unsicht-Bar COLOGNE

Taste!   Smell!   Feel!   Listen!

Dear friends and guests of the Cologne unsicht-Bar!

The Corona pandemic is hitting us hard. The lockdown in spring/summer 2020, during which we had to close completely and then cut our space in half, has pushed us to the brink of sustainability. Many costs have continued since then – without any revenue.

Due to the uncertain prospects of the pandemic situation we had to act now and reorganize. The unsicht-Bar will remain closed the whole summer of 2021. If the situation will be brighter then and we feel confident that we might have a reliable future in the longer term, we want to continue in new premises - hopefully in the fall of 2021.

Please stay with us in these difficult times and do not forget us. The unsicht-Bar is a matter of the heart for us and a valuable workplace for our blind and visually impaired waiters. As soon as we know when and where we will continue, you will find out here on our homepage.

By the way, the unsicht-Bar Berlin is in a different situation and will re-open on June 25. Thank you for your trust, stay healthy – and we hope to see you again ... sooner or later!

Boris Swaczyna and the team of unsicht-Bar Cologne in March 2021

Dear guests!

In April 2001 the first unsicht-Bar was founded in Cologne. Since that time "Dinner in the dark" has become a world-famous event. Dark restaurants exist in many countries, on all five continents. Even the "Duden", the famous German dictionary, shows an entry "dark restaurant" ("Dunkelrstaurant" - to be precise). We are very pleased with this response.

Many people have asked us over the years: Why is food in the dark usually so expensive - does it have to be that way? We think: No, it doesn't have to!

For just 35 Euro we offer you 4-course menus specially prepared for enjoyment in the dark, with an extra delicious aperitif for welcome.

To make your selection not too easy, there are four different menus:

Beef - Fish - Poultry- Vegan

Opening hours + start times

We offer our "Dinner in the Dark":

Please arrive on time, preferably 20 minutes before, and please make sure that you keep the necessary distance when you enter. Thank you very much!


Surprise your loved ones with a Dinner-in-the-dark voucher. We have twelve attractive voucher designs for all occasions.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Any questions? Here are some answers!

unsicht-Bar® Cologne - Germany's first dark restaurant