Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At Le Poechenellekelder (arranged by most recent)
St Feuillien Grand Cru 93, Watou Tripel 95, Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait 98, Moeder Overste 78, De la Senne Zinnebir 91, De Dolle Arabier 96, De Ranke Guldenberg 95, Tripel Karmeliet 99, Forestinne Ambrosia 63, Forestinne Primoria 50, Bink Blond 72, Martinís Pale Ale 55, Blaugies La Moneuse Speciale NoŽl 92, De Ranke Noir De Dottignies 95, Cantillon Iris 99, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Rochefort Trappistes 6 98, La Caracole Nostradamus 96
Leighton (723) London, England | November 9, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I love the ambiance in here. The decor is dynamic, with lots of puppets and marionettes, beer ephemera, crossbows - the usual. Theyíve got around a hundred bottles, which cover all the classics. Beyond that they have seasonals and a handful of slightly more obscure offerings. Good value, friendly table service. This is a warm, inviting place, and I could easily pass a few hours in here.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 3, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jackl (543) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 23, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Certainly worth visiting for the interior alone. Thereís loads of creepy marionettes and puppets adorning the walls. The service is Belgian. The selectionís bigger than most cafes in Brussels. Draft lambics were available in addition to a decent selection of the more common sours. Prices were steep, befitting of the very touristy clientele. Overall, not bad.
gnoff (538) MŲlndal, 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 wasnít bigger.
bhensonb (521) Woodland, California | May 29, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Excellent venue. Extensive beer list. Service depends on who is up and how that particular life is going. Very responsive over all. Love this place. It was fifties music while we were there. Get the Chimay cheese.
Scopey (500) Croydon, England | June 29, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jrallen34 (479) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Decent reviews and quite a few on BA so I figured this place was worth checking out, IT IS NOT...Located kitty corner of the Pissing Boy so its in a nice locale and easy to find. At 5 in the afternoon this was already super busy and we had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. Once we were seated we were presented with a bottle menu of about 40 beers and about 8 drafts, all winter beers. The selection was a lot of Belgian lower tier beers, but there were some of the higher end stuff. The beer selection isnít a problem, its more of the atmosphere. The walls are covered by some costumes of the pissing buy and tons of puppets, very strange. Its loud, and way too busy, and full of all tourists. The music was all American with hits by Mariah Carey and tons of Christmas music.This is a total tourist trap that because of a good location picks up traffic.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | August 22, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
chriso (446) London, England | April 11, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited a few times over the years, most recently on 10 April 2011 - would have liked to sit outside as it was a very hot day but the hordes of pis-gapers milling around were a bit off-putting. Inside is quirky and rather kitschy - old & woody, wth lots of knick-knacks and a puppetry theme. Certainly quite atmospheric but the location rather detracts from the ambience. Service is functional and efficient, if a little gruff. The beer list is pretty solid with a fair range of lambics - Lindemanns Faro & Kriek (also Taras Boulba) on draught and some out of the ordinary stuff such as Zwanze & Horals Mega Blend available (at a price). The standard bottled geuzes & krieks seem a little overpriced, especially when you can get them a lot cheaper, often on draught, at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, which is just a couple of minutes walk away.
BlackHaddock (430) , England | March 29, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
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!
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