Belgium > Brugge
crowderm (16) Columbus, Ohio | November 3, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, modern decor. Was pretty empty when I visited. The server was hilarious. He refused to let me order unless I asked for the "beer bible", as opposed to the beer list. The selection was pretty good, but not the best I found in Bruges. Food was pretty good, and filling, but still expensive (though this seems to be par for the area). Good place.
fonefan (34) VestJylland, Denmark | June 19, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
We have visited this place, a couple off times and also stayed at the hotel some of times. Had my first Black Albert here when it was first availbel in those days ;D
They have a nice selection of belgian beers both tap and bottle. Beers on tap served in good condition. Being placed in the city center, parking is a bit away, but still within walking distance. A nice place to stay if you have a couple of days in Brugge.
christhans (6) Alvsjö, Sweden | May 22, 2014
18 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 2/20
Beer served in wrong glass, not ok... Staff eating instead of serving us, not ok
baxterfish (194) , England | February 22, 2014
34 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
No longer a beer bar.
McWorta (106) , Luxembourg | December 7, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of a new, modern place compared to the surroundings. Service is friendly and the food is pretty tastey. Price wise it is fully acceptable for the quality. Beer selection is good too. Overall a good place for a wee rest, food with a matching beer.
AndySnow (175) Stockholm, Sweden | December 4, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Some beers on tap. Some more in the bottle list. A modern restaurant/bar in a hotel. Nothing special about it. It isn’t bad, but there are so many good places in Brugge that this one just doesn’t feel like something else.
Brugmansia (390) Jylland, Denmark | December 2, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited this place, and stayed at the hotel a couple of times. Nice selection of mainly belgian beers, beers on tap served in good condition and a nice bottle selection as well. Being placed in the city center, parking is a bit away, but still within walking distance. A nice place to stay if you have a couple of days in Brugge, close to town center, and a nice bar to have a beer in, before climbing to bed :-)
thepeter (23) London, England | June 10, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Review from Dec 2009
We went here 3 times and pretty much it was for one beer. Also, if it weren’t for the service on the third time the score would be much higher. Let me explain.
Modern atmosphere with nice and comfortable seats. When we entered each time we were asked if we were their to eat or just for the beer, and when we replied "Beers" we were quickly seated and treated as nicely as we could expect. Selection was very good, all quality and quite a few vintages. Many Christmas beers on tap and bottle as it was the season. We saw that they were offering a 1988 vintage of De Dolle Stille Nacht, so we got one along with two other xmass beers. The Stille Nacht was amazing and brought us back the next day, and then a third. On the third day we were greeted by the same waiter who knew what we wanted and went back to get it. He came back with 2 light colored Stille Nacht’s and assured us that they wee in fact the vintages. I privately confronted him saying that I knew that the Stille Nacht has been blonde for a few years and we were paying for the same dark colored 1988 Stille Nacht’s we had gotten 2 days in a row. He insisted that they were the same and instead of causing a scene, I sat down and drank the still wonderful beverage. At this point all he had to do was charge us for the regular Stille Nacht (3.50 Euro) and I would have been fine with it all. BUT NO!! we were charged the 6.50 for the 1988 vintage (actually on the receipt). I could have complained more but just left instead. Still had a wonderful time and got to try a beer that was fantastic. thanks for listening to my rant, it feels better to get it off my chest. I probably would end up going back just to see what they had for vintage beers alone.
BlackHaddock (335) , England | March 28, 2012
20 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 3/20
Once a bastion of fine Belgian Beers, now an empty shell.
I could not believe, would not believe, how poor it had become (so I went again the next day). Sadly, I have to report this is not the place it was, and will not be re-visited by me until I hear something has changed for the better. I shall walk past and look inside, but not go in.
Uninterested staff, boring varnished wood panelling and no atmostphere, stale beer on both occasions and so many other fine bars in Brugge to use.
I am sure it will be removed from the next CAMRA guide to Belgium.
What a pity.
loys (13) , | February 7, 2012| Updated April 8, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The interesting thing in this hotel-brasserie is the terrasse.
In 2010 & 2011, you could find rare beers from struise & dolle on draught. Recently, they had only 2 beers from halve maan; too bad!
Nice choice of vintage beers (stille nacht 1996).
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2011
30 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 5/20
What I thought to be a Bruges institution under the hotel of the same name seems to be an okay, modern restaurant with a disappointing beer list the like of which dozens of places have in the city. Undoubtedly a great disappointment, all the reputed taps seem to be gone and so was the bottle list. I’d appreciate an explanatory beermail from anyone who has more info.
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