Cool old traditional two teir establishment is Brugge. I hit my head on the wooden beam walking downstairs so be careful when you leave. Narrow stairs too.
I had a 3 Fonteinen with cheese samples. Beer list was commendable. The Trippel de Garre on tap was well conditioned. If it hadnít been for such a long drive I wouldíve gone for the trippel but the 3 Fonteinen does wonders on a dry throat. Great place to seek out. I would like to go back to try the food and more beer. Struise was available too. Awesome!
nate2g (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | March 14, 2010| Updated March 22, 2011
A restaurant and bar with seating on two floors. A really cozy and warm feel to the place even though it was relatively busy. The Tripel de Garre is served here with accompanying cheese. A wonderful Brugge experience.
ekstedt (176) GŲteborg, Sweden | March 8, 2010| Updated August 9, 2013
Very nice place in a very old building in Brugge. Small but never felt that crowded. Good beer selection, fast service.
Down a tiny alley, up some stairs, and through an old wood door and youíve entered beer nirvana. They serve only ales and theyíre proud of it (as they should be). Old wood floors and tables add to the atmosphere. This is a beer connoiseurs dream. They do allow children. However, I would only take them if they can sit still and be calm.
Entrance is down a narrow passage. Good selection, but not the multi-hundreds of some. Good house beer. Cheese came with the beers. Service was pretty fast. Check what wimpie says below. Pretty much the case. Except the house beer was immediately suggested. Open on Wednesday when the little bear is not.
Into a small alley you find a small, nice characteristic bar. The interior is very classical: white walls with some classic paintings, wooden chairs and tables beautifully covered, wooden stairs to go to the upper place and mainly: a very clean interior. Very comfortable to sit, but not overwhelming. The service is also very good: they are generally polite, the beer is served very professional, with a covered wooden basket inclusive when you order a 75 cl bottle. However they donít suggest immediately a beer you should taste. The selection is nice, with some special beers on the beer card, but is not that extensive. You also can drink there the íDe Garre Tripelí, a beer brewed especially for this bar, which you can only drink there. Itís a pity that it is a little bar: you have to be lucky to have place left.
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon last March, itís a small smoky pub located down a small poky alley. Playing classical music, this old brick house definitely has some character and history. Beer selection was good (Read: great for a foreigner, average for a local), and staff was generally polite. Interesting to visit but, other than the cosy ambiance, nothing really wowy.
A small room, but with seats upstairs. Quite busy on the afternoon that I was there. How those British seniors found it I do not know, but they were having a good time. The beer list was good, a few unrated ones for me
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.
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.
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.