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Bierhaus en d'r Salzgass

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Salzgasse 5, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 0221 8001900
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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880 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now this place is cool. In fact the bartender that served me looked so stereotypical of a medieval barkeeper that I had to pinch myself to make sure that I hadn't fallen asleep and woken up in a Terry Pratchet novel, Mind you, this place does get packed on a Friday, and they do happen to be incredibly particular (which... More 

Thank MrDavetheSarks
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

It is a unique place and worth the visit. Located in back roads leading to Rhine River, it has a very good vibe. The way beers are served are also interesting! It makes you feel like you are in a German bar about 200 years ago. Will definitely visit again should I return to Cologne.

Thank Pej M
Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We vent there for a few after dinner beers. An excellent choice. The waiter simply kept an eye on the level of Kölsch in the glass and swiftly brought a new supply until I asked to pay. The place was full and the atmosphere was absolutely right for drinking Kölsch in Cologne.

Thank Esben A
Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
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238 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is a classic brutal bierhaus. Service is swift and crudely brutal, you have to immerse you in it. Do not tiptoe in a ask for a coffe, this is for drinking Kölsch bier and having giant portions of food like wienerschnitzels and schweinhaxe. The place is able to serve large groups (we where 20 persons). Gets quite noisy as... More 

Thank Michael E
Newcastle upon Tyne
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a few glasses of Paffgen Kolsch in this very traditional Bierhaus. I had a read up on the place before I headed in and learned about the Kolsch Konvention and how it is part of the tradition for the barman (Kobes) to have a rough manner. So its quite amusing to see some reviews saying the staff weren't... More 

Thank Magpie70
Toulouse, France
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

I went there early around 5pm on a Saturday so it was still calm. But the servers were not so nice and available. Still, the menu offers a large choice and the food is good.

Thank Lews31
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We went to this restaurant on our first night in Cologne and the food was so good, we went back for lunch the next day. The meat was very tender and went well with the steady flow of Kölsch beer. Unlike another venue we went to in Cologne, neither of the waiters (the "kobes") who served us were unduly rude.... More 

Thank BeardyWanderer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My husband and I came here to have a few beers after a long day of walking/touring around the city. We did not eat here, but we did have quite a few number of beers. This place had, by far, my favorite draught beer of the whole trip. The beer came in the smaller glasses, but our server always kept... More 

Thank F L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

When we visited this restaurant it was a busy Friday night. One can expect having to wait a little longer. However, we did not expect to be treated this badly. The waiters cursing at you, pushing you aside to get to another table, etc. Never had we seen such rudeness in a restaurant.

Thank Daphne G
Sydney, Australia
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198 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I would visit here again for my next trip to Cologne but only just. We stumbled across this place is its side alley location, saw it was busy and decided to give it a go. Unlike other reviewers, our waiter was nice enough. He knew we were tourists and gave us just enough attention to achieve the 3 stars out... More 

Thank Russell S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salzgasse 5, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 0221 8001900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?