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German, Bar, European, Central European, Brew Pub
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Friesenstr. 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 135461
10:00 - 00:00
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We visited this place on a Saturday afternoon and the place was completely packed, even though its massive inside! There is only one type of beer served in 200ml glasses and gets replaced as soon as you are 3/4 down, so the trick is to place a coaster on top of your glass if you to not wish for more.... More 

Thank Nikos S
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened upon Brauerei Päffgen by accident 20 years ago when I stayed at a hotel a few doors down... and have been going ever since, every chance I get. Whilst there are loads of beer halls around the Dom, they tend to be packed to the gunnels with rowdy tourists and it's hard to get a table. Brauerei Päffgen... More 

Thank Dentist-98765
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is REAL German food; the spagel is amazing and served with anything like bratwurst or schneizel and a light cream sauce it is wonderful. And as this is a small brewery their very fresh beer is the perfect accompaniment. The food is excellent, service is fast and the surroundings amazing; the wood carvings in the walls and ceiling are... More 

Thank Kip W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for lunch. We took 3/4 meter bratwurst - it was huge and very good, also their beer is tasty. Staff was very friendly and helped us to choose food, I love the old style interior.

Thank Gosia T
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122 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to eat here after good reviews on Trip Advisor and for the atmosphere it was said to provide. We were not disappointed! It was a short walk from our hotel near the cathedral down a narrow street. It was busy but we got a table right away and promptly ordered the mandatory two beers. The menu has a... More 

Thank Crvan
Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eleven of us visited here for food and drink while we were in Cologne. Place was very busy and as it is a brewery it had a great atmosphere about it. Loads of people eating and drinking. The service was excellent and the food and beer was very good. We had the Bratwurst and it was really good. The local... More 

Thank Kieronm44
Houston, TX
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited during a long weekend in Cologne. Don't expect anything fancy. Seating is basically find your own. They have an English menu if you ask. The drink choice is beer or water. Beer service is good. Refills are automatic whenever you empty your glass unless you place a coaster on it. The food was tasty, but... More 

Thank Anon148
Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great to be able have some great Kölsch and Pork knuckle and sauerkraut with friends. A great way to meet friends from afar

Thank PossumMagic18
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were looking for a place to eat some authentic German meats along with a Kolsch bier. We nailed it by coming here. We are the Black pudding blood sausage, smoked bacon, bratwurst, & roast pork knuckle. This is a must if you are near by. The staff was great. Only Cash accepted.

Thank Rickyale
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Comfortably the best beer in the city limits... food is good, insofar as it is good-quality Brauhaus staples, but service excellent and we had a great couple of hours drinking beer in a well-lit covered biergarten at Carnival time. It's a short walk further from the centre, but very manageable and well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 22
German, Bar, European, Central European, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friesenstr. 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 135461

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?