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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 #45 of 1,608 restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Annemasse, France
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317 reviews 317 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Though the waiter did produce an English menu, this place didn't feel at all like a tourist pub - mainly Germans were eating there at this very busy lunchtime. Food was decent German fair at a good price and pub had a great atmosphere. Well recommended

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Israel
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Free flowing local beer (kolsch), good food and a great atmosphere at very reasonable prices. Also have English menus for us tourists. Don't forget to place your coaster on top of your beer cup when you're finished, or they will keep on coming. A nice atmosphere but peaceful enough to have a coherent conversation even when at a long table... More

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England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Enjoyed an early evening Meal with my wife and daughter , the place was packed and had a nice vibe. Didn't think we we would get in but we were shown a large table that we shared with other diners. The beer flows fast and furious as the waiters brings you a new small 20cl glass of beer as soon... More

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Kiev
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

For me only bawarian beer - the real BEER. In this part of Germany I found the place I can call as very good brauerei. It is funny to drink the beer from 200ml "test-mixer" but you should respect traditions. The food is perfect, the place has warm atmosphere and very good staff. Thank you very much!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

After visiting a number of brewhouses looking for traditional food we found this one. It was busy and had a good atmosphere without being too loud. There was an English menu. Service was friendly and the traditional dishes were tasty and well presented with good size portions. We went for a relatively early evening meal with children but it still... More

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