The Best Truly Local Bars in Cologne

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Cologne has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

485° – Where pizza meets quality wine

485° – Where pizza meets quality wine

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“485°” in Cologne makes pizza with real cheese and fresh, not canned ingredients. This restaurant is high quality & really worth it despite the low prices.

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Aachener Weiher – Should I stay or should I go

Aachener Weiher – Should I stay or should I go

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“Aachener Weiher” in Cologne is charmingly tattered – the atmosphere next to the pond is magical. I recommend taking beer and food there yourself & enjoy!

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Boogaloo – Did they ever find out again?

Boogaloo – Did they ever find out again?

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“Boogaloo” in Cologne’s Zulpicher, around the students’ hang-outs, is a bar for a bit older crowd. There’s soul, jazz and funk playing here. It’s comfy…

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Brauerei Päffgen – Two more Kölsch, ja?

Brauerei Päffgen – Two more Kölsch, ja?

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“Brauerei Päffgen” in Cologne (est 1884) is one of the beer houses to experience the Kölsch beer serving tradition. Why not also buy a keg for home?

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Craftbeer Corner Coeln – All the beers!

Craftbeer Corner Coeln – All the beers!

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“Craftbeer Corner Coeln” in Cologne’s first proper taphouse, with 15 different craft beers on tap. It’s less ‘hipster’, more ‘slow food’. Good beer, too.

Full Article by Marcel Krueger

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