The coolest beer bar I’ve ever been to. I’ve never been there before but it felt like I was coming home. Chill ambiance, sort-of- friendly-but-not-too-friendly staff, the incredible selection, the house cats, the random magazines, the smoked cheese, these are what await you at Kulminator.
It’s an amazing place for beer passionated! I can’t find the words to describe it... All the best belgian vintage beers in a wonderful homely little place with two incredible owners with incredible passion for this job... Kulminator is excellent!
Let’s be honest for a second here: this is the best bar in the world. Nothing else is even close. Totally laid back, with an unbelievable selection, and prices that don’t destroy your bank account. Courage RIS 1983 was only 12€ or something. De Dolle 2nd Anniversary beer from 1980, Bass Kings Ale 1981, Cantillon Framboise 1979, huge verticals of trappists, and countless other rarities and crazy vintages. And the owners are really nice. This place is heaven.
Allright, this place is rated a 100 times all ready, it is just rated way to low. THIS PLACE IS PARADISE (the only time of year it aint, is the days before the 24-hour beer festival). Everything is great here: the people, the space, the hop in the ceiling, the cats, the music, even the beer (ha, ha, ha, ha). I love Kulminator.
This is the beer haven. The holy centre of beer. An amazing menu of beer. Amazing food snacks to accompany the beer. Wonderful setting. The place just reeks of enthusiam for proper real authentic beer.
I had a Struise Pannepot green cap with world’s famous tasty couple, then I moved on to De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2005, Chimay Blue and Thomas O’Hardy’s which were both from 1982!
A wondferful evening. I met some Dutch people and some Italian craft beer geeks. Talking purely about football and beer is just perfect for an evening. Only sadness was I had to leave but by that time I was rather steaming due to a visit to another Antwerpen joint in the day earlier.
Wonderful place. Don’t over-look this fine establishment.
Unforgettable pub. Given its worldwide reputation I was surprised to walk-in in a cosy little pub that can probably only site 30-50 inside. Very warm friendly atmosphere inside, small patio in the back. I recommend getting there early when the doors open. The owner feeds wild cats and neighbourhood cats. I was sitting in the back sipping my Wesvleteren 6 surrounded by about a dozen of cats running all over the place. The beer list is to die for. That place is well known for stacking huge quantity of beers that will one day be sought after. Unfortunately their vintage beer list (separate list from regular beer menu, ask for it) is not up to date (like all vintage beer list I’ve seen in Belgium). Some stuff on the list is long gone. But there are still some marvels there. In sept 2006 they still had the Wesvleteren 6 1998 (last year it was brewed). But my can’t-miss recommendation would be the De Dolle 2nd Annivesary beer. It’s called “Oerbier Verjaardagsbier” on the menu. 25 years old and simply amazing taste. The bottle is just incredible to look at. Old 330ml flip-top dusty with the label falling apart. Pricey but worth it. Overall the place is a mandatory stop for any beer geek.
this is a quote to the comments of people have about the owner dirk
at first when i came there dirk also didn’t say anything to me and his wife leen was the only friendly one , but now he’s joking with me al arround suggesting me beers he know i didn’t drink or new beers , my geuss is he gets lots of tourists and when he doesn’t know them is a bit scepptic about them being true beer lovers , but just talk to him ask him what great beers he has ( vintage that is ) and he will come loose you’ll see ... i just love this place :)