We appreciate you taking the time to read this blog about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Cologne. Our alcohol guide will attempt to cover the subject in as much depth as possible.
We’ll start with a list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops near you. Anyone who wants to buy a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their information quickly so they can go get what they desire soon.
Following that we’ll look into the top breweries and beer bars before sharing a list of excellent wine bars. Wineries and vineyards in your area will be mentioned, and we’ll finish up by discussing some of the top happy hours where you can get cheap alcoholic drinks after work.
An alcohol map will be shared near the end that has all of the establishments we’ve mentioned linked to it. Posts on wine, liquor, and beer for cities around Germany can be looked through at that link if interested.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Cologne
You will be able to buy a case of beer, a bottle of vodka, tequila, or wine, or just about any other alcoholic beverage at one of the best Cologne liquor stores and wine shops:
- Scotia Spirit at Friesenstr. 16a
- Belle Booze Cocktail Boutique at Roonstr. 61
- Kölner Rum Kontor at Lübecker Str. 6
- Cologne Wine Cellar at Stolberger Str. 92
- La Vincaillerie at Leostr. 57
- Kosherland at Beethovenstr. 33
- Weinkontor Lindenthal at Geibelstr. 33
- Wine Point at Antwerpener Str. 9-11
- Vom Fass at Dürener Str. 212
- IMI Winery at Körnerstr. 20
- Jacques’ Wein at Gotenring 6
Scotia Spirit has more than 1,000 different varieties of scotch malt whiskey and over 500 different open whiskeys to sample. There are also independent bottles, Scottish delicacies, ciders, rums, accessories, and more.
Kölner Rum Kontor offers one of your areas largest rum selections from around the world. A broad collection of gins, whiskeys, tequilas, mezcals, spirits, and liqueurs complements the endless rows of over 900 distinct varieties of rum which expand with new discoveries every month.
La Vincaillerie is not just a store but also a restaurant, catering service, and bar that can help organize private gatherings or wine tastings near you. Whether it’s selected sparkling wines, champagnes, or wines from all over the world that are imported based on high requirements Weinkontor Lindenthal has it all. Tastings with well-known winemakers, courses, seminars, and culinary events are all available. For orders above €150 delivery within the local region is free of charge.
Vom Fass brings you carefully chosen wines from various growing locations and vintners as well as high-quality bottles of vinegar, oils, and spirits in appropriate proportions. With many years of expertise and constant contact with their suppliers they ensure the distinct quality and diversity of their high-grade product assortment for connoisseurs.
IMI Winery is one of the first urban wineries in a German metropolis and they focus on organic grapes specially grown in the Palatinate area. Jacques’ Wein carries a diverse choice of culinary arts, wine accessories, brandies, and non-alcoholic beverages
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
These local breweries and beer bars are fantastic places to go whether you want to sample new suds or just watch the game with some friends:
- Braustelle at Christianstr. 2
- Craftbeer Corner at Martinstr. 32
- Heinrich Reissdorf at Emil-Hoffmann-Str. 4-10
- Beer Warehouse at Bonner Str. 38
- Peters Brewery at Mühlengasse 1
- Hau`s Brewery at Meigermühle 2
- Pfaffen Brewery at Heumarkt 62
If you want to experience a detailed brewing course under the guidance of a professional and enjoy tastings of some of the freshest draft beers in your area head to Craftbeer Corner. They also have access to limitless soft drinks and lunch meals from one of their local partners.
Beer Warehouse presents a wide assortment of international craft beers, lagers, pale ales, IPAs, stouts, porters, and Belgian beers in addition to constantly changing innovations from creative breweries around the world. You can find a suitable gift for any occasion in their shop along with tasting boxes and vouchers.
Hau’s Brewery organizes a tour where their master brewer is happy to explain the entire production, fermenting, maturing, and bottling process in detail for groups of 10 or more. All three beers are available for tasting on this trip and you can also take brewing classes.
Enjoy top-fermented beers complemented by delightful cuisine in a rustic ambiance at Pfaffen Brewery. They make beer the old-fashioned way and serve it fresh from the taps.
Wine Bars In Cologne
Visit wine bars near you for a date night, a business meeting, or for a gather with friends:
- Bar Rix at Friesenwall 58
- Bacchus Wine Bar at Rathenaupl. 17
- Morio at Schillstr. 12
- Dry at Simrockstr. 2
- Jameson Irish Pub at Friesenstr. 30-40
The wine list at Bar Rix consists of approximately 300 different wines and they specialize in artisanal sustainable wines with nearly all being certified organic or biodynamic. Bacchus Wine Bar arranges tastings near you for groups of two or more that pair with a three-or four-course menu of the chef’s specialties. You will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and three cocktails will be sampled for each meal.
For a variety of wines by the glass and a comprehensive lunch menu Dry is an excellent option. Lunch is prepared from 12pm to 3pm Tuesday through Friday while dinner is from 5:30pm to 1am Monday through Sunday.
Jameson Irish Pub has a large array of foreign draught beers as well as a broad collection of Irish, Scottish, and American whiskies. They also have a wide choice of food selections like cottage pie, traditional stew, delectable handmade Jameson burgers, and tasty snack boats
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Although these wineries and vineyards might not be right in the city they are well worth the trip:
- Domstein Wine House at Am Domstein 14
- Weingut J.J. Adeneuer at Max-Planck-Str. 8
- Mayschoss Altenahr at Ahr-Rotweinstr. 42
- Peter Kriechel Winery at Walporzheimer Str. 85
The family-run Peter Kriechel Winery is one of the largest private wineries near you in the Ahr Valley. They conduct carefully guided tastings and vineyard tours for groups of 10 or more in a relaxing setting
Best Local Happy Hours
When you need to unwind after work these happy hours in Cologne are great places to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks:
- Tapeo & Co at Lindenstr. 38
- Hard Rock Cafe Cologne at Gürzenichstr. 8
High-quality spirits, fresh ingredients, and skilled preparation bring a unique taste experience to Tapeo & Co’s cocktail bar. Freshly tapped or great wines from carefully selected wineries will also contribute to the success of your perfect evening. They have one of the best daily happy hours in your area from 5pm to 7pm with drinks priced at €4.90 or €5.90.
The Hard Rock Cafe is famous for its legendary burgers, fresh salads, and homemade beverages. Take advantage of their local happy hour specials on draft beer, wine, liquor shots, and cocktails from 4pm to 7pm Sunday through Thursday.
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Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Cologne
That’s all we have for now but keep checking back because we’ll try our best to keep this page updated. We know you are ready to achieve your goal after reading about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Please let us know if we missed anything or if any of the above establishments have closed in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now you can enjoy drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Cologne.