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Zum Alten Brauhaus

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Severinstrasse 51, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49(0)221 60608780
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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that's just what I wanted .... Good beer, Efficient German service and great traditional dishes including an EXCELLENT Schweinehaxe. It did get a little noisy after work hours with groups of people enjoying themselves around the bar area. There is restaurant seating towards the back that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
BritBoyInFL
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

that's just what I wanted .... Good beer, Efficient German service and great traditional dishes including an EXCELLENT Schweinehaxe. It did get a little noisy after work hours with groups of people enjoying themselves around the bar area. There is restaurant seating towards the back that is removed from the bar, but may still be as noisy depending on who... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Brauhaus is in the middle of a shopping area / street. In my opinion it lacked character and the food was nothing special. The waiting staff were nice and we didn't have to wait long, but the restaurant at 14.00 on Sunday was not full. Value for money and I will go there again. What I found negative was... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a great, typical Kölsch Brauhaus. The place serves authentic local German dishes, and of course Kölsch beer. You only need to be prepared and know in advance that the service is unfriendly. It is actually a known fact that waiters in breweries in Köln are rude. They don't smile, they don't give recommendations on the menu and they... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

offering traditional german menu, with greasy food this brauhaus is overpriced though the beer is ok seating is very crowded, not comfortable at all

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great beer house. Love that you don't order a beer they just keep bringing it till you say no and a local place with the people next door out for dinner bringing their dog. Everyone talks to everyone. English menu and the pork knuckle amazing and huge and the schnitzel with chips and mushroom sauce was fantastic. 3 beers, 2... More 

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Varnamo, Sweden
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Read the review from trip advisor and there were mixed reviews. Anyway we decided to go ahead as it was strongly recommended by the old man in the hotel mentioned that the restaurant served real Köln dishes unloke others in the town serving German food from other region. Restrautant is newly renovated and bright (although I prefer the old German... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Obviously they only sell Kolsch beer which is fine. Their food is reasonable. But both food and beer are overpriced. Staff is somewhat 'rude', which is not rude, just German beerhaus style. But foreigners may experience it as rude. They have lots of rooms and you definitely get the feeling you're in the 19th century which is worth the visit.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent choice for whomever seeks to dine with locals in their style. The dishes are traditional and unique, the beer flows like water and the atmosphere is authentic. The staff was kind and diligent.

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Staffordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We visited this brauhaus twice. Once for drinks of Kolsch and once to eat. From the front it looks quite small and when we went to eat one evening it looked full. We were however taken to the back by friendly staff and shown another large room. The service was excellent and the food really good. The atmosphere was so... More 

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Zurzach, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Beer was good, but food so so - didn't feel to go the next day - and no it wasnt the beer !

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Severinstrasse 51, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Süd
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Süd
  • Phone Number: +49(0)221 60608780

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