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Brauerei zur Malzmuehle

#105 of 1,778 Restaurants in Cologne
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Altstadt-Süd
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Heumarkt 6, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 0221/210117
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Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Most recent review
Best Beer in Cologne

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Dublin Ireland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dublin Ireland
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133 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went here for the classic pork knuckle which is a monster 1.2kg, not the best knuckle in town but one of thd biggest. Has to be my favourite kolsch bar in town though, such a good beer here. Will be back for the beer at least

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This brewpub is in my opinion one of the best brewpubs in Cologne,and in an area packed with great brewpubs,that takes some doing. You have to cross a few busy roads,tram line and pelican crossing but the reward is one of the best beers in Cologne. We went and and as you pass through the revolving doors ,you are met... More 

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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Were pleased to note that behind the scaffolding and confusion of seeing a sign for Brauhaus Trotz this was the place we visited several years ago and wanted to take two friends. Busy typical German Brauhaus. Traditional german menu - we were stopping for a snack and enjoyed the gulasch suppe with rye bread. The waiters will replace your empty... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

They have extended the place and take more people but have not extended the kitchen capacity. So tonight still no food after 90 minutes. Go somewhere else. There are many other places where clients are taken more seriously.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Typical cologne location with nice atmosphere but the food is rather poor. I had the typical "himmel un Äd". First time I didn't like it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

WE followed the recommendation from TripAdvisor. We got exactly what we looked for - A genuine German place with lots of locals that having good time with beer and food. As we enter the crowded place we felt the strong smell of the warm sour cabbage. We liked it because that's was one of the dishes we wanted to have.... More 

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Tiete, SP
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Try their pork knuckle, it is very tasty. Good local beer as well. Some waiters did not speak english which make difficult to order meals some times.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Four of us were looking for a place to eat. A native told us about a place but when we went there, it was closed! So, we decided on this place - what a great find! It was our first night in Europe - a Friday night. We entered and this place was PACKED but the maî·tre d' said that... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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