„The most culinary bar in Cologne“

The Bayleaf is a high-quality cocktail bar and at the same time a restaurant offering fine dining and tapas.

Our reputation as the most culinary bar in Cologne rushes ahead. (Carsten Henn, KStA, November 2016) Thus, we are concentrating on the concept developed by owner Daniel Gottschlich (Ox & Klee) in 2016 to open the Bayleaf: Foodpairing – the combination of fine dining dishes with high-quality cocktails.

„Der Feinschmecker“ wrote in February 2017:
„Daniel Gottschlich implemented his plan in 2016 and is now one of the pioneers in Germany who combine cocktails with high-quality dishes“

Daniel Gottschlich (owner)

Our Tiki Terrace has opened

What is Tiki? The Tiki culture experienced its hype at the end of the 1950s on the west coast of the USA. Many bartenders were inspired by the South Sea flair and the exotic representations of the Tiki movement and created today’s classics like Mai Tai, Piña Colada and Zombie. The fruity taste and the ingredients used are reminiscent of a South Sea paradise, to which we would like to take you this summer with the Bayleaf.

Tiki cocktail Menu


Bar Food

Food Pairing

Bayleaf is one of the first bars in Germany dedicated to food pairing. This is the combination of flavors in food and cocktails. Michael Elter creates here fine cocktails with seasonal ingredients to fine dining dishes from the smithy of the star kitchen of Ox & Klee.

Bar Style Tapas

Here you will find small and large snacks, perfect as a companion for our cocktails. We place great importance on the quality of the products, so the Bar Style Tapas are not ordinary tapas, because here you can just notice the freshness and attention to detail on the plate.

Food menu


Whether classic or avangard, you decide!

Our bar chef Michael Elter prepares all cocktails at the Bayleaf with fresh products, homemade liqueurs and specially prepared syrups. All juices are freshly squeezed. Through his years of experience as an IHK bar master, he is able to present classics, personal creations and also alcohol – free cocktails in a top quality to our guests.

Our bar menu offers not only cocktails, just have a look

Bar menu

Celebrate at Bayleaf

Whether company event or birthday

Bayleaf is a great place to celebrate. Enjoy a set menu with up to 40 persons or a flying buffet with up to 60 people. Should it be a party with DJ? In addition to our interior you can also rent our terrace.

We would be happy to make you an individual offer! Please send us an e-mail or call us: +49 221 / 16956603


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Enter the address “Im Zollhafen 18, 50678 Cologne” in your navigation system. It will lead you through the underground garage directly under the crane house. Continue 10m further in the blue area and park at numbers 2086-2105 or opposite at 2130-2147. Leave the parking lot via the entrance 2.04.

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Kranhaus 1 – Middle crane house
Im Zollhafen 18, 50678 Cologne

Tue – Sat 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
(By phone from 4 pm)
+49 221 / 16956601