I have made several trips to this place, so decided to rate it. Itís right across the street from the Fountain of Pis. This is a beer cafe that also serves good cheeses and other light fare. The beer selection consists of around 100 Belgian standards, good beers but nothing that is particularly hard to find. The cheese selection is excellent, and the ambience is very nice, especially when outdoor seating is available.
A great place to enjoy a lambic or other Belgian beers near to the tourist sites. A very nice inside with all sorts of belgian Beerania and a great little patio out side right across from the Manneken Pis. Service was great with a server who was happy to help us through the selections. A real nice bottle list with only a few taps. Didnít order food on my visit but thought prices were overall fair. I really enjoyed my visit.
(Visited 12/2011): Le Poechenellekelder is located right by the Manneken Pis near the Grote Markt. We ducked in during a parade for a break from the crush of people.
The bar is multi-level and has an eclectic decor, with lots of breweriana and Manneken-related photos etc. Empty cases of Westy by the stairs is a cool touch.
There are 5 or so beers on tap, and 100+ available in bottles. A seasonal menu is provided, including St Feuillien Cuvťe de NoŽl and Gordon X-Mas on our visit.
Service on a crowded early evening was good. Our server was friendly and explained the beer options well.
We did not have food on our visit.
Overall this place is recommended for beer-lovers, especially given its proximity to the tourist attractions nearby.
Huge selection with a quite few tourist -centered beers, but also something for the beer geek to enjoy. Ambiance is good and the small distance between tables makes it easy to make friends. Free all-you-can-eat munchies are served to you without asking as long as you continue drinking beer. Original place, I like.
Full of tourists and hanging things, it is still worth finding. The bar is upstairs the toilets and puppet theater downstairs.
The drinking area is cramped, but fun, the ceiling being full of dangling bits adds to the feeling of overcrowding. However the beer choice is above average for a purely tourist pub. The quality of the beers were fine on each visit.
If going to see a little boy with his penis out having a pee is your thing, you may as well cross the junction and have a beer in this place!
Always stop here when in Brussels. Sometimes difficult to get a seat but once you do it is difficult to leave. Great selection at reasonable prices. Always seem to have a De la Senne on draught too. Food is pretty damn good too. Not so much fun sitting downstairs, but still nice. They always seem to be recommending St Bernadus Wit to people. Very comfortable to pass some time in.