I can do nothing but support the previous poster. This is MY favorite Düsseldorf Brauhaus. The food is (to my perception) better than in the other places, I like most of the stuff they prepare (which does not include anything connected to Blutwurst) but mainly stick to Bratwurst, Kraut and Altbeer. And this concludes it: Even I do not fancy Altbier very much, Schumacher makes the best type.
One hint: Do not go to Schumacher when larger fairs happen in Düsseldorf (unless thats the only time you have got). The taxi drivers know this place and during Drupa and similar, it is packed with Tourists.
A decent looking place in the modern, less attractive part of Dusseldorf. Their standard Alt was below average compared to others we enjoyed that day, however their 1838 was absolutely delicious. Made with the wonderful Cascade hop..they should make this all the time, they really should (it was some kind of limited edition). It was runner up for my best beer of the entire German trip
Charges for the toilets! Bad idea Jungs!
Four of us enjoyed an epic meal called Schumachers Hausbrett for 4 - with five flavors of meat (two types of sausage, pork chips, ham hock and leg of lamb). Sauerkraut and two kinds of potatoes! Totally recommended if you're in the mood for meat. Prices quite reasonable, especially since we drank as much beer as we could in the process.
It looks like it's a chain. It has the same brewery in Altstadt.
The waiter won't let us keep the table because we only wanted to drink, not dinner. Table is only for people who will order dinner. So we left in 10 mins.
A must when in Düsseldorf!
Originally, I didn't really care overmuch for the top-fermented dark 'Alt' beer, but it grows on you soon and is a good session ale.
This vast establishment has its own brewery on the premises(somewhere?) and seats gazillions of people. There are also cosy side rooms downstairs and upstairs and - as is par for the course in Ddf - you will never, ever, have to wait long for a glass of Alt to be placed in front of you.
So far, I have always stuck to eating their 'Schlachtplatte' (ham and German sausage made with meat from freshly slaughtered pigs and served with sauerkraut). You will not leave hungry and be adequately fortified for moving on to the Altstadt.
I fully agree with what Mariele says in terms of comparing it with other establisments.
The Altbier here is the best. After living here ages ago, I hit the Altstadt version of this a few years back, and made sure my hotel was stumbling distance away. No way I was putting the coaster on my glass (the method to stop them from bringing you another glass of Alt!)
Oh how I miss you so...
By far my favorite brewery in Dusseldorf. The Alt is fantastic and the food is off the hook! A must stop for any foodie/beer lover in the region!
The most beautiful Brauhaus of Duesseldorf. The food is very good, little more sophisticated than in the Altstadt Brewerys. For its peripheral location ther are far less tourists. The Schumacher Alt is very drinkable.
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