Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
DSG (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | January 23, 2008| Updated August 18, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Made a quick stop here in my small Kölsch-drinking tour. Service was good, Beer not so much - a very average Kölsch.
JohnRMurdoch (275) 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 (43) 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 (103) 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 (1135) 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 (256) 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.
Itzjerm (56) Taft, Tennessee | June 30, 2013
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place was so crowded and the beer waiter, was not pleasant. Could barely move, beer was not to bad, but one option. I didnt enjoy this place.
b727trijet (250) Isleworth, England | June 15, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
A nice environment outside but even more so inside. Beer quality seems to vary from good to average. Good food but failrly standard offerings.
Theydon_Bois (535) 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.
sic1314 (297) Leiden, Netherlands | October 29, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly average place, not exactly welcoming with indifferent beer quality.
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