Pubs and Breweries in Düsseldorf’s Historic Old Town

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Düsseldorf’s Historic Altstadt
Düsseldorf’s Historic Altstadt

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Düsseldorf’s historic Altstadt, or Old Town, is home to a plethora of pubs, bars, discos, restaurants, and more. There are so many bars in this small square kilometer space that it has been called ‘the longest bar in the world’. Altbier is the beer of choice here, copper in color with a hoppy finish. The taste is similar to the pale ales you’ll find in the UK or Belgium. Those brewed in the pubs here are superior to the industrial altbiers, and is sold on draught straight from the wooden barrel.

Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf vacation rentals | Düsseldorf travel guide) is home to many pubs and breweries where you can sample Altbier, along with other drinks of course. Here is an overview of some places to check out on your next trip to Düsseldorf.

Pilsner Urquell

Grabenstraße 6

This cozy Czech establishment offers an array of Czech specialties.

Zum Uerige

Bergstraße 1

This famous brewpub is located on a busy corner of the Altstadt.

Brauerei Zum Schlüssel

Bolkerstraße 43-47

The relatively narrow front of the building disguises the true size of the pub, which has multiple rooms that lead to the brewery in the back. The main bar is in the front of the building, so you won’t have to wander the whole place before you can be served. The food here, along with the beer, is known to be good.

Brauerei im Füchschen

Ratingerstraße 28

This pub-brewery has an impressive wooden interior with barrel tables. The casual atmosphere offers a great place to relax with friends and enjoy a good brew. In summer, the courtyard in back is a fun spot. You can also purchase both bottles and barrels of their home-made brew.

Paulaner Botschaft

Hüttenstraße 30

Enjoy a bit of Bavaria in Düsseldorf at the Paulaner Botschaft. Located not far from the main railway station, this pub is a great stop. Both the food (in typical Bavarian style) and beer is very good here.

This is just a small sample of the great pubs and breweries in Düsseldorf’s Alstadt. Enjoy wandering the streets and taking in the atmosphere, knowing a cold beer and a plate of classic German cuisine is never far away.

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Allison Stendardi-Deptolla

This travel guide has been written by Allison Stendardi-Deptolla.

Allison Stendardi-Deptolla is from the U.S. and has spent much of the past two years traveling the world. She currently lives in Munich and loves it. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and works as a freelance writer and editor.

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