One of the nicer place to have a beer in Europe. Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles is installed in a nice and calm neighborhood on a hill on Brussels. Ouside the place looks like as a small french bistro. Inside it’s really amazing the style of the tables and the benchs is incredible, in front of the windows you have a nice collection of typical brussels comics to spend time with your beer or you can ask for cards or games at the bar. About the beer selection, really amazing you have belgium and european beers on tap and all of them are from small breweries and cheap for the kind of beer. Bar keepers are nice and amazing to give you advice about the choice. About food you can take snack like cheese or sausage. This place is for really beer geek and beer lovers. I really recommend it!
Visited here with sebletitje. Cool, the original Moeder that has a much smaller space and smaller tap list. But where it comes up short there it shines in character and a welcoming neighborhood pub feel. The furniture is well worn and silky smooth and is just large tree trunks that have been sliced about maybe three times to make the table tops. The chairs/benches are made in the same way. Pretty neat. I like how they offer up newer stuff and brews from up and coming brewers to keep things interesting and maintaining a local vibe. This isn’t a place worth skipping a trip to Cantillon to see but it is worth seeking out sooner or later.
IgorWilson (6) Brussels, Belgium | March 5, 2013| Updated June 23, 2013
Au niveau de la carte, nous sommes là évidemment devant le meilleur bar à bières bruxellois, et une adresse mondiale incontournable pour les geeks de la bière. Les chouchou de De la Senne et de Cantillon y ont même une cuvée personnelle et le bar possède quelques bières que personne d’autre ne propose en Belgique. Carte impressionnante, essentiellement belge, mais aussi (malheureusement souvent à des prix où il vaut mieux ne pas compter pour ne pas se sentir mal) quelques-unes des meilleurs bières étrangères.
Very very nice place. Much smaller than the one in the center. More cozy, but for sure has less tap options. Its more focused on the Belgian micro scene. Service was nice, even though only one of the two was well aware of their stock. Nice rock music and a very friendly atmosphere. For sure a must for all beer geeks.
I prefer the other location more. Great bottle list, always changing draft list. Pricey but there is so much here to try from cheap to expensive that you can really decide what you want to spend.
Biggest complaint is a lot of beers are advertised as available and not when you ask for them
(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.