Belgium > Brugge
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 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.
mabel (211) 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, 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.
MiP (19) SÝnderborg, 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 (46) 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.
3fourths (1352) 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 (315) 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 (307) 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 (83) 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.
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