Belgium > Brussels
imthebest (77) , | October 9, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Thatís funny, the adress listed here is correct, but the Beer Map shows this place as being a few miles away from itís true location. I guess I was lucky I stumbled on this place, itís fantastic! Corner location near a bustling market square with lots of outdoor seating. On my visit there was some live music outside, so it was a bit crowded, but I was still able to get a table (they wonít serve you at the bar). Mixed crowd of locals, students and tourists. They have a wide selection of geuze and kriek beers, including some from smaller producers that donít export much. They also seem to have every De la Senne beer ever made, not just the normal ones! Obviously you are going to pay out the nose for a rare geuze, but the prices werenít offensively high. Prices for normal beers were fine too. Service is above average. If there werenít so many world class options in town, this would be a must visit. If youíre in the neighborhood or just want to get away from the swarms of tourists in the center, be sure to seek this place out.
nate2g (651) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | May 16, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve visited La Brocante many times over the years and it remains one of my favourite spots in Brussels. The best place to start the morning before a crawl with large portions of omelettes for less than 10 Euro. Iíve only drank Lambic here and a great selection to boot, with all the Lambic producers/blenders available. A little pricey but I can overlook that as itís a great atmosphere here with the bustling market and colourful locals hanging about. Staff are consistently excellent. What a gem.
Schotsie (18) Brussels, Belgium | February 19, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Mathieu87 (128) Ganshoren, Belgium | February 17, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little place in the heart of the Marollen. Bartender was really friendly, gave some suggestions and knew his beers. Selection isnít overwelming, but they have their geuzes, krieks and some nice locals (de la Senne eg). Prices are OK. Too bad it isnít open during the evening/night, I wonder why that is :p
JoeinDahlem (279) Berlin, Germany | April 30, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
If you want to drink authentic lambic and munch on local nibbles in a true brusseleir cafť, this would be my top recommendation. There are more than 90 beers on the list now, featuring the entire stables of all the serious lambic-makers: Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Girardin and more. Not just gueuze and kriek, but a few of the stranger fruit lambics appear too. Ales include Dupont, Senne and De Ranke. Food includes brasserie classic but also Brussels flavor: bloedpans (blood sausage), plattekaas and fromage de bruxelles, kip-kap and other brawn. Character comes from neighborhood history and the types who frequent the real "brocante" junk/antique market across the street. A real piece of the Marolles, not to be missed. An ideal place for a beer before/after a meal at RestobiŤres up the hill.
jackl (416) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 24, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Popped in here for lunch with Scopey after a satisfying gueuze breakfast at Cantillon. Pretty standard looking Belgian brasserie. Slightly aged feel, wooden tables and random wall decorations. Thereís a decent selection of sours from the likes of Hanssens and 3F. Prices for the beer was a little high so we abstained. The foodís quality brasserie fare. Nothing fancy. Their cappuccino in particular was excellent. The service was surprisingly good, if a bit slow. Overall, worth a look.
sebletitje (306) Enghien, Belgium | June 29, 2012| Updated August 29, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer list, nothing unusual that plenty of bars in the area wonít have except maybe a few well chosen gueuzes but again nothing too fancy.
I like the neighborhood, right in the Marolles and the place definitely has a vibrant vibe to it, retaining much of the character unique to this part of Brussels.
steamfreak (102) , England | June 26, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
What a superb place. Although they were about to close they were good enough to talk to us two British who were between trains travelling home after two weeks touring. We tried all sorts of geuze and even a stout. There is an emphasis on locally produced beers and the chap who served us was a real enthusiast and a font of knowledge. Highly recommended and about 10 minutes walk of Midi station but beware of the 6pm closure.
Fin (573) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
We (Loz & myself) visited here in December 2011. Located at the corner of a busy flea market, this place had plenty of down to earth charm and was a great place to sit and watch the world go by or to try on my new hat purchased at the market. Good choice of Lambic on offer here and well priced also. Thoroughly enjoyed this place and if anywhere close again I will definatly re-visit.
Leighton (624) London, England | February 7, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Had a wonderful brunch in here on an early Sunday afternoon. Brocante has live jazz on Sundays and the trio started shortly after we arrived. The three-piece band played for about 45 minutes and were great. The beer list is exceptional and covers all the "standard" Belgian beers in addition to a few less common ones. Plenty of gueuze, saison, lambic, blonde, and Belgian strong to be had. The food was tasty and filling - big portions. Most of my group got omelettes, which were huge. Pretty good value for everything: ham and cheese omelette with toast about Ä8.50, Saison Dupont under Ä3. All in all a place defintely worth visiting. Very central. A great venue at which to start your day.
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