’t Brugs Beertje

Kemelstraat 5
Brugge, Belgium 8000
bar  4.95/5.0 277 reviews
Closed Wed, 1600-0100 weekdays, 1600-0200 weekends

Mayor: kajser27 (2) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 250
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beerit  (16) Milano, Italy | May 15, 2009
Warm and couzy.... a must for all beer lovers.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
wimpie133  (6) Brugge, Belgium | April 13, 2009
Iy’s like you enter a typical pub, but when you look good, you realize immediately you are in a beer pub, with all sorts of ’beer placards’. Most of all there is not that much space available, but at the back of the pub, there is another room where you can sit. There are many tourists over there, so the ideal place to share some interests with foreign people. For you don’t have a lot of place to sit and move and the pub itself feels a bit ’cold’, maybe because there is playing only classical music over there, but then very silent. However they say they have a wide range of beers on the card, that range is not that big as you would expect (more or less on the same level of the ’Poatersgat’ in Brugge). But the beers are served very well and the people have a good knowledge about which beers to serve, although the service could be a bit faster. A very nice place to go to during the night, but not the best in Bruges.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mabel  (250) Toronto, Ontario | March 22, 2009
Visited late on a Tuesday afternoon last March, this cosy little pub serves some kick-ass brews. Beer selection is commendable, though unfortunately we didn’t stay very long to try more. Service was friendly if a little brusque at times. Food was delicious: yummy cheese and pate platters and homemade bread. Definitely worth re-visiting.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fata2683  (131) Tucson, Arizona | February 6, 2009
Highly recommended! Spent a night here in January 09’. All the beers I tried were recommended by the staff and all wereexcellent. Quiet and small, but relaxing.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
HOPSHUNTER  (33) Tampa, Florida | January 13, 2009| Updated April 9, 2010
Great place! One of the highlights of my trip to Bruges. The bartenders are really nice and very knowledgeable. The service was better when I sat at the bar but overall great place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
MiP  (20) Sønderborg, Denmark | January 8, 2009
Not a beautiful place, but nice and welcoming. The stove was burning on this cold night and the atmosphere was good. The selection is good, not huge but they have some good sours. The service was slow, again, they seem to be permanently understaffed. A bit hyped, I think.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PetervanderArend  (17) Amsterdam, Netherlands | September 26, 2008
I think the best beerbar in Belgium! Where can you better find beers from the mirco-breweries of Belgium? This is the place!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ggaughan  (12) Philadelphia, Luxembourg | September 20, 2008
I had been waiting to visit the Brugs Beertje for awhile and got to over the Christmas holiday when my wife and I took a trip to Brugge. This place just has a wonderful vibe and homey feel to it. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a large crowd in the front but the owner motioned for us to go to the back room where there were a handful of tables. The back area I believe was smoke free and was less noisy than the front. We were greeted by a very friendly bartender that quickly gave us a huge beer menu and we started the reading process. When we were there they had about 5 drafts and a great bottle selection. Over the course of 2 nights we had a few Christmas beers on draft, including Still Nacht. We also got a bottle of De Ranke Kriek and Rodenbach Vin de Cereale. There were a few rare treats I wanted that had recently sold out but no worries, the menu is extensive. The last night we visited we were there until about 2am, well past closing time but it didn’t seem like they had any interest in kicking people out as everyone was just hanging out and chatting. This place has a vers social atmosphere you will love.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DSG  (160) Tel Aviv, Israel | August 18, 2008
I came especially from Gent to visit this place because when I was staying in Bruges a few days earlier the place was closed since it was a Wednesday. I got there right at the time they opened there were already a few other people waiting outside for someone to open the door. Beer list is quite good, but really not many stuff really interesting. Most of the stuff on the tap was widely-availabe stuff. Service was OK even when the place was packed. Why does this place have such a high rating? It’s definitely a decent place and is worth a visit if you’re in Bruges but nothing stands out and it’s far from being on the same level as Kulminator, DHVL, Bier Circus etc.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
stonehenge  (1) , England | July 3, 2008
Not been here for a couple of years..spent many a night here in the late 90’s..One of the finest bars in Europe..Hope to return before the end of the year..Lets hope its still got that something
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k  (245) HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland | June 4, 2008
Visited on a Tuesday, little street of to the side. mj covers it below. Lots of sour stuff, nothing rare, but usually aged. Seems like there is a lot of stuff not on the menu, as I saw people having the Cuvee de Ranke and I asked for it as well but it was not in the menu. Little food dishes are decent. Small and cozy feel, cool old bottles over the bar. Daisy seemed cool. While I was there there were 2 US brew writers who met with 2 local brewers and we chatted up 2 profs from Alabama, that made the visit a lot more interesting. But in general it was not as superb beer wise as other legendary beer cafes.

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