Maybe the best bloody cocktail bar in Cologne?
The "Rosebud" (the name was given intentionally due to the owner's fondness for Citizen Kane) is located in a small sidestreet off Cologne's Latin Quarter (or Kwartier Latäng, as the locals call it), where most of Cologne's 100 000 students hang out at night. Not that they would enter the Rosebud, though, as it is just a tad too expensive for the average student night out.
The place itself is a small, long dark corridor with a medium sized bar at the entrance and comfortable seats along the walls and a splendid garden outside, where you can sip your drinks under the stars and forget that you're in urban Europe. The audience is generally youngish between 20 and 40, well dressed but without a trace of snobbishness. The barkeepers are extremely knowledgeable about their cocktails, and I dare you to find a better Manhattan in Germany.
Funnily enough, that magazine every man only reads for the articles declared the place the best Cocktailbar in Germany.
That would explain the prices then...