A great place in the heart of Antwerp. The service is always plentiful and quick, food is good, and the beer selection is as broad as the street it lies on. It is not the cheapest of places but appears to be worth the sacrifice considering how much one can taste in a single sitting. Despite its size, the place has a cozy, local, wooden interior and creates a pleasant atmosphere on the days it is not filled to the brim.
Very large bar, mixing tourist trap and classic Belgian cafe styles, but it’s far from the worst I’ve seen. Service is neutral at best, not caring about customer, beer, brewer or hygiene. Quite some taps but mostly well known stuff, only an odd tick. Not a horrible place when transferring at Antwerpen station, not at all, just keep on drinking and you’ll get into the Belgian beer mood
Bier central in Antwerp Is 2 min from Central Stn and has a huge lively terrace while the interior was all dark wood, brass and old belgian beer signs. A cool looking place, prices seemed average to a bit high and while it boasts a 300 beer menu it seemed much more like a restaurant than a bar and mostly had the usual suspects. Meh.
New beer pub in the centre of Antwerp, brownish and actually quite cosy interior. Big selection, yes, but not everything is always in stock and the list entirely consists of the usual Belgian stuff - I found nothing I hadn’t tasted before. Service was correct but nothing more: no passion, no knowledge. What bothered me the most here, are the prices, which are clearly too high. Glad I saw it, but I don’t plan to revisit this any time soon.
Bit of a tourist trap this one.Contrived and VERY expensive- the same beers are 1 or 2 euros cheaper in the Kulminator. Service slow and dassinterested and two of the four beers asked for were out of stock. Not recommended unless you need an unusual beer in the Central Station area. They should also sort out the sewer smell. Update Nov 2014: have visited several times now due simply to it’s close proximity to our hotel. None of the above issues have been sorted so won’t be going back.
mikske79 (8) Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic | August 3, 2014
Gezellig, prachtig menu, maar zou meer afwisseling in mogen. Of zorgen dat ze altijd alles hebben, want dat is niet altijd zo. Maar over het algemeen een echte aanrader. Ik zit er graag
Tourist trap but not a bad place to wait for a train while having a beer. Service was quick when i was there. I ddidn’t have time to go thru the menu and find out what they didn’t have. There are much better places in Antwerp but its ok to wait here
yes .. sigh ...
i can easely puit a beerlist of 100s of beers as well, and then claim ’its all done’ . trust me, i worked there ( or at least, tried to for a few days ) . they rip their people off, and do the same to the costumors.
working there means your willing to let them take advantage of you . so they can’t realy select. thats why most of the staff works there onley for a few weeks, and now nothing about what the hell they’re selling .
the beermenu is good, accept all the ’ hard to get - read; not for sale at supermarket-stuff ) is always ’ out of stock’ . permanentlly . its just to fill up the menu .
prices are high . service is unknowing, manu is nowhere near right ( they claim 300 ? lets say they might have 80 beers, all of wich in the category as leffe ) so yeah .. whats positive here? location, for one ( altough this has the result of many selfclaimed beerprofessionals coming in , cause they found it and drank like 40 diffrent beers in their lives ( HERO ! )
you figured, cant realy give any good reason to go here
AVOID AT ALL CAUSES
Had dinner here right before we got on the train to head back to Brussels. Big place that was fairly busy. Service was just ok, he seems put out to have to wait on us. Food was alright. Good selection of beers, lots of drafts and a beer book of bottles. Prices were decent if you hunted for bargains. All around this place is just ok, seemed very corporate and the service kind of sucked. The location does make it a handy place to have a beer though.