Cologne Karneval

Rhine on the Southbank: Cologne Karneval comes to Hophaus!

No need to book that hasty trip to the Rhineland for this years’ festival fill. Keep it local and get crazy at Hophaus’ Annual ‘Cologne Karneval’ Celebration!

Between Thursday 23 February and Sunday 5 March, we invite you to get your clown on and get merry with us—indulge in specialty biers flown in just for the occasion, a sumptuous Karneval food menu, a fun, festive atmosphere all week, as well as the world famous Hophaus Cologne Karneval ‘Best Dressed’ Competition to be held on Saturday 25 February so get your clown on and come down for your chance to win.

View our Karneval menu here.

Lunch & dinner bookings recommended. Book online now or contact us on 9682 5900 or

Karneval Specialty Biers

Sunner Kellerbier
Cologne, North Rhine – Westphalia   5.3%
Never imported into Australia before. This old, rare and unique style of bier from Cologne is an unpasteurised, unfiltered kölsch. It is naturally cloudy and is full of vitamins from the unfiltered yeast that remains suspended in the brew. Healthy bier??

Sunner Koelsch
Cologne, North Rhine – Westphalia  4.8%
Koelsch in its native tongue, is the local specialty beer brewed in Cologne. Cologne’s answer to lager. Brilliantly clear, pale golden coloured ale, lightly carbonated with a light malt flavour.