Utrecht: Café Derat
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Café Derat
Excellent based on 38 ratings
Type: Bar

Lange Smeestraat 37
Utrecht, Netherlands 3511 PT [ print map ]
030 231 9513

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Hours: Daily from 1400

Mayor: caesar (7) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 100

Café Derat

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Beer Available At Café Derat (arranged by most recent)
The Kernel Pale Ale Apollo Citra Mosaic Ella 90, Oersoep Hopfather (Bruisend en Blond) 82, vandeStreek bier Koper 83, The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Centennial 97, Oldskool Simcoe Hopfen Weisse 82, The Kernel India Pale Ale Amarillo 96, Oedipus Rhubarb Ria , Kaapse Brouwers Carrie 91, Beavertown 8 Ball 94, Wageningen Wagenings Hout Bruin 1st ed. , Poperings Hommelbier Dry Hopping 74, Texels Wit 29, Rooie Dop Double Oatmeal Stout 97, Duits & Lauret Houtgerijpte Rook Dubbelbock 94, Duits & Lauret Extra Blond 86, Het Uiltje Joost Mag Het Weten 99, Redchurch Hoxton Stout 94, Stapzwan Porter 93, Espiga Garage IPA 65, Oldskool Sapphire Hopfen Weisse 88
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38 reviews for Café Derat
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  89%
 Selection  78%
 Food  70%
 Value  80%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
nicmig  (1) , | January 7, 2013
Cafe Derat is a very cosy bar situated near the center of Utrecht. The barman, Eric, is a specialist and makes you feel right at home. The locals treat you just as anyone else and this is the finishing touch to create an atmosphere you don’t feel like leaving. If you want a quiet stay or an endless discussing about beer, either way cafe Derat will fill your needs. Eric selects the beers himself and it is always a pleasure to find out what beers are on tap. (they change often). I’m quite sure it won’t be long before my next visit, and the one after that. See you soon!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Plaas  (64) Alkmaar, Netherlands | January 12, 2013
One of the best beerpub sin the Netherlands. Great atmosphere, friendly service, interesting selection (lambic/geuze, nice taps) - this is a gem.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | June 9, 2012| Updated June 26, 2013
Super little back street bar with a small but eclectic beer selection. Friendly and not typically Dutch. For spotters of the unexpected, also has some of the local Uwe cider available in small batches. Revisited June 27th 2013. Was expecting to rate De Drie Herzen over this, until I walked in and found 3 new breweries on tap..
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Sambayley101  (5) , | August 16, 2013
An excellent local Utrecht bar that me and my father stumbled into completely by accident on a cycle-tour around the Netherlands. Both being serious real-ale and cider enthusiasts, we couldn’t believe our luck that we’d found this amazing bar run by an evangelist for top-quality British craft beer, Erik! We had a great night drinking more beers than I care to remember with our friendly host, but the real revelation was the fantastic Dutch beers that we trusted Erik to provide us with, choices that he supplemented from his vast range of bottles and drafts. Top quality beer, chatter and atmosphere, the only thing I could possibly ask for was perhaps a few more bar snacks, but I understand Erik didn’t open the place to start up as a Chef, so that’s forgiveable. Check it out! Missing it already.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
zinneke  (24) Brussels, Belgium | July 26, 2015
Last stop in the Netherlands before heading home. Glad i stopped here! Amazing list of beers, a lot of Lambiek and very nice local microbrews. Erik, the owner (?) is very friendly and advises well on beers. He had me go in the cellar to have a look, very nice. First ’bruine kroeg’ where they serve such great beers. Also some very rare, unknown stuff. Will definitely go back to utrecht to go to De Rat. Oh yeah, they have a very good sausage aswell.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS  (83) Linden, Belgium | July 5, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Great bar! Went there on a Saturday night, together with Dutch friends. Wide variety of nice Dutch beers. Availibility depends on what they got from the brewers; i.e. the card is not always updated, but hey, it’s a wonderful place! And WAUW... the beer menu for lambics and old gueuzes is a true example for about 99.9% of Belgian beer bars! And the way they market it is just fantastic (sorry for the non Dutch speaking people): "Geuzejeuk? Vraag onze kaart!" (If it itches for gueuze, just ask for our special card’). Grandiose!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
k6rfm  (4) Palo Alto, California | December 26, 2014| Updated December 27, 2014
A great place. Quiet but not deserted midafternoon Christmas week. Two cats, no waiting. Framed dessicated rat on the wall. Not a lot of taps but a very nice selection (lots of bottles, but we didn’t try any.) Good recommendations from the barkeeper, useful since they had Dutch micros this Californian had never heard of. If I lived in Utrecht I’d spend a lot of time here. I should mention: the barkeep asked "how did you find us?" and when I mentioned ratebeer.com he said "oh yeah, that got me through Canada last year."
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
gajemeevissen  (6) , Netherlands | May 10, 2013
My favourite beerbar in Utrecht! (In Dutch: stamcafe) It’s always fun to be here. Great selection of Belgium and Dutch (!) beers. 6 taps, chance very often, so be quick when you want to drink your favourite beer. When you prefer something sweet, just ask the secret Geuze/Lambic list behind the bar. The bar is named after a dead rat that was found in the cellar. The rat now has a special place on the wall.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Tommie  (1) Utrecht, Netherlands | February 22, 2012
Small place with cosy ambiance. Owner Erik is very dedicated. On request he organizes beer and whisk(e)y tasting sessions upstairs. Much variation in unusual draught beers from small breweries. Special evenings with live music, poetry or ‘disc-jockeys ‘ playing all kind of music, inter alia French chansons and Rock and Roll from the 50’s and 60’s. If you’re lucky you can hear on a Tuesday evening a choir singing tear-jerkers. Note the large ringing bell from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry (1871) hanging from the wooden ceiling above the wooden floor. A unique bar – also for Dutch standards.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje  (347) Enghien, Belgium | August 17, 2012
Visited August 15th. Fun little neighborhood bar that fills up with a great local atmosphere. Plenty of Belgian beers, again, would have enjoyed a bit more Dutch beers. The owner Erik sat at our table brought us samples from a small Oud Beersel Cask and later accompanied us to a restaurant. A few British beers were available in ltd qty from Erik trip in Kent. A nice whiskey collection is also available with some nice little gems hidden upstairs. Fun place nestled just out o the busy touristy Oudgracht steert.

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