If Brussels is the Mecca of beer, the Delirium Café is its Kaaba! The atmosphere can get a little rowdy and collegial and noisy, but other than that there is no other place with so many Belgians on tap, so affordable (I’m coming from Paris, mind you), so varied. A great place to disappear for a few weeks - drain your savings and just go. They claim to have over 2000 beers available, about 40-50 on tap, lots of stuff and be sure to challenge the bartenders to make their lives interesting. Some horrible things I overheard while sitting at the bar: "I’ll have a Stella, please". Or, "What’s the cheapest you got on tap?" These guys are great, you can ask for a Gueuze that has a wine-like taste with a soft finish and they’ll give you a recommendation. Great place. Love it. Just go.
Delirium Café is a crowdy, noisy, smoky and dark bar addorned wall to ceiling with beer cabarets. The tap list is decent and the bottle list is extensive. Overall, it’s a good beer bar, but the noisy atmosphere brings down the experience of being there.
You can’t go to Brussels without going to Delirium Cafe. They have over 2000+ beers with an excellent selection of Belgian beers. It feels very much like a student bar. Unfortunately, we only stayed in the Cafe and didn’t explore the other bars. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. If you know your beers and know what you like, they are more than happy to suggest something since the menu can be a little bit overwhelming. Sit at the bar and watch the antics of the bartenders. They have turned pouring beer into an art. Great to get a seat early and watch the tourists who are unaware of the higher alcohol content beers get sloshed and make a fool out of themselves or to hear people say "What’s your beer with the most alcohol" and watching the bartenders roll their eyes.
An oasis in the midst of tourist trap restaurants. IT gets very noisy and smoky as the evening progresses so it’s best to get there early on and grab a seat at a barrel or the bar. The Bartenders are nice guys and nicer still if your there for the beer, not the alcohol. Fantastic selection (2000+) in the main cafe with American micro’s upstairs. Loads of beer tourists, but as many Duff drinkers
Amazing. Best selection in the world, literally. They are in the record books for their selection of over 2000 bottles. Plus they have probably 40 taps and their own brews are some of the best in the world. Tremens was rated #1 in the world a few years back, and to drink it on draft at the delirium bar is like nothing else. This should be a pilgrimage site for any beer person.
Visited this summer with my friend. The first thing i have to say, is that people behind the bar know what they are talking about, and also we felt that they where really service-minded to us. They where really cool to us and thought it was funny that we came all the way from Norway to visit. Good selection, but off course, i would like if they expanded their scandinavian selection.
Good belgian selection and also we liked the hoppy loft (2 floor) very much!
If you are looking for an impressive beer selection, you’ve come to the right place. The menu looks like a song list at a Korean noraebong--this is to say it’s a big, fat book of beers. And if you want to hear drunk "Canadian" backpackers shouting about the best place in Barcelona to get tapas, then you will looooove the atmosphere. If you are a normal human being, then you will probably not enjoy the atmosphere very much at all.