Visited during the evening of Sunday 13th December 2015. After a 5 minute or so stroll from Ehrensfeld station I arrived at this corner pub.
Place was busy with a jazz band playing (nice!). Sat at the bar and started through the beers on offer which are listed on huge blackboards above the bar. Service was fairly good. Food was excellent, had a wild boar stew with noodles. Beer was also good with lots of different styles and a couple of guests.
Definitely the best place in Koln by a long way and one not to miss!
Noisy, as it was quite full with a young crowd, but I managed to get a table immediately. I was very fatigued when I got here (had been travelling all day, and that included dragging my bags around the suburbs getting lost whilst looking for the hotel (clue to Cologne town councellors - consider putting up street names occasionally)), so I don’t remember much of the details. I just remember having 5 good beers on tap, one of which was an utter stormer, having a couple of the bottles, and then going back to the stormer and ordering all of the remaining bottles to take away. Staff were absolutely excellent, and handled the one-of-everything ticker aspect perfectly, and with a smile. Don’t remember the prices, I’m not even sure which one of us paid! Were I a local to the town, this would almost certainly be a very regular haunt, I’m sure.
Visited this place alone after work. I think it was the best bar/restaurant I visited during my week in Cologne. Small place outside of the city center. Nice ambiance, nice music playing during my visit. They had 6 beers on tap and some more bottles available. From food I tried only their pretzel which was great! Service was great too, fast, friendly and very helpful despite the fact that after some point the place was crowded.
jprausch (139) Cologne, Germany | May 27, 2015| Updated November 18, 2016
Small brewpub located in Cologne-Ehrenfeld. Easy reachable with the underground lines 3 or 4. They had five different special brews on tap, plus four something which is always available plus some bottled beers (I bought three new beers in the bottle for taking home). The beers were very tasty, typical Braustelle in taste - always very special. The interior is not that appealing, more like a students pub than something to spend the whole evening. The service was very nice, fast and friendly. The food was not really good, more of a disaster. So this place is not recommended for eating, but for drinking the delicious beers. Would come back anytime.
The Braustelle brewpub is newer than the typical traditional Kölsch brewpubs. It looks rather like a worn down dive bar with its own charm. The selection is a bit wider compared to other kölsch brewpubs, due to the Freigeist contributions.
Visited thursday 3rd March .. Nice brewpub just outsider the city centre quite a long walk but you can use the public transport .. It’s a single room with a good space at the bar that is unusual in Germany with 6 taps ( here says 4 but they were more ) from the brewery with interesting style .. We got an unfiltered kolsch , an ibiscus kolsch , an rauch , an cherry porter .. So if you are in town and want to drink something different this is the right place .. The girl and guy behind the bar were friendly and let us to have a sip before to buy a beer .. Did not eat but the plates looked good .. Good place !
Visited on a wednesday night. Nice modern brewpub located outside of Cologne center, but easily accessible with the subway. The place was full, but not overly crowded. The crowd is younger than in the city center Kölsch bars. Ambiance was really nice. Service was great. Super friendly, good English and Sebastian (the brewer of Freigest) even took the time to sit with us and share a beer. Selection is pretty good with a few taps (5 I think?) and some bottles. We just ordered a cheese plate and it was pretty good. The other food I saw looks pretty tasty too. Price are very good for that kind of bar. They let us share a few of our own bottles, which seems to be really uncommon in Germany. It would definitely be my "go to" place if I live in the area. Keep up the good work!