Visited on a Monday lunchtime which was fairly quiet as expected other than a steady stream of pensioners coming for lunch. It’s a big and impressive place that goes a little over the top on the interior decoration, but still it’s a nice beer hall. Came for the food on this occasion (Monday lunchtime after a couple of days of beer fest so no real need to have a beer). The food was solid German, so good! Unfortunately had to miss the famous foam from the previous review.
I will always remember this place, because of their kolsch, or how it felt. The only place, where I saw the guy, who poured kolsch, to do double pouring, which gives marshmallow quality to the foam. Everything else? Depends how you perceive it - is it "authentic" experience, or something closer to kitch? I would say kitch, but the foam netherless, the FOAM.
Visited on a Sunday December 13th 2015 in the evening. A huge venue, lots of rooms that were pretty busy. Got a table quickly enough and then took an age to get served. Only 1 beer available so easy to tick off. Prices decent. More of a food place than a drinking establishment. No point going back!
Impersonal, in particular when it’s busy and nowhere to sit. So we just hung around near the serving area, elbows on a shelf. That works, we were only there for 1 (each - no sharing of fresh koelsch, give it at least some respect). The beer (singular) was the definitely in the top two fresh koelsches I had in town. Worth popping in for the tick certainly. Maybe it’s nicer if you get to sit inside properly.
Interior of typical German pub, quite crowded at the time of our visit. Service quick and efficient, as you would expect only one beer available in typical 200 ml glasses. Beer itself had very little taste, but that is typical for mainstream Kolsch. Nothing special