Oud Arsenaal

4.5/5.0 95 reviews
bar
Maria Pijpelincxstraat 4
Antwerpen, Belgium 2000

032 32 97 45
9.00-0.00/wknd:7.30-19.30, closed mo+tue

Mayor: StoutHead (1) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: About 50
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Bontus  (20) Flanders, Belgium | January 10, 2016
True bruine kroeg style pub. Lots of local Antwerp people (can be a loud bunch). Smoking after "closing" inside. Nice selection of beers, good value for money. Not a tourist trap, but not necessary recommended for foreign travelers.
50
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666  (186) Edinburgh, Scotland | September 1, 2015
Classic Belgian bar complete with old men shouting at each other at the bar - difficult to get served. Selection quite limited but well priced.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
poolstar  (21) , England | June 29, 2015
nice bar, locals and tourists are both looked after, had a couple of very nice beers and reasonable prices,
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
deerstop  (46) , England | June 3, 2015
Visited 29th, 30th & 31st May (4 times!). If you only have time to visit one bar in Antwerp this must be it. Wonderfully preserved interior in 1930s/40s style with great atmosphere and a sublime beer selection. Also excellent value - better than others we visited in central Antwerp
68
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch  (350) Glasgow, Scotland | April 23, 2015
Small quiet old fashioned bar on a square. Reasonable selection of Belgian beers. Satisfactory service. Good place to sample the atmosphere of a traditional Belgian bar but not a great place to get exciting new beers.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
cbnz  (58) Berlin, Germany | April 6, 2015
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
whimbreltits  (32) , England | January 20, 2015
Excellent traditional cafe and good value too. Smallish beer menu but some unusual specials.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
baxterfish  (256) , England | November 22, 2014
Wonderful cafe with an apparently original inter-war interior. Despite it’s fame, still caters mainly for locals. Beer menu available on request. Specials are displayed behind the bar and written on blackboards. There is usually something interesting available, often unusual Lambics and on my last visit a selection from Bzark & Bastogne. Highly recommended and an Antwerps classic.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
deanso  (431) the Hague, Netherlands | July 4, 2014
A lovely place. Great selection with very reasonable prices
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
JulienHuxley  (400) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | May 26, 2014
Visited at 10 am on a Saturday (a bar that opens at 7:30 am - f yeah!), and took the last table in the place. Many white haired people were already enjoying a beer or two. Very friendly bartending duo (owners?). The ambiance was great, old but in the comfy homey sense. They had an unpretentious but full card of gueuzes and krieks, young and old Orval and several classics. Prices were dirt cheap. Love this place, will assuredly return when I’m in Antwerp.

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