Headed here for a final drink of the night on a Friday and it was like most other places full - at least in the first room with the bar, there was nobody in the other side which looked more like the restaurant part (so we were not too keen to sit there). The barmen managed to find us some room to sit at the bar and entertained us for the half hour we were there with our drinks. The selection is decent with both tap and bottle options and the atmosphere cosy and convivial.
Visited on Friday 17th October 2014 around 9/9.30pm.
The place was fair booming but we managed to squeeze into the only available table.
Crowd was largely locals and we chatted to a few guys, who by no means beer geeks, knew their beers.
Service was really good, prompt and attentive at the table and he found me a Flemish red tick straight away.
Solid enough list, no massive rareties but happy to catch up on Struise Ypres Reserva having foolishly ignored this at BBF last year thinking it was the base beer I’d already had!
Decor is cafe style with red roses on the ceiling, we found it pretty much as the picture above other than the place was packed!
Just outside the centre, 3 to 5 mins walk from various other bars of note such as De Kelk, ’T Brugs Beertje, the Trappist and Gambrinus.
Well worth hitting this place up, top 3 venue in Brugge for me.
Small cafe, creaky wood floors, lots of red roses about. Small, well-word wooden bar. Lovely. Pleasant jazz music playing in the background. Nice server. Good beer menu with some exceptional offerings, though some not cheap. Great vibes here.
Fin (941) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 7, 2012
We visited here Saturday 6th October 2012. Quite surprised that I’d never stumbled across this place before now, it is a real gem. The beer list is excellent and well chosen with Struise and De Dolle both well represented. The interior is really well done, roses hang from the ceiling, there is plenty of wood and it is just very comfortable and well thought out. I had a Dulle Teve followed by Black Albert Batch #14 though not sure what the significance is with the batch numbers? Loz had two Pannepot 2010’s. I would definately seek this place out again when next in Bruges, btw the girl serving really knew her beer and was very helpful and friendly with advice to the couple sat adjacent to us. My only criticism was the frankly ridiculous prices if some of the beers, Mikkeller Beer Geek (not sure what version) at 50 or 60 Euro’s a bottle really was taking the mickey, otherwise an excellent bar in just about every other respect.
Tucked away in a side street but not far from tourist central Market square. Looks like it has been here for years but we certainly have not come across it before on our trips to Bruges. Laid back, relaxed, it’s certainly somewhere that beer officianos seem to seek out. Big and interesting list, nice choices on tap. Everything you need to have a great afternoon.
Awesome little place just slightly off the beaten path - just off Philipstockstraat and a minute away from the main square. Excellent beer selection. The highlight was the 2007 3F Oude Geuze Vintage (only 5 bottles left as of the time of this review). Service was absolutely top-notch, and the prices are very fair. Back patio is really awesome. I preferred this place to ’t Brugs Beertje. Mandatory stop.
Nice place with a very well-chosen menu. Not a huge menu, but quite plentiful, and good beers on it. Very nice cafe in a hotel, with a beer garden out back I would surely come here a lot if I was in Brugge more. Prices for rare stuff are a bit high.
Just have to agree with Marcus. Great place. "This is a restaurant / bar near the city center with a nice beer menu that emphasizes Lambics.The bartender was very friendly and helpful and patiently listened to our beer stories. We had just eaten, so did not try anything from the food menu. We had some great beers and a very good time."
I heard about this place on a few beer sites and word of mouth, so though I’d give it a go: glad I did. Brugge has in my opinion already got some world class bars, this place can be added to that list. It’s on a semi-back street but easy to find and get to from anywhere in the centre of Brugge.
It was an early evening in December Saturday when we visited, the bar being fairly busy, the clientele being mostly well dressed couples talking quietly while having a beer or two before dining elsewhere (no food here). We sat and I picked up the beer menu on our table, a young lady came over and informed us that St Bernadus Christmas was on-tap, along with Chimay Blonde: I put the menu down again and ordered a glass on each tap brew. The beers arrived in their correct glasses and I perused the beer menu at leisure while sipping my 10% Christmas beer, so, so moreish, but also too strong this early in the evening to stay drinking. They major on Trappist beers with others also available, didn’t count the total numbers but there were enough bottles to keep a normal beer geek happy for a day or two. So the beer list has grown in the last year: the last reviewer posted, back in November 2010 about the selection being extended. A couple of chalk boards advertised special brews, I noted that La Trappe Oak Aged Quadruples (Lots, 3,4,5 and 6) were priced at Euro 28 for a cork and caged 37.5cl bottle, ouch! Rudi in De Bierboom had given me a Lot 6 and Lot 7 for free earlier in the day, so no need for me to break the bank.
The bar room was lovely, single red roses hang from the ceiling and everywhere was clean and obviously well looked after, polished wood everywhere you looked. A group of British ladies came in while we were there, they had been in the day before and had returned festooned with parcels from shopping: they couldn’t remember what they’d been drinking, but wanted the same one again, the staff knew and all was well.
My must visit while in Brugge bar list just keeps growing; this is a worthy addition and with some of the better known bars (like De Garre and ‘t Bruges Beertje) becoming just too popular and over busy at times this is a good alternative while in the city centre.
Cozy place with great great atmosphere and friendly service. Fairly crowded, but still feels very relaxed. Great selection of Belgian beer, also Deus sold in glass. Had some nice snacks and beer there and wouldn’t hesitate to go back if I happen to be in the area again. Certainly worth visiting.