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) #23 of 2,030 Restaurants in Cologne $$ - $$$ German, , European
Friesenstr. 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 135461
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
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“bratwurst” (23 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
Friesenstr. 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience a real beer house this is the place to be. They brew their own beer and serve a variety of foods at very reasonable prices. A real fun place.

Thank Rosan J
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Beer in small 0,2 glasses at €1,70. If you are looking for classic German food thats a good place, they have mostly pork dished, classic bratwurst with sauerkraut is also on the menu. Nice rear garden, perfect to enjoy a cold drink in a shadow.

Thank Ivan B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This beer hall is very traditional and absolutely authentic. You get some of the best beer in the world here. The food is good, but not fancy. It is very hearty food as you would expect it in a beer hall. One of my favourites...More

Thank flying_dutchman_US
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We came here as a group of eight to try some traditional german fayre. Shared cheeses and pickles (large gerkins) to start. Then traditional german main courses - snitchzel (sp) goulash etc. All enjoyed - and beers were kept well topped up. It was very...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We found out only after that the waiters at Paeffgen have a reputation for dry humor. It would have helped to have known in advance for, as non-German speakers, they came off as very irritable. We have been told that the waiters work on a...More

Thank lukewarmturkey
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The place to visit if you want to feel the atmospfere of a real German beer-house and eat top in a place with history. Additionally, the service was quick, warm and friendly and the prices very good. The roasted knuckle rocks!!

Thank George P
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Beer garden atmosphere- benched tables, quite rustic. Quite vibey. Traditional German dishes only. Prices in line with what is normally charged for similar dishes in the area. Drinks on offer are virtually exclusively beer. Beer is served in very small glasses out of barrels ....More

1  Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Really liked the food, had local asparagus with potatoes and my friend had steak. Portions were very big for us girls, could not finish it. Strawberries for dessert was amazing. The waiters were friendly. Lots of locals in this locations, many tables booked. We were...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Admitted, i have limited experience wrt kölsch, but of the handful of breweriesi've tried so far, Paeffgen is the best. Maybe because it's at the brewery. Food's good too, if you like the trusted stable of German food. Nice outside garden under the chestnuts. Hey,...More

Thank frankolsendk
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Nice genuine brewery and restaurant, just 200 meters from the Mercure hotel. Cologne's oldest brewery house. Päffgen has 135-year-old ancestry. It was severely destroyed during World War II, but since 1949 you have served Päffgen-Kölsch vom Fass and other beers. For dinner you could go...More

Thank MiltonEriksson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
German, Bar, European, Central European, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Friesenstr. 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 135461
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