The ABSOLUTE BEST experience Iíve ever had at a bar! ...despite the ridiculous hours. Vintage lambic list is incredible, perhaps only topped by Akkurat and maybe DHVL (but itís close). Prices are probably the most reasonable in the whole country -- as of May 2013, Hommage was 45Ä, for example. Atmosphere is just wonderful, with mostly elderly locals comprising the clientele. We arrived early (around 9:40am; opening is 10am), and the ownersí parents greeted us shortly thereafter, inviting us in early. Both the owners and parents were extremely friendly and warm. Accessible by one bus (#128) from Gare du West -- make sure youíre in Belgium on a Sunday so you can visit this amazing place.
This place is truly something special, hided in the outskirts of Brussels in Eizeringen this place only opens for 3 to 4 hours a week after Church on the Sunday.
The ambiance is perfect, quiet and at time fun and upbeat. Sometimes some improv brass/jazz offs.
Service can not be beaten here, they clearly do not re this place for profit or gains but from true love of beer. Attention to deal is everything from cellaring these amazing beers, to serving them! Noticing when we had poured the last of one bottle and preparing the next to be served.
Selection is unbelievable so many world class breweries.
Food they only served a Gueuze cheese when we were there but it was exquisite.
Value i think the prices were extremely fair - They were charging 1 euro more for each year old vintage of the Lou Pepe Kriek!!!! Bargain
Overall this is a place to come and reflect on amazing beers with like minded people.
We went on a Sunday morning approximately one hour after opening and left 30 minutes after the closing time. Located in a small village not too far from Brussells and openened only a couple hours a week on Sunday. We were lucky enough to have a seat as it was quite crowded. More than that, we had a seat at the same table than the famous Uli. We were the only foreigners in the place, everybody else seemed to be locals. Superb ambiance. Cozy, well decorated, not too lound and kind of "out of time". Service was super friendly and they were serving the beers exactly as it should be (good temperature, nice presentation, carely poured, etc.). One of the owner sat at our table when the place became less crowded and it was fun to discuss with him. Selection is awesome for any lambic lover, including 5 unblended lambic on cask and a huge bottle list, including some pretty nice and rare vintage lambics. Some price on vintage bottles are high, but most are extremely reasonable and some are even dirt cheap. I dream of having a place like that one street away from my home. The is a lambic love paradise and it just became my highest rated place ever. Magical! / Update: I went back for the Night of the Great Thirst which is the most amazing beer Festival I ever went too. Only lambics (including some great bottles), great ambiance and perfectly organized. I will be back someday. We also went back on Sunday after Night of the Great Thirst and, again, we had an amazing time. This is the best beer place I have ever been to and I would be here every Sunday should I live in the area.
My favorite place in Belgium so far, possibly in the world. A pub that is literally opened 4 hours a week in the middle of a tiny village in rural Belgium. The inside of the pub itself is beautiful, very cozy atmosphere with tons of retro belgian beer memorabilia. The selection is outrageous, they had 5 unblended lambics on tap when we were there, and a very nice cellar full of vintage bottles. The prices are quite reasonable, even some of the vintage choices are quite accessible. Despite the place being quite full and full of locals the staff was quite friendly and helpful. They had 3 fonteinen cheese to snack on. I want to retire and live up the street from here.
The hiddem geem in Belgium. Worlds best lambic bar with lots and lots of old stuff. Actually hade some rea "white whale" beers my last visit. And then I found some american lambics from Allagash. A real surprice! Only open 4 hours a week on sundays.
It was hard getting there but it was really worth the effort. The opening hours arenít that welcoming either but they got an incredible lineup of lambics. Some exclusive stuff and a great cuvťe list. It is one of the absolutly coolest places I have visited and it has an amazing atmospere!
The ultimate lambic experience. Quiet local place in a beautiful village with friendly customers and staff/owner. Service is personalized and presentation is top notch. Great lambic selection at a reasonable price which is rare nowadays. The draught lambic (Girardin) was in amazing shape. I donít think it can get better than this, Iíll go with a perfect score.
Worth waking up early and standing in the rain to catch the bus to this place. Small little village and a quiet little bar with friendly staff and locals. Had some really nice sours and a fantastic gueuze cheese. Will visit again!
Excellent lambic and geuze selection at this family run cafe. This is a quintessential authentic local cafe in the Payottenland. If you like lambics, or just want to experience them in a great location, this place is not to be missed.