Belgium > Brussels
Svesse (203) Hässelby, Sweden | January 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
(Visited July 2012) Nice bar and restaurant in the upper part of the city, a fair walk uphill from Grand Place and most of the other beer places of interest. Six draught beers, of which some are probably rotating guest beers (tried the Keyte Oostende Dobbel-Tripel and Saint Monon Ambrée on my visit). Quite an impressive list of Belgian bottled beers (the list on the web page doesn’t seem to be accurate though). Efficient and knowledgeable service. Didn’t try the food, but it looked nice. It’s definitely worth a walk.
77ships (83) Antwerpen, Belgium | December 23, 2012| Updated November 24, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Been here half a dozen times or so. Not sure where to start here but I assume that there are two things that need to be noted first. 1) there spaghetti Bolognese is huge, delicious & very well priced, recommended 2) even by Belgian standards this place has truly terrible service & I don’t have the highest standards. Either the guy who runs this place is rude or I am frequently very rude to him but one of us has to be the rude one. For instance I asked him for 75 cl. bottle & 3 glasses whilst being with four people – I received 2 glasses when I asked for a 3th one I received a lecture & he got mad. Other time I saw someone ask him for a beer, after waiting for 15 min. he raised his hand to ask again which is something I would do as well, he yelled at him for being impolite & an asshole & threw him out of the place. A co-worker of mine wanted a really sweet beer, I order a Lindemans faro which he liked. Upon ordering I got a whole lecture how I knew nothing about beer, that it is not a real Brussels beer (which it totally is etc.) I have been criticized for my lack of beer knowledge, taste etc. Other than that, the clown theme is a bit odd & sort of works for me. The prices are not too bad. The beer selection containes nothing really rare but does have a solid Belgian list, most things on it are good & I can usually pick up a new beer or so. Every month he will have a couple of guest beers & new beers. It is not too bad of a place to have a solid Belgian beer, eat spaghetti & I have accepted the fact that I keep insulting & angering him, I ignore his reactions, don’t listen to him and will keep doing so until he finally decides to ban me. //// Lowered the score again after a recent visit. We ate here, asked for a second beer twice which we never received & no mention was made of it when we paid. He clearly wanted us out of the place without any clear reason.
kraddel (77) some beerplace , Belgium | December 4, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
came there for the inpossible ! ( due to their site they had cantillon loerik for 25, wich obviously isnt right) . they brutaly told me that it aint available since six year and they ’hadn’t had time to update the site yet’ ( in 6 years? realy? ) the bartender/ ober also became quite furious when we asked for the third glass since he onley gave us 2 when we asked 3 for a big bottle split ( somebody’s gotta work at his fury man ! ) asking the ( wrong prized ! ) most vintage cantillon i got one from a year older than asked ( due to him, cause i diont get to see any cork or something to proof it, something i should think you’d have to give when the costumer pays this much extra for onley the vintage factor, as far as i know he could have ripped me of some years)
the food was nice, prices are very do-able. but pleas, asking 5 things of wich 4 coul’dnt be done? fix your site, your menu and definetly your additude !
LaTrouffe (11) , Belgium | November 5, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Il mange très bien sur ce site, mais la sélection de bière est un peu limité et cher.
McWorta (92) , Luxembourg | October 27, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Bit weird, bistrot, restaurant type of place. Huge menu which includes beer and food, whereas separating them is something to be prefered. Service was a bit unfriendly, a smile would do good here. Food wise pretty good and the beer is well temperated for different styles. Thumbs up for that. Price wise though it could be a tick better. Overall a good place for food and beer.
brokensail (617) Orange County, California | October 8, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a goofy/novelty place in terms of the decor with all the clowns and circus stuff. Beer list isn’t bad, good selection and some obscure things. Small draft list, but not bad. The food menu is interesting. Ordered the Big Spaghetti which is pretty damn big and probably the biggest meal you’re going to get for 13E in Brussels. Interesting place, but don’t really need to go back.
alev90 (9) , Italy | September 5, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
great service and good food...they have some vintage beer in bottle
fiulijn (500) Malmö, Italy | June 20, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
The interior is a bit "bistrot" and chaotic, but at least we are out of the most touristic center; the music selection may be particular, but it’s very good, also crossing styles.
The 5 beers on draught could be extended, and the hidden bag-in-box lambic made more evident, but the bottle list is respectable; there are no big whales, but a very good selection of no-nonsense Belgian ales, many of those new and modern; the prices are decent.
Although I liked the croque monsieur (toast sandwich), I think that 10€ is too much.
theoncle (26) Barcelona, Spain | April 13, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Bona selecció de cerveses, bon menjar, tracta correcte. S’hi està agust.
BlackHaddock (263) , England | April 2, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
My sixth time to Brussels, but my first visit to here: it not opening at weekends being the main reason. So it was a cold and windy Thursday evening in October 2010 I finally made it.
Nothing special about it to be honest, a basic bar with a few clown bits hanging around and on the windows. The place was half empty and we had no problems finding a table with two chairs to sit on.
On tap they had Bink Blond, La Chouffe Houblin and Chimay Tripel as their regular beers. The two guests being Nieuwhuys Alpaide and Saison de Cazeau, we tried them all (sharing) before having a 0.75cl bottle of Lupulus.
We ate a mixed cheese and cold meat platter with gurkins etc, just what we wanted to accompany the beers.
An agreeable sort of place and one I’d use again if in that area of the city. It is a fair walk from any other reconised beery bar in Brussels, but is just about worth the effort to get out too.
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