I spent 2 nights in Brugge this past April and loved ít Brugs Beertje so much that I made sure to visit a few times over the course of those days.
The space has a small front bar with some standing room behind it, a small room behind it with about 5 tables and a fireplace, then a door that leads to a hallway with bathrooms and a back bar that Iím sure 75% of all tourists who visit this place never even realize exists. Kind of like Monks Cafe in Philly in that sense. The walls are adorned with Beer Memorabilia and wood accents. Cozy is an understatement!
I donít think they had a bad beer on the menu. Everything was served in its proper glass.
What a great group of people running this place! Daisy served us the first night at a table in the "middle room" with the fireplace. She was quite professional and personable at the same time! She served our selections with pride and with precision. She was constantly moving but always made time to exchange a few words about her establishment and the products they offer. She also took the time to recommend some other bars in Bruges. She mentioned Cambrinus and ít Poatersgat and wrote down the street names that both were on for us. The second night we were served by several young guys at the front bar and the back bar. All were very nice and accomodating. I asked if they had anything off the menu and the bartender was delighted that I knew to ask that and took great pleasure in telling me about some reserve bottles he could make available to me.
Again a great selection of brew is at your fingertips while spending time in this establishment. Some of the things I tried include De Rank Saison De Dottignies, Smisje Wostyntje, 3F 05í Vintage Oude Gueuze, Jandrain IV Saison, 07í Pannepot Export, Vin du Cereale, etc.
Mainly finger foods...cheese platters, sausages, etc. Daisy was kind enough to give me some of the same mustard with my platter that they used to make the Smisje Wostyntje and she served them to me together so that was a nice experience.
Value: This place is not expensive at all.
The place where many years ago I discovered my love for Belgian beer, this place is a true beer Mecca. Very warm staff and some hard-to-believe bargains on some incredible beers, it is nearly impossible to walk out unassisted!
excellent bar to complete an excellent town.
Iíve found a relaxing atmosphere, without claims and a right explanation about belgian beers, all zoned.
ekstedt (176) GŲteborg, Sweden | March 8, 2010| Updated August 9, 2013
A very nice place in central BrŁgge, albeit a bit too small and crowded for my liking. Friendly and professional staff. Very good beer selection, but not amazing like Kulminator. A bit overrated I think.
Very rude bartender at my second visit, thus lowering the service score two notches.
Cool little beer bar in central Brugge. They pack alot of tables into a pretty small space, so be prepared to make friends. This place seems to be a popular beer tour spot, as a bus load of folks all came in at the same time while I was there. Itís a bit smoky, which I detest, though most bars in Belgium seem to be the same way, so thereís no escaping it. There are tons of old beer placards all over the walls, which adds to the ambiance. Excellent selection of brews, including some limited stuff from the likes of 3 Fonteinen, De Cam, Struise, etc. Food is limited to cheese and salami plates, basically, though thatís not necessarily a bad thing. Though they were a little understaffed, the servers were friendly and helpful, and spoke perfect English. Overall, a very nice place to sit and enjoy some excellent beer. Get rid of the smoking and I could spend hours here.
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.
This is an amazing beer bar. I was here on a satrday night, so it was crowded and rather noisy, but everything from the beer selection to the decor was excellent. The ambience is set by the decoration: from the dried out hops hanging from the ceiling, to the faded beer posters on the walls, and the wooden furniture... the selection is incredible: something like 300 bottles to choose from as well as a few taps. the service was great, and they are good about serving beer in its correct glass. I thought the prices were very reasonable as well compared to what iím used to. overall a great place and great experience.