Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Duesseldorf
3fourths (1200) Boulder, New Zealand | June 21, 2006| Updated November 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
An incredible building, serving their incredible beer. Not only is it located in a great area of the Altstadt, but the interior is amazing. A number of large rooms with a couple of bars and a couple of dining rooms. The backroom bar with the brewing tanks has a lot of character. They offer the altbier and weiss on draft, and the food that some folks were eating looked and smelled rather good. good people all around, though the crowd was quite old, not unexpected though. Great place to visit while in town.
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 2, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited September 2012 with chinoskillzian and womencantsail. Actually we visited twice but the first night they were just closing and wouldn’t serve us. So we got an eye opener on the way out of town. It was neat to see them tapping the wooden keg of alt. I think these guys are the only ones that make the doppelsticke year round, or at least make enough of it to be available year round. The server gave me attitude for asking to try something other than the alt. He was confused by my question and when I pointed out that there is a weizen on the menu he said that it was a weizen, not an alt. 99% sure he was just being an ass but I told him I wanted to try all their BEERS, and hefeweizen is a beer too. Maybe he was hung over from the night before, who knows. Anyway, the beers were all decent and I enjoyed the old timey wooden furnishings and decorations as well as watching all the beer trucks rolling through the cobblestone streets refilling the beer supply at the bars. I’d like to go back to Dusselfdorf some day during a doppelsticke day and when that happens I’ll make sure to stop back here.
Beershine (681) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 15, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This for me was the penultimate Dusseldorf altbier experience. I actually loved all the altbier places we visited (sorry but so much friendlier than Köln!) but Uerige was tops in all departments.
Went once for the regular altbier, and it was for sure the most woody and characterful in the city. Service was stellar.
Went the next day for Sticke day with Fred Waltman and the Sticke Warriors. The sticke was tasty. I would say Uerige is a must.This is up there with the world's classic beer cultures.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | June 11, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Incredible building with lots of room, each having its own personality. Typical german waiters, expeditive, quick and efficient. Mixed crowd. Expanded terrace. Some kind of maze actually, I would just like to change places and hang around for a few hours. The weizen seemed average while the alt is the hoppiest in town. Easily a must, one of the most famous pubs in the world, if not a place I’d come back and back to again if I lived in the area.
brokensail (629) Orange County, California | October 3, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Eye-opener Alt and Weizen beers at about 10am with a couple other fat Americans. Surly service, as is typical in Germany. Cheap beers, decent enough. Not really anything I would care to have again, though. Really cool place, though.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 12, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great Altbier served in a wonderful setting with a maze of little rooms and a large terrace dominating both sides of the street. Very lively in the evenings. A must when visiting Düsseldorf.
fiulijn (500) Malmö, Denmark | April 6, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very characteristic place, gives you a good idea of a German brewpub. The food, typically German, is ok. The selection of 2 beers is quite small.
pivnizub (449) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | December 31, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The most famous and the most typical Düsseldorf brew-pub ! Even though it was built (again) in the 50’s, it looks, as if it was 100 years old. Several smaller rooms, three tap-rooms, one beauitiful copper-kettled brew-house make together the Uerige. A must when in Düsseldorf; especially on the two only days, when they serve the "Sticke, the beautiful strong Alt..............
KyotoLefty (420) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008| Updated September 7, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by twice in the same day in Sept. 2007. The afternoon visit was my best time in the city, with a few glasses of my favorite alt, a nice wurst salad, and a friendly older gentleman almost forcing me to use whatever German I knew to talk with him. A fascinating looking pub and great beer. Tried to go back there at night with my friends and we couldn’t get it. Visit in the off-hours! For me, the best place in the city.
gnoff (368) Mölndal, Sweden | January 14, 2009| Updated March 17, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited late December, 2008.
Crowded inside, part from the smokers lounge, so had our alt outside under the heaters. Fast service, did not eat. Did not check out toilets. Inside looked nice.
Found some room inside, tried the Alt and the Weizen. Hard to refuse beers, they just put it down and put it on the tab even though you say no, a bit strange. Staff varied, some nice some really not very friendly. Crowded and popular place. The beers wasn’t as special as I remembered, actually not among the best of this trip. A bit small restrooms for this big of a place. Did not try eating.
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