Well, I think that comes with the territory. But it's worth it anyway. Especially when you consider that, unlike some of the other Brauhäuser in Düsseldorf, it's fine to get sloshed yourself... and to do the famous Altbier double-chug. It's a fun place nonetheless.
5 reviews of Brauerei Uerige in English
Locals say this is the brewery to go to for heavy drinking — and I agree. Other places have more and better food. It’s loud inside with a party feeling. But the beer here is great, and the atmosphere can be a lot of fun. The waiters can be grumpy but usually they seem to have a sense of humor.
If you want white tablecloths and polite, attentive service, look elsewhere. If you want to go somewhere where you can get drunk with friends and maybe even make some new ones for the evening, I haven’t found a better place in Düsseldorf than Uerige.
UPDATED to reflect my new opinion of their beer… great! I now think it’s the best Alt you can get, as good as Schumacher and Füchschen.
Also, I tried their Weizen — not so great. Tastes like plain unfiltered beer. But their non-alcoholic Fassbräuse soda tastes great if you want something non-alcoholic.
Very very characteristic place. The halls inside are very charming.
Food is typical German 100%.
But probably the main reason to go there is their beer. Sometimes it is 5 stars, sometimes is barely drinkable, you have to try it day by day.
The altbier is pertty good, probably second or third in Dusseldorf behind Schumachers, and the atmosphere - particularly outside when it is warm can be buzzy. At least until mid-evening. After that, some of the locals start to suffer from the effects of the strong beer and it can get a bit tiresome.
Ueriges is where you go to take out-of-towners for the ‘authentic’ old town pub experience. Note though, once you get past the novelty of having your tab scrawled in pencil on a beermat, you’ll find that authentic equates to consistently woeful service. If it’s busy you grow gradually irritated by one minute having a half-empty refill sloshed on your table without being asked, to the next 20 mintues with empty glasses trying in vain to get the attention of deliberately blinkered, randomly wandering servers. Grudging and indifferent are the best euphemisms I can come up with, but then to be fair Ueriges doesn’t have the monopoly on grumpy waiters in the Altstadt.
Food is basic and would recommend moving on to one of the countless other eateries on offer in the Altstadt.
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