Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
t0rin0 (1346) 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.
3fourths (1273) Boulder, Colorado | June 21, 2006| Updated April 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The first stop I made in Koln, when I was actually looking around for the Alt Koln but gave up because, as I later found out, it had closed! Peter’s is located not far from the Dom, and is within shouting distance from the Sion Brauhaus. Inside there’s a few large dining rooms, with dry, old wooden furniture and medium sized tables. The place was essentially empty at around lunch time, in contrast to what mds wrote about his visit. I had the Kolsch, of course, along with a saurkraut and sausage soup with bread, which was really hearty and very delicious. Some of the best food on my European trip was had in Koln. If you’re doing the Kolsch tour through town, you have to stop here.
brokensail (852) Orange County, California | October 3, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Really an enormous place. Tons of seating all over the place. Kolsch was an average one, the service was pretty crappy and grumpy, however. Wouldn’t see myself going back here.
Braudog (721) Hampton, Virginia | August 14, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
July 2001. Sat outside, drank Kölsch, watched all the people and got caught in a downpour, but I didn’t care! I think this was one of the top 2 stops on my Kölsch tour. Must stop.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | June 9, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
The usual wooden, dark interior with lots of glasses amongst the ceilings. Multi-room pub that was rather loud as I visited. Perhaps one of the nicest facades of any Köln pubs. Despite the crod, the service was quick and attentive. The kölsch fails to be distinguishable though.
BeerandBlues2 (662) Hanover, Maryland | March 9, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
A nice place just off the main cathedral area. The beer is good, and there were two to choose from, though I did not know that until we were leaving. The Kolsch is good but not as much as the one at Fruh. The service was pretty good.
Theydon_Bois (620) The ’Sham, England | June 14, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited around 2315 on Friday 26/04/13.
Multi room pub we just hit the first room for a quick rate. Wooden floor, chadeliers adorn the ceiling, bench like tabling, wooden booths and a few nooks and crannies, not your typical open plan affair
1 kolsch available. As with many venues in Koln the service was prompt. Not packed but 80% full with a lively vibe and a crowd of mixed ages, largely locals.
Fin (544) 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.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 11, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful restaurant with frescoed ceiling, nooks and crannies which are fun to seek out. Service was excellent too; very friendly and efficient. The house Kölsch was very good too; not one of the best in town, but high-quality nonetheless. The apple strudel mit real vanilla ice cream was especially stunning. I would come back here in a heartbeat, especially for a meal.
bhensonb (476) Woodland, California | April 20, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Drank in the "beer garden". Ambiance was good. Didn’t do food. Service was excellent once it was reallized we weren’t just borrowing the chairs. It was a sunny day. Good spot. Rating would be higher had they more than one beer.
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