Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige Obergärige HausbrauereiUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Uerige Obergärige HausbrauereiUerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Berger Straße 1
Düsseldorf, 40213
Germany

+49 211 866990 | map
uerige.de

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.08
Beers:
8
Reviews:
1,038
Ratings:
1,608
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.18
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
31
pDev:
9.33%
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Reviews by Dinkel:
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Dinkel from Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Dec 27, 2013
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DOCRW from Washington

3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5

The ambience of this place is to be experienced, it has one of the most authentic old German pub feelings that you will ever have in Düsseldorf, although as the beer expert and judge I don’t consider their beer to be top shelf at all, if you want that you probably should go to Schumaker‘s which also has a nice tasting room in a much better beer.

Nov 08, 2018
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HopBelT from Belgium

4.39/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Dec 11, 2016
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BcCraft710 from Canada

4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Oct 07, 2015
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Domingo from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

I visited all of the traditional altbier spots Düsseldorf, but Uerige is the most memorable and the only one I'll be reviewing. They're all great stops and if you're in the area, you owe it to yourself to visit the others. Uerige is just the "flagship" for traditional Düsseldorf breweries.
Uerige is located essentially in the heart of the altstadt, just off of the Rhine. While it initially appears to be a standard brewery/pub - it might be the single largest one I've ever seen. Like most, there's a hallway leading to bar and patio seating. However that hallway has a series of large dining and banquet rooms that just keep going and going. The place is cavernous. On top of it, the brewing operations are entirely located in the back and are massive, too. Uerige takes up the entirety of a full city block and even has a patio across the street. It's a sight to behold.
While Uerige is often associated with their sticke and doppelsticke strong altbiers, their bread and butter is a normal dry/hoppy altbier. It's arguably the best of its kind, too. They also have a weizenbier that is quite unique. Instead of a Bavarian yeast, it's using a virtually neutral altbier yeast. The result is a wheat beer more in-line with American pale wheats than the wheat beers a few hours south. Their sticke alt is a seasonal offering however the doppelsticke is oddly for export only. Apparently you can request bottles from the brewery in the back, but it's a crapshoot. To get beers, you can order from the bartender if you want, but a far easier option is just to find a place to sit or stand and wait for a few minutes. A waiter will keep bringing rounds of alt until you either tell him to stop or to bring you something different. Tough to argue with that approach. Don't like alt or wheat...you're probably in the wrong place. Those are the only beer options, so keep in mind that my rating docks a couple points for having a limited selection. That's just the nature of Düsseldorf, so take it any way you want. If selection wasn't a category my rating with probably be closer to 4.5, FYI.
Before visiting Düsseldorf I wasn't 100% sure I was a big altbier fan, but places like Uerige made me a convert.

Sep 18, 2015
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herrburgess from South Carolina

4.89/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jun 03, 2015
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almostjay from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Not much better in life for a beer drinker than standing in the middle of a big beer hall, listening to drunk Germans sing along with a traveling oompah band, and watching a little cask of delicious alt bier roll past you on the way to being tapped. One of my favorite travel experiences.

Dec 22, 2014
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Nov 11, 2014
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aleigator from Germany

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Awesome pub/brewery with a beautiful copper brewhouse and giant open fermentors. Really cool interior with lots of rooms sporting unique intricate woodwork and various paintings. If you get a brewery tour you can go to the top floor and check out the coolship overlooking the city and then make your way down to the lagering cellars and they even have a distillery next to the bottling line now. Very traditional brewing and a very good beer that is one of the most bitter you are likely to find in Germany.

Editors Note: If you are about to visit Duesseldorf, I would be really happy to do a in person trade with you. Don’t hesitate, just contact me.

Nov 02, 2014
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Antiantianti from Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Sep 08, 2014
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Riik3 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.6%

Aug 21, 2014
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joelambic from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Jun 18, 2014
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MattSweatshirt from Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

May 07, 2014
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Wobbly from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Apr 19, 2014
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NorbertB1974 from Germany

4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Feb 10, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Nov 15, 2013
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mbonugli from Maine

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Nov 03, 2013
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -6%
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.

May 08, 2013
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Hopmodium from Washington

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Jun 10, 2012
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TurdFurgison from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
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).

Oct 30, 2010
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meday from New Hampshire

4.6/5  rDev +10%
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.

Aug 12, 2010
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ndolover from Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Must visit!

Nov 27, 2008
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jdlarkins from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Nov 16, 2008
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olegv40 from Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +1%
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.

Nov 01, 2008
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banker from Belgium

4/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Oct 05, 2008
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei in Düsseldorf, Germany
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1608 ratings