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.
Went here on a local derby footie afternoon, and both Dortmund and Cologne colours were seen, sometimes in the same ring of people, so the atmostphere was crowded and noisy, but characterful and with a friendly vibe. Place is kinda shabby, but I like dim shabby places, again, there’s lots of character here. Not sure I can justify any more that 2 points for selection - it only has 1 beer. However, the beer is in absolutely tip-top condition, and was the first kolsch I’ve had which actually had some character that identified its non-lager recipe. Seeing the wooden barrels still in use, and the efficiency with which the staff pour and serve is marvelous. Food looked good, and was certainly popular, but I didn’t eat myself. Prices very friendly. Pay-as-you-go (rather than mat tab) didn’t offend the staff, so that kept things easy. Glad I visited, but I’m not sure there’s much to draw me back.