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Zum Alten Brauhaus

Altstadt-Süd
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Severinstrasse 51, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49(0)221 60608780
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went here for lunch. They have an English menu and local kölsch cuisine. The staff was friendly just moved very slow. I observed that most folks, including us had to wait for the refill of kölsch...this is unheard of at most brauhaus in köln. A real köbes would be on spot to make sure you do not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Larry R
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Bangkok
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at Novotel Koln city recommended us to this place while we asked for the restaurant where the local go. Love their schweine hakse and salad!

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Thank panaipon
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch. They have an English menu and local kölsch cuisine. The staff was friendly just moved very slow. I observed that most folks, including us had to wait for the refill of kölsch...this is unheard of at most brauhaus in köln. A real köbes would be on spot to make sure you do not have an empty... More 

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Thank Larry R
Saint Cloud, Florida
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322 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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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Thank BritBoyInFL
Cologne, Germany
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank henri2004
Cologne, Germany
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank RegJoeken
Antwerp, Belgium
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219 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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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Thank Michel C
Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Joanne B
Varnamo, Sweden
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Lucinda L
Milford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Mark S
Cologne, Germany
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

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