Netherlands > Maastricht
BlackHaddock (227) , 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.
Belgianbeer147 (19) Oostende, Belgium | March 10, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
It was nice sitting there and the waiter was someone who could serve beer, nice selection and nice beerbites.
armando629 (74) Budapest, Hungary | January 22, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good ambiance, nice selection of draught belgian and dutch beers, very friendly stuff. Must visit.
Hunsell (43) Amsterdam, Netherlands | April 18, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Small café near the river Maas in a very old townhouse. Atmosphere is very cosy. Staff is friendly and helpful. Beerselection is OK, some local specialities (Keyzer Double Saison or Mestreechs Aajt) but otherwise few surprises. The food was quite good, as far as I had some. Prices are reasonable, all in all worth a visit when in the neighborhood.
dutchbeerpages (47) Wilnis, Netherlands | September 6, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Beautifully located on the banks of the Maas river, right across from the bridge to and from the railway station. If it’s a nice day you can sit outside and look out over the water. Inside the woodwork is beautiful. My favorite thing were the small barrels above the bar.
Selection is good as well, and they have the ABT beer of the month and some local ones.
They also give you a small dish of peanuts, something a lot of bars in Limburg seem to do.
Borresteijn (141) 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.
Fin (368) 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.
paulvanpelt (1) Reusel, Netherlands | January 1, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Aardig café met een aantal bieren die je niet heel vaak op de kaart ziet in NL, maar een vrij beperkt aanbod voor een écht biercafé. Bediening is in voor een geintje. Jammer dat "borrelhapjes" in de ruime zin van het woord behoorlijk prijzig zijn.
JoeinEscazú (268) San Jose, Costa Rica | 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.
jerohen (20) Bussum, Netherlands | December 5, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located very central, close to the river. Interior is quite nice, the selection of beer is mainly Belgian, but good. Staff is fast but not overly friendly. Food is good for in a bar. In general not extremely special, but certainly a nice place to have a beer when in Maastricht.
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