Small and dark like many Belgian beer bars. It had a nice collection of bottles on the wall. Fortunately we got a table in the small upstairs and were comfortable. The selection is unreal - being that I started out with a Westy 12 and 8 says that right away. The selection was large and of awesome quality and rarity, although we are in Holland right in the beer belt. They had tons of Belgian, Dutch, German, Czech, and other beers available. The list went around for quite a bit, very satisfying for new and experienced beer geeks.
Old fashioned dark wooden place with alot of pathina and curiosa on the walls and on the cealing. You can get a lot of beers here. Unfortunately you dont get any new experimental or micro brews - but all the traditionals are here and maybe a few more. Its a cosy place that easely can call for a refill.
Small, dark and worn place with a fair selection of Belgian beers. Friendly and helpful staff in the bar, the place is pretty lo-fi, like a cosy cave. I would say it’s for people that are serious about beer, and I saw several beer tourists around, when I last visited in February 2009.
Nice bar just across the alley from De Gekraakte Ketel. Rather dark interior with a small space around the bar just inside the door and more seating halt a stair up. Rather dark and quite grotty interior. But nice and friendly place with efficient staff. Beer selection is mainly Belgian with some interesting stuff. Good selection of Belgian bottled beers. Tried a couple of Struise beers. Rather centrally located so a visit is definitely recommended.
I cannot be that objective about the first place I ever drank Belgian beers a third of a century ago. This place is part of the historical foundations of the late 20th century’s beer revolution. It is also a drab and smoky old bar with a bit of a lazy beer list right now.