The Best Bars Cologne has to Offer

Best Bars in Cologne

Considering a stag do in Cologne? Make sure you and the lads have an unforgettable time at one of the best bars in Cologne right here!

A popular destination for party-goers from all over the UK and Europe, Cologne sits on the famous Rhine River in Western Germany, not far from the border with France and The Netherlands. Rebuilt after the Second World War, this eclectic city merges the old with the new to create a party paradise in the heart of Europe. If that all sounds good to you, then have a look at the best bars in Cologne and get ready for a night out like no other!


Craftbeer Corner - Best Bars in Cologne

1. Craftbeer Corner

Serving up a huge range of eclectic beers, Craftbeer Corner Cologne is the first taphouse of its kind anywhere in the city, offering 15 pints straight from the barrel plus much more behind the bar. With a bright and modern interior, it makes for a great place to get sat down to try out a new tipple. Staying open ‘til the early hours on the weekend, this Cologne bar is well worth the visit if craft beer is your thing.

📌 Martinstraße 32 » | Website »

Bierhaus am Rhein - Best Bars in Cologne

2. Bierhaus am Rhein

Overlooking the famous Rhine River is the Bierhaus am Rhein, a traditional Cologne bar that is known for serving up amazing German cuisine and pints of Kolsch, the local beer. Housed in an historic building that boasts tonnes of traditional charm and character, it makes for the perfect setting to get sat down to enjoy a few drinks and some food if you’re feeling a bit peckish. With loads to space to get sat down outside too, this place offers amazing views of the river and is well worth checking out any time of the day or night.

📌 Frankenwerft 27 » | Website »

Brauerei zur Malzmühle - Best Bars in Cologne

3. Brauerei zur Malzmühle

Serving up a huge range of eclectic beers, Craftbeer Corner Cologne is the first taphouse of its kind anywhere in the city, offering 15 pints straight from the barrel plus much more behind the bar. With a bright and modern interior, it makes for a great place to get sat down to try out a new tipple. Staying open ‘til the early hours on the weekend, this Cologne bar is well worth the visit if craft beer is your thing.

📌 Heumarkt 6 » | Website »

Gaffel am Dom - Best Bars in Cologne

4. Gaffel am Dom

The flagship brewery for Gaffel Kolsch, one of the city’s favourite beers, the Gaffel am Dom is a fantastic Cologne bar that boasts a modern and industrial vibe inside with beer vats and pipes running through the venue. As well as the beer, this place also has lots of traditional German cuisine on the menu too from bratwurst to vegetarian dishes and more. With space to get sat down outside and staying open ‘til late throughout the week, it makes for a great place to stop off on a night out.

📌 Bahnhofsvorpl. 1 » | Website »

Schreckenskammer - Best Bars in Cologne

5. Schrec­ken­skammer

Despite translating to “Chamber of Horrors” in English, the Schrec­ken­skammer is a cosy and charming Cologne bar that also boasts a lovely beer garden to the rear of the venue. It’s also known for serving up its namesake beer as well as lots of hearty German food to keep you full for the rest of the day! Situated just north of the city centre, this place is open late every night of the week bar Sundays, so there’s never a bad time to pay a visit and enjoy a few drinks here.

📌 Ursu­lag­ar­tenstraß­e 11-15 » | Website »

Papa Joe's Biersalon - Best Bars in Cologne

6. Papa Joe's Biersalon

An eclectic bar that boasts tonnes of artwork across the walls and ceilings, Papa Joe’s Biersalon serves up all the best beers local to Cologne whilst offering a charming and cosy atmosphere inside. With loads of German cuisine on the menu too, this Cologne bar is a little bit different to the rest of the venues we’ve listed here. Staying open ‘til 3am every night of the week, this place is well worth a visit on your night out in the city.

📌 Alter Markt 50-52 » | Website »

The Copper Pot - Best Bars in Cologne

7. The Copper Pot Cologne

Of course, every great European city needs an awesome Irish bar, and The Copper Pot Cologne tops the competition. Boasting all the charm and atmosphere you can normally expect from this kind of bar, inside you’ll find everything from Guinness to whisky being served behind the bar. With screens showing live sports broadcasts like football and rugby on a regular basis, it also stays open well into the early hours of the morning and makes for a great place to party on a Cologne night out.

📌 Bolzengasse 7 » | Website »

Brüsseler - Best Bars in Cologne

8. Brüsseler Cologne

The flagship café-bar concept from the eclectic MANIACS Group, Brüsseler is a modern and charming Cologne bar that has a little bit of everything for everyone. Boasting stripped-back furniture and exposed brick walls inside, it makes for a really cosy place to enjoy a host of local beers. On the food menu, you’ll also find some tasty bites like club sandwiches to keep you fed throughout the day. With regular live sports broadcasts showing mainly football on their TVs, there’s never a bad time to pay a visit to this awesome nightlife spot.

📌 Brüsseler Pl. 1 » | Website »

Brauhaus FRÜH am Dom - Best Bars in Cologne

9. Brauhaus FRÜH am Dom

Just a short walk from the iconic Cologne Cathedral, the Brauhaus FRÜH am Dom is a cool and traditional German beer hall right in the heart of the city. Boasting tonnes of old-world memorabilia inside, this Cologne bar has been a long-standing favourite in the city since opening in the early 1900s. With fresh Kolsch beer served from wooden barrels, this place is also known for its amazing food menu as well as its cosy beer garden to the rear of the venue, making it a great place to enjoy a few beers in the sun.

📌 Am Hof 12-18 » | Website »

Brauhaus Sünner im Walfisch - Best Bars in Cologne

10. Brauhaus Sünner im Walfisch

Another brilliant beer hall that dates back to the 1600s, the Brauhaus Sünner im Walfisch is also known for serving up its own amazing Kolsch beer from its in-house brewery as well as a hearty menu packed full of traditional German cuisine. With a laid-back and relaxing atmosphere inside, it makes for a great place to stop off on a night out in the city for a few drinks as well as a bite to eat if you’re feeling peckish!

📌 Salzgasse 13 » | Website »


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