Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At Le Poechenellekelder (arranged by most recent)
La Corne du Bois des Pendus La Triple 10º 89, Tripel Kanunnik 72, Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait 98, Pauwel Kwak 94, Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Girardin Gueuze Black Label 100, Malheur 12 98, De Ranke XX Bitter 97, Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne 100, La Caracole Nostradamus 97, De Dolle Arabier 97, Lindemans Faro 80, Cuvée des Trolls 47
gnoff (368) Mölndal, Sweden | March 25, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Good selection of beers, nice friendly and fast service. Rather crowded. Nice atmosphere. I will go back next time for sure. Only stayed for a few beers in the end of a drinking day though. Was surprised the urinating midget wasn’t bigger.
jercraigs (256) Toronto, Ontario | March 16, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Stupid moment - I pull on the door and assume the bar is closed, but I can see people in there. I walk around the corner and look in the other window. Return and pull the door again. Nothing. Frustrated pause. I push... and sheepishly enter feeling rather embarrassed.
Cozy, cool atmosphere, friendly helpful staff. My boring cervelas sausage choice is bologna like and needs the mustard it comes with but thats really my fault for not asking about the various snack options. Makes a decent snack regardless. The small bread and cheese bite I order on my return visit is better. Beer list is smallish by Belgian standards but has some goodies. Server sees me poring over my lists and points me towards Delices... and Moeder Lambic. In a refreshing moment of honesty the server also tells me that If you are looking for something like 3 Fonteinen do not pay 40E for this beer. after I ask about the Belle Vue Selection Lambic on the menu. Cool music, blues to 20s and various others. Be sure to check out the courtyard which has some interesting stuff in there, including a gnome infestation.
FatPhil (262) Tallinn, Estonia | March 6, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful environment if you want puppets, beer crates and crossbows on the ceiling. Ask for the full menu, the one on the table only has 20 on it, the full one has greater breadth and depth. Waiter was pretty dreadful. For us, he couldn’t understand the concept that 2 people wanted 1 beer, and then we’d decide what to have from the longer list at leisure, so we needed to rush the ordering of the 2nd one just so we could drink the first. To another table in the room with only 3 occupied tables in it, he was completely unable to see or hear the lady gesticulating ever less subtly, and saying ’excuse me’ ever less quietly, even when he was three metres away from her and looking in her direction. Oh - this was a quiet day and a quiet time of day. Our temptation to stay for a third and a fourth was zero. May be better on a different day, though, so will revisit.
Dedollewaitor (316) Odense, Denmark | October 29, 2007| Updated September 5, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Just returned from Belgium yesterday. I visited 6 or 7 of the bars which should be the best, according to ratebeer, and this was actually what I found to be the best or 2nd best. Great service, waitor pours every beer with charm, experience & passion. Beer selection not the largest, still around 100
differtent ones all served in the proper glassware. My girlfriend and I went here 2 days in a row. Atmosphere is speial & very calm. Nearly perfect!
swoopjones (274) Buffalo, New York | October 20, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great place right next to mannekin pis. Great selection, phemoninal ambiance & decor
mistersinalin (24) St. Paul, Minnesota | June 8, 2007| Updated September 6, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Call it touristy if you want, but I fell in love with this place. Cedric totally took care of us and kept us in the beers we liked. For me he recomended three hoppier beers and a couple of Gueuzes and a Pêcheresse for my wife. Sitting outside was great until it started to sprinkle. Then the inside was great too. Decorated like a packrat’s basement. basement.
JoeinEscazú (275) San Jose, Costa Rica | March 11, 2007| Updated October 11, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t expect a lot from the beer list, so I was happily surprised. A lot of good stuff there. A fun crowd. Creepy puppets. Good place for a bender. Bartenders know their stuff. RE-RATE: There’s a table tent with monthly beer exclusives, almost always something interesting or surprising. And the simple, snacky meals are pretty good too. It’s getting to be a habit to take our houseguests here. This place is becoming a must-visit.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 13, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Was there sept 2006. It doesn’t matter how tacky it is, everybody visiting Brussels goes to see the Mannekin Pis. The pub is right in front of it with a patio looking at it. I was there on a quiet after-noon and drinking a nice trippel 20 feet away from the Mannekin Pis was a nice experience. The pub is surprisingly large inside and is classier than the average Belgium pub. Basic beer selection is average at best with about 100 bottles and 6 to 8 taps (mostly typical assortment). There’s a separate variable one-page beer list called the “Fonds de Cave” with about 30 less common and aged beer. Regular beer list is typical for Brussels (expensive) and the “Fonds de Cave” is somewhat overpriced (Bush Prestige for 45 Euros, Malheur Cuvée Royale for 30 Euros, Selection Lambic for 40 Euros). I think they only have snacks, no full meals. Service is so-so, which is to be expected for any restaurant/pub located in the heart of the tourist area.
Stew41 (128) Woodend, Australia | January 5, 2007| Updated June 25, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Not sure if I can add much here - 10 metres from the Mannekin Pis, awesome interior, perhaps the best service we received in our entire Euro trip, peanuts on arrival!! Didn’t really excel in any particular area but was very solid. Spag bol was tasty and the beer list won’t jump out of the pack (say ~150 bottles) but it’s well located and definately deserving of a visit. @30-odd beers in the cellar list, including a 1992 Belle Vue Select Lambic.
Put it another way - I’d rather go here and have a quite beer rather than fight the hoards at Delirium.
Brodie (21) Blowing Rock, North Carolina | June 10, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place just had a cool vibe. Right across from the Mannekin Pis. Outstanding service. Huge selection, waiters knew their stuff, poured the beers perfectly (rinsed glasses, turned the glass when pouring, lambics in the appropriate basket, etc...). Interesting decor. Great selection. A must visit in Brussels.
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