Den Engel | Antwerpen,
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Den Engel
Good based on 16 ratings
Type: Bar

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



Mayor: Migmar (1) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 45


Den Engel

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De Koninck 47
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16 reviews for Den Engel
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  57%
 Selection  52%
 Food  60%
 Value  68%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  64%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
loeki  (10) , Belgium | February 5, 2012
Hemels speciaal
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jRamon  (15) , Spain | September 30, 2011
Local al costat de líAjuntament, un dels mťs antics de la ciutat, visita obligada per fer un viatge en el temps.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
jon_sutton  (10) Manchester, England | February 17, 2012
Fantastic classic smoky brown cafe in great setting on the grote markt. Beer selection is limited but the De Koninck is well kept enough to ensure you stay for a few bollekes before leaving.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock  (334) , England | March 29, 2012
This is how Antwerpen bars must have looked when the only visitors were seamen and traders, back in íthe good old daysí. I walked in at 11.56 on a Monday lunchtime and left again at exactly the same time. The huge clock hanging from the ceiling told me so. Time has stood still in this place for a reason, they like it that way, so do I. As you walk in the bar is on your right, the only room is long and full of old mirrors (on the lefthand wall), the toilets are at the rear of the fairly large bar-room. A little old lady comes across to take your order, no menu/beer card or noticeboard are visible to my wife and I, as we sit at the far end of the room watching the other customers. I noticed a íWinter Konickí badge on a beer font as we entered so I order a íBollekeí for the wife and the winter brew for myself. Both are poured by a younger lady, the cliental are mostly elderly locals with shopping. Outside the skating rink and Christmas Market stalls are all noisey and busy, in here not even the clock ticks, just a bunch of people enjoying the peace and quiet. I ask for a Westmalle Double next, to my surprise it is on tap so I am doubley pleased! A lovely old place and one I will use again when in Antwerp. The beer selection may not be huge and It obviously hasnít tried to become fashionable or chic, it is just a throw back to old times and a joy to drink in.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
baxterfish  (194) , England | August 9, 2011| Updated April 21, 2012
The classic cafe on the Grote markt with fantastic atmosphere and good service. Smallish but adequate beer list.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
manfield  (19) , | October 28, 2013
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Bart  (108) Brussels, Belgium | September 3, 2011
Typical old style "bruine kroeg" in the center of Antwerp. Normal beer selection, good service. Nothing special.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton  (580) London, England | October 7, 2012
You wonít 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 wasnít 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 itís a great place to sit and have a beer. Unfortunately, the beers to be had are lousy. Good prices, incidentally. Anyway, itís worth it to stop here for one drink, just to sit on the square and observe your surroundings.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Strebs  (167) St. Louis, Missouri | August 8, 2012| Updated May 26, 2013
This was probably the most authentic bar that Iíve 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 didnít do a thing.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
PieterJan  (10) Oudenaarde, Belgium | December 14, 2011
I think itís a classic old cafe. Nothing special

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