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) #442 of 2,029 Restaurants in Cologne ££ - £££ German, European,
Alter Markt 20, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 96022220
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
22 Dec 2016
“Nice brewery”
25 Aug 2016
“Nice place to stop and refresh in the hot weather”
Restaurant Hours
German, European, Bar
££ - £££
Alter Markt 20, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

On our trip to Cologne we came across this beer house sat on a busy square by one of the Christmas markets. The interior decor really differed from the others and had a sense of German authenticity with a modern touch. We visited to this...More

Thank gin_gin_gerino
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nice brewery in Cologne almost opposite the Cathedral (DOM) serving good beer. Staff is very friendly and quick with the service. Place has a welcoming feel to it unique Decor and food seems good to.

Thank dierahul
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Had one drink here. Beer was tasty and reasonably priced. The interior decor is totally unique and fun. The mannequin band behind the bar is a little weird!

Thank James0889
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our family 2 teenagers and 2 adults had lunch here. Classic German food and drink with lots of locals around too.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is the favorite of the Brauhaus we visited. Lively action and swift service. Plus they have free wifi. Gaffel Kolsch is one of the best beer in Cologne.

Thank markus1972
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The weather is lovely, it is in the 30's and my family are suffering in the heat. Have stopped by to chill and enjoy the atmosphere of this wonderful city. The Kolsch is going down nicely... Not the best in Cologne... My Opinion!! But still...More

Thank SiMcC
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is next to the Cathedral. We had a slip for a free beer from the cruise line so we went for it. I am not a big Kolsch fan, and this one was not as good as another one I tried. Basically tastes like...More

Thank sdicksteina
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stopped for a beer on way to Dom. Lovely people and very helpful. Beers were excellent and local to the area - relied on their recommendation and not disappointed.

Thank Claireemery
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We went here for lunch, and had some kölsch, bratwursts, and schnitzel. The staff was friendly. I would go again!

Thank supererin
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The food was quite good but the service and atmosphere was pretty poor. We think we got this mixed up with the "real" Gaffel brewhaus as from the outside it looks very similar. This place pales in comparison to the atmosphere and food of the...More

Thank ModernColumbus
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alter Markt 20, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 96022220
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