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Piano Bar

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Right in the city center – the Piano Bar

The Piano Bar at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst is an insiders’ tip in Cologne. You can enjoy cocktails, champagne or coffee in the Piano bar which is located only a few metres from the Cathedral but Managers to not be affected from the city's turmoils. During the day, the bar team offers coffee and tea specialties as well as pâtisserie and cakes.
In the evening, Bar Manager Matthias Allgaier and his team mix traditional and unique cocktails, while you listen to the soothingly elegant pianomusic. The menu offers cooked meals even after midnight. The mahogany panelled bar, designed by Count Pilati, provides just the right atmosphere to enjoy the wide range of cocktail creations.

  Menu Piano Bar – Take a look at the current menu in the Piano Bar (pdf)


  • Vouchers

    Give away a delightful time with a voucher for the piano bar.

  • Service

    Get to know the team of our Piano Bar.

  • Roaring Twenties Party

    Travel back in time to the golden age of the 1920s!

  • Piano Nights

    Enjoy a special Thursday evening with live music from Iro Iliopoulou and Marina Koslowa.

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Service in the Piano Bar

Service in the Piano Bar

Bar Manager Matthias Allgaier and his team meticulously prepare every single cocktail for their guests. The Team prioritizes accuracy, sophisticated ingredients and presentation of all beverages from Latte Macchiato to champagne.

The hotel´s  Tea Master Gold Andrea Helbig is in charge of the tea selection for the Excelsior Hotel Ernst Afternoon Tea. Each tea is expertly brewed so the precious aromas can develop freely.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday
from 11.00am to 1.00am
The piano player plays from 7.00pm to 1.00am from Monday to Saturday.

Please note that dogs are not permitted at the Piano Bar.

Welcome to the 1920s!

Welcome to the 1920s!

Roaring Twenties Party

Celebrate a glorious golden twenties party in the festive ballroom of our beautiful grandhotel with exquisit delights, prepared for you at live cooking stations and tasty drinks of our bar team.
Dance to live music of charleston, jazz and swing and experience the lifestyle of the 1920s in a suitable atmosphere.

On request, you can reserve a nice and cozy table for up to 4 people.
We are already looking forward to your gorgeous 1920s outfits .

3rd of October 2020

Beginning is at 06:30 pm.

45 € per Person including a welcome cocktail
98 € per table / for up to 4 guest, including a bottle of champagne



We are looking forward to your reservation under the following number: +49 221 270-3166

Piano Nights

Piano Nights

Piano Nights

Every last Thursday of the month, the beautiful voice from Iro Iliopoulou and the delightful sound of the pianist Marina Koslowa will accompany you through the evening.
Enjoy special cocktail creations prepared by Matthias Allgaier and his Bar-Team. Every event will be higlighted with a different spirit. 

During the winter season, in November and December, our Piano Nights will take place every Thursday evening.

January to October: Every last Thursday of the month.
November and December: Every Thursday of the week.

Beginning is at 8.00pm.

We are looking forward to your reservation under the following number:  +49 221 270 3166