A La Mort Subite | Brussels,
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A La Mort Subite
Exceptional based on 149 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

Rue Montagne-aux-Herbes-Potagères 7
Brussels, Belgium 1000 [ print map ]


Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-1am, Sun 12pm-1am

Mayor: Buongiorgio00 (2) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 20

A La Mort Subite

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Beer Available At A La Mort Subite (arranged by most recent)
Mort Subite Kriek 57, Mort Subite Faro 68, Mort Subite Framboise 74, Mort Subite Pêche 42, Napa Smith West Coast IPA 78, Mort Subite Blanche 50, Mort Subite Gueuze Lambic 50, Tripel Karmeliet 99, Léopold 7 45, Mort Subite Oude Gueuze (formerly: Fond) 95, Mort Subite Oude Kriek 98
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149 reviews for A La Mort Subite
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  71%
 Selection  60%
 Food  59%
 Value  68%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  76%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 2, 2013
Visited October 2012.

This was one of the last stops of the night after wandering all over the city. While I’m not overly excited about Mort Subite beers I was more than happy to check out the pub and try all the beers. Not surprisingly the base lambic isn’t bad, they just ruin it with all the fruit syrups making alcopop garbage. The pub was jam packed with people but we did manage to get a table and a set of .25 L pours. Service wasn’t bad but it was the usual sub par Belgian service. It’s in a nice area so there is a reason to go here but it’s not really a top beer destination.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47  (55) Uppsala, Sweden | November 26, 2013
Anrikt ställe med oerhört välkläd och rutinerad personal. Utbudet av öl och mat är inte det bästa i Belgien men känslan i lokalen är härlig.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Migmar  (13) Espoo, Finland | November 23, 2013
Classy old building, almost palace-like. Busy and crowded, brightly lit place, more like a coffee shop than a pub. Selection ok, their own lambics and some other basic beers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (209) Kyoto, Japan | November 23, 2013
I visited here around 6 years ago with my then girlfriend(now wife) as it was in her Japanese guidebook. This place rocks in terms of ambiance, if you want a classy looking European cafe/bar with original turn of the century(early 20th) architecture then look no further. That being said the comments about the beers & prices are fairly accurate. In other words, this place is average for Belgium in that sense, the staff are friendly but it isn’t a beer geek place. Good for couples, my wife enjoyed her kriek...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1  (65) Stavanger, Norway | August 22, 2013
Hvis du er like glad i Art Deco-stilen som det jeg er, må du besøke denne selv om den ølmessig ikke er noen stor opplevelse. Flaks at den lå rett rundt hjørnet for hotellet. Innemiljøet er storartet, men å sitte ute på fortauet er heller traurig, bare trafikk og ikke noe miljø å snakke om.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
villevav  (82) , Finland | July 24, 2013| Updated May 11, 2014
A La Mort Subite is a place that should be visited the excuisite ambiance created by its well-preserved interrior. The staff is kind and helpful, but are naturally no beer experts. The beer selection includes mostly belgian brews in tap and bottles. Interestingly, the pub has also its own lambic beer brand labelled "Mort Subite". I haven’t sampled their brews, but I’ve come to know that they are so-called "commercial lambics", which are usually mediocre at best. Small snacks and cheese are available at an affordable price.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 8, 2013
Every guide book says this is a "must visit" so since I was just around the corner and curious about the rabbit I stuck my head in. I wish I hadn’t. Despite the interior being very interesting the beers here are abysmal sugar bomb caricatures of the lambic style. With Delirium Cafe, Chez Moeder, Le Bier Circus, and probably a dozen more places within easy walking distance this one can be skipped.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
fantti  (73) , Finland | June 9, 2013
Visited in may 2011. Not many beers and this is more a restaurant than beer bar, but their lambic was refreshing and place was big.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen  (73) Copenhagen, Denmark | June 8, 2013
Visited May 2013. Recommended in every guide book covering Brussels and in the city center. What could possibly go wrong? I guess that most of the visitors in the bar where tourists like us. As many previous ratings has described this is a 1920´s Art deco café - all well preserved. Décor is quite an experience - service was busy but still attentive. Beer selection is so-so for Belgium: Alken-Mass beers and a few good trappists. Go here for the atmosphere and the fantastic interior and enjoy a beer. Not a place for the big beer experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
77ships  (108) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 5, 2013
Decor is incredible – like best ever. Looks totally unchanged from the time of Jacques Brel – it is like walking back into the past. I adore it absolutely. Unfortunately there is little else to this place other than the decor. Service is okay, standard. Pretty crowded. Beers are just the regular pale lagers you can get everywhere plus the Mort Subite beers, 5 or so available. Pure lemonade & not worth the effort. Still if you are in the neighborhood, you need to check out the interior.

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