Got the recommedation to go there from the staff of Muhlen. The guy told me, that Lommi prepares the best kotelett in Koln (in my native language, kotelett is something more like fricadel), and I wasn't prepared for what guys in Lommi brought me. A huge meat chunk. I mean huge. I smelled of that dish next day, that's how it was. So the first thing. Secondly, this place is a legend among the locals - authentic, rustic, honest. They are pouring the best kolsch of 'em all, Paffgen. Thou it doesn't taste as good, as back in the brewery, still it's so damn good. In the end, full of meat and kolsch, went back home, with my notebook behind. Came there next morning, and the guys gave it back to me - in the biggest North Rhine-Westphalia city some kind of guys were kind enought to keep a notebook (paper one) of somekind of random guy. Have I mentioned, that this place is honest?
Visited July 12, 2015. Changing trains in Cologne, with 2 hours to kill. Here’s where to kill them, the home of the wonderful Päffgen Kölsch. It comes in 0.2 litre glasses, but it keeps on a-coming, and it’s lovely. With the weather fairly wet outside and the bar area inside packed, I retreated to the keller and decided to soak up my Kölsch with a bratwurst and potato salad. Good choice! A splendid way to spend two hours in Cologne!
Made a complete fool out of myself, when I greeted the bartender with "Servus", a greeting usually only used in Bavaria and not very accepted anywhere else in Germany. Made it even worse by asking WHETHER they had some Päffgen. Still got one and drank it outside and fast :)
The place itself looked cozy and like a rather traditional and local pub. Might be nice to stay there for something to eat.
Really easy to reach from Deutz Station. Was extremely crowded, had to stand to outside to drink the flagship Kölsch. Service was ok, it didn’t help that we acted like the typical tourists ;).
Price is cheap. Selection is very limited; one beer. I Didn’t have any food. Go here if you if you want Päffgen on the go.