Belgium > Brugge
Beer Available At ít Brugs Beertje (arranged by most recent)
Zomer Gruut , Viven Imperial IPA 98, Ellezelloise Hercule Stout 98, Brugs Beertje 30 (Special Brew) 94, Mongozo Buckwheat White Beer 41, Prťaris Quadrocinno 93, Vicaris Generaal 95, Rodenbach CaractŤre Rouge 100, La Caracole Nostradamus 96, NíIce Chouffe 98, Hanssens Oude Gueuze 98, Smiske Extra 81, De Landtsheer Novice Tripel Black 81, Verhaeghe Vichtenaar 95, Blaugies Saison DíEpeautre 94, Reninge Oud Bruin 77
Travlr (1927) 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 theyíre 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.
ManVsBeer (1583) Hebden Bridge, England | November 20, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
In a small alleyway off the northern part of the main commercial street in the city - less than a couple of minutes walk west from the central square. This place is only open in the evenings and gets packed quickly. On arrival as a half-way house before dinner, the main front room was already packed with not a seat to be had at any of the small wooden tables in the small square room, nor on the stools at the bar to the left. We were shown into the back room past the toilets which was almost empty. The atmosphere didnít really compare in here to the front so it was somewhat disappointing, although I guess this part would have been full as well an hour or two later - so probably arrived at the worst possible time! The drinks were top notch though with keg options including Christmas seasonal brews complimenting large bottle selection that exists here.
t0rin0 (1508) 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 isnít 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 didnít 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 Iíd probably stop in for another beer.
3fourths (1453) 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 itís 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 ít Brugs should be considered on the same level as the other legendary beer cafes of Belgium.
brokensail (1134) 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.
nate2g (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | 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 (853) Tourist Town (West), 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 2000ís, most recent visit around midnight on a busy Saturday in July í12.
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. Iíve had many a night when Iíve 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 - itís always Kwakíoíclock in the Bear!
Food is pretty basic, I wouldnít 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 í00 the menu was pretty mind blowing and held a íwowí factor, but I donít really get that so much now having drank most of them. My only criticism is that they donít tend to stock many rareties and there were only 2 or 3 Struise offerings on the menu and none of the hard to gets!
Beershine (822) 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 :-)
Fin (733) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 9, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I canít remember how many times I have visited this place over the years (letís just say lotís) Our most recent visit on Saturday December 6th 2014 saw this just as popular as ever, seriously within 10-15 minutes of opening it is already packed, you really need to be here bang on opening time, we were very lucky this time as a table was free and we were 30 mins after opening. The beer choice is still huge and for Brugge still very reasonable we had a couple of De Dolle beers one of which was the special anniversary beer brewed for the pub. Btw they will let you bottles to takeaway. It is a great pub to sit in on a cold day or night at this time of year, the chat is great and the place is buzzing, for atmosphere it really reigns supreme, my rating moves up one notch to 92 this and Cafe Rose Red really are unbeatable in Brugge. This initial visit (see below) was years ago 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. Itís 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 doesní t open on a Wednesday and opens later in the afternoon, otherwise itís safely in my top ten pubs 90
Leighton (727) 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 íbroken-iní 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.
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