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Reviews by Hobbz:
4.68/5 rDev +31.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
A highly recommended Bonn establishment. This is a place I had looked forward to visiting since I first heard of its unique unfiltered "Koelsch-styled" beer -- a subtlely fruity ale, and a place I have patronized three times, and yet one where I still yearn to return...
Just a short few steps from the old town center, this is a brew-pub that has just about everything: Except that it only produces its one, signature beer, its serves up class, a great location and atmosphere, outside seating on pleasant days/eves, friendly service, beer to go... Oh, and some of the best regional and nouveau food to be had in such an operation.
The building is a handsome location that looks like it once housed a firehouse (having great big, arched entrances). A gilded sign and large Boennsch banners advertise its presence. Just as one enters the inside, a rather large, horseshoe shaped bar is showcased, with a beautifully done, huge overhanging brass brew kettle top suspended above, painted on the inside with a light blue sky with wispy clouds and cherubs -- beerheaven above and below. Indeed, everything about the interior is well appointed and clean.
Only to be offered here, the unfiltered light ale is served up in Hörnchen, or "little horns." These are their own uniquely produced beer glasses shaped in the size of thin, SMALL Koelsch glasses (tiny .2 L), only slightly curved and with several small groves along the back-side -- "notchletts" for the fingers when grasping.
The beer is wonderfully light and fruity. Several glasses serve very well as aperitifs.
During my last fortunate visit, I had a superb local onion soup and one of their signature, regional specialties: Flammkuchen, which is a rather large and thin, pizza-like offering with various toppings. I had the bacon, onion, cream & cheese. Tasty stuff. My friend ordered an appetizer of pickled herring and a main dish of mussels (a huge bowl steamed with beer and broth and root vegetables).
12-08-2003 06:24:31 | More by Hobbz
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3/5 rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Bonnsch is a brewpub in the busy shopping district of Bonn. About 20 large picnic-style tables adorn the front patio. An American-style bar is just inside; the large bar has stools all around and several small tables. The regular dining area is further back and has nooks and alcoves for a cozy feeling. The brewing operation is on display in the rear. They feature an extensive menu and have two of their beers on tap. In actual fact, the food portions seemed too large. I observed several couples sharing plates and I ended up with bar snacks.
11-23-2011 02:49:33 | More by foamee
United Kingdom (England)
3.59/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
My wife and I stumbled into this place was we wandered around the Bonn Christmas market stalls.
A December Saturday lunchtime, it was very busy but we found a small table and were served very swiftly by a young lady who brought us one normal beer and their christmas special brew.
Both beers came in the breweries strange glassware, a small, curved tumbler with ridges towards the rear for your fingers to sit between, the inner curve is for your thumb to go and allow you to pick the glass up. The beers were fresh and what I expected, the unfiltered standard brew was a little watery, the Christmas beer darker sweeter, but also a bit on the thin side. A Bonnsch is this brewers version of a Kolsch, so did wasn't going to be a world breaking taste sensation in here.
The actual bar and place as a whole was inviting, clean and modern looking. The brewing equipment is at the rear encased in a glassed-off room again clean and modern looking.
The food looked good but didn't check prices,so can't comment, we were full of Christmas market Bratwursts and Pommes etc. etc.
Glad I've been, would I revisit, yes if in Bonn. Would I make a special journey to revisit? No. Normally only one beer and the style doesn't 'Rock my Boat'.
12-13-2007 11:41:29 | More by BlackHaddock
2.98/5 rDev -16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5 | $$$
A brewpub which lies quite good in the old town in bonn.
The beer selection is general ok,and their most famous beer,a ,,wiess", an unfiltered kölsch so to speak, is definetly worth a try. It is a nice, quite unusual example of a rare style.
Their other beers are not so great- the wheat beer hast nothing to do with a wheat beer as it is way to acidic, their filtered version of their normal beer is usually disgusting because of a lack of real aromas and their winter seasonal beer is nothing specail.
Their so called "beergarden" only consists of a few tables that are outside in the middle of the pedestrian zone, and therefore, the atmosphere isn't too great their.
Inside, it is quite cosy and old fashoined, though it can be a bit crowded in the evenings, and it is way too hot inside during sommer.
The food cannot really be recommended. It is way too expensive and the quality is way below the usually german brewpub standrad.
And there are no real good regional specailties as they only have german standards.
A good example is the Schnitzel, which consists of no real ham meat, as an authentic Schnitzel usually does.
It is a nice place in the cold month to taste a few beers in a nice atmosphere. Though it needs to be mentioned that the service isn't the best.
The waitresses don't know anything about the beer and sometimes, if its crowded, they are very stressed and a bit unfriendly. But normally, they are at least polite.
In general, i don't want to sound too negative. Bönnsch is a nice place for drinking in cold month.
Nothing less, nothing more.
In the hot summer moth, i would recommend "Bierhaus Machold" which is just down the street- it offers one of the nicest german beergardens, a wirde beer selection (though they have one housebeer) and great food, and the meat they get is from a local butcher- really great value there.
05-20-2006 00:43:18 | More by KlausKinski
Brauhaus Bönnsch in Bonn, Germany
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.