, it’s neat.
Itzjerm (58) Taft, Tennessee | June 30, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place was so very very very busy. Beer was okay but had to beg to get one. Folks were not that interested in seeing you happy, the crowd was just overwhelming... not a bad kosch though.
b727trijet (311) Isleworth, England | June 15, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely beer (one of the best if not the most famous of the all the Kolsch beers) in a lovely bulding offset by hordes of naive tourists and irate, rude bar staff... Shame it’s so centrally located or it would be a hidden treasure! Prices as you can imagine are sky high.
Theydon_Bois (620) The ’Sham, England | May 11, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on Friday 26/04/13 around 4.45 pm.
A stones throw from Gaffel Am Dom and the Hbf so ideal if you have a 30 minute change of trains for a quick beer fix.
This bar is set across 3 floors, ground, upper and cellar and also has outside patio seating which was full of smokers, the inside was relatively quiet in comparison.
Tiled floor with wooden tables and chairs, fairly trad interior, stone walls adorned with a few nic-nacs.
The service was prompt and the waiter friendly and spoke good English.
A few people were eating and the food looked good. Seemed to be a mix of tourists (it’s right by the cathedral) and local workers.
Just the one beer in the form of their own kolsch.
lberges (40) Berlin, Germany | December 27, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Klassischer Kölner Biertempel, Treffpunkt von Alt und Jung.
Lots of tourists, because its close to the cathedral - but no tourist trap. Food is good. Prices are downtown prices. Lots of thing to see inside.
brokensail (852) Orange County, California | October 3, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Total tourist trap right by the cathedral and museums. A bit more expensive than the other places in town and probably the worst of the beers. Worth it for a quick beer/tick, but not someplace I’d hang out at for very long.
Russo (30) Campinas, Brazil | September 25, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place to talk and relax, just one type of beer and awesome food. Service is quite slow and the ambience is cool, looks like you are inside a medieval castle or cave.. Worth a try......
geauxT (60) Virginia | September 2, 2012| Updated January 1, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Can’t miss this joint; right by the cathedral. Visited three times, "97. ’02, 07). Selection is limited to the tasty, soft Kolsch. Food was solid; I remember eating wild boar in game season. A classic beer hall.
sic1314 (374) Leiden, Netherlands | September 1, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Huge, cavernour place, very touristy. But the beer is pretty good.
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | June 11, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 11/2011): This brewpub is near the Cologne cathedral in a heavily trafficked area.
The interior opens to a small service area where you can order beer from a barrel at a short bar and stand there and drink it. Past that area is the dining space, and they have a cellar as well.
Früh has exactly one beer available, their Kölsch and it is decent.
Service was about what you would expect at a crowded tourist spot. I walked up, ordered a beer, got the beer and drank it and that was it.
I did not try any food on the visit.
Overall this is an easy spot to drop in and check off a Cologne Kölsch style bier, but I would not put it at the top of the list of places to seek out.
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