Delirium Café | Brussels,
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Delirium Café
Excellent based on 378 ratings
Type: Bar

Impasse de la Fidelite 4
Brussels, Belgium 1000 [ print map ]
02 514 44 34

deliriumcafe.be

Hours: Mon to Sunday til 04 AM


Mayor: MarcoDL (15) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 2004


Delirium Café

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St. Sylvestre 3 Monts 84, La Villée 12, Orval 99, Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2014 Tripel Yeast , CREW Republic Detox 68, Florisgaarden Griotte 22, Ellezelloise Quintine Ambrée 93, Piknik z Dzikiem 83, La Rulles Saison XIII , Li P’tite Gayoûle 90, Vleteren Bruin 12° Oak Barrel Aged 91, Vleteren Bruin 8° Oak Barrel Aged 72, Vleteren Blond 12° Oak Barrel Aged 84, De Ranke Guldenberg 96, Brunehaut Abbaye de Saint-Martin Triple 73, Viven Imperial IPA 98, Witkap Pater Tripel 87, Struise Pannepot Reserva 100, Alvinne Mano Negra 94, Troubadour Magma 97
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378 reviews for Delirium Café
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  64%
 Selection  91%
 Food  54%
 Value  72%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  90%
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76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking  (154) Copenhagen, Denmark | March 18, 2008
Have been there twice. Outside normal seasons and not in the evening. Liked the decoration, interior and the many taps. The servants seemed to be a bit busy and chasing on to the next customer. The beer menu is very impressive. Have not tried their food.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs  (314) Toronto, Ontario | March 17, 2008
Visit 1: Thurs theres a band – oops! Overcrowded, smoky & loud. Stagger in, find a keg or something to sit on upstairs, order a beer on tap. Ask for the bottle list & am directed downstairs where teeming masses make that unreasonable. Abandon ship. Staff upstairs is friendly despite busyness.*Visit2* 4PM Weds fairly quiet downstairs, the guy smoking stops just before I decide to move. Male staff nice enough but seems to be Englishly challenged or maybe confused by my beer choices. Eventually asks female bartender - sold out. Further interaction with her is a bit rude, at best disinterested, like me scanning the menu is wasting her time somehow. Perhaps just language barrier, but it irks me to see french speaking patrons getting much friendlier treatment. *Visit3* 6PM Thurs its filling up already. After lengthy wait I decide a menu is not worth it, finish my beer & head upstairs for a more relaxed beer on tap. Left w/ intention of returning the next morning but didn’t. // Lasting impression: if you bother coming do it DURING THE DAY, & be aware that you are coming only for the big list. Atmosphere is ok, but its too big, too crazy, & surrounded by too many other great bars in Brussels to be worth the hassle in the PM. Glad I went but left fairly disenchanted.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | March 8, 2008| Updated July 26, 2008
Been here a few times, so I thought I would give it a rate. Certainly a tourist trap, overly smokey, lousy service, questionable beer knowledge by the staff, crazy prices and very hard to find. This place has a ton of negatives...BUT it should be visited once if you have time. Once will be enough.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil  (302) Tallinn, Estonia | March 7, 2008
Huge, crowded, very noisy music ranging from the passable to the dire as time goes on. Full of noisy students and American tourists too - eugh (trust me - we can hear your distinctive accents from the other side of the pub, over the music). Enormous, but only large for the sake of being large, choice of beers. Staff were lightning quick - like hummingbirds on speed. However, I don’t believe that they actually care too much, or at all, about beer. No character. However, the beer list will keep me coming back a few times more, I’m sure.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt  (113) Göteborg, Sweden | March 5, 2008| Updated October 28, 2009
I usually don’t like pubs like this, down in the cellar, low ceiling, noisy, weird decoration (bottle and trays glued to the ceiling and walls), and I would never come back unless if there weren’t two important things: great beer selection, and great clientel. Some of the items in the beer list weren’t available, but we still managed to get some really good stuff. The service was relatively slow yet mostly helpful.
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  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 5/20
dj  (18) , England | March 1, 2008
Having fought my way to the bar through the crowds of people and sweltering heat, I decided I didn’t really want to be here and went straight back out again. The prospect of queuing at the bar forever then trying to find enough room in which to stand and drink my beer did not appeal. The very loud music was also a deciding factor. Didn’t even get to try the beer and I wouldn’t bother coming here again.
42
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 5/20
RoyceH  (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | February 22, 2008
Good pub, though heaving when we got there. A pub that seems to trade off its world record than the quality of the beer, and the service was equally matching. Pity. I’d love to spend a quiet hour exploring their cellars, but I do fear there would never be one...
50
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 7/20
skovtrolden  (4) , Denmark | February 18, 2008
Sur og uhoeflig betjening, men stort udvalg. Mange oel var udsolgte, saa kortet mangler en opdatering
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
DSG  (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | January 27, 2008| Updated August 20, 2008
Re-rate: this time I was here on a winter noon. The place was almost empty. Now it was a lot better than last time, I got to see the big menu and it had tons of great stuff. Service is still a bit annoying but at least someone pays attention to you. Prices a quite high for some of the beers. It’s a good place, just never come here on busy times! 3/6/14/-/5/16 /./././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././ It’s a rainy summer Friday noon in Brussels. I have about an hour and a half left before I have to catch a bus. I say to myself ’’I gotta go to the Delirium Cafe, I’ve heard so many great things about that place’’. Well, it was quite hard to find without a good map of Brussels but I’m finally here - I go inside and at the entrance I already start to hear very loud rock music - ’’well, at least they have 2004 beers’’. I go downstairs and the place is so packed with young students and backpackers it’s difficult even to find a place to stand. It’s really smoky, and I feel like I’m standing inside the biggest ashtray in the world. I try to pick up a menu but they’re all on tables right now, I wait for another 15 minutes (standing all this time) and finally get my hands on this book. Very soon I give it up since there are about 4 people standing beside me just waiting for me to finish and hand them the menu. I’m going to the bar and try to order one of the beers but the bartender is too busy for me. I go upstairs thinking maybe I should sit over there, but no waiter comes up. I’m gonna drink my beer in another place. At least I got a pretty photo of beer bottles. I’m going to Belgium again soon, and I’ll try this place again, hoping things will be slightly better 1/1/13/-/-/3
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
DenverLogan  (64) MileHi, Colorado | January 23, 2008| Updated August 14, 2010
The bomb in terms of selection...one of the top five on earth...I’d say one of the top three...over 2000 listed beers including, get this, over 280 French beers (just as an example)! Wow!! Basement location, sometimes very crowded, sometimes service sucks, when bands play beers cost significantly more, smoking is allowed and circulation is not good, sometimes they don’t have or can’t find three or four beers in a row that I try to order, but wow...so many choices. Paradise for a beer kid in a beer store. My advice is to carry paper and write down a few choices in case they can’t find the first...list the country, spell the brewery and the name. There are countless good beers and good times to be had...always a treat to visit here. Spectacular for beer.

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