In short, I dig it. I got here at 10am on a Thursday and was greeted by relaxed, professional and friendly staff. This is a cool looking place inside. I only heading into the restaurant just past the beer dispensing station and rested in a nestled worn wooden booth with the classic Kolsch bar narrow light colored unfinished wood table. From the shallow depths at which I traversed it seems sort of catacomb like as the space heads off here and there down various directions into different nooks and crannies. The place consists of all sorts of material from dark worn in wood to light wood, tile, brass and stone that all seems to come together very nicely. Yes I dig it. The Kolsch was pretty good but on the floral side which I’m not a big fan of.
Der Pflichtbesuch für Touristen. Wer nach Köln kommt muss im Früh am Dom gewesen sein. Gutes Essen, Früh Kölsch unfreundliche und überfordert wirkende Köbese in mehr oder weniger gemütlichem Ambiente. Wers braucht...
A nice stop in Cologne, very close to the cathedral and Roman-German museum. They serve one beer, straight from wooden kegs, and it is quite good. The food was some of the best we had in Germany. Service was better than most other places.
I prefer Fruh kolsch to Paffgen. I know it’s sacreligious to say this but I just do. I prefer to drink Fruh kolsch in their other pub though. Fruh en Veedel in Chlodwigplatz. Far better place. No non spending Italian and Japanese tourists frequent this one.
Got seated down in the cellar, which is all old stonework. For how little beer they serve you at a time, the service could be quicker. At least we were with a German braumeister so he knew what he was doing and we got taken care of. I only got to try a couple Kölsch beers while in town but this was quite good. Easy to put down a half-dozen glasses in a short time and then go wander around the cathedral.
Great terrace setting overlooking a fountain. Service was uninterested, which is common for touristy places. Food was bland as well... At least the Kölsch was pretty good; not a standout in Köln, mind you, but still better than expected for this establishment. I wouldn’t make this a priority when visiting Cologne (Malzmühle and Päffgen would be tmy top 2), but it makes for an easy stop near the Dom.