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Papa Joe's Klimperkasten

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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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CUISINES
German, Bar, European, Pub, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely pub should have a Certificate of Excellence (it does)! It is so much fun. We were on a pub crawl with a fabulous local who took us on a tour we'll always remember! Papa Joe's was dark and crowded and loud - because...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank AuntBec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the worst meal at a restaurant I’ve ever eaten. Not to mention the awful service. We got charged €50 more than our bill then our Monzo suddenly got declined. We’re told we had to withdraw money for their mistake, the withdrawal alone...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Sid J
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Nice decor with vintage photos, posters and advertisements, cosy bar, has an outdoor area and an indoor area

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Good atmosphere good drinks and food! Good music vintage vibe self playing pianos and lot of old pictures. Can get quite noisy

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Janeks J
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch here after touring old Cologne. The food we ordered sounded ok on the menu, but in reality was a few chopped vegetables, cold “slim Jim” type sausages, and dry rye bread. The server acted like we were inconveniencing him, and was somewhat rude....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank fllyover
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

This a genuine and very nice pub in the city of cologne that feels like its been here since the beginning of mankind. Nice staf good food and very very authentic.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank johanh204
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Decorations are amazing. Make sure to look ALL around, and UP, and definitely visit the bathrooms. Drinks are OK and food is basically there to justify the drinks. There was no live music when we were there, and thankfully it was somewhat quiet.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed January 5, 2019

I promise on arriving inside this pub you will have never visited anything like it! It feels like your in the great gatsby era when sat inside but when somebody hits the jukebox it kicks off a live puppet duo which is very entertaining. It...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ian G
Reviewed December 18, 2018

Left home at 4am to get the 7:30am flight to Cologne. Straight to the Hotel, dropped off the bags and over to Cologne central for the Markets. Spent a good few hours walking round and then came across Papa Joe's. Popped in for a drink!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ron J
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Was in Cologne for the Christmas markets and after walking for most of the afternoon, we needed a sit down and a drink. We entered this place and were immediately greeted by the staff who helped us to find a seat where we sat for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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