Belgium > Brussels
JulienHuxley (303) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | January 31, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cozy bar located right next to la Bourse. Very vintage, old school brown cafe with bar service only, classic Belgian bottles as a bottle list. Service is trilingual, some of the clientel is quite old school. I like the ambiance here, very laid back, some Bob Dylan was playing when I was there. The major attraction of this place is prices, especially for the location. A 750ml of Saison Dupont for just over 6 euro, or a Oud Beersel gueuze for the same price is a very interesting offer. Not a very extensive selection, actually quite pedestrian for Belgium, but great value. No real food.
Pipi (27) , | August 21, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
PietS (24) , Netherlands | August 17, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Typical Belgian brown café with good service and value, most visitors seem to be locals. It doesn’t stand out, but it’s nice drink a beer at. They have quite some beers, most are the regular Belgian beers and trappists though, aside from a couple of local beers.
nate2g (688) Boomtown!, Australia | May 16, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Another solid cafe with friendly staff and a beer menu offering the classics. I really dig it here, it’s actually quite a big place with plenty of seating. As others have mentioned, €6 for a 75cl bottle of Dupont in central Brussels ain’t nothing to sneeze at. A pleasant cafe for a quiet beer or two.
wblackston (1) Midlothian, Virginia | January 26, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great relaxing low key place. Bartenders were knowledgable and to the man spoke excellent English. No pretensions and doesn’t feel touristy. I really liked this place.
beersontap (31) , Belgium | May 1, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (284) Berlin, Germany | April 30, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
A long, narrow, and authentically brown café, with lots of wood and benches. Beers are scrawled on the back wall in chalk, not a long list but with plenty of quality -- Senne, Dupont, Boon and many Trappists. Six euros for a 75cl of Saison Dupont when I was there... in central Brussels. See? That plane ticket was a good investment.
Mathieu87 (180) Ganshoren, Belgium | April 16, 2013| Updated February 23, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool place in the heart of Brussels. A true "Vlaams Bruin Café" where you can still order a beer in Flemish. I love this pub! They got friendly staff that knows their beers. Prices are awesome (eg 75cl Saison Dupont is 6 euros) Selection is very decent: all the trappist breweries, some traditional Oude Geuze (Boon and Oud Beersel), some cool breweries well represented as there are Dupont and de la Senne. This isn’t the greatest beergeeky place, it’s not the pub with the most beers, it’s not the pub with the super rare long forgotten geuzes... It’s just a cool pub, with good beer, nice people and a relaxing atmosphere. It’s my kind of place :)
flavio_b (25) ROME, Italy | December 8, 2012| Updated April 11, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Nice place to have a beer with friends. Nothing special but a pleasant beer bar to go as an alternative.
Fin (645) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 29, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
We visited here Saturday 27th October 2012. We’ve actually been here before earlier in the year with Jackie & Simon. Le Coq is one of those great no frills cafes, but with a good buzz and friendly feel to it. The beer list is pretty decent, ok so there may not be too many surprises but when you can get a 750 ml of Saison Dupont for €6 and the Bon Vieux is only €8 for the same sized bottle then you realise that this ain’t half bad for the location. We sat and had a couple of beers and as mentioned the price for a round was easily amongst the cheapest we’d encountered in the centre of Brussels. The bar is long and with seating all down one side and to the rear with the actual bar part fairly centrally located down the other side. There is a decent amount of seating and we had no issues with getting a seat even on a Saturday night. There is plenty of wood around and the crowd is a good mix of young and old, probably leaning slightly more to the young where we were sat. The bar staff were really friendly and even though they seemed rushed off of their feet they had no issues with making teas and hot chocolates for some of our crowd. Definitely worth a stop if close by for all of the reasons already mentioned.
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