Lovely courtyard appears as you walk through the gates, the far diagonal corner has a small flight of steps which lead to the actual bar and large seating area.
My glass of Streffe Hendrik was tart and wonderful, I also enjoyed the little brewery trip that I took while there.
Re-visited June 2009 and it was and very, very busy on the Saturday afternoon we tried to use the place. The courtyard was awash with tourists and the queue for the 15.00 brewery tour was about 50 strong. We couldnít even get into the main bar inside, just too full. My party of 12 didnít stay; we had turned up the wrong day!
Beautiful building. Good service. Of course not a wide range of beers but only the ones brew in the brewery. If you visit the brewery, you get an Brugse Zot (unfiltered) for free. So the value for visit and drink is ok.
Oldest brewery (and still active) in the heart of bruges.
If you visit this city take a break there!
They have very nice beers there olso, Brugse zot, str Hendrick.
My favorite is Straffe Hendrick Quadruppel (11į%) a very dark beer!
Nice and old brewery with a rich history and beautiful architecture and equipment.
Worth the visit, but donít expect to learn anything new about brewing beer and best when itís not the holidays.
I guess you could just wander around the brewery and the outside and not do the tour. The tour itself is nothing exceptional beside the historical aspect. You get a nice view of the town once you get on top, and the beer sample is just enough. In the previous years they would offer the Straffe Hendrik.
Service is always friendly. Beer selection could be better.
Apparently, the Straffe Hendrik lineup is not produced in town. Only the Brugse Zot would be. In the South of Bruges center, the brewery/museum is nevertheless a beautiful place to visit. Beautifully relaxed terrace right under the shade of the massive fermentor. They also have a full-range kitchen with Belgian specialties which is probably the excuse youíd need to plan a visit as most other good places in town are not good food options.
Visited during a weekend in Brugge, playing tourist in my own country. I loved the tour, itís really cool to see all of the old equipment and installations, I really love how they have preserved all of those things. The climb to the tower and the view over the city is a little extra incentive you get for free. However I found it very, really, incredibly LAME ASS that you could only get a Brugse Zot Blond and not the brown version. Comon, seriously? Oh well. Itís worth the visit if you are in Brugge for a couple of days, but if youíre here just one day, I wouldnít waste my time on it. Then youíd be better of spending some more time in Brugs Beertje or Erasmus hotel or de Garre. Or walk by at the Struise Shop nowadays.
Very touristy, the place feels like a marco brewery. Although it is a small place. They have a few places with different taps set up. Not too much in the way of different brews. I believe they did have food but we didnt get any overall neat to see but not a place Im likely to head again
For it is a brewery you just can find their own beers, but itís worth going there to do the guided tour of the brewery. I had a great time there and the guide was so funny and nice. After the tour I had my Brugse Zot unfiltered and I tried their seasonal Brugse Bok, a nice surprise.