Utrecht: Café Derat
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Café Derat
Excellent based on 31 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 (15) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 100


Café Derat

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Beer Available At Café Derat (arranged by most recent)
Koningshoeven Geniet & Geef 2014 48, The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe 98, Eem Xtreem Centennial 83, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Chinook 99, Kompaan Hopped Up Weizen 52, Oldskool Bramling X Hopfen Weisse , Klavervier HopJumper 48, Two Chefs Funky Falcon 72, vandeStreek bier Elixir 49, De Vriendschap Puike Pale Ale 64, Hommeles Dorstvlegel 45, Préaris Quadrocinno 93, Alvinne Mad Tom 84, Oedipus Lekkerbek 74, vandeStreek bier Hop Art #3 50, BierNavigatie Alpha IPA 56, Brauhaus Goldener Engel Helles , Het Uiltje / Kompaan Black & Tan 86, Hesp Blond (De Blonde) , ’t IJ Paasij 86
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31 reviews for Café Derat
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  89%
 Selection  76%
 Food  70%
 Value  79%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
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  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!
96
  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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
sic1314  (378) 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..
96
  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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS  (51) 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!
90
  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.
88
  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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje  (293) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v  (71) Lille, France | September 28, 2014
Visited the 27th September 2014 after the Borefts 2014. For me the best place in Utrecht. On the city center this small place has an amazing beer selection, with good beer from Holland and others countries on bottle. The service is really great and the ambiance is amazing. People there was really friendly. The price are smart and the decoration is nice. I really recommend this place, the best one in Utrecht.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_  (7) Quebec | June 30, 2014
Beautiful old pub, mostly locals. A decent selection of draught beer and an impressive lambic selection for the Netherlands (especially a small town such as Utrecht) for cheap prices. Very good spirit selection, The owner is very knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. We had a very nice Jenever tasting (1/3 pours). I definitely recommend this place.

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