Le Bier Circus | Brussels,
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Le Bier Circus
Excellent based on 126 ratings
Type: Restaurant

Rue De L’enseignement 57 Onderrichtsstraat
Brussels, Belgium 1000 [ print map ]
02 218 00 34

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Hours: Tue-Fri 11:00-01:00; Sat 18:00-01:00


Mayor: freretoc (2) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 200+


Le Bier Circus

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Beer Available At Le Bier Circus (arranged by most recent)
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 100, Big Mama Stout Batch 2 (Cocoa Nibs) 94, Saison de Pipaix 90, De Ranke Guldenberg 96, Viven Imperial IPA 98, Girardin Jonge Lambik 95, OWA Yuzu Lambic 97, Kameleon Amber 20
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126 reviews for Le Bier Circus
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  77%
 Selection  83%
 Food  79%
 Value  75%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  93%
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92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
cipe  (23) bolzano vicentino, Italy | December 1, 2014
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
WingmanWillis  (120) , England | September 22, 2014
Situated aroud 5 mins uphill from Centraale station this is a large restaurant with separate bar area. Sat in the main restaurant and tried a couple of draft beers plus food. Had a special beer on to celebrate 21 years. Food was excellent. Nice feel to the place, wasn’t too busy and decent beer range. Worth a look.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Mathieu87  (148) Ganshoren, Belgium | September 13, 2014
This place is located in the centre of Brussels. NIce atmosphere. We sat outside, so I didn’t really get a chance to look inside. Service was really good. Friendly bartender. Fast service, despite what previous comments say. The selection of beers is certainly OK, but nothing really special you wouldn’t find at a specialised beer shop. The small vintage list is nice though. But prices are a bit high and I have no idea of the amount they actually still have of it. The food really really wasn’t good. The "waterzooi" of fish was prefabricated, dry, overcooked, there was some sand in it. Really not nice. I had the Vol-au-vent with stoemp. Vol-au-vent clearly wasn’t homemade as they claim (wasn’t the case with the Waterzooi as well) and was just plain boring to eat. The stoemp was nice, but not as smooth and impressive as I hoped. Prices are pretty OK. Overall I wouldn’t go back to this place to eat, perhaps to have a beer, but not for food. TO EVERYONE VISITING BRUSSELS, give me a heads up, I’d love to trade/share some bottles!
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33  (2) Bordeaux, France | August 23, 2014
Super bar à bières, Le patron est bien cool et le choix de bières très interessant!
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
tomastheswede  (6) , Sweden | May 13, 2014
We have visited this place a number of times during the past 10 years. They used to have a fantastic selection of beers, with many vintages stored in their cellar. Food also used to be of top quality. I have had one of my best fillets of beef ever here, with a magic Duvel sauce to go with it. Sadly all of this belongs to the past. The beer selection today is not so extensive, although with some interesting Micros. But they have totally dropped the ambition of storing vintage beers. As for the food they have abandoned their gourmet ambitions. Only a few simple dishes on the menu. Do drop in for the Micros if you are nearby, but not a place to go on a pilgrimage for anymore.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101  (209) Quebec | April 30, 2014
We went on a Wednesday around 6 p.m. and we were almost alone. Old-ish decoration with some creepy clowns everywhere (ok, not some much but there’s still some). Friendly and relatively fast service. A couple of good beer on tap including Taras Boulba. Bottle list is interesting but most of the vintage stuff isn’t available anymore. Food was pretty good. We had a Carbonade flamande and a small Spaguetti Bolognese and both were tasty. Price are good for Brussels. An interesting place to visit if you spend a couple of days in Brussels, but not a place you must visit, at least not anymore.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc  (26) Besançon, France | March 9, 2014
Excellent accueil, un choix super intéressant de bières et des prix incroyablement bas pour un bar dans une capitale... En plus il y a quelques raretés que vous n’oublierez pas de sitôt...
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47  (56) Uppsala, Sweden | November 26, 2013
Blir rekommenderad detta ställe av en av Bryssels legender. Tydligen det bästa och i princip enda ölstället i Bryssel en gång i tiden. När man kliver in kan man nästan känna att det är stammisar som hänger där, och dom har varit med ett tag. Får ett vänligt bemötande av de båda herrarna i baren. Kanske lite extra vänligt för att vi har en liten hälsning från legenden som tipsade om stället. Kul utbud, speciellt på flaska. Testar inte maten.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1448) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 19, 2013
Visited in October 2012.

I had heard good things about this place way back when during my time on BA. Now, after having visited it the most interesting thing aside from the creepy clown paraphernalia all over the place and the obscure beers available was the hike up here from Le Poechenellekelder. To say we took the scenic route may be an understatement. We walked all over the place, way out of the way, and eventually found our way. I guess it was fine since we got to see some of the old town and some college hazing but we were all kind of fed up and wanted to just get to the damn restaurant by that point.

Inside the restaurant is a bit barren. Very open with the clown dolls scattered around. I didn’t have much issue with the service here. Maybe the server wasn’t super friendly but he wasn’t rude. The bottle list was interesting. I didn’t find the special Cantillon (another variation on Cuvee de Champions) or any obscure Fantomes but they had a bunch of stuff that I had never heard of so I got a saison. There wasn’t much to pick from on the menu but the spaghetti was gigantic. I hadn’t eaten all day and in my obesity I managed to finish most of it but that is enough food for 2 or 3 people.

I think I’ll have to stop back in one more time and scour the bottle list a bit better because there are some neat things in there, but this isn’t the premier beer nerd destination, at least not any more.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer  (81) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 20, 2013
Good mix of beer and food. A couple of hard to get bottles made the trip worthwhile.

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