Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Strebs (206) St. Louis, Missouri | July 3, 2011| Updated July 23, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Even though I wouldn’t rate Fruh in the same category of Pfaffen or Paffgen, it’s still very enjoyable. How can you not like a place where the Kobes bring glass after glass of kolsch until you stop them by putting your coaster on top of your glass? There’s a large landing area on the stairs between the street level and cellar level that is called the "swimming pool" because, as you look down on it from above, it appears to be a never ending mosh pit of humanity. The snob in me prefers Paffgen or Pfaffen, but the kid in me loves Fruh.
jlanning215 (31) Peoria, Illinois | January 18, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Maybe it’s because i was in koln, drinking kolsch and eating sausage, that I scored this so high. This is a must do for anyone visiting this city. Dom, check. Nude spa, Check. Kolsch, check and check again.
KyotoLefty (540) Kyoto, Japan | September 3, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful old brewhaus with a nice outside area, though you cannot see the dom. Waiters are frantic and pushy. Selection is their single Kolsch, though it is a good one. Who goes to Cologne for Kolsch and doesn’t stop here?
phaleslu (442) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 14, 2010| Updated May 16, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Our first stop in Cologne after getting off the train and gawking at the Cathedral for a while. Awesome building sandwiched in between a row of other store fronts right off the main Cathedral plaza. You can count on this brewhaus being the most crowded with tourists out of all of the city’s brewhauses because of the central location. The service is casual (i.e. don’t come here in a hurry), but friendly. I’m a sucker for German brewhaus food, and it’s all outstanding here. The kolsch brewed in house is good and fresh. Definitely stop by here when you visit Cologne.
yngwie (262) Kristiansand, Norway | January 1, 2010
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Service was quick, but not very friendly I think, in this the most tourist-trappy of all the Kölsch-places in Cologne. It could be a very cozy place if it wasn’t for the very touristy feeling, with it’s outdoor seating and the indoor cellars, wonder how it is in the middle of summer. Well, I enjoyed my kölsch and sausage, and had a nice NA-kölsch afterwards. That was maybe the best part of the experience. Still, a place you should stop by.
mcdav2154 (16) , Germany | October 20, 2009
36 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 5/20
Not a fun place to go to if you like rating beers since they have only one option. If you don’t like this kolsch than you don’t like kolsch beers. As fresh as it gets. We didn’t eat there so I can’t talk about that except the food looked pretty good. Service was o.k. but we had a hard time getting our beer. I won’t go back again since that was as good as it gets with the beer.
rosenbergh (531) Tampere, Finland | September 17, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Very busy, lively and noisy place. I guess the location by the Dom is one major factor. At least inside it’s quite food orientated. But I managed to get couple of Kölsches.
fly (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 14, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Was SO happy to have a beer after climbing to the top of the Dom. If ever you do it, you will likely know just how I felt.
Immy (110) Virginia Beach, | August 6, 2008
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Poor service, a gruff server, overcrowded and a middling kolsch does not make for a pleasant experience. Whatever.
cluny6 (2) Cambridge, England | July 17, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, traditional place. Cologne had the shit bombed out of it so there are not many places like this. I did not try the food but sat outside and had a few kolsch. The beer is average at best but the ambience is great.
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