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.
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.
Not the most atmospheric bar in Bruges, but there’s always a free table in the back room and it’s probably got the best beer menu of the lot. Prices are appropriate (6 Euros for a bottle of Earthmonk) and the service is quite friendly. Asked if they had a few coasters for a friends collection and the waitor came back with about two hundred in a plastic bag. A nice bar to spend an evening or two.
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.
This was a tough little place to track down. I visited shortly after they opened, which meant it wasn’t crowded at all. It was pretty small and I can imagine this place getting packed quickly. Great beer list, good service. This is an excellent bar.
Located in a non-descript yet beautiful alley in Bruges, this establishment seemed like a little bar that could have existed in or near this form at least a hundred years ago. They had a wonderful beer list and an expansive selection of glassware to serve them in. I grabbed a small table and people watched. It seemed as if most of the people here were tourists but there were a few groups of locals at the bar seeming to enjoy themselves. Really enjoyed this place and it seemed to fit in with the whole Bruges aesthetic.