Belgium > Leuven
Beer Available At M Café (arranged by most recent)
De Vlier Vesalius , Lupus Wolf 9 87, Lupus Wolf 8 89, Struise Rio Reserva (Rye Version) 96, NatteLore Hors Saison , NatteLore Ferme Saison , Mikkeller Monks Brew , Hilldevils Exploded Double IPA 86, The Kernel Biere de Table 67, Hof Ten Dormaal Taste Lab - Brand van Leuven 24, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Mikkeller 20 92, Beavertown Gamma Ray 97, Gadds Black Pearl Oyster Stout 89, Rodenbach Caractère Rouge 100, Jopen Zwarte Ziel 96, BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 98, Mikkeller Mexas Ranger 99, Boon Oude Geuze 95, Hanssens Oudbeitje 94
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3fourths (1312) Boulder, Colorado | October 10, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Modern, clean, minimalist specialty beer bar attached to the M Museum Leuven. Fresh Taras Boulba bottles and stemware for the win. Friendly and welcoming staff. Owner is passionate about beer but need to learn NOT TO SWIRL YEAST into my glass, thank you!
gEUS (72) Linden, Belgium | October 4, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice & well managed bar with a continuously varying selection of commercial and craft beers. Growing interest for geuzes as well. Been there a few times, easily top 3 of the Leuven bars.
JefVerstraete (80) Ghent, Belgium | August 12, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice bar inside museum M in Leuven. A lot of local beers of Vlaams-Brabant. Very friendly staff. The food is also local and very good. Worth a visit if you are in Leuven. The beerlist is also dynamic, so every time you visit they have new specialities! From now on they also have a guest list with always very good craft beer (Mikkeller, Brewdog, Beavertown, ...)
coren42 (1) Tienen, Belgium | July 17, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Being the "official" café of Leuven’s M Museum, the atmosphere at the M Café is appropriately stylish and relaxed. The café caters to the general audience, and most people come here to have a quiet lunch and/or coffee. The food, by the way, is solid, as you would expect from a decent Belgian brasserie. (I’ve heard the cook pays special attention to beer and food pairing, but I haven’t yet had the pleasure.)
Where M Café surpasses your run-of-the-mill brasserie, though, is in its beer list. There’s a nice selection of good beers in all Belgian styles, with a focus on local brews. They also switch it up regularly. If you come at the right time, and if you pull the right strings, you might even get access to the secret cache of beers they reserve for the inner circle. This cache changes every month, and it’s empty quick, but it contains some pretty impressive beers, mostly of the more expensive and exclusive kind. Think Mikkeler, Emelisse, Struise, etc. The servers know their stuff, which is refreshing.
All in all, M Café may not be your typical beer bar, but it is a place you can take your family to and enjoy a solid beer yourself.
Boully (1) , | July 16, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
KyotoLefty (484) Kyoto, Japan | September 25, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice, modern place with decent service and an interesting menu that has a few surprises. Better than your typical cafe for sure, but not up there with a specialist beer bar. Food looked good, but I never got a chance to go back for lunch.
goozen (89) Leiden, Netherlands | April 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited the place at the Zythos weekend. Modern bar with much Flemish-Brabant beers. Nice service and they know what they served.
dead_baldrick (10) Leuven, Belgium | May 25, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bar of the M museum, located right in the heart of the city. Very nice selection of mostly regional beers, some of them you won’t find easily in any other pub in Leuven. Very friendly atmosphere and helpful staff.
Draco (1) Flemish Brabant, Belgium, Belgium | February 20, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
The M Café or Museumcafé is a very nice bar in the building of the new M Museum, at walking distance of the St. Peters Church, right in the middle of Leuven. Their specialty is clearly the choice in local beers (they have over 60 of them!) and they also try to use as much regional products as possible for the delicious food. It’s only a pity that the kitchen closes that early...
They won the Public Belgian Draught Masters Award in 2011, which means they know their job!
I especially like the draught Alpaïde!
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