Belgium > Antwerpen
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | September 10, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice atmospheric place just off the beaten path. Cozy courtyard and traditional woody interior. Decent enough beer list. Food is above average. Worth a visit.
BeerandBlues2 (821) San Diego, California | January 24, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
We enjoyed a nice Belgian meal here as we ducked in out of the cold winter wind. The warm food paired very well with our big, malty ales. The upstairs boasts a comfortable lounge while the main level is all business - food and beer. Our service was pretty good and we left with happy food and beer thoughts. This is a good meal spot when in town and is away from the tourist areas.
Fin (733) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 21, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Have been here in Feb 2010 with my dad and March 2011 with friends. It was absolutely empty on our most recent visit (Sunday night) Lovely courtyard and interesting rooms both downstairs and upstairs. The beer list isn’t bad, and prices were not too bad I seem to recall my Giradin Black Label at being a good bit less than 5 Euros which was pretty good.
Leighton (727) London, England | October 7, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A very decent spot to have a meal and a good beer. Lots of good, traditional Belgian dishes on offer. While the beer list doesn’t have too many uncommon beers to offer, all the classics are present, plus a few other interesting ones. The restaurant itself is lovely, and if the weather is nice you simply MUST eat in the couryard. (On our visit it was wonderfully sunny and sit in the courtyard we most certainly did.) Prices here are pretty much par for the course - which is to say, not bad. This place is definitely more of a ’great food place with decent beer’ than a straight-up beer place, but it’s probably one of the best places to have a meal with beer in Antwerp.
fiulijn (680) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 15, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Being springtime, the yard is a nice area; but I can’t imagine eating in the dull high ceiling rooms during the bad season, it must feel like being the son of the servant in the past centuries. The beer list is quite extensive, for a restaurant it’s definitively interesting; there are the classic, not the modern beers, but at least there are also a few lambics. The waitress didn’t seem to enjoy her work.
Rune (490) Tromsø, Norway | May 17, 2011| Updated July 3, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
City central place located close to the Gothic cathedral. We passed the cosy beer garden and found our seats in a rather spacious room at the rear of the bar. With the classical music, including psalmody, white church candles and the bible we soon went into a kind of consecrated and relaxing state of well being. The beers we ordered from tap, Arend Blond and Moeder Overste, contributed to the laid back feeling. They had seven beers on tap and a very decent list of bottled beers (visited with Finn, 29.04.2011).
BlackHaddock (434) , England | April 3, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
As you walk in from the street you enter a small courtyard. On our visit, on a very cold Sunday evening in March 2010 the only thing in the courtyard was a huge gas torch flame for smokers to warm up on, the tables and chairs were stashed away for the winter. The far righthand corner hosts a small chapel, the entrance to the actual bar is in the far left corner.
Once inside you see an almost square room set out like a restaurant and most people seemed to be eating on our visit, we had already had a Shwarma in an Iranian joint by the station. It was no problem just wanting a beer though, others were doing the same.
Mixed crowd of customers, mostly British, with three Americans behind our table (it was the ZBF weekend).
Beer selection and service were both fine, we were joined by a couple of British guys we’d met on the Friday in the ’Oud Arsenaal’ and crossed the road with them to finish off our drinking in the ’Vagant’, as did many others who had been in ’The Great White Eagle’.
Dedollewaitor (381) Odense, Denmark | September 7, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Cool place. Sat in the yard. Really cozy. Great food. The Stooflees were awesome. Little under 100 beers. No Lambic or Gueuzes surprisingly. Had a fresh Lefebvre Hopus . Nice place.
deanso (363) the Hague, Netherlands | June 26, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favourite places to eat in Antwerp with quite a decent selection of beers including their own kriek and blond and also 6 month old Orval.
JoeinDahlem (305) Berlin, Germany | November 14, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Serious Flemish cooking, decent service, classical music, open courtyard, and about 90 beers -- not many surprises but a few lambics and plenty of 75cls for sharing. Somehow peaceful even when busy, maybe as a refuge from the well-touristed streets outside. Went with well-mayoed shrimp-stuffed tomatoes washed down by Girardin black label and never looked back.
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