Belgium > Antwerpen
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Alengrin (40) , Belgium | February 26, 2015
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Well-known pub in the old centre of Antwerp. Attracts lots of tourists. Beer list is basic: your classic ’bolleke’ De Koninck from tap, some trappists... The most interesting I found here (years ago) was a Westmalle Dubbel of a few years old which had matured gracefully. Otherwise: not really an interesting place for those visiting Antwerp for the beer.
Migmar (13) Espoo, Finland | November 23, 2013
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Central location, so very crowded. Not very good selection. An average touristy spot in Antwerp. Preferable to sit outside and admire the view.
ShivanDragon (42) Leeuwarden, Netherlands | November 15, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 9/20
not a bar for a beer lover. short list of beers. ambiance isn’t that great either.
manfield (19) , | October 28, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (203) some beerplace , Belgium | April 8, 2013
14 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 3/20
Holy SHIT never in my life , have i seen someone working in a bar , this extreme of an ashole ! Appearently , if you ask their only decent beer ( orval ) ypure a joke to him , he starts calling you crazy , laughs at your face , and starts to do REALY anoying . Prices are good , beerlist is weak . Openinghours are good , but if you enter somewhat late ( even tjough its still full ) you cant , appearently , ask ANYTHING
Dude , if i acted like this at my bar , theyd kick me out in seconds , and with reason ..
Martinus (156) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | November 13, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Nice central location, especially popular (it seems) when weather is good and the sun is on the outside seating.
Beer list is rather short and just features some classics.
Good place to enjoy the scenery and people, the typical ’bolleke’ is good and fresh, but don’t expect too much in the sense of beer or service.
Leighton (656) London, England | October 7, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
You won’t find a more beautiful city setting for a bar. Set upon a large square, this pub sits across from a majestic cathedral with a large and lovely fountain standing in between. That said, the beer range here is very uninspiring. I ordered the "gueuze" from the menu (it wasn’t branded on the menu), which turned out to be a Belle-Vue, which in turn turned out to be a rather vulgar example of the gueuze style. There were plenty of other classic if very basic beers on offer. So, bottom line, this bar is in a fantastic location and it’s a great place to sit and have a beer. Unfortunately, the beers to be had are lousy. Good prices, incidentally. Anyway, it’s worth it to stop here for one drink, just to sit on the square and observe your surroundings.
gunnar (397) Sandnes, Norway | October 3, 2012
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
The least attractive place on my short visit to Antwerpen, beer selection is under par, the waiter was not service minded at all, service was slow, too many customers for one person. Bad ambience.
Strebs (203) St. Louis, Missouri | August 8, 2012| Updated May 26, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
This was probably the most authentic bar that I’ve visited in Belgium. Packed full of locals and certainly not the typical overly twee confection invented for tourists. This would be a perfect place for a bolleek of de Konninck, except for one thing. Be prepared for an aggressively anti-tourist
attitude from customers and staff. When out the blue I was insulted by a fellow customer, I looked to the bartender for assistance, and he didn’t do a thing.
rotjoch (79) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 4, 2012
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Ye typical ’bruin café’. do not expect a big list, just some of the classics... de koninck, tripel westmalle etc.
not really worth being on the places list for a city like Antwerp...
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