Belgium > Brugge
tdtm82 (100) , England | March 16, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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 hadn’t been for such a long drive I would’ve 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 (1021) Boomtown!, Australia | March 14, 2010| Updated March 22, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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 (130) Göteborg, Sweden | March 8, 2010| Updated August 9, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice place in a very old building in Brugge. Small but never felt that crowded. Good beer selection, fast service.
Fatumsch (15) | July 25, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Down a tiny alley, up some stairs, and through an old wood door and you’ve entered beer nirvana. They serve only ales and they’re 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.
bhensonb (519) Woodland, California | July 15, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
wimpie133 (6) Brugge, Belgium | May 12, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 don’t 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 ’De Garre Tripel’, a beer brewed especially for this bar, which you can only drink there. It’s a pity that it is a little bar: you have to be lucky to have place left.
mabel (230) Toronto, Ontario | March 22, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon last March, it’s 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.
MiP (20) Sønderborg, Denmark | January 8, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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
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 it’s in a very small alley that doen’t appear on some maps.
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