It's pretty cheap and they have Mühlen Kölsch straight from oak barrels. The brewery itself is no longer housed here. After about 10 minutes, a waiter finally came and threw a menu at me. It's always busy but still manages to provide excellent service and top quality food try the Braühaustopf. The rest is half-restauranty in that typical German way. Pressed against the are the districts where the beautiful young things go to pose.
The almost total absence of seating betrays their target market - the young and tasteless. Occasionally, I can be very organised. But I'm not a barefaced liar. Wood-panelled walls and pine-topped tables give it a pubby feel. Especially when, pissed off at being made to sit at the bar in a half-empty pub, I downed my expensive Kölsch 1.
But in 1991 it was reopened by a Bavarian company who run a chain of these things as a brewpub. Even after doubling up in and being ignored in. Excellent Bratwirst, Himmel und Ääd mit Flönz, murderous Hämchens, even the roastbeef is ver ynice. I am a lapsed graphic designer too but now looking to create again. You don't need me to tell you that the exterior is very fine see beautiful photo. Take a copywith you You can purchase a printed copy or pdf file of this guide which includes pub guides to other towns in the vicinity here: Altstadt Pubs Biermuseum Buttermarkt 39, 50667 Köln Altstadt. The beer garden at the front, beneath mature trees, would be wonderful, if not for the heavy lorries thundering along the dual carriageway cutting it off from the Rhine.
As it was all of the above, he was just being a miserable twat. It was rebuilt after the war minus the brewery and is in a typical German 1950's style. Oh, they do have 0. The walls are panelled and - I'm consulting my notes now - there's handsome leaded glass. Admission is free and Sunday afternoon jazz sessions take place throughout the winter months. If only because I'd never visited this legendary pub, despite being warned it was likely to close soon.
Bars in Cologne, the home of culture, clubs and cocktails Perched on the river Rhine, Cologne is the bustling cultural hub of North West Germany. Light, but quite bitter and aromatically hoppy. The breweries may have gone, but their Kölsch brands live on, most of them now brewed at the former Küppers plant. It has a very soft, rounded character and can be quite sweet. Sadly, the beer is served on top pressure.
You can see that my beautiful photograph is already out of date. The Hauptbahnhof, is very pretty and, most usefully for the traveller, is slap bang in the city centre. If you peer at the photo above, you'll be able to spot two windows to the right of the door - that's where the standup taproom is. It also throws open its beer garden in the summer and there are open mic sessions every now and then too. You may well curse town planners and who hasn't done that, at one time or another? I had a map, marked with pubs I needed to visit, as well as the map I carry around in my head at all times.
Don't worry, plenty of U-Bahns come this way, if you're a lazy git. As with most of the pubs I like in Cologne, its seems to have no difficulty in attracting customers. A new, larger brewpub was constructed on the same site, though there's been no brewing here for many years. I will pass on the handy information that between 1890 and 1910 33 new breweries were founded in the city. On a 1950's office block it doesn't have quite the same effect. All the pubs in Cologne do.
It's been in the hands of the Witz family since the 1930's. As well as reasonably priced. Adjacent to the beer serving area is a distinctly more mundane taproom. Not too hard to find this pub - Unter Käster is a small street connecting Altermarkt and Heumarkt. Visitors wanting to skip the hassle of uncovering the best places to visit on their own can join a local guide for a pub and club crawl. Just as well, as there's a good chance that's where you'll be sitting if you arrive much after opening time. From pop to punk and reggae to retro rock, its ever-changing line-up of performers keeps things fresh.
The pub is no longer called Altstadt-Päffgen. Food and music as you would expect with the occasional injection of Schlager — a special sort of cheesy German folk pop. Approximately one million people visit Cologne for Carnival and the costumes are really a sight unto themselves! It was rebuilt during the 1960's in the tacky style typical of the period. One of the most pleasurable five euros I've ever earned. If you want to do your drinking squashed in a crowd of yuppies, then head further out.