Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
My first day in Europe brings a day planned in Dusseldorf. Sure, I may be jetlagged and trying to adjust to the nine hour difference, but my excitement acts as a natural stimulate. All I want is a beer, and somebody in the old part of Dusseldorf will provide. Walk around, get confused about the street layout...I'm closing in on something. It says...Uerige. Woo hoo, objective complete!
History and character all over the place. Old walls and tables, wooden barrels spread around the glass, multiple rooms with different lighting and different numbers of seating. Only a handful of patrons inside as I walked in just after 11am, but by noon, the place was busting. Ok, so how do I order?
All you need to do is sit down and wait for a waiter to automatically bring you a 200 ml glass of the house altbier. Speak some English sir? Yes sir, and we have an English menu. Open the menu, explore the simple and inexpensive dishes. Mmm, bacon and bread sound good with the delicius alt (one that's much better fresh at the source than bought in California). Food comes out quick, but why is my bacon uncooked? This must be how its served. Eat it....I'm making a yummy noise.
I'm ready to change after several rounds of alt, which the waiters continue to bring to your seat automatically until you signal them to stop. Let's try the house weizen, the other beer available at Uerige. The weizen is alright, but the alt is where it's at. €1.90 per 200 ml of alt, and €2.90 per pour (larger size) of the weizen.
A classic altbier establishment which beer lovers should certainaly stop at.
05-08-2013 04:08:37 | More by DoubleJ
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Bring your camera if you visit Uerige, also bring extra money for souveniers for your friends, family and co-workers not fortunate enough to make the trip.
You will not have to wait to be served beer here, period.
You may need to fight for adequate seating if you stop by at a busy time, like most quality places in Duesseldorf. This will be your biggest worry while here.
Anything off the menu is tasty and the beer is fresh and proudly served.
Try to get lost inside the catacombs of this joint and your adventures will truly begin.
06-09-2012 23:53:35 | More by Hopmodium
4.09/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I stopped here with two colleagues from the UK during a business trip to Dusseldorf. We were looking to eat there but the place was packed (there was a huge trade show in town). So we settled with a spot outside to drink a few glasses before heading off to another alt pub for dinner.
They serve their own alt bier of course, and it happens to be in my top 2 of the style. It helps that it's widely available in the states, but after trying so many of them at the source I can say that Uerige is slightly hoppier and more flavorful in general (to my tastes).
The brewpub is not as big as Schlusser but still adequate size for a normal evening, it has the look of an authentic old beer hall. Lots of wood, beautiful windows, and prompt service (even outside). Glasses are replaced quickly. We didn't try the food but I saw it and it looks similar to what's available at all the alt pubs (which is fantastic, honestly).
10-30-2010 06:41:10 | More by TurdFurgison
4.6/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $
First stop on my alt tour in Dusseldorf.
I wanted to try one alt form the several breweries in Dusseldorf, and we stood outside next to one of the kegs to have one. Two magnificent beers later, we paid our tab and we ventured inside to look at the place. Lots of small rooms and quaint seating. I used the facilities (clean and adequate) and I met up with my friend who had two pieces of pork burgers dropped by a waiter. Just as I was to take my first bite, another waiter came by with more alt. Such beauty.
If I didn't have the agenda to try 3 other places that afternoon, I would have surely stayed there. A must stop if in Western Germany.
08-12-2010 03:23:08 | More by meday
4.72/5 rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
For alt drinkers, this is mecca! During a trip to Germany I was lucky enough to visit this wonderful place. Located in the main "aldstadt" area you are confornted with a coner bar with some seating outside.
We choose inside seating and found a canarvous interior. Wood everywhere with large open halls and narrow bar areas abounding. The wait staff consisted of middle aged men that worked quickly. I had heard about slow service from these folks, but did not see it. Our wait staff was quick and spoke some service.
We did not have any food, but the mustard looked wonderful as you would expect from the area.
The beer...sublime! I have never had the chance to drink such a beer before. Having it on draft, served by a proffesional, in a spot that has a lot of history, is more then words can describe.
11-27-2008 15:05:26 | More by ndolover
3.85/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visit in 2002:
One of the few reasons to stop in Dusseldorf. A world classic. Has to be on the short list for greatest beer drinking bars in the world. That said; I hope you like fresh from the barrel Alt beer, becasue that is about it. But; here..? Who needs more. Tons of locals of all ages who all seems to smoke. Oh well...when in Rome..Wonderful rambly old rooms and lots of character. Take the time to go; even if it is just for a few. Old Town Dusseldorf has 2-3 other classic places to booze as well.
11-16-2008 03:18:41 | More by jdlarkins
4.22/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $$
Amazing place, sat in a smoke-filled room in the back with views of the copper pots. Beer is amazingly fresh as every few minutes someone would take an elevator down and roll in a fresh keg to the bar. Great service with a fresh beer being delivered to your table before you ask and just as you are finished. Was pretty empty when we were there, but on a Friday night the crowd was all around the building and on the opposite side of the street. Clearly a local favorite.
An absolutely awesome place to drink a few alts.
11-01-2008 20:33:07 | More by olegv40
4/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped by here in mid-September while passing through Dusseldorf. Had a few glasses of their alt in the extensive outdoor area that basically covers the sidewalk on either side of the walking street that they are on in the altstadt area.
Outside there are numerous standing tables with a few sitdown ones as well. Inside it is a warren of dimly lit passageways of dark wood that lead to various rooms with tables.
The service we had was very efficient. As soon as you were close to finished the waiter had another one for you.
This is somewhere that you have to stop in at for the experience if you are in the city.
10-05-2008 22:35:50 | More by banker
3.98/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $
Review from notes:
I visited this place on a recent trip to Dusseldorf during the first week in June.
Uerige has by far the largest outdoor cafe area of any of the breweries in the Altstadt (Old Town) area of Dusseldorf. In my humble opinion, this is the best atmosphere for drinking their beer. The selection is limited to Alt bier, as it is in most of the breweries in Altstadt, but that was fine by me. The service is almost too good. The waiters walk around the outdoor areas with trays of beers and they drop off a new beer any time you get below 1/3 of a glass of beer. You have to be pretty aggressive in letting them know that you are done. The food is quite good, but you have to be adventurous. Most of the food is authentic German dishes like pig knuckle and blood sausage.
06-26-2008 02:46:19 | More by AmorousAngel
4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $
Yea you could say this place was cool. Very old school German. Lovely copper all over the place. I visted many times in a 3 day period always hard to say whether to sit in or out, because both are cool.
If you like Alt beer, and I do, this place is it. To me Uerige is the standard for all Alts. As fresh as it gets.
Servers are cool and quick.
Well the selection by American standards is poor, only two beers while I was there, but both are great.
Food was great. Very goos sausage and cheese.
The place is very reasonable.
A favorite of mine, almost made a quick trip from Amsterdam just to go here.
04-24-2008 04:41:41 | More by bierme
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei in Düsseldorf, Germany
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.