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Brauerei zur Malzmuehle

Heumarkt 6, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Süd)
+49 0221/210117
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Ranked #63 of 1,668 restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Süd
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263 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Terrible service. He just laughed in our faces when we asked for tap water next to the 20Eur meal and drink. Absolutely astonishing ignorance. Hot day, thirsty, bottled water is bad for the environment, and we didn't want to only drink alcohol.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

You go for the beer ... you enjoy the food and the ambiance of a traditional beer joint. We visited during a weeknight without reservations and were easily seated at a table with a couple extra seats. No worries if you don't speak German, the staff (as well as our table mates) were friendly and helpful. After three days in... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Wonderful restaurant situated just on the outskirts of all the "tourists restaurant area". Even though the restaurant was very busy, the welcome was very warm, the shoulder of pork was excellent, their house brewed beer was pretty good and always flowing. Just a little word of advise, when you no longer want your glass to be refilled, put your beer... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Good beer, good food. We had bacon joint and sausage. it came with big portion. It was very busy even at 5pm and we had to share table with another couple.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I went here and got what we wanted, which was a bit more of an authentic brauhaus experience. It was packed on a Saturday night but got perched on the end of a table and got into the swing of things. Since our German is terrible it was a bit of a gamble with our food, but... More

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Annemasse, France
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366 reviews 366 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A must for the ambiance, all wood inside etc. Did not drink beer for lunch and seemed to surprise the waiter.... My pals's sauerbraten was good, not great. My daily special of Koenigsberger Klopse with caper sauce, a dish I had never eaten in its home country, was copious and tasty and CHEAP, less than 10 euros

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Madrid, Spain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Nice brewery, typical German style. Beer flows relentlessly and the atmosphere is pleasantly cheerful. However, I was disappointed by the food, as the selection was rather dull and the beef steak that I had was just wrong (tasted old and chewy). All in all, I would recommend it for a beer with friends but if you're after a good meal,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was like walking into a medieval banquet hall. All that's missing is a fire pit and a beer wench. What you do get is what seems to be a gruff waiter handing out test tubes of beers, the kolsh way, and not taking money - merely marking your card. Well he will take your money. We had a bite... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We popped in for a final Kölsch before leaving Köln. Food was very good pub fare at better than usual value, especially given the central location, just off of Rathaus Platz. Service quick and attentive.

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Los Gatos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This was one of our highlights while in Köln. It was lively without being overbearingly loud. The crowd seemed local, which made us feel great about choosing this hall for dinner. The food was very authentic German Bier Hall. The hock with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes was amazing. The local brew, Kolsch was free flowing in 21cl glasses and complimented... More

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