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Delirium Café
Excellent based on 434 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM; Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Mayor: Smalle (8) | Taps: 27 | Bottles: 2004

Delirium Café

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Beer Available At Delirium Café (arranged by most recent)
Caulier 28 Imperial Stout , Jandrain-Jandrenouille IV Saison 96, Préaris Belma 61, Sainte Hélène Black Mamba 86, Struise Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club 100, Sainte Hélène Jean Chris Numero 2 96, Hert Vijlener Bosbier 45, La Rulles Blonde 90, Viven Imperial IPA 98, Oud Beersel Oude Geuze 98, Lefebvre Hopus Primeur 2015 80, Delirium Red 38, Chimay (Red / Rouge / Ale / Première) 98, 3 Fonteinen Straffe Winter 99, Bebop Bohemian Beer , Mc Chouffe 95, La Chouape India Pale Ale 76, Origame Erika Saison du Brabant 86, Belgoo Luppoo 83, Les 3 Fourquets Lupulus Fructus 46
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434 reviews for Delirium Café
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  64%
 Selection  90%
 Food  54%
 Value  72%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
DSG  (47) Brussels, Belgium | 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
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Crestes  (29) Barcelona, | November 28, 2015
Marko  (228) Split / Zagreb, Croatia | November 3, 2015
Oh, yeah, wandered away here from Hoppy Loft (March 2013) to check the "real deal" out. Now, the atmosphere would be fantastic, if not for the fact that it was crowded you couldn’t move or breathe, so a 4 or a 5 is more a 2. Service not that friendly at first but one can understand them VERY well why. While the bottle selection is fantastic, there was no possibility of browsing it at that point so I had to look at the tap list which was at that point quite underwhelming considering the Hoppy Loft (and laiter Fontainas). No smaller pours if I remember correctly, so I decided to leave and return to the HL, where my limited money would be better spent. I do hope to return earlier in the day once and get some stuff from the cellar at least and then the rating will hopefully go up.
tricksta_p  (133) Steenwijk, Netherlands | October 30, 2015
Visited on a wednesday evening. Terribly crowded and noisy, loud annoying music. Drunk students and tourists crawling around with plastic pint glasses, like an old testament insect plague. Dirty place with no dignity. Yes I’m sure the selection is great, but I didn’t stay around to find out. When I asked for an overview of their bottles I was told that "draft was better" and I was thrown a list of available tap beers, which was not interesting at all. I was then told to go to the below level for bottles, but that place was even more crowded and noisy so we got the hell out and had a beer at the Hoppy Loft, which was a bit more pleasant.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 8/20
hallinghansen  (53) Odense S, Denmark | October 22, 2015
Visited 18/10-2015. What a place, in the bad way. Crowded, dirty, disqusting toilets, they serve old beers. I’m not going there again.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro  (175) Alabama | October 11, 2015
It’s a rowdy and crowded place. Don’t even think of getting a seat during the evening. The complex has a number of bars (I think at least six that I counted?). I think this one is called the taphouse nowadays? There’s Hyughe’s Floris bars as well and liquor bars. So yes, superbly crowded as well as guarded by security which doesn’t make for a very nice place. Plenty of taps though with some pretty nice stuff present. Seasonals, Rulles. Fairly slow service and not with a smile. Not too expensive considering the location.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
birgik  (42) Padova, Italy | October 6, 2015
rouhlas  (134) , Greece | September 23, 2015
Visited this place on Saturday afternoon (Zwanze day 2015). Big place but it was crowded already. Mostly (or only) tourists (like us). We stayed on the ground floor. Unfortunately he Hoppy Loft was closed. We didnt stay a lot, we didnt have a beer there, we decided to go somewhere else with less people. So I will not say anything about beer selection, values and service.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer  (71) Copenhagen, Denmark | September 14, 2015
Visited 10-SEP-2015 and Again the day after with Ulkløbben. The Basement is a great place. Extremely crowded in the weekend but come in early or dance with the others:-) Really friendly staff despite the tempo they have to keep. Selection is great, mainly Belgian. The Taphouse on ground floor is awfull. Ugly, noisy and not all that interesting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666  (168) Edinburgh, Scotland | August 31, 2015
Seemed like the classic touristy place. Large number of draft lines though I’m not sure how many of those were permanent. Nice meat and cheese boards.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx  (190) Vasa, Finland | August 31, 2015
Not all too crowded in the morning when opening, which meant it was easy to get things from their vintage cellar as well. Bartenders did warn you about a few beers which were old, that they will most likely be bad. I did still buy those, as I had an interest in some of them being retired by years already. Cheese platters are a good addition as snacks to the beers, although a bit on the expensive side. Anyhow, good place to visit during the day, and it started getting packed in the early afternoon (14ish (2pm) local time). Huge list, which also had a bunch of sold out beers listed still (the bartenders did actually go and see for every beer). One thing I figured out was to write a list of 3-4 beers on a piece of paper, and have them check more beers at once, then just tell them to keep them "close", as you’ll pick those up next. Some of the beers are on the expensive side of things, although some can almost be considered bargains.

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