Der Schwarze Kölner is a favorite for us when we want a taste of the precision that is German beer. The menu conveniently arranges the beer by style and has food choices on the flip side for easy pairing. The beer list branches out into some beers that aren’t as easily found outside of specialty German beer bars, like Kostristzer Schwarz, Jever, and of course Kölsch beers in addition to the weiss bier and Munich styles. It’s a relaxed environment, with indoor and outdoor seating that looks out onto a lovely little patch of green, so rare in this city. The servers don’t bug you, so it’s lovely to spend a whole afternoon or evening there with a nice German brew (or two, or three).
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