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Friesenstr. 64-66, 50670 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 135461
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Authentic with great beer and food. Mostly local guests, some tourists starting to discover the place though. Be aware of how to talk to the Köbes though, can be moody.

Thank Andreas Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice and cosy place, typical German. The food was good, nice portions and good quality of the food as well, good beer too but nothing letting me say “wow”. The service was quite poor and not really kind, the place was crowded of course but...More

Thank StefanoCappelletti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place so many times in the last few years, this time i walked in with my family at 7pm and we were very lucky to get a table. The place was buzzing, great atmosphere, lots of talking and laughter heard. Now...More

1  Thank 389simonm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and I keep repeating this statement over decades now. Yes other Brauhouses are as well very good. Pfäffgen offers the better tasting Koelsch (a bit more malty). The feeling is original - the way waiter is handling you, the interieur, everything. It is crowed and...More

1  Thank AlterSchwede13
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I have been to Paeffgen many times over the years, and have enjoyed its food and especially its house beer, brewed on the premises and deliciously fresh and crisp. But it appears as if the kitchen isn't keeping up with the times, and the last...More

Thank BillCross214
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The venue is located in the centre of Cologne at the so called “Ringe”. The place is quite big with a lot of tables. It is actually the bar/restaurant of the Päffgen Brewery which brews one of the best Cologne beer, the “Kölsch”. The waiters...More

Thank Christian W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It is a very nice place! We were searching the real german restaurent and found this Paeffgen. Simple but very tasty. Big portions. typical interior. good location. not expencive.I advice for everybody! The only thing - it's impossible to use credit card(( Only cash!

Thank OlgaShelevakho
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Short walk our hotel we visited on our first night which was a Thursday, it is a typical bierhaus and even on a week day was very noisey but super atmosphere. The waiter brings continuous glasses of beer without you asking have to remember to...More

Thank uktravellerHampshire
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The traditional Rhenish cuisine in its full bloom. Sour meat, different roasts and fresh house made sausages. And extremely tasty local draught beer. The service is fast and typically Cologne – relaxed and friendly. P.S. Not so many tourists.

Thank Travelcookiecat
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

2017 and they don't accept credit card !!! They said MasterCard is an American Card and they don't accept it

Thank Massimo C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
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 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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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