Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Duesseldorf
Beer Available At Zum Schlüssel (arranged by most recent)
Schlüssel Alt 96
tderoeck (140) Gent, Belgium | May 21, 2014
26 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
Finding a table. Getting our orders taken. Then upon bringing the order, not getting it, because we’re not going to eat, so we have to move to the standing tables. Moving to the standing tables, without any possibility to sit down after half a day of walking around the city. This time having to wait very long to be served. Beer came quickly once ordered, coffee seemed to take forever. Pretty rude and careless waiters, I dare use the word shitty service. No real interesting vibe, just crowded, busy and unfriendly atmosphere. Won’t visit again.
sdcourtney (19) Berlin, Germany, | April 17, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brewpub - stopped in for a quick beer during an April hailstorm in Duesseldorf. I had a beer, and my son had some pommes frites. Quick service, and of course, nice Alt.
JohnRMurdoch (301) Glasgow, Scotland | March 17, 2014
24 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
My second Altbier Brauhaus in Dusseldorf. Even worse than the first one. Busy, full of rowdy football fans, spartan decor, very poor service and again only 1 beer available.
bartlebier (64) Belchum im Breisgau, Germany | February 27, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited 02/2014, GC Tour de Rheinländle. Had a very nice midday gulash soup here, along with a few rounds of Alt, poured straight from the wooden kegs. If you love backtalk and an attitude, you will love the wood-dry-as-Alt Köbes service here. Good value for money, with a fair amount of bluecollar locals in their 70s and workers over midday. Pretty good value for money.
sturmthis (45) Ohio | February 25, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Service was quick. I stood outside because the weather was much better than back home. Probably my least favorite Alt, but still decent.
aleigator (6) , Germany | December 20, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Place was really crowded, but we got lucky and the waiter got us a table upstairs, where normally only the Duesseldorf Elite dines. Therefore its a little strange to write a review about the place, because its abnormal to sit there. Its calm up there, because there isn’t as much space as in the common "Brauhaus", but its really appreciable to eat there, because you can talk in a normal voice and people will understand you.
I changed levels after a while to get the original "Schlüssel Brauhaus" flair, which includes singing, laughing and drinking, all in a nice kind of way in an ambiance pretty much made for those features. The Brauhaus is somehow centered around the german holiday "Karneval" which plays still a big role in Düsseldorf. Therefore many accesoires related to Karneval can be found there as well as many pictures of ancient Düsseldorf. Its very large, you dont have to reserve a table necessarily, but it wont do any bad.
The food is tasty, but traditional german, it is what you can expect of a locality like this. Nearly all dishes include meat.
The nice thing about this place is, like in all Düsseldorfer Brauhäuser, the waiter will bring you a fresh beer, when you’ve finished your drink, without even ordering a new one (when you got enough, you just put the coaster on top of your glass and the waiter won’t bring you any new beer).
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deyholla (302) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | November 4, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
A larger traditional beer hall in the city center. Service was quick and friendly during my visit. Only the alt was available and I didn’t try the food. Prices were in line with the other halls around town.
t0rin0 (1265) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 2, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited September 2012.
This is located on a main road heavily traveled by pedestrians during the night as it’s full of bars and restaurants. I chose to stand outside and get my glass(es) of their alt. It’s probably the most bitter and the hoppiest alt I had in Dusseldorf that night. It was also one of the better ones.The service was overworked but still fast and friendly. I tried some liverwurst that was good but that’s like calling bologna good; they all taste about the same. The beer was reasonably priced but the food was a bit expensive. The other patrons were all friendly and in good spirits. Lots of tourists in town as I heard more than my fair share of English being spoken. Also, the next morning while walking around town before we headed out they were brewing and the whole street smelled amazing.
JK (271) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 11, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
May 2013. May first stop during a day in Duesseldorf. I ate on the patio on the pedestrian street, a great place for lunch. The service was attentive and friendly; the food was OK. Only one beer, and that is OK. I went inside and it was a fairly large place, but it was nearly empty in the afternoon.
McTapps (107) Ruhrcity, Germany | July 13, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice brewpub in the hart of the Altstadt, just beside more beer bars and brewpubs. We were staying outside because it was a nice and sunny day. Staff was friendly and fast, prices were average (compared to the other breweries in the Altstadt). Enjoyed the visit and the beer was great as well - one of my favourite Alts.
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