gEUS (85) Linden, Belgium | July 15, 2014| Updated March 4, 2015
Nice place in the center of Antwerp - great service and a focused selection of gueuzes and Struise beers, plus some other more local breweries, next to the usual suspects. One tip: people might miss this as the non-specialised beer lover could see this as yet another belgian bar...
Pretty spectacular place that specializes in their bottle selection, which features some fantastic lambics and an extensive Struise selection among other things. Quite a small place, but in the better weather months, the small outside is very charming. Service was fantastic - Dylan (kraddel) was very generous. A must stop in Antwerp.
Eén der beste biercafés uit het Antwerpse waar ze met een persoon in huis die tapcursussen geeft uiteraard de perfecte pint kunnen tappen. De Struise Brouwers staat hier constant op tap. Spijtig dat er weinig zitplaatsen zijn en ze nog beslist hebben om er weg te nemen ook. De meeste werknemers kennen voldoende van het bier om deskundige uitleg te geven (gelukkig is die met haar Boeing getatoeëerd op haar rug verdwenen). Kwaliteit van schenken, bewaartemperatuur, properheid glazen, juiste afwasmiddel, propere bierleidingen, enz... staat hier op heel hoog niveau. Spijtig dat de sigarettenrook via het terras in de zaak komt, dat verpest alles en maakt de voorste zitplaatsen onbruikbaar. De zaak staat zelfs toe dat er vanop de eerste tafel in de zaak naar buiten toe gerookt wordt! Spijtig en het is in hun nadeel want ik kom er minder en minder door deze reden.
The ambience of these places with the dried hop vines and antique beer signs is kind of silly, but also kind of fun. The bottle cooler is in open view here, making the selection process simpler and more thorough; the bottle selection is extensive with lots of obscure options, while the tap list is solid. If already in Antwerp, this is the definite second place to stop, and the more comfortable.
Visited with Tom. Came here on a Friday afternoon to enjoy a nice bottle of lambic on the terasse in the sun. Nice newer bar in the center of Antwerp.They have a nice selection, a few good bottled lambics, some unblended lambics, a few good taps including a rotating Struise tap. Dylan gave us some top notch service and a nice welcome which was appreciated. Prices are reasonable, especially for the location (which is very nice). Great place to enjoy some beers.
Visited twice on a Friday afternoon/evening. The bar ambiance/crown seems to be a lot younger than the two others main bars of Antwerp (Oud Arsenaal and Kulminator). It wasn’t crowded when we visited and there was plenty of seating available. Service was made by Dylan (kraddel) who works than and was pretty good. The owner let us open a couple of our own bottles there and that was much appreciated. Selection is really interesting with a couple of lambics of tap as well as Struise Cuvée Delphine and Rodenbach Foederbier. The bottles selection was interesting too and included Hommage b2 and a couple of other good lambics. Prices are very reasonable too, especially considering how close this place is from Antwerp Center. Very good beer bar that seems to be on the rise (compare to Kulminator who seems to be on the decline). I will visit again for sure if I’m in the area.
Very nice place in the city center of Antwerp and it keeps improving! Lambic, Rodenbach foederbeer and Struise from tap! Very interesting beer menu with changing beers. Also a lot of internationals available. Decent prices. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. A place for the normal beer drinker and the beer geek!