Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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3.63/5 rDev -13.8%
My wife and I stopped here on our recent European trip. We plopped down at an outdoor table. Both sides of the street were lined with Uerige tables and awnings. Folks were settling in and enjoying the beer during the early evening. Most of the people are our age (mid-30's) or older - good to see traditions are strong. The waiters walk around with full trays of altbier looking for who needs another (1/4 liter glasses). We had some good cheese with bread, which is really the most you can expect food-wise here - it's not a place for dinner. For obvious reasons, they serve altbier here and that's just about it. Come for the altbier, which is outstanding - perhaps the best in Dusseldorf - but eat somewhere else. Regardless, this is must for beer lovers stopping in Dusseldorf. We had a great time (and tastes) here.
08-07-2007 01:20:15 | More by scoobybrew
3.81/5 rDev -9.5%
Longstaff seems to have this place down pat, it was exactly like the way he described it when I visited. First off, make sure to have a map of the city. We didn't at first, and ended up walking a good mile or so to get there. Second, better brush up on your German, because not many people speak anything else. The best English I got was shoty at best, and it was from the tourist office. And the directions she gave me sucked! But I did manage to find it. Even though it's allegedly on Bergerstrasse, it's on the opposite corner where the street starts near the waterfront. Look for the Bell in front of the door. Inside, multiple little rooms with picnic tables. We went in the back room, with the barrel tables that had a more "Beer-hall" atmosphere. You can see the copper kettle through the window. An old elevator opens up, and a guy comes out rolling a wooden keg to the front room where another guy taps it the old fashioned way, with a wooden tap. Wow.
Even though the website suggests 3 Beers are usually on tap, only the regular Uerige was available the day I was there. Great stuff, I loved it a lot. Glasses were under 2 euros each, so I was glad to buy a few rounds to my family who humored me through the 6 hour plane ride, 2 hour car ride and 2 hour walk to get there. Save your change, because you'll need it for the piss-maiden. She doesn't seem to clean up after you, she just sits there and collects. As a Canadian, this was totally new to me, so the first time I tipped 1 euro, believe me she was glad to see me back the second time (the average people give is 0.25 euro). Tipping the waiter seems to be an abstract concept here as well. When I first offered him the tip he didn't seem to want it, but when I insisted he gladly accepted it and muttered out his best impression of "merci" about a dozen times. He deserved the tip, because even with the language barrier, service was super fast and efficient, very German-like in fact.
I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area. It certainly didn't have the tacky fakeness most other bars in the area had. This place was the real deal.
09-22-2004 22:33:55 | More by Goldorak
3.85/5 rDev -8.6%
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
3.89/5 rDev -7.6%
Somewhat hard to find in Dusseldorf since it is on a different street from the other alt bars in the old city. Even some locals didn't know where it was - an Irish guy pointed me in the right direction though. As you walk in, there a seperate rooms, no bar to speak of except the area where they had a couple of wooden kegs on a raised platform while someone just filled glass after glass of altbier while waiters grabbed what they needed. We walked into the backroom where the floor was concrete and tables were made of old kegs. There was a fiberglass statue of an old man ejoying a beer and sitting on one of the benches. Once in a while they rolled a new keg from the backroom to the serving area. The beer glasses were small cylinders that held about .25 liters. They kept track of how many beers you had on the beer coaster and just kept bringing more until you said stop. Pretty cool.
10-01-2002 11:38:17 | More by Longstaff
3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
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
3.98/5 rDev -5.5%
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
4/5 rDev -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
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei in Düsseldorf, Germany
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