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Zum Alten Brauhaus

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Severinstr. 51, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49(0)221 60608780
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We ended up here since i really wanted to go to a Brauhaus in Köln. It is so cool that they keep serving beer untill you put the coaster on your glass. They also count the beers on your coaster. The food is typical German here as well. Very crowded place with locals and tourists at the same time. If... More 

Thank MarkvandenBerg
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Is a typical German restaurant. Quick service. Nice local. Kind staff. Not wifi. Good meal, also fresh. I'll go back in future

Thank Alessio B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

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!

Thank panaipon
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
20 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 

Thank Larry R
Saint Cloud, Florida
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378 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 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 

Thank BritBoyInFL
Cologne, Germany
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23 reviews
4 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 

Thank henri2004
Cologne, Germany
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37 reviews
20 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 

Thank RegJoeken
Antwerp, Belgium
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265 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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

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 

Thank Joanne B
Varnamo, Sweden
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Thank Lucinda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Severinstr. 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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