Belgium > Brussels
beersontap (30) , Belgium | May 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca (526) London, England | January 4, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A friendly neighbourhood bar with a short but adequate beer list which includes several local bottles.
In Brussels, where 80% of the population speak French (itís an island of francophones in a mainly Flemish region), itís unusual to find a bar like Merlo where most people are speaking Dutch.
Itís quite basic and fairly bare but offered us a warm welcome on a very stormy day in October. Itís away from the main touristy area, on an old quay now partly filled in and lined with fish restaurants and market stalls.
(Visited 3 October 2012).
JoeinEscazķ (275) San Jose, Costa Rica | September 11, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small and friendly bar in the Ste-Catherine area, popular among Flemish locals but welcoming to all. Short but solid beer list features beers from Senne, Boon, Beersel and Belgoo, with an eye for the hoppy. Not a lot of space, unless you count the alleyway where most customers are drinking and smoking anyway. There are little ledges out there for setting your beer down. Good place to grab a drink before or after dinner in the neighborhood. Good prices for Brussels, and much more personality than those cookie-cutter Nicolay bars that the hipsters seem to prefer.
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