Very small beer store with a nice bar in the back. The first really likeable beer store I found in Bruges after several of tourist traps, located in a quiet area. Interesting and diverse selection of mainly Belgian beers, but also some Americans and other internationals. Found some real gems and rarities that I did not encounter anywhere else in this town (while the Struise shop was closed that day). Not all beers you see are for sale, unfortunately, as the owner stores some of his own beers in the fridge or on the shelves. The man himself is very friendly though, he really seems to like talking about beers and is proud of his new acquisitions. Finally a shop with normal prices as well, one reason more to visit this shop and leave alone the touristy places, even though they might have a bigger selection.
Rudy always manages to find some hidden Belgian beer ticks that even the most specialized beer shops seem to miss, I don’t know how he does it! :-) Friendly owner, super service and prices are reasonable for Bruges. Keep it up, Rudy!
Visited after the official opening hours for a private tasting session of Bruery beers with some other beer afficionados. Pleasant, cosy shop with possibility to consume whatever you buy at the premises so in all, this is more a pub than a beer shop. Selection is interesting, with some local Belgian beers I have never seen before and a few foreign things like that new RIS by Spencer. The owner, Rudy Vossen, is as enthusiastic about beer as he is friendly. Prices are surprisingly (for Bruges) democratic too. Hugely enjoyed the tasting evening here and I cannot wait to get back. Cheers Rudy!
What a fantastic find (well it was all those years ago when I first went here): This shop-cum-bar is two doors down from De Kelk and well worth walking those extra 10 yards. There are bigger beer stores with larger selections in Brugges, there are certainly smarter and better appointed drinking establishments, but this is special.
It is by far the cheapest and friendliest beershop/bar I’ve visited in Brugges. The cold fridge has all bottles at 2 Euro or 2.50 Euro to be drank at the back of the shop: there is a small bar area, plus a few tables and chairs. Toilets out the back are a little rural and rustic, but clean and absorbing.
I have now been back many, many times and still think it the best ’hidden gem’ in Brugge, even the wife likes walking out to it (she thinks it a bit grubby but lovely non-the-less).
Rudi and his wife are great people, we exchange beers on all my visits, I always buy a load as well. Love the place. Last visited on 4th Dec 2015, then again in Feb 2016, fridge beers up in price a little but still the cheapest place in town for good quality beers.
Wandered in to this place by pure chance as it was a few doors down from our hostel. It was about 11am when we got there but we’d actually been up and attem’ since about 4am so it was high time for a beer. I was very pleasantly surprised by the prices layed down in this place but ulimately they weren’t matched by a single other place we visited. The selection here is slight but with some real quality. We took a bottle of Pannepot Gran Reserva (3euros) and sat with it in the back. The owner was very friendly and attentive. There was about 4 barflies pulling the morning shift and a squawking bird in the back room. We had a few beers here and left with a sheen on. Not to be missed if you’re in the area.
Nice and small beer shop with a seating section too. Fairly central location and friendly service. Not the widest selection, but a good selection of Belgian beers including some made especially for the place. Well worth visiting if one happens to be in the neighbourhood.
kermis (409) Where the wild whales are, Netherlands | February 9, 2015
Fairly small as far as the actual beer shop goes but with a seating and drinking section at the back. The selection is nothing hugely exciting and not that big but on the bright side the prices are very reasonable compared to the center and the staff were friendly.
A bit basic but excellent service. Very chatty owner. Excellent selection of Belgian beers with some beers I’d never seen before. Even a couple of foreign beers. Cheaper than the other bottle shopsin Brugge