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Bierhaus en d'r Salzgass

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Salzgasse 5, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 0221 8001900
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Another great breuhaus

Paffgen Kolsch has to be one of the best in Cologne. Established in 1883 and still brewing the same exact beer today. what a place. order a Brat and a potato salad. The ber goes down very smoothly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Joel H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Paffgen Kolsch has to be one of the best in Cologne. Established in 1883 and still brewing the same exact beer today. what a place. order a Brat and a potato salad. The ber goes down very smoothly.

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Bad Ems, Germany
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Great place to experience some local feeling and flavors. It's a must in Köln. In the evening it gets all noisy and crowded, but that was just we were looking for. The waiters bring you your Kölsch without asking :) I really enjoyed my stay.

Thank VAlettah
Waterford, Ireland
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246 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place looked great from the outside and had a large crowd inside. Found a place to stand at a table and was presented with a small glass of beer as is the norm. Was asked for (by way of a grunt) cash immediately instead of the usual running a tab. I then went to another table to be shouted... More 

Thank Bazerelli
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A nice place with typical german atmosphere and typical german cuisine. We ordered a 300g steak, it was very well made. Prices are reasonable for the city center. Regarding the service - it was a young waiter, who was trying to be funny in his own way, but I can imagine some people would consider his behaviour rude.

Thank Tomas H
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I used to live in Cologne, and unfortunately never went in this place at the time. Lovely old german brewery hall, stylishly decorated with lots of interesting old german artefacts. The menu was full of really good authentic dishes, I had the "Pfeffer Baron" which was really nice and just what you want in a german brewery / restaurant. Defintely... More 

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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

classical style brewery house with quick German efficient service, Ones the staff established I was English the knew my needs and my flute of klosh never ran dry, Food was perfect well cooked, drinks cold fantastic would recommend

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Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
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140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Have been here several times with guests, it is my absolute favourite. Extensive meny with classical German and central European dishes, together with a wide variety of beers. Wine list is, like always in places like this, limited but the wines are good. The best here is of course the Kölsch beer. (other beers are available as well) It comes... More 

Thank Michael E
Cologne, Germany
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141 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

For all non-local people who cry about the "rude service": Go to Mc'Donalds, but not in an old traditional beerhouse if you don't know or don't understand the cologne mentality. It is in Cologne normal, that every spoken word is very direct but just in a few cases very serious. There is always humor and fun behind the "assaulting words".... More 

Thank Marcel H
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It' s a really fun and lively place. They waiters keep running around with huge trays full of glasses of beer and if they see that your glass is empty or about to get empty they automatically give you another glass. They keep your tab on your beer mat with a black crayon. They have a unique technique of filling... More 

Thank kaiser1024
Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Short version: AVOID AT ALL COSTS, HORRIBLY RUDE STAFF Long version: We went into the Bierhaus around lunchtime on the Christmas market. Since it was cold outside (and around lunch) we did not want to order beer, so we wanted to order some warm drinks. The first person to order went for a Cappuchino, after which the waiter replied with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salzgasse 5, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 0221 8001900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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