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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
Berger Straße 1
phone: +49 211 866990
(Place added by: Bierman9)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$
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
United Kingdom (Scotland)
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Zum Ueriges is one of the must go to's for all altbier lovers.
It is a lovely looking oldtime brewpub on the corner of Bergstraße. I visited in summer and night and day, there was outside seating running down the side of the pub and every table was always full - a real bustling atmosphere. .Across the street are beer garden style tables and benches so you can drink under the shade of the trees which was welcome in the hot summer weather.
Going inside the pub, the drinking space is divided into small rooms and alcoves with wooden tables and dark wooden furniture,The decor very traditional with pictures of old time dusseldorf. Sometimes you had to look quite hard for a table but room could always be found. I found the locals quite happy to share a table and chat with you and dusseldorf and their famous bier and what you thought of it.
Once you get a seat, the blue apron clad Kobes (waiters) are patroling their designated rooms, with trays of delicious alt. You just have to grab their attention and ask for a beer, they mark your coaster to tally how many beers you have had each time you ask for another, then settle up at the end.
The waiters are interesting to watch as they walk around with their trays, or loading up new casks from the cellars. They are entertainment in themselves
Uerige only sells 2 types of bier - the alt or the weizen, there are the seasonal specials such as the sticke and doppelsticke. Only offered on the third Tuesday in January and October - a treat to savour.
As far as food goes - its very traditional, i only sampled the bar snacks leberwurst and a crusty roll, and gouda cheese. The leberwurst is recommended as a pairing with the alt. Specialties include a knuckle of pork and a special pea soup.
Overall Ueriges is a real treat for alt lovers. The traditional atmosphere, good food and good bier make this a place to remember and the friendly locals make it a place to hold special in your heart. You will always want to come back.
10-08-2006 18:37:51 |
More by seanyfo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3
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 |
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