Den Engel | Antwerpen,
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Den Engel
Above Average based on 19 ratings
Type: Bar

Grote Markt 3
Antwerpen, Belgium [ print map ]
03 2331252

Taps: 5 | Bottles: 45

Den Engel

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19 reviews for Den Engel
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  57%
 Selection  51%
 Food  60%
 Value  66%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
baxterfish  (255) , England | August 11, 2015
The classic cafe on the Grote markt with fantastic atmosphere and good service. Smallish but adequate beer list . The perfect place for a Bolleke. I assume it was the owner of the Ben Bengel next door who changed the name of this entry to Den Bengel. That café is of little interest and not worth visiting and interfering with the ratings of rival establishments is plain wrong. So make sure to visit DEN ENGEL and avoid BEN BENGEL.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 6/20
vipinvelp  (281) Velp, Netherlands | July 9, 2015
Typical big tourist pub at Antwerp,s main square. Nothing special on the list, had ,y favorite Moeder Overste. Servicde is whar one can expect at this location.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
ferryman72  (4) , Norway | June 29, 2015
You can say what you want, people. The authenticity, location and the tapped De Koninck, makes this bar a winner.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin  (89) , Belgium | February 26, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
Migmar  (13) Espoo, Finland | November 23, 2013
Central location, so very crowded. Not very good selection. An average touristy spot in Antwerp. Preferable to sit outside and admire the view.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
ShivanDragon  (55) Leeuwarden, Netherlands | November 15, 2013
not a bar for a beer lover. short list of beers. ambiance isn’t that great either.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
manfield  (18) , | October 28, 2013
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 3/20
kraddel  (206) some beerplace , Belgium | April 8, 2013
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  (189) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | November 13, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton  (793) London, England | October 7, 2012
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.

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