Belgium > Brugge
DSG (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | 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.
t0rin0 (960) Riverslime, California | November 18, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited in October 2012.
So we were warned that this is hard to find and it took a good 20 minutes of wandering around the block before we went through the little opening (barely wide enough to walk through) in the wall between two candy shops. Sure enough, back about 50 yards was de Garre. Itís a pretty nice alley all things considered. Cobblestone and ivy and less tourists. The bar is confusing to me as it is a large building for a bar with two stories, but they donít serve food. They do have some cheese but no real food. There arenít any bar seats, just tables, and they wait on them like they would at a restaurant. The de Garre tripel was decent but not my favorite; it just seemed like the thing to order in this situation. With a group of people I could see this being a fun place to hang out for a hour or two to get away from the tourist trap that is Bruges. The service was surprisingly good here too. It must have been an off time but we had no issues getting seats.
hobsch (38) Cologne , Germany | November 8, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Place is down an alleyway close to the Burg. Old school atmosphere and ok service. Selection is standard. Ordered the De Garre Triple from tap which was very good. Coll glasses.
undercurrent25 (128) Barnton, England | October 27, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Tiny little bar down an alleyway, they have their own house beer, can be a bit cramped and hard to find to find a seat, will definately visit again
kraddel (78) some beerplace , Belgium | October 19, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Been here after positive recomandations
Felt let down
- Ask for sampler - an unfriendly no can do
Ask the beer menu - nothing unique at all
See the prices - mediocer to high
I wouldnt go as far as breaking this place down , but i must say , its a huge dissapointement . Just like brugs beertje , its very overrated . And coming in , expecting to much - just leads to you being extremely dissapointed . If anything , this is average . Plus , you can make it cosy , but cramped is too damn much . 3 people for such a small bar , and still slow service ? They did know how to pour a beer propperly , though( wich is rare ! )
So , overall , gpod for what it is , but so damn overrated
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 2, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Thought that I should get around to rating this place as Iíve been here many times over the years and as I will be in Brugge (probably) again tomorrow I may be in here again. It is up a easily missed little alleyway and is a cosy place on two levels, classical music is usually the only interruption from the chatter of others. I think that this place is best visited in the cold winter months. Well worth venturing into and the beer range is usually pretty good, possibly a tad pricey as I recall and service can be a bit iffy, also as others mention it can be descended on by hoards of tourists.
The4Saisons (8) , | July 6, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
In some ways, this is the ideal place to drink Belgian beer...indeed just to drink beer. Itís a cozy, well-hidden bar that seems like itís been in operation since Brugge was still in the Hanseatic League. Drank a couple of delicious tripels with accompanying cheese and was in nerd heaven.
fantti (65) , Finland | June 9, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited in may 2011. Well hidden little beer bar between Burg and Markt. Good selection of Belgian beers and the place was almost full creating a good atmosphere. You get cheese plate with your beer.
hopbomber (31) Manchester, England | April 15, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely beer cafe, very authentic looking classical at low volume. Beers are well presented on a small tray with a side of cheese. Prices are typical Ä3.50-5 most bottles nothing particularly rare other than their house tripel.
Drank 2 pannepot, 2 st bernadus abt 1 orval 1 delirium tremens =Ä26
Svesse (203) Hšsselby, Sweden | January 23, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited July 2012) Nice beer cafť, centrally located but quite easy to miss, since itís tucked away in a back alley. The place is quite small with interior dominated by red bricks and brown wood. Apart from the downstairs area, thereís also an area uppstairs. It could be hard to find a free table, but donít hesitate to share one with strangers, theyíre probably tourists too. Beer selection is quite good and varied, with the house triple (brewed by van Steenberge) as a must try (itís only available here). Good selection of bottled beers as well. Service was friendly and efficient. Food available as light bites, we shared a good mixed platter with sausages, cheese and kip-kap. Definitely worth a visit.
Theydon_Bois (461) The íSham, England | January 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Have paid a number of visits here over the years although on the last 2 occasions Iíve attempted to itís been wedged full and Iíve had to turn around and head elsewhere - be warned!
2 floor venue connected by a rickety wooden staircase. Seating is a hotch potch of wooden chairs and tables (if you can get one!).
Solid bottle range numbering 100+ and they give you a small cheese plate on the house to go with your beers.
Good atmosphere, older crowd in general.
Worth popping in and itís really easy to miss the passageway !
Get there early !
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