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The 5 Most Spectacular Cocktail Bars in Cologne

Cheers to this special selection of cocktail bars in Cologne. On these barstools you can enjoy unique creations from the hands of true artists.

March 15, 2023

Monkey Bar at 25hours Hotel

Im Klapperhof 22-24, 50670 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 162 53 30

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What is a given at the Monkey Bar in Cologne? True variety! Whether on the bar menu, filled with reinterpretations of famous classics, exciting new creations and signature cocktails from the bar team, or in the colorful ambience on the roof of the 25hours Hotel. Centrally located between the Belgian Quarter and Cologne's Old Town, not only sparkling cocktails are served, but also dishes from the NENI Restaurant until 10 pm. Delicious accompaniments are tasty, oriental street food specialties, also ideal for sharing.

The Grid Bar

Friesenstraße 62, Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 998 750 58

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Is the secret of a good cocktail out or does it still remain well-guarded? The opening of The Grid Bar in 2018 brings a mysterious speakeasy flair to Friesenstraße. Speakeasy refers to bars that are not really recognizable as such from the outside - a secret bar, in other words. From the outside, the guest is only admitted to the entrance, which is framed by bamboo plants and curtains, after pressing the bell. You take a seat in the actual bar area under a golden ceiling at the amber counter. If you take a few steps through the bar, you will reach the exclusive courtyard in the back. On cold days, the attached radiant heaters provide the right climate and every Friday and Saturday, as well as before holidays, selected DJs take over this task. Vinyl is still played here and the sound of funk, soul and hip-hop accompanies the evening.


Sudermanplatz 3, Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 962 655 06

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At Suderman Bar in the Agnesviertel, cocktail enthusiasts can expect seasonal and regional blends, often inspired by the Veedel. The gentlemen's drink is also rethought here. This tried-and-true combination of two alcoholic drinks here often includes a tart beer and a floral mini cocktail. If a little hunger gets the better of you alongside the delicious drinks, the right bar snacks are provided. The menu includes small sandwiches such as a juicy pastrami sandwich.


Friesenstraße 49, 50670 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 4233 66 72

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Nomen est Omen: at least when it comes to the interior. The Woods skilfully brings the forest inside and serves delicious drinks in a wooden flair. Host and spirits virtuoso Simon Bach and his team serve selected cocktail creations and unusual drinks. If you would like to take something home with you, take a look at the store. Here, friends of a good drink will find a large selection of cocktail boxes including video tips and many other products. To get the right momentum going at your own bar at home, the Woods also offers courses and tastings.


Engelbertstraße 63, 50674 Cologne, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 20538044 

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Spirits in Cologne is where people come together. People who look forward to an iced and perfectly mixed drink. Whether in a suit after work, in sneakers, before or after dinner. The professional bar team of the house convinces with true know-how and tasty creations. The musical accompaniment is just as colorful and varied as the clientele. Experienced DJs play a variety of sounds, from jazz to house. It is also worth mentioning that Spirits has already been awarded the title of "Germany's best bar. 


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