Netherlands > Maastricht
Fin (538) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 11, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
We visited here Wednesday 6th June 2012 it was the first bar that we visited in Maastricht. We sat outside though I did have a look at the inside. The beer list was decent but it is clear that there are also a good few beers in stock that are not on the beer list. I noticed a beer that I had never seen in the fridge downstairs and mentioned this to the landlord, he said I could have this if I wanted though he had a better beer to suggest for me to try which was not on the list, I took him up on his offer and had a very nice Peelander I think it was called. I had also had a Kriek Boon on tap, Loz had Orval. The service from the girl who initially served us and the chap who I guess is the Manager/Landlord was great, he liked to joke with you but was good fun. This place is also very close to Cafe Frape which is a 2 minute walk away on the same street but closer to the river and a little further from the bridge. You could go to this and Cafe Frape and not go anywhere else in Maastricht and be very happy. I would definitely return here again if in the area.
imdownthepub (460) Banbury, England | August 11, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Small but crowded cafe with a reasonable choice and a pleasant aspect. Food is decent and the service quite good. Worth a visit if closeby.
sic1314 (359) Leiden, Netherlands | November 17, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
More a foody place than a bar, selection was OK if not inspired. Average.
BlackHaddock (318) , England | March 29, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the best bars in Holland and is part of the ’Alliantie Van Bier Tapperijen’, which means ’the alliance of draught beer cafes’, more or less.
It has 12 beers on tap and 55 bottles to choose from, a mix of Dutch and Belgian brews. Gulpen is the house brew, I started with their Dort, very good!
Located on the banks of the river Mass, with just an outside drinking area, a road and bike rack away from falling in.
Lots of beery adverts and posters on the walls, 12 mini barrels sit above the long bar, each with the tap beers name on and the correct glass under, so you can choose by beer or the look of its glass. We knew the beers, so the glasses were of secondary interest.
The food selection is also impressive. We had the ’Abbey Platter’ to eat which was very good, ham, pate and cheeses from various abbeys with bread and salad bits.
All in all, a very good pub.
deanso (289) the Hague, Netherlands | June 23, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice little place in the shopping area. Very much a brown cafe. Mostly Belgian beers with no surprises
JoeinEscazú (278) Ozark, Missouri | November 12, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Warm, convivial, brown-pub atmosphere, friendly barman, interesting choices among taps and bottles not a terribly long list, but quality. Didn’t try the vlaai. I liked the fact that there were some interesting Dutch beers as well as Belgian. One of the only places you can find the Double Saison. Recommended.
caesar (273) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | January 23, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
It was carnaval during my visit, for which they only served gulpener pilsener. Medium beer-list, reasonable amount of taps. Seemed like an ok bar.
Countbeer (202) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | April 18, 2013| Updated April 19, 2013
28 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
This must be one of the weirdest encounters I had in a beer bar.
I entered the place at noon, they were playing some kind of house music, very loud (!), some strange young folks inside and when I asked about beers and tasting glasses I got a short and rude answer and even before I could order something the barman just walked away.
Hardly have I been treated this rude and idiotic like I am stupid! Fuck I get angry again when typing this. Never again. Skip this place and go or to Frape or to Take One.
Tim Webb (202) Cambridge, England | May 8, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Longstanding beer cafe just off Servaas Bridge and the Maas. Great position and a worthy reputation but I would have expected by now it would have got the new Dutch beer thing. If I was stranded here for a week I would complain but not too loudly.
Borresteijn (180) Amsterdam, Netherlands | November 28, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited in the early afternoon. I immediately felt at home here. Very nice bar with a warm atmosphere, brown pub like but a bit lighter. Nice classy interior, beautiful bar with kegs arranged near the ceiling, showing what’s on tap, and tables arranged next to the walls. Not a large selection of bottles, but some rarities and mostly quality beers, all served in the proper glassware. Will definitely re-vistit next time in Maastricht.
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