Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
77ships (103) Antwerpen, Belgium | December 9, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Easy to find, touch smaller than some of the other KŲlsch places we hit but still pretty spacious. Service was touch above average. KŲlsch was my least favourite one from the ones I tried in Cologne. The place seemed a touch more tourist-oriented than the other places. They also had a non-alcoholic version of their KŲlsch on tap plus some NA fruit version which no one felt like trying, they are there. Despite the nice service & attention, this one was a pretty non-essential stop because it felt a bit too touristy to me & the KŲlsch was okay but not really that impressive.
badhack (28) San Francisco, California | October 18, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 3, 2013| Updated October 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited September 2012.
We stopped in around lunch time and the place was kind of empty. Service was prompt and courteous enough. The beer is alright and itís the only beer they serve. Not much to say here since we didnít stick around too long. Itís in a large square where you can hit a dozen different bars and try about as many Kolsch beers. Nice place but not the best beer.
deanso (255) the Hague, Netherlands | September 11, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice place on the Altmarkt with lovely decor inside and a terrace outside.
erickok (137) Tours (and Paris), France | July 25, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped by for a, well, Gaffel, as correctly presented in the o,2l Kolsch glasses and noted on your coaster with pencil stripes. We sat outside on the fairly small chairs and close by tables, yet with the open place it never felled cramped. Friendly and fast service, although more tourist oriented. Nice and most of all easy to find stop for a Gaffel, otherwise not the best place considering what the town has to offer. The Kolsch itself is decent, as is the food. Okay prices.
brokensail (755) Orange County, California | October 4, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Enormous place, easily the biggest of the Kolsch spots in town. Tons of seating, a pretty cool vibe, and of course, Gaffel Kolsch. Not my favorite Kolsch, but itís a cool place.
shrubber85 (194) Greenville, Indiana | April 21, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely close to main train station. Huge place with lots of seating. Wait-staff is walking around constantly with racks of the 0.2L Koelschs so even with the small glasses you never run out (easy to lose track though). Touristy but pleasant.
Dedollewaitor (334) Odense, Denmark | April 3, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Close to the cathedral. Visited early morning. The beer was surprisingly in good condition (better than bottled). Large and touristy. Not a must.
Christian (236) Odense, Denmark | July 31, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 6/20
Rather touristy feel to this place, and slow service. On top of that, Gaffel is definitely not my favourite kolsch. Itís on your way through the city centre though, so you may as well drop in.
cfrancis (79) Ottawa, Ontario | July 30, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited with a local. Obviously Gaffel Kolsch is the only style of beer available but it tastes so good when itís so close to where itís being brewed and the ambiance like this. Great pictures on the wall of the history of Gaffel, benches everywhere, a bit loud but thatís what itís supposed to be. Food was great, had some schnitzel "Gipsy style". Location canít be better across the square from the Dom.
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