Cologne Nightlife

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    Papa Joes: Musical entertainment

    by LizD Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Papa Joes mechanical band

    We called in Papa Joes for a couple of beers as we could hear some lively music coming from inside.

    As we went inside we realised the tunes were coming from two mechanical musicians playing behind the bar what appeared to be an accordian and tuba.

    It gave the place plenty of atmosphere, worth a visit if you’re passing.

    They also served food but we didn't try any while we were there.

    Sorry the photo isn’t very good but it was very dark inside.

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    • Beer Tasting

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    Behind the Dome right!

    by sandravdp Written Mar 31, 2004
    My friend Linda at a terrace drinking cola.

    When you are standing in front of the Dome of Cologne, turn right. Walk through the large shopping street and you will find nightlife! :o)

    There are two squares with bars and restaurants and there is one sidestreet with some disco's.

    Dress Code: Casual is good enough.

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  • FRUEH: The most important Brewery

    by Annalisa-Lucia Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    Cologne's most famous brewery with the typical Cologne spirit! You can eat and drink there very good - if you find a place. At the weekend it's so overcrowded, that you can only find a place for standing - if you're lucky! But it doesn't matter, because you don't have to order your drinks...the "Koebesse" are running around through the rooms all the time and they have many glasses in their hands. You can take one and pay immediately and then - enjoy it! Cheers!

    Dress Code: Casual

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  • ALTER MARKT: ...just stroll around there!

    by Annalisa-Lucia Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    Around Cologne's "Alter Markt" there are lots of breweries and bars. Take a train to Cologne's main station and go by foot 10 or 15 minutes and you will arrive at the "Alter Markt" and you can go from bar to bar and meet a lot of interesting people and enjoy fresh beer - KOELSCH - as long as you want to!

    Dress Code: just as you want to

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    Tango Colon: Deutsche Tangos

    by ptitetoile Updated Jan 19, 2004

    Tango Colon

    Every second and forth Saturday of the month, Tango Colon organised a long tango salon which attracts a lot of good dancers coming from Germany but also the Netherlands and now also Belgium ;-)) After hearing about it for about one year, my friend Corine and I decided to visit this international tango salon that has the same concept as El Corte in Nijmegen : dancing all night long and sleeping there there in a sleeping bag on a matras and enjoying breakfast with new tango friends :-) We liked a lot, the hall very big and the music very good and sometimes "special'" like I love! We danced a lot with people we knew from El Corte but hope that next time there will be a bit more "new" dancers :-)
    The only problem is the temperature in the winter...it gets a bit too cold if you don't dance for a long time...so it is better to have a pullover fitting with your tango outfit... in case!
    The music go on till 5... or 6... or 7am .(until there is nobody on the dance floor).. So sleeping there in silence is only possible when the more addicted tanguero/a is tired!

    Dress Code: In winter... don't forget your pullover!

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  • Local Hero RIP: I am in a deep state of shock!

    by sabsi Updated Aug 4, 2003

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    I am in a deep state of shock. I found out that this bar which was my favourite doesn't exist anymore. I'll keep this tip here as a memory of my favourite bar in Cologne: An unusual sports bar called Local Hero!

    Have you ever wanted to have a drink in a place that looks like your old school gym during a gymnastics course? Go to 'Local Hero', the interieur design and furniture is really funny and unique! One day I will borrow the idea and open my own bar like this ;)

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    Köln, booming nightlife for everyone

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Dec 30, 2002

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    Mysterious (green) alumination at the Dom

    Köln has many possibilities to party through the night. Be sure to also stand still for a moment to enjoy the mysterious green alumination of the Dom. In Köln are also cultural clubs for many minorities!

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    Jameson's Irish Pub: Irish Friendliness

    by cvsolfari Written Dec 20, 2002

    A classic Irish pub that doesn't try to hard to cater to anyone but the hard-drinking, fun-loving crowd. If you don't want your clothes to smell like smoke then try California because there isn't anywhere in Cologne for that!

    Dress Code: Anything goes...

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    My friends, some girls, two...

    by pierpaolo Updated Dec 12, 2002

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    My friends, some girls, two bottles of champagne, one of Tequila, that's the right direction for a perfect night....
    'Brugel' a small local with 'first class' live music (every day)

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    Shamrock: Irischen Kneipen

    by orlikins Updated Sep 17, 2002

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    Shamrock off Barbarossaplatz also The Corkman in the Altstadt.
    Going out..... well I had to mention that bit..:) Well if you're a boozer, you wont get parched, thats for sure. Try the local brew called Kölsch. It comes in an eloganted version of a half-pint glass, but easier to hold and knock back than the Munich Maßen. Koelsch makes a lovely Radler. On it's own, it's like Carling or maybe Fosters but not as tongue-piercingly sharp. Lots of bars down by Barbarossaplatz if you fancy doing a pub crawl

    Dress Code: casual

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    Quite Deceiving

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 15, 2002

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    There are enough bars and restaurants, but they are spread around to give a first impression of a quiet city centre, more like you would find in a sleepy French provincial town than in an industrial city of over a million inhabitants. This is a picture of a local Pub in the Old Town area.
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    Papa Joe's Biersalon: Papa Joe's Biersalon

    by vichatherly Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Two organs plenty of strange looking pictures on all the walls and including the ceilings. It was full of footie fans at the time but I'm sure that the locals are a bit more delicate.

    Dress Code: Informal, unless you count the group of transvestites in the corner.

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    • Beer Tasting

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    'Live Music Hall',...

    by Antity Written Aug 26, 2002

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    'Live Music Hall', Köln-Ehrenfeld
    Some old industry building with
    lots of (yes) live music :-) and regular parties
    on two floors. Often EBM/Gothic on the (separated)
    second floor above the main hall. Many, many concerts.

    Dress Code: None. Just be prepared to wear something that you
    are comfortable to dance in. Black clothes (although
    not dress code) on the 2nd floor.

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  • lunata's Nightlife Tip

    by lunata Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When you go out for drinking Kölsch (that is the locally brewed beer) - don't forget to order the next round almost before you have started drinking what has been served. And please do not forget to tip the waiter. His work is something like long distance running.

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    My friends, some girls, two...

    by pierpaolo Written Aug 25, 2002

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    My friends, some girls, two bottles of champagne, one of Tequila, that's the right direction for a perfect night....
    Next one 'Petit Prince' c.ca 300mt from Brugel (on the left side)

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