Oud Arsenaal | Antwerpen,
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Oud Arsenaal
Excellent based on 92 ratings
Type: Bar

Maria Pijpelincxstraat 4
Antwerpen, Belgium 2000 [ print map ]
032 32 97 45



Hours: 9.00-0.00/wknd:7.30-19.30, closed mo+tue


Mayor: JorisPPattyn (2) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: About 50


Oud Arsenaal

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Beer Available At Oud Arsenaal (arranged by most recent)
Bastogne Pale Ale 85, De Hoevebrouwers Toria Tripel 78, Herslev Økologisk IPA 58, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek 95, De Ranke XXX Bitter 97, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, De Koninck 45, Herslev Økologisk India Dark Ale (2012 - ) 83, Corona Extra 1
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92 reviews for Oud Arsenaal
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  78%
 Selection  73%
 Food  52%
 Value  82%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (466) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
Odd little traditional Belgian beer cafe located fairly centrally in Antwerp. I have to say I rather enjoyed the experience. Yes it has a very local feel and it is 99% locals, but worth visiting for the beer. They have a comprehensive selection of lambic at unbeatable prices and had it not closed fairly shortly after we had arrived I would have stayed for some time.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
deerstop  (45) , 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  (326) 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  (34) 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  (27) , 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  (248) , 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  (359) 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  (343) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101  (243) Quebec | May 26, 2014
Visited on a Saturday morning around 10:00 A.M. and the place was already full of locals drinking lambics. The Café is also located near a nice market where we picked some food for breakfast. The ambiance in this place is phenomenal... exactly how I Imagine an old-style lambic bar/café. Service couldn’t be better... super friendly, quick and knowledgeable. The owner even went to his storage place outside the café and came back 5 minutes later with a beer that we ordered and wasn’t available in the café cellar. There’s no rarities on the menu, but there’s a bunch of very good lambic available at the best prices I have found yet in Belgium. We ordered a Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek (375 ml) for 5,5 euros and we received one from 2007 (!). This is definitely my favorite beer place in Antwerp!
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
timmckee03  (48) Toulouse, France | May 3, 2014
Great bar and selection of Belgians, especially sours and lambics. Very old pub look and feel, looks the same as it did 50 years ago. It has a local feel, people were playing cards when we arrived. Bartender was really nice and has a great knowledge of beer. Met several friendly beer people while we were there and had a fantastic time. Highly recommend.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow  (209) Stockholm, Sweden | December 19, 2013
Small place with a decent selection. A local pub off the beaten track. Worth a visit for a more "genuine" pub experience.

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