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Pubs in Düsseldorf

Frontage of German pub

The variety of pubs in Düsseldorf is quite extraordinary. The traditional local German pub, Kneipe, tends to be very down to earth. Friendly, communicative folks from the neighbourhood mingle well with anyone and everyone from out of town. Most serve home brewed Altbier, old beer, although pilsner is often available.  The lighter brew from Cologne known as Kölsch can also be discovered.

A surprising number of Irish Pubs are available for expats who enjoy their particular atmosphere or looking for a brew with the maltier or traditional tastes of Guinness, Magners and  Murphy’s or perhaps a Kilkenny. Several vie for clientele such as O’reilly’s, McLaughlins, Sutton’s and Sutton’s, while Fatty’s is home to regular expat meet ups.

All open late, most pubs also serve food both in the evening as well as offering lunchtime selections. Indeed, some are more pub than eatery, others more of an eatery than a pub. A few stage live music occasionally. 

Fine examples include Zur Uel, Ohme Jupp, Eigelstein, Zum Goldenen Einhorn, Schalander, Hirschchen, Im Goldenen Ring, Frankenheim, Im Goldenen Kessel and Zum Schiffchen, all of which offer their own unique flavour.

By Vincent Green, Aug 6 2020

River, beach and couple walking


A great way to get to know Düsseldorf is to take an inspiring and rewarding walk, allow impressions to cause a pause, interact and allow details to remain more memorable. Admiring quaint side streets, strolling the promenade, the riverside or numerous woodlands bring joy to the soul.

Bikes against railings


Hopping on a bicycle, to discover quieter city districts and nearby villages can be enjoyable and most rewarding. Bike paths weave their way across most of Düsseldorf, along the banks of the Rhine and on to outlying regions.

Socialising in Düsseldorf

Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.