I heard great things about this place so we stopped in. It was raining, so we had to sit inside, but it was so hot and stuffy that we ended up just buying a bottle of Cantillon Kriek and taking it away. This is probably not an accurate review because of it.
A very nice bar here. Its more of a resturant i suppose, but the beer list is like a fine wine list. Great selection on lambics and an aged beer section, also good general section of beers. Food was amazing, beef and beer made with rochefort, spaghetti with chimay and chimay chese on top. Very nice place alround very clean and peaceful.
What a great place this is. Service was fantastic, and the owner served the beers we had. We got the spaghetti two times and we could not eat up. 9 Euros for a huge portion of the best spaghetti for some time! Impressive selection of beers. All in all this was the top beer bar/restaurant in Brussels!
On previouslocation it was a real pub where you can get good food. Now it is a real restaurant and you got a smal pub part. The selection is less as before but it is still a very nice place where you can find some very good beers
Absolutely outstanding, my best beer/food experience ever. There isnít much to say here about the beers that other people havenít already said. I will add that the food was great and generously portioned. For the amount and quality, I thought that the price was fair. We had a shrimp scampi dish of some kind, and maybe a meat loaf plate...I canít remember for sure though.
JK (360) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | March 16, 2007
Excellent selection for a bar. A little on the expensive side, but plenty less expensive options available. The food was expensive so I did not eat. Small bar area separated from the restaurant, and they donít take cards unless you spend a certain amount. Very relaxed and low key. Convenient to visit after the Cathedral.
Nice, open, clean, smoke-free place to get your beer on. Impressive selection with an emphasis on lambics. Iím a fan of the house Cuvee lambic, which is the Cantillon Cuvee des Champions. Also had an old Achel bruin here that held up very well. Helpful servers who know their stuff. After eating here a few times, I have to say I havenít found a great meal yet. But never a bad one either. A must-visit for beer geeks in Brussels.
Beer list is very competent but then again a decent selection is not that hard to find in this country. Prices about ímarketí and there were perhaps 30 - 40 beers on the cellar list (sadly much higher priced that what you may see at Kulminator). Beer bar is quite cramped and was full of serious smokers when we visited (yuk!). On the other hand I found the resteraunt to be a real highlight with an excellent selection of beer inspired meals. EuR50 should be enough for 2 people, 2 courses each and a shared dessert. In fact Iíd come back for the food and not the beer.
A short walk away from Brussels tourist area is the best beer selection in Brussels. I donít care about the 2000 different beers of the Delirium Cafť, I donít drink 2000 beers a night. What I want is a nice selection of high quality beers and some special finds (rarities/aged beers) and the best place for that in Brussels is the Bier Circus (still way behind Kulminator though). Nice but pricy vintage list. I had De Dolles Special 20th, Aged Fantome Dark White, Cantillon Cuvťe des Champions, and more. What I didnít care about is the physical space. Take away the beer list and the beer geeks and this place is just as unexciting as it gets. The restaurant side is even more plain and uninspiring as the pub side. Food was pricy and just ok. I went there many times and got to talk a lot to the staff. More than knowledgeable, passionate. Soft-rock music at acceptable levels. Closed on Sunday (they got me once). A must despite the lousy dťcor.
Cool place. Wish I would have went there more than once. GREAT beer list, helpful staff. Kind of out of the way, but thatís better, because you donít get the tourists. Even though I think they lied to me about not having any more Framboos, Iíll give them a good rating. The food looked good too, though I didnít have any.