Belgium > Brugge
Albertcampion (7) , England | September 24, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Lost down an alley near the main square. Cosy small interior that would appeal to beer drinking hobbits. Our friendly waiter seemingly had an encyclopaedic knowledge of every beer they sold. I was introduced to Orval here, and for that I am ever grateful. One of the best bars I have ever visited.
DSG (47) Tel Aviv, | August 18, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A two floors pub. A good selection of beer. Service was OK even though the place was quite packed. You get some free cheese next to the beer. A bit hard to find without a good map because itís in a very small alley that doenít appear on some maps.
3fourths (1453) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Took forever to find... we actually just walked up on it late at night while out taking photographs. Located down a skinny path of a road, reminds me of the entrance to Toone in Brussels. Inside itís small but really warm and comfortable, with a small number of tables on the main floor and a fireplace up against the wall. Of course you have to try the Tripel de Garre when youíre here, which comes with a small cup of cheese. Servers were great, atmosphere was warm and jovial, and even though itís adjacent to the markt they place is not frequented by ugly tourists. Recommended.
bhops (37) Dallas, Texas | April 17, 2008| Updated August 13, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really a fun place, tucked in a dark alley. Upstairs was smoke free environment, which was a nice relief. Beer selection was quite good, and the waitstaff very friendly. Nice ambiance.
jercraigs (385) Toronto, Ontario | March 14, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The house beer comes with a little bowl of cheese! That alone should score big points for any establishment! :) Cozy little spot, nice wood. Did not venture to the upstairs room. Sandwiches are about the only food options, which we did not try. Interesting bartenders. Tables are ridiculously low, and my chair was tiny and started to hurt my (apparently giant) ass after about five minutes. Not sure if the rest of the seating was as lilliputian as mine. If youíre smaller than me you likely would not even notice. Nice little spot, but I would likely choose other spots in Brugge to head to first unless you are keen to try the house beer. Aside from the house beer offerings included some Struise, Pannepot, St. Bernardus, etc.
FatPhil (373) Tallinn, Estonia | March 7, 2008| Updated September 16, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Well, Iíd only recommend the house triple to tickers (alcoholic nonsense, IMHO), but the rest of the menu looks pretty solid. Staff did their job more than adequately. Need to visit again to concretise my view of this place. Not blastingly good, but with almost no negative aspects either. And I like listening to classical music while I sip my beer!
Well, my views were reinforced. Service was still good, atmosphere very civilised, beer selection made it hard to find a new beer, but we did find 2 in the end. I donít know why, but I just canít get excited about this place. Popped overall up to 12, as I did enjoy being here.
Jerre (84) Waregem, Belgium | January 5, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Was here years ago.
Good service. Many British people visit this pub.
JoeinDahlem (305) Berlin, Germany | October 9, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
In the heart of tourist central, a good place to hide from the others. The De Garre Tripe is always worth sampling, especially in that gorgeous, heavy, snifter-type glass. Great selection includes Pannepot and other gems. Always friendly service.
oberabcbbsok (38) Hoboken, Belgium | May 26, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A good bar with some very good beers. Only 4 beers on draft but 2 of them are excelent. The tripple the Garra and Gulden Draak. Classic music and every day the Bolero of Ravel for closing time
JK (323) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | March 19, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A nice place, hidden down an alley in Bruges. It looks expensive but a bit worn. I would call it character. Service was friendly. The selection is adequate but not impressive, but the house beer brewed by Steenberge is good. Not many tourists at all, surprising considering the location and the horse carriage drivers point this out to tourists. Go for the house beer at least.
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