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Beer Available At Délirium Hoppy Loft (arranged by most recent)
Rogue Mocha Porter 95, Harviestoun The Ridge 50, Rogue Juniper Pale Ale 76, Florisgaarden Griotte 23, BrewDog Barrel Aged 7.7 Lager 39, Rogue Yellow Snow IPA 96, Struise Motuecha 81, NovaBirra Big Nose Triple 77, Mill Valley Porcelain White IPA 85, Struise Black Albert 100, Porterhouse Plain Porter 82, Against the Grain Dork Lard 45, Westbrook India Pale Ale 97, Adnams Innovation 91, Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale 84, Southern Tier Back Burner 98, Flying Dog In de Wildeman Farmhouse IPA 95, St-Feuillien / Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA 89, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100
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Travlr (1374) Washington, Washington DC | January 6, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely more mellow than its downstairs counterpart. Large tap selection, and one of the few places in all of Belgium where you can get samplers. On the other end of the scale, you can also get a 3 liter glass of beer. yes, someone ordered one while I was there. Staff is friendly and efficient.
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited October 2012.
I dont understand why this is a separate place. Is it a different company? What ever. In terms of beer selection I think it’s somewhat uninteresting compared to the ground floor and the basement bars. I mean on the ground floor you can have Delirum Cactus. In the basement you can have Tilquin Faro. Up here you get a bunch of English and American beers. Meh. The upside is that it’s quieter up here. Drunks, like zombies, can’t climb stairs, so if you want to get away from it all while at the most touristy beer destination in the country you can grab a good beer and climb a flight of stairs and relax. While relaxing and sipping your beer you can check out the decorations which consist of signs from breweries that don’t exist anymore. I found a couple of lambic producers that I had never heard of before, which is kind of fun. There was also a guy in a bright pink bootlegged shirt selling something. It’s a nice place but get your beer downstairs and bring it upstairs.
brokensail (756) Orange County, California | October 8, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A bit more relaxed than the lower levels of Delirium and a much different selection. More of a focus on American and other non-Belgian European beers. A decent selection of bottles following a similar trend. A nice place to go if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the bar.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | November 3, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
More relaxed, modern and civilized than the downstairs, noisy Delirium, the loft must be exactly what a Belgian beer geek longed for his country to have - a great access to imports. As a non-Belgian, the selection of draughts from the USA, Italy, Denmark and what not is still interesting, but when you’re in Belgium, you’re mostly there to try Belgian beers. Therefore, upstairs is a nice break from downstairs’ craziness, but not quite as interesting as the more Belgium-focused selection that you find at a place like Moeder Fontainas. The expensive price tags also contribute to making one leave quickly.
Leighton (559) London, England | February 6, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
To echo previous comments, this upstairs section of Delirium is a bit more sedate than its downstairs counterpart, with lots of seating, a decent draft list and a large selection of bottles. This is Delirium, though, so even if this section ’more sedate’ it is still pretty raucous and, on a busy evening, finding a seat can be challenging. By around 2am the place will clear out a bit, so from then until 4am you should be able to really relax. (And before 8pm or so it isn’t too busy, either.) The value is pretty good for most of the beers, and there really are some rarities in the fridge. I’d say this is one of (if not the best) place in Belgium to find a range of beers that includes non-Belgian options. The evening crowd is quite young and lively (I thiink everyong I saw was under 30) so for a quiet experience get there early. Certainly worth a visit.
fiulijn (500) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 23, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I would question if this place has right to exist separately from the one downstairs... This is the bar for import beers mainly; on tap there may be something interesting; also large choice of bottles, but with crazy price. Less noisy and busy than downstairs, I would recommend taking some beers from downstairs and moving upstairs to enjoy them.
Lubiere (447) Ottawa, Ontario | August 27, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A cool addition tot he Delirium Café, with loads of US and Danish offerings, nice tap selection, excellent RB friendly service (Merci, Bart!), and some rarities. Close to Beer Planet, if you want to buy some beer. Sampler is a good deal, 3 X 170 ml for 6 euros.
KyotoLefty (435) Kyoto, Japan | September 12, 2013| Updated September 22, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great place. Very chill when the downstairs is load and obnoxious. Great beers on tap, amazing but pricy selection of bottles, plus you can bring stuff up from downstairs. 2 Euro tasters are a great deal. Love it. Service can vary wildly from very sympathetic to somewhat surly.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
It was my second stay in Belgium and fifth? sixth? visit to Delirium Café that I realized that the quieter upstairs is actually a different bar. Being a North-American there is nothing there for me. The bar is more laid-back and more “cool” than the downstairs Delirium where drunk tourists hang out… loudly. But if I want a quiet atmosphere I walk a few blocks to Toone and drink classic Belgian beers in a superb bar. If I want the superior Belgian but can’t handle the noise of Delirium Café I can walk 10 minutes to Moeder Lambic Fontainas. But if you want non-belgian beers in the heart of Brussels and don’t mind paying absurd prices, then Delirium Hoppy Loft is for you. I’ve got to give it a good score because the selection is impressive and the place is nice. But this bar is interesting for locals only, why would a North-American/British/Dane/etc go drink a beer there while in Brussels is beyond me.
jrallen34 (377) Chicago, Illinois | April 25, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Not really a separate place from the Cafe, but they have different hours in the same space, so ok. This is the upstairs part that has a bunch of ipa’s, stouts and mostly American beers. This has a better selection than downstairs and not as many drunk puking 18 year olds. Come up here if open instead of downstairs.
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