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 (6) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 100

Café Derat

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Beer Available At Café Derat (arranged by most recent)
Tuatara Double Trouble 99, Oldskool Mosaic Hopfen Weisse 83, Vrijstad Keller , Vrijstad Spelt , Tuatara Sauvinova 97, Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale) 95, Rodenburg Bronckhorster Rhakker 56, Wild Beer Madness IPA 97, Brouwerij Kees Export Porter 1750 99, Jopen The Rye(ght) Thing 80, De 7de Hemel Visioen 94, Eem Zomer , Engel Dunkel 34, Rodenburg Bronckhorster Eigenweiss (5%) 37, The Kernel Pale Ale Apollo Citra Mosaic Ella 88, Oersoep Hopfather (Bruisend en Blond) 82, vandeStreek bier Koper 83, The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Centennial 97, Oldskool Simcoe Hopfen Weisse 81, The Kernel India Pale Ale Amarillo 96
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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 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
skortila  (200) Baarn, Netherlands | May 25, 2014
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. :-) Knowledgeable staff, also good whiskeys if you’re interested. Often (mostly) new beers on tap from the Utrecht area. Very cosey place. Probably my favourite bar in Utrecht. Must visit. Just a little out of the (shopping) centre, but still walking and crawling distance.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages  (81) Wilnis, Netherlands | January 2, 2014
I love a place that has more than 10 beers I haven’t had yet. And good ones to boot. It’s a tiny place but we were there in the afternoon, wonder what it is like in the evening. Has a lot of locals, always nice. Definitely a place I will go to again, they also champion local beers like Duits & Lauret, Vandestreek and Maximus.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen  (54) ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | November 18, 2013
Cosy and busy cafe. Bartender is a nice guy and knows stuff. Good geuze list. Selection is ok, could be better.
Brugmansia  (481) Jylland, Denmark | October 9, 2013
Visited september 2013. A very cosy, busy place. Great beer selection, both on tap but mainly the bottlelist was superb. Very friendly and serviceminded staff, that knows stuff about beers. Beers are well served and in good condition. The celler is under one of the tables, so when it is time to change a beer, guests have to move a bit around, but that then gives you the chance to have a tour around the celler :-)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse  (239) Hässelby, Sweden | September 13, 2013
(Visited July 2013) Nice pub just south of the city centre, and just a couple of minutes walk from De Drie Dorstige Herten. Traditional corner pub with worn brown wooden tables and chairs.Friendly and knowledgeable service. Beer selection is not massive, but well chosen. Six taps, mainly Dutch micros and a couple of Germans. Interesting selection of bottles. I had slightly higher expectations, but they had limited opening hours during a couple of July weeks, so I suppose it could be of even more interest. With a couple of good new ticks, a small selection of friendly fellow beer geeks, some serious blues in the speakers and the house cat sleeping on my table, I can’t really complain about ambiance and home feel. Will be back when they’re running on full speed.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Sambayley101  (7) , | 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 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn  (212) Zaandam, Netherlands | July 28, 2013
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. A cozy "Bruin Café" with a nice mix of tap beers from small breweries. Decent bottle list, didn’t ask for the gueuze list b/c I don’t really care for them, but they had some nice stuff on the temporary beer list. Fair prices. Really friendly talkative owner(?) who let us sample some great whisky as well. Will definitely revisit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
PietS  (33) Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands | July 10, 2013| Updated February 2, 2014
Small cosy bar. Good bartender with ample knowledge of the beers. The selection is not that extensive, but they have some surprising Dutch and Belgian beers (at least, when we were there. I got the impression the selection changes a lot).
  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 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jfb  (137) Freising, Germany | July 3, 2013
Tiny and slightly eccentric bar just off the central canal. The draught and bottled beer selection was a standard mix of newish Dutch brews and old Belgian favourites, nothing all too exciting. The list of lambic beers is excellent though and very fairly priced.

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