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Friesenstrasse 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
0221-13546
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Ranked #55 of 1,711 Restaurants in Cologne
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: German, Brew Pub
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nestled in the heart of the Altstadt, Paeffgen had us from the moment we entered. High ceilings and an authentic German vibe made us immediately feel we had chosen the perfect place for our first dinner in Köln. The Kölsch beer was light and tasty and the mains were all gobbled down eagerly. I opted for the pork medallions and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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138 reviews 138 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Been there with colleagues - typical Kolsch place, great beer and hearty food, really worth going when in town. Great bierhaxe.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Blink and you're already tipsy! You know that the small beer in the world is in Cologne, they serve it in 200 ml glasses. You don't even notice when your glass is back full of Paeffgen Kölsch beer, after you've just finished the previous. The waiters are very quick, and the atmosphere is so lighthearted and cheerful that you don't... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stumbled upon this brauhaus by accident. Looks quite scary from the outside but once inside the staff are attentive and friendly. The Kolsch is possibly some of the best in Cologne. The food was also nice... We went for cheese and bread and portions were generous! Recommended!

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We came here on a tip from a local friend. The atmosphere was fantastic, with a great mix of people of all ages. Service was grumpy but efficient, and the food hearty and delicious. Some amazing 1980s haircuts too. We loved it.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

on recommendation from a friend, we went here, twice! turned out to be about 1/2 mile from our hotel, very, maybe too convenient... first time we were very hungry and we shared potato pancakes with applesauce and bratwurst both delicious, accompanied by fabulous, fresh kolsch poured from the barrel. waiter just marks a coaster for every kolsch he brings and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Sit with the rich and the poor, all can fit in here! The Kölsh for me is one of the best in Cologne. Very crisp taste out of the small barrels. The food is 100% German style. Not every night for me but great pork shanks and Brauer Pfanne! Do not miss this place in Cologne. A lot less touristy... More

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Nice, France
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My friend convinced me to visit this brewery. We had: Rheinischer Sauerbraten with Knödel und Apfelmus (sweet sour marinated and roasted beef, with a red wine and molasses sauce, potato dumplings and applesauce) I also took a side order of Rotkohl (red cabbage). My friend had the Schweinshaxe, which was cooked, not roasted, therefore the meat was pink and mashed... More

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Charleston, SC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great restaurant, authentic and filled with as many locals as tourists. Service is friendly but with typical German indifference--but the friendly part makes it all OK. Very good regional dishes and a cozy pub atmosphere. Can't beat the beer! (No full bar, however. Go elsewhere for cocktails.)

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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent everything, menu, food, beer, service and ambiance. Mostly a hide away for people from Cologne. Check the website with your visit and enjoy your meal. Tried it lunch and dinner, both were perfect. The summer outside area is very relaxing for a long Friday afternoon lunch.

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Additional Information about Paeffgen

Address: Friesenstrasse 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0221-13546
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
Cuisine: German, Brew Pub

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