This place, and Piet is the absolute best thing this Norwegian has experienced in a long time. Donít think Iíve laughed and learned so much in a beer place before. Pietís philosophy is astoundingly awesome, he knows his stuff, and heís funny as all hell. What a great evening. Thank you Piet & Mery!
Well, I was warned this place could be either really nice or then really horrible. Mery was alone behind the counter when we arrived, and the service was really friendly and if something from the list on the wall was sold out she would recommend an alternative. Once Piet arrived, the service continued somewhat good, although he wasnít very happy with people asking for beers from the list which were sold out, and he would recommend something instead, and I would then ask for another beer than he recommended. Either itís an attitude, or then he just didnít understand the ticker point of view. Anyhow, a quite "personal" place, which I still enjoyed being in. The selection was a bit so-so, quite many "evident" things, and a few more strange things on the list. Most beer stuff here is Belgian, with just a few Dutch ones in between.
Really nice bar. the bar keeper appears a bit reserved or cold even but tries to hook you up with the right beer by leading you into the "right" direction. there are only nuts to eat and you throw the shells on the floor. Nice experience and you definitely should go there when in Maastricht.
The owner is a special one i asked for pannepot beer, he didnt have it, i told him give me any other beer but not heineken. He really was pissed of and didnt serve anything. He was also angry and agressive towards my friends because they rang his doorbell haha. Well you can say he has no humour, i think there are better places in maastricht
Beautifully decorated cosy little bar. Never drunk the same beer once in this place (and Iíve been here many many times): they keep changing their selection and the ownerís knowledge of pairing beers and exploring other characteristics of beers youíve tasted before is a big plus. Downside is his mood...
This place has been on the market for three years now but they cannot sell it because people come here for Piet and Mery, who run it. He may be an arrogant dick but he always has been. I see him as the antithesis of the out-the-peg sycophantic crowd pleasers found running most businesses nowadays. The failure to ban smoking is just railing against the machine. Itís a thoughtful beer range too.
Wait... I dint rate this strange place in Mtricht ? OK what to know about this place: you either like the owner or you hate him.
He told me this:
You come voluntarily inside and you drink(and pay) the beer I give/choose for you or you pay the beer and leave and I drink it....
(translation is a b*tch i know) But it sums up the guy. On the beer side its decent enough a bit expensive maybe.
Gonna keep this short. The owner is an arrogant dick. The selection is sub par. Smoking is allowed inside. Asked for a menu, was told I did not know any of the beers they had on hand and that they had to select for me. Basically they told me I didnt know anything about beer and couldnít choose a beer for myself. Do not recommend.
markextrae (74) Maastricht, Netherlands | November 19, 2013| Updated January 17, 2016
worse bar of maastricht. selection is standard. worse part of this place is the bar tender. guy thinks heís the beer guru in craft beer. while he only has beers like every other beer bar. just go to that íotherí bar in maastricht.