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Beer Available At Les Brassins (arranged by most recent)
JoeinEscazú (268) San Jose, Costa Rica | April 30, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Back-alley restaurant with nice atmosphere, very good food at reasonable prices, and a beer list with real quality to augment the usual suspects. This place recently got some press in the NYT, and before that the Economist, so no harm in sharing the secret here. It’s just a few doors down from Audrey Hepburn’s birthplace. It’s a small place, so reservations highly recommended. (update: I don’t think they take reservations anymore.. Also, prices have gone up a tick, but still good value for Brussels. And hey, Taras Boulba on draft)
BlackHaddock (227) , England | April 2, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This was the third and final bar of our Ixelles walkabout on a sunny October Sunday 2010. It was now 17.00 and the wife and I had been to L’Ultime Atome and Cafe Belga, we were so far ’underwhelmed’ by those two establishments, and hoping for better things here: we were not disappointed.
What a lovely place, it is down a rough looking street with nothing else of interest on it, although Audrey Hepburn was born six doors away (before having Breakfast at Tiffany’s), according to Tim Webbs book. No one will find this bar by accident, it isn’t near any of ’the sights’ or the city center. If you didn’t know it was here you’d not walk down the street it is located in, but please do.
Bright, tidy and clean. Loads of beer adverts on the walls, some very old, others very new. L shaped room with a small bar straight in front of you at the enterance. We were offered a choice of tables and selected one on the corner of the L so we could see the kitchen and the rest of the place easily. Not too busy, but reserved signs on a few tables indicated it was going to fill up.
A 75cl bottle of La Chouffe and a fantastic pasta dish later we reluctantly had to leave (because we were so full). The La Chouffe by the way was the cheapest I’ve ever seen it in a bar (7.80 Euro). The food was devine and the beer list extensive (around 60), interesting and diverse. It was a great pity we’d been drinking all afternoon as we explored this area of Brussels, or we’d have stayed here for a lot, lot longer. A lovely little place, friendly and neat, glad we found it, thanks Jason (and Tim Webb).
Brussels has some of my favourite beer bars in the world, this is now on that list (and it doesn’t grow to often), even though this is more of a restaurant really. They are more than happy to serve just beers though.
Roger939 (4) Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium, Belgium | February 7, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Nice little hole in the wall type establishment, friendly staff, good food, ~50 different beers - including several that one doesn’t normally see. I had a Carolus D’Or (Classic) that was drak, sweet, malty, and great taste.
rizzocp (11) , Italy | August 1, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
nice small restaurant with typical Belgium food and some nice beer
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