Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Beer Available At Gaststätte Lommerzheim (arranged by most recent)
Päffgen Kölsch 90
bytemesis (526) Sunnyvale, California | June 17, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Highest rated place in all of Cologne. Of course only one beer on tap, but it is the best of the Kolschs at least. I hear the food was good, but we stopped in after dinner, so I don’t know myself. The place is small and a bit cramped, when we arrived at after 10PM there were about 20 people crowded outside, smoking. Inside we actually found a table, but the second the smoking crew came in it was packed. Unlike Max Stark, the service here is actually solid; Paffgen flowed freely. This is clearly a favorite haunt among the locals; I guess they are trying to get away from the touristy beer halls on the other bank, but the lack of outside seating, coupled to the raw heat generated by so many bodies in such a small space, made this a bit uncomfortable to me.
midjo (9) , Norway | June 6, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Genuine place with excellent service & the best Kölsch in the city. Nice beergarden. Would definite like to have a few alternatives to the Kölsch, at least if you like to spend some time here.
tom10101 (244) Quebec | October 23, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited on a wednesday for lunch. It wasn’t overly crowded, but it was almost full. Really nice ambiance with almost only locals. Service was efficient and quite friendly. Selection is limited to one beer, but since it’s the best Kölsch (Päffgen) it’s still a pretty good selection. The beer is served properly too. The food was really good. The Kotelett was huge and super tasty too. Price are great for the beer and for the food. For what is it, it’s hard to get any better than this. Great ambiance, great food and great price along the best Kölsch you can get in Cologne!
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | July 4, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
OK, the beer isn’t the main attraction, although it is certainly not bad. Reeking of atmosphere and with a worn down charm, a welcome alternative to the generic Koln outlets.
bartlebier (107) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | June 2, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited during Festival der Bierkulturen 2014. A Kölner classic, revived and now comfortably at ease with being a revived run-down stereotype of solid Cologne, no-nonsense Brauhaus tradition. Blue-collar atmosphere, to the point of turning cigar brown as the walls, but with refurbished WCs. To reiterate and confirm: the chunky, crispy, juicy Kotelett and mandingo Bratwurst are the main draw here, the singular Päffgen on cask this side of the Rhine and the attentive, no-nonsense yet never rude service the true lustre of this place. Owned by Päffgen I’m told. One of those places you are glad is on RB when planning a trip using only this site, although it maybe technically shouldn’t be...
deerstop (45) , England | May 23, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited 16/5/14. Oozing in character and tradition. Excellent service, first class Paffgen kolsch, food good too
Fin (727) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 27, 2014| Updated March 31, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This bar was about twenty minutes walk maybe a bit less if we hadn’t of dawdled taking in views when crossing the river. This place looks a very non-descript place from the outside, btw its close to Deutzer Freheit a Ubahn station, actually wasn’t Freheit a band from the eighties who were ’keeping the dream alive’. The room upstairs actually ground floor was rammed so we headed downstairs to the cellar which was ranked also rammed. We sat and waited patiently for a table to become free, probably an hour and 20 mins drinking Kolsch :-) We were then offered a table to join two German ladies who were just finishing their meals, they were really lovely very friendly & also helpful explaining the menu, they worked at Cologne/Bonn airport for Lufthansa but because of the local travel strikes across the city yesterday & today they were having a couple of beers (they had six each!) before driving home. Back to the place. The food portions were typically German i.e. a shrine to pork, they were also huge, tasty, simple & great value. The Paffgen Kolsch was excellent, prices were superb for food & beer.This place is deservedly popular, really like it, great buzz about this real friendly place.
hobsch (57) Cologne , Germany | November 24, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Managed to get a table on a Friday night and it was again close to perfect. Frank runs this places flawless. Päffgen is served perfectly, food (Kotelett, Bratwurst) is very good by Brauhaus standards. I left at 4:00 am after we finished the last keg with the help of some Dunnerkiel. Only drawback: always crowded and no reservation. Cellar rooms are only second choice.
richlamb (9) , Australia | October 7, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very relaxed beergarden with great service and simple but good-quality meals. They have only one beer - Kolsch - but its served quickly and fresh, and its excellent.
Authentic Cologne beer experience.
deanso (360) the Hague, Netherlands | September 10, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I got there at opebing and it was full of locals in 15 minutes. It really looks like its pucture. Great service. Well kept kolsch
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