(Visited July & Oct 2012) Very friendly and cosy beer bar in Saint-Gilles in the southern parts of Brussels. It’s quite a walk from the city center, but easily accessible from tram/tube stations Albert or Horta. Compared to its sister bar at Place Fontainas, this one is smaller and cosier, with more of a locals feeling. They have fewer draught beers, up to ten, but more bottles. Draught beers are mainly Belgian, with some Italian craft beers as guest on my visits. The selection of bottled beers is quite impressive (although all in the beer list don’t seem to be available all the time). Be sure to try the Cantillon Cuvée Moeder (Kriekenlambic). Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, but can get busy when it’s crowded. Great music as well, managed to go through a bottle of Struise Aardmonnik, while listening through the whole "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" album. Can’t get better than that. Food is down to light bites, like cheese, sandwiches and sausages. It’s definitely worth the slight detour, and is a must visit in Brussels.
Awesome beer bar. Perhaps not quite the range of beers on tap you get at the town centre location, but still plenty of good stuff and that’s without even looking at the bottles. Very small and cosy so fills up quickly. Service was friendly but not always rapid. And they played ’Wind of Change’ amongst a collection of rock ballads...
The smaller of the two locations and located a bit south of the center of the city. Cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Good beers on tap and a pretty extensive bottle list, but they are out of a lot of things on the list. Definitely worth a stop.
Visited October 2011. One of the best bars we visited. Friendly, family and community-oriented atmosphere, a vast, interesting selection and knowledgeable staff. Food’s basic and typical to Belgian bars - cold cuts and cheese plates.
St Gilles has a smaller, more personal ambiance than the Fontainas location. The service is decent, though impersonal. The selection is very strong, well curated. The value’s decent for draft beers and some bottles, though the prices for some of the rare sours will make your eyes water. I didn’t try the food, but it looked tasty. Overall, a great place.
A cosy corner pub with a great atmosphere, friendly staff and a fantastic range of beers. Great for Cantillon, but also for other many other fantastic breweries. A bit more difficult to find than their other pub, but it’s well worth the effort.
Com la seva germana gran, molt bon lloc. Interessant selecció, tan de tirador con de botella. Tenen una col•lecció de còmics que envolta tota la cerveseria. Ambient tranquil i amb l’encant dels locals d’avanç.