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.
Hipster bar with an excellent selection (but limited compared to the Fontainas location). Vibe is good: cool music, nice interior. Clearly the place was understaffed on my visit: only one employee in service for both inside and the patio. Service was slow. Overall a very nice place for the people of Saint-Gilles, but as a tourist, the Fontainas location is far more convenient (for location and selection), which was probably the point of opening the 2nd location anyway.
Opens at 16.00 every day (I think), we arrived at 16.10 on Saturday 29th Dec 2007 and the place was full by 17.00. Not that there is a lot of room to start with, 30 chairs maybe. A mix of locals who knew each other, two dogs, one child, some loners and a few beer tourists like us filled the place nicely.
A corner bar in the shape of a triangle, homely and neat. Wood and brick with a load of windows on the outside, just as you would expect. The three walls have advertising boards and pictures of beers etc, all very ’Olde Worlde-Belgiuquie Style’.
There are 3 boards with the tap selection dotted around the place and also a cheese board, we had 150grams of Chimay with some brown sliced bread.
Two Cantillon beers were on tap along with a Christmas Beer and four or five others, there was also a ’British handpull (beer engine)’ on the bar, but it was not in use. The bottle book was interesting. We had a 2006 corked and caged 75cl Abbaye Val-Dieu Noel after a couple of beers from the taps.
Well away from the normal tourist area, but still seemed a very safe place, it is also close to a huge prison that looks like a castle, so picture opportunities too. A good map and the use of the complicated and complexed but intergrated Brussels transport system will get you there ’no problem’.
Nice place. Very clean and professional looking. Staff is freindly and knowledgeable. Wonderful selection and very fair prices considering what they have on tap. When I went in they had roughly 5 different Cantillons on tap, a 3 Foneinen, DeRanke and some other oddities. Some really tasty salads and quiches to eat as well. Highly reccomend a stop.