Summers are meant to be spent outside. So, one of Cologne’s best places for wine and French cuisine, Bagatelle, has opened a perfect location for drinks (and food!) on a boat in the harbour (see Rheinauhafen article).
MS Bagatrelle offers a good selection of wines that are reasonably priced (3,90 Euro per glass, 18 Euro per bottle). There is a small food menu too, with salads, tarte flambee, fish, to name a few items.
I love the chilled vibe, mainly due to the super-friendly staff. The place is wonderfully decorated and could as well be in the south of France. A great place if you want to feel like you’re on a holiday while still being in the center of Cologne!
As a plus, you’re supporting a good cause, as 25 cent of every drink go to SeaWatch, a NGO that helps refugees in emergencies at sea.