Not a bad place, decent beer, food not as decent, one good thing is that the Poechenellekelder itís just in front of you.
eManu (41) Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, Belgium | October 21, 2009
A real typical Belgian taverne, with great beers and great food value. Just across the little guy (petit bonhomme) The service was really nice, I had a lassagna for 7 Eur and a Maredsous 8 on tab, so less than 10 Eurs for dinner is not bad for Brussels. Thereís plenty of beers on the menu. But I stay with the Maredsous 8 draft, for me its on of the best.
If looking for a decent beer in a classic older venue, this would be one choice. Hanging puppets, antique guns, must and dust. Seating fairly comfortable. Got in and out fast while Poechenellekelder was jammed with a tour group or two. Worth a visit to see how these places used to be put together.
Visited this twice when in Brussels.
You can guess by the name itís a bit on the touristy side therefore more expensive than other places but itís very well presented and cozy.
Decent selection of beers and on tap, nothing rare but all in proper glasses and served well. They also did a reasonable taster of 3 small glasses of widely available beer (Chouffe, a kriek and a local wheat beer when I visited)
Very smoky is my only complaint of this place, but then so is the rest of Belgium :-( I stank of smoke all weekend. Itís about time Belgium caught up with the rest of the world and got rid.