Not the worst place to hang out, especially that close to the Grote Markt. Beer list is not that original or impressive though. Service can be slow by times, especially if you sit outside on the terrace.
The bar across the manneken Pis may be touristy, but itís a comfortable corner bar where stepping in for a beer feels like the most natural thing to do in the world. The heavily decorated themed interior is certainly worth a look too. When we were there, the taps were all dry, relatively hoppy Belgian blondes, exactly my type of ales and I went straight for that. The bottle selection is good for the location, but not especially spectacular for a Belgian cafť on Ratebeer. Its location kinda makes it a must-stop if youíre in Brussels and not too rushed, unless youíve been here a few times before.
Very nice place near Manneken Pis. Beer selection is not extraordinary, but you can find good beers anyway, nothing "exotic" though... Pleasant waiters, funny decoration... I was supposed to go to the restaurant after being there, but I stayed there having a good time and eating cheese !
In my opinion, this is NOT a beer bar. This is merely a tourist trap. The place is very nice, clean etc ... but there is no quality of service whatsoever. The beer menu is not so rich... almost every bar in Brussels can offer the same. I may be a bit hard on them, but i was very disapointed when i went there .
Right next to the Manneken Pis, with hoards of tourists (Chinese that day, taking pictures) the terrasse is a great place to have a beer, a snack, and people spotting. Nice beer selection, 4 taps. The place is full of marionette, old photos, beautiful decor, superb.
2010-08. Visited on a quiet Monday afternoon last July, we sat upstairs across from the bar and near all the Belgian kitsch -- various mannekin pis outfits and framed photographs and beer labels and such. Crossbows, too. We ate a meat and cheese plate, which was tasty. They have quite a good beer selection, I was very happy to have my expectations met, having heard about it for so many years without having had the chance to visit it. I also enjoyed the oldies playing in the background and the smoke-free atmosphere. Would love to return one day. (5/9/11/9/9/15) 80%
A solid bar in the touristy centre of Brussels. Itís good fun to sit outside and watch peoples disappointment when they see the Manneken Pis statue! Inside it has a nice quirky old-bar feel, with lots of old beer bottles etc (including a crate of empty Belle-Vue Selection lambic!). The bottled list is good, particularly the lambics. Last time I was there I drank cellared Orval, so canít complain. Itís not cheap, but this is the tourist centre. Food was decent enough, but also expensive for what it was. Still, it is worth a visit if you are in Brussels.