Belgium > Brugge
Beer Available At ’t Brugs Beertje (arranged by most recent)
Tripel Karmeliet 99, Poperings Hommelbier 92, Viven Porter 97, Préaris Quadrupel 95, Tripel Kanunnik 75, St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, St. Bernardus Prior 8 99, Viven Imperial IPA 98, St. Bernardus Blanche (Witbier) 95, Struise Pannepot 100, De Dolle Oerbier 99, d’Oude Maalderij Qantelaar Oak Aged , Les 3 Fourquets Lupulus Hibernatus 87, Oud Beersel Oude Kriek 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, Brugse Zot 65, Urthel Saisonnière 92, Troubadour Westkust 97, Bockor Omer Traditional Blond 81, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100
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Travlr (1453) Washington, Washington DC | January 6, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Centrally located near the market square in Bruges. Smallish with a front room smoking section and a non-smoking back room that also has a fireplace. Auxilliary back room past the toilets. Good atmosphere. Helpful and pleasant staff, even when they’re busy. Great selection of Christmas beers when I visited in December. Lots of tourists, but an occasional friendly local also. Definitely a top Belgian bar.
t0rin0 (1270) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 15, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited October 2012.
We stopped here after wandering around and taking pictures for a bit. I was very pleasantly surprised by both how cozy it was and how nice the service was. Service in Belgium was pretty bad all around but these guys were nice. They also have a pretty good beer list. I was tempted to buy the oaked Straffe Hendrik after I learned aobut it an hour earlier at the brewery but then I saw the price tag of 30 euro... The beer list isn’t quite what we had experienced at Kulminator the day before but it was pretty good. This was also the perfect opportunity to have a Chimay and experience the quaint Belgian pub. They have plenty of beer signs everywhere to let you know where you are. Prices were pretty high on the beer though, which makes sense since Bruges is the Euro Disney for adults. I didn’t want to order any food so I paid no attention to the prices on that. If I find myself in this part of Belgium again I’d probably stop in for another beer.
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Opens at 4pm. Inside it’s a small cramped barroom up front with some tables in the back room. Beer list is certainly good, but I was sort of expecting something better... no, not the level of, say, Bier Circus or Delirium, but I had a hard time finding anything new or interesting on their menu. A lot of gueuze and kriek but you can find that stuff at the cafe down the street. I finally settled on a mid-aged bottle of Mort Subite Oude Kriek, which was a good choice as it has a fully developed sourness and it somewhat rescued what was becoming a disappointing visit. Recommended, for sure, but I do not think that ’t Brugs should be considered on the same level as the other legendary beer cafes of Belgium.
brokensail (800) Orange County, California | October 5, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best place to get a beer in the city. Quite small, but very good bottle list and a handful of taps as well. Staff was friendly and prompt. Good prices and good atmosphere.
Beershine (705) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 25, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
What a wonderful bar! Easily one of my favorites in the world. The ambiance is pure beer geek, but with ample opportunities for socializing. Buzzy, crowded, and happy from the time it opens into the night. Crowd is international: many tourists but also many local beer lovers and even a few "stars" in the brewing industry :-)
nate2g (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 22, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Full of happy souls indulging on many fine brews. The pub bursts with character and is welcoming even when crowded. A nice focus on lambic, which I stuck to. The staff were friendly and chatty, and keen to discuss beer with less knowledgeable visitors, even though they got asked the same questions over again. Well run beer bar.
Theydon_Bois (605) The ’Sham, England | September 29, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Have enjoyed beers here on an annual basis since the early 2000’s, most recent visit around midnight on a busy Saturday in July ’12.
Solid bottle list of 250 or so and 5 taps at the bar. Best thing about my most recent visit is that the place is ALL no smoking now. I’ve had many a night when I’ve returned to my hotel room stinking of cigarette smoke after a session in the Bear!
Service is usually good but does suffer from being overly packed as this place gets a lot of mention in tourists guides, hence fills up with all manner of tourists wanting beer in novelty glasses - it’s always Kwak’o’clock in the Bear!
Food is pretty basic, I wouldn’t come here for my evening meal but the cheese board goes well with the beers.
You normally get a later drink than the hours suggest, curtains closed door on the latch etc. Daisy has kept it open just for our small group of 4 or 5 for a good hour after closing in the past.
As a first time drinker in Belgium back in ’00 the menu was pretty mind blowing and held a ’wow’ factor, but I don’t really get that so much now having drank most of them. My only criticism is that they don’t tend to stock many rareties and there were only 2 or 3 Struise offerings on the menu and none of the hard to gets!
Leighton (574) London, England | October 31, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A nice, cosy place. Has a real ’broken-in’ feel. They have a big beer list that has all the classics plus lots more (though nothing too crazy). The service is pretty solid decent here, the prices pretty fair. Conveniently located, so well worth a visit.
Fin (535) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 6, 2006| Updated November 15, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This truly is a shrine to beer for anyone in Brugge. The range of beers is probably second to none and as important the staffs knowledge of their beer stock is equally impressive. It’s a wonderfully simple place with no distractions to good chatter and beer drinking. My only real gripe is the opening hours, as I recall it doesn’ t open on a Wednesday and opens later in the afternoon, otherwise it’s safely in my top ten pubs.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 16, 2004
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Such a great Belgian beer bar. Extensive menu, extremely knowledgeable staff, cozy atmosphere with background classical music and people everywhere drinking great beer. Almost a wet dream for a Belgian beer lover.
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