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Brauerei zur Malzmuehle

Altstadt-Süd
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Heumarkt 6, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 0221/210117
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just what the doctor didn't order. LOL

This place was ideal. The schweineshaxe was just what I wanted and the doctor would have disapproved. Too bad. The service was good. The food great. The atmosphere perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place was ideal. The schweineshaxe was just what I wanted and the doctor would have disapproved. Too bad. The service was good. The food great. The atmosphere perfect.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Advised to go there and joined by a German colleague, we went for diner at this Brauhaus. It was extremely busy but a second waiter found us a spot. The first one had told us it would be hard to get a table. As is apparently typical in Cologne you get a Kölsch beer (small-sized lager) when taking a seat.... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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480 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

They claim this is the best Kolsch in cologne but they would wouldn't they and the curtains across the doors make it an interesting entrance as you emerge into a room full of diners but they sensibly have tables just for drinking near the old cash desk at the back . The waiters are friendly enough if you want beer... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Massive portions of tasty, meaty German food in the type of room you imagine a German restaurant to look like. Not at all formal; relaxed and 'buzzy' with a high proportion of German guests. Really excellent Kolsch. Friendly service (in the German style).

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Netherlands
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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

On Easter Sunday we decided to.go to this gastropub. We enjoyed every minute of it. We didn't have any starters. We just had a maincourse. We both had the Jägerschnitzel, with fries and a salad. And, of course we had Mühlen kolsch with our meal. For dessert we went elsewhere. If we would have stayed, we would have chosen the... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were 2 young couples in this "brauhaus". Naturally, we "tried" to get a table. But the very unfriendly waiter didn't let us, because he wanted to clean the table first. But he complained about it too loud and yelled to us. We didn't really care, cos it's really typical service in old fascinated "Brauerei in Germany. But he was... More 

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Adderbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place is awesome. Old building. Schnitzel and potatoes were the best i had in cologne. I don't know how they cooked them but wow! The bath rooms were downstairs and it was 10 degrees colder. Ha Good location as well. Back to our train in time.

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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my son and daughter-in-law because, judging from the long lines outside the restaurant every time I walk by, I thought this brew house must be something special! I had heard the beer here was supposed to be some of the best "Koelsch" beer in Cologne. I once tried to drop in and simply eat... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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141 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was always a favourite of mine when I lived in Cologne in 1991 and always has the best beer. Last year I thought Paffgen had surpassed it but this year it regained top spot in my opinion. Food is standard beer hall fare and unexceptional

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I went for a meal at the Brauerei zur Malzmuehle in January 2015 and loved it so much that we went back the next day :) Great traditional and modern food - so we liked the pork knuckle just s much as the vitality salad with grilled turkey stripes. We also caught same carnival action :) Great place, will return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heumarkt 6, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Süd
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Süd
  • Phone Number: +49 0221/210117

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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