DSG (161) Tel Aviv, Israel | January 23, 2008| Updated August 18, 2008
I was here on an August afternoon and me and another guy were the only customers at this time. There was no music and the place was rather quiet. The staff only consisted of a grumpy old bartender. I asked him for the menu, and then asked for the Schlenkerla Rauchbier, the reply was ’’the Rauchbier is gone’’. I asked if any of the other beers aren’t available anymore, so he said Kulmbacher Eisbock - the two beers I wanted to try the most aren’t available. Oh well, after I knew I can get all other beers besides the ones he mentioned I asked for some Maibock - Well now, he already seemed really irritated and angrily said ’’only in season!’’. Anyway, I ended up drinking a Hofbräu München Delicator Doppelbock (appears on one of the menus as Kulmbacher Delicator) and a Diebels Alt. The beers were nice, but the overall experience wasn’t that great.
Small and run-down beer bar next to the River Rhine in thge heart of Cologne. Very old-fashinon style, with a typical Cologne cheerful owner behind the counter. Interesting selection of of national and european beers on tap furthermore about 20+ bottles. Prices are ok, dont use the restrooms...
Small, very old-fashioned, quite worn-down beer bar with an interesting selection. Don’t expect any kind of modern brews here, this is about Schlenkerla, Kulmbacher, Pilsner Urquell and the like. Quite a lot of taps, mostly German with a few Belgian exceptions. Prices are fair, the waiter (owner?) is friendly but not really an expert with regard to beer (he confuses degrees Plato with abv sometimes for example). Quite a unique place, and therefore worth a visit in my opinion, but not a ticker’s paradise at all.
A dive bar with very loud music and some interesting German stuff on tap. Small and can get quite crowded. Service was efficient. Not a bad place if the weather is nice and you can stand outside. Prices won’t put you back a lot either.
SinH4 (214) Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, Germany | January 14, 2016
A dark, divy, and very confusing place. The tap and bottle list is a mixture between random international bad lagers (although some country ticks might be worthwile) and some really nice things: Kulmbacher Eisbock, Schlenkerla, etc. The owner doesn’t know much about beer, and there’s tons of misspellings. Definitely worth to go in and get a Kulmbacher Eisbock for less than 3 Euros though.
Expensive but worth going to once in a while just to have a change of beer selection. Weird place with weird people. Kinda smells like farts and spilled booze. Weihenstephaner Vitus on tap is very good. Small beer garden when weather permits.
Run-down, Köln-style face value dive bar just around the corner of still closed due to renovation Päffgen on Heumarkt. 18 taps advertised outside are mainly Pils, Helles and international lagers now, while the draft list inside includes Schlenkerla, Mönchshof and some Belgian Inbev fare. Counter populated by your average Kölner bluecollar boozers, glancing a critical eye on your other choice than Kölsch and lost tourists. Slightly lost looking and mistrusting barman. Nice Bier-themed comédie humaine piece of questionable sanity in the middle of the Kölsch capital.
1 block from the Rhine or so, feels like a neighborhood bar, I was on a sampling kolsch tour, they had Sion only which is one of the weakest of the 5 I tried that day. Some nice german taps here we never see.
When entering, you think you are getting into some lonely German truckers bar in Lloret de Mar. But as soon as you get used to the atmosphere, its actually quite ok. Very friendly bartender. Selection is mostly different kind of pils and kolsch, but there is rauchbier (Schlenkerla) from tap (how often do you find that outside of Bamberg?) and they had the wonderful Kulmbacher Eisbock from tap. Bottled list is quite boring, but at least they have some different stuff than the average Kolsch bar, which just serves 1 type of Kolsch. Relief from the average Kolsch bar and compared to those, they have a splendid selection.