A great old building with great beer. Went in on a Saturday morning in Sept ’07. Everyone else seemed to be an older regular. Enjoyed a couple beers but somehow felt rushed and almost unwanted. Maybe they were just too busy filling liters for take-away. I definitely recommend getting one of those.
The interior is a bit dull and makes think of the times when smoke was allowed, but it’s classic. Beer served from the barrels and very good. A special one available by the glass but from 1 liter bottles. Rough rustic German service. Good place.
First the good stuff - pannelled wooden venue and the Alt. The 1838er was not quite as good. If you don’t want to see a rant, stop reading right now. As the service was cunty. Firstly it was very hard to get served at all, and then it was a fuckup and they were arrogant about it. We ate there, you see, as the food looked good. On the menu are "2 Bratwurst" and "3 Bratwurst", a good 3 cm apart. I said "Zwei Bratwurst", pointing at the "2 Bratwurst" line. He repeated "Zwei Bratwurst". And then returned 10 minutes later with 6 fucking bratwursts. Cunt charged me full whack, wasn’t prepared to accept the possibility that he may have fucked up. We’d ordered other food too, there was no way we could eat it, all we’d wanted was a light snack, so we had to leave it. I hate leaving food, but I also hate missing my train to the airport and my plane, and small things like that. 2 ticks and unwanted food for 30e. If he wants a tip, I’ve got a tip -get a different fucking job, you’re useless in this one.
A traditional large German beer hall with a few TVs in the bar area. Service was good as the server came by quite frequently to make sure we had a glass full of Alt. As with the other halls, only an alt available. Price was in line with other beer halls around town.
A classic "Rhenish" beer-hall, not really cozy, but always busy; typical prompt service (by "Köbes"ses), execellent Alt, also available in One-litre swing top bottles. Three times a year they serve there the stronger "Latzen"-Bier.
The pub is situated not very far from the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), ideal for a last sip on the way back to the Bahnhof.......................
They own a second pub in the Altstadt (Goldener Kessel, Bolkerstrasse), which is smaller and more "bourgeois", but also worth a visit...............
Away from the busy Altstadt, about half way to the main station. This is in my top 3 must visits in Dusseldorf. The very traditional drinking hall has loads of character, as does the excellent Alt bier.