Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
JulienHuxley (249) Hilversum, Netherlands | July 18, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice vintage style brewhouse in old Köln. Lots of seating inside. Good service, our waiter found us kind of funny taking notes on kölsch but he was totally cool with it. We visited midday and it was quiet so I cant really comment on how busy it gets. The kölsch is a good one. Would return.
deerstop (12) , England | May 23, 2014
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Vistsed 16/5/14. Nice inside but service and kolsch mediocre
caesar (273) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | May 10, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Typical german Kolsch bar: loads of wooden tables, small wooden seats. Decent kolsch available. Had some soup for lunch, which was very tasteful and quite a lot. Nice and underrated brewpub in my opinion.
Fin (538) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 29, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
We visited Peters Brauhaus at the end of the evening on Saturday 29th March 2014, we being me, dad & Barry. Sadly this bar was a little bit OTT with table rationing and where you are allowed to sit. It is a multi-roomed very large venue, lots of wood, a stunning ceiling in one room and yet as we entered one very large room was empty, we inadvertantly run the gauntlet and went to sit at a free table looking with bewilderment at the locals crammed into one of the other bars only to incur the wrath of a member of staff who wagging finger at us told us to get up and move back to the other bar, unfortunately he was unable to explain why others were also told off and then some 40mins later anyone and evryone could use that room whilst another room was essentially stopped for use. Maybe it is so a limited number of staff can work an area more efficiently however it looked quite bizarre. As mentioned it is a very large and long place, situated just a little way back on a side street away from the mayhem and crowds. Generally it appeared to cater for a slightly older demographic but there were youngster in here. The beer was fine, service was good from the girl who served us less good from the officious herding senior blokes. We had two beers before heading off.
JohnRMurdoch (301) Glasgow, Scotland | March 14, 2014
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly standard touristy wooden panelled Kolsch house close to other similar establishments and the cathedral. 1 rather poor Kolsch was all that was on offer. Outside Biergarten on square.
r1ver (8) , | February 20, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (67) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | February 4, 2014| Updated February 5, 2014
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited at noon passing through, 02/2014. Typical Kölsch Brauhaus, Radeberger-owned for several years by now, with beautiful interiors, the same decent local fare at good prices being served for ages, and in theory loads of potential charm to compensate the dire lack of choice. Service was poor, not the poverty of "momentary embarrassment, but of permanent exhaustion" (H.James on Ch. Dickens): alas, both tired local tapwomen & bossy barmaids seemed stressed out working at 20% capacity and none too informed nor interested in the provenance of their own beer. When asked for the location of their brewery they answered: "You’re a funny one! One more or not?". Teetotalling manager jumped in to the rescue, scrambling to make sense. Fresh 1L bottles on sale right next to the bar, but they could not figure out the price and hence were not bothered to sell. A stellar example of the fact that Cologne’s Kölsch monomania borders on dark age ignorance of the beer world beyond and will easily give rise to the kind of boredom that borders on depression, only to be medicated by protracted weeks of morose carnevalosity. Visit only for a turbo stop, when hungry, when touring in pack, barhopping several Kölsch bars, armed with belligerent good cheers or a sporty attitude to provoke armadas of menopausal bar- and service maids.
77ships (107) Antwerpen, Belgium | December 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Easy to find & close to the Cathedral. This place was absolutely packed as far as eating goes but since we were there only for a drink. After explaining so in my lousy German we were directed to the bar where you can hang out if you just want to only drink here. There was a large table but seating was virtually non-existent, most of us just had to stand. Their Kölsch was pretty lovely, service was so-so but wouldn’t typify it as bad. Since we weren’t eating there, I assume that we were a low priority, we needed to hunt a bit for staff in order to get some drinks. I am pretty sure that they totally forgot the coffee that we ordered at least once. Prices were same as elsewhere, given that I am from Belgium, I could live with the service. Interior had some nice wood & some Christmas spirit but seemed to be a bit more focused on max. efficiency as opposed to max. experience.
t0rin0 (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 4, 2013| Updated October 8, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited September 2012.
Large interior with plenty of open tables in the middle of the afternoon. We sat at a booth in the back in the corner surrounded by decorations and hop vines. The furniture was kind of ugly. Service was pretty slow even though they weren’t too busy. We looked at eating but didn’t due to how long it took to get beers. The beer itself wasn’t bad but fairly middle of the road. Prices were a bit higher than other stops. They had this neat poster in the entry way that was a hand drawn map of the altstadt and had thirteen different kolsch breweries on it. It shows the Kohlner brauhaus wanderweg, which is a walking tour of all the kolsch breweries in the touristy part of town. It turns out that a good number of these places have been bought out by Gaffel but it’s still a fun route to take. We actually used this map to successfully find a number of breweries. You’ll find a seal at each of the breweries that tell you that you’re on the wanderweg.
deanso (289) the Hague, Netherlands | September 11, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice looking place on the inside. Quick service. Good to see the Kolsch being poured from a small keg.
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