Nice bar with a beautiful interior. However i was asked to sit at a two person table and leave the 4 person table free. (Which I understand, but it is a bit weird if there are 3 persons in the whole bar and until i finished there were 6 more people coming and the bar has a second floor.)
The service was professional, but quite distant and left a bit of an elitist impression. If you are in the area, the bar is interesting concerning its architecture (Jugendstil) but the selection is rather a standard solid beer bar. (Not bad, but not outstanding for brussels)
Short walk from Brussels South station with nearby metro stations & far more interesting options nearby. This place is basically a restaurant with an extended menu of about 80 beers. Interior is gorgeous reminiscent of the work of Hector Guimard & Thťophile Steinlen, not sure what the correct terms design terms are. Food seemed well prized but beers were expensive in my opinion. People were eating Belgian styled dishes, meat, gravy, croquettes,Ö I didnít eat anything here & I donít eat those kinds of things anyway so I cannot judge there. I think that this place is more interesting as a restaurant than a bar. They have about 80 beers but pretty much all of them are common & a bit expensive. Only interesting thing here is that they have Jandrain-Jandrenouille beer which was new to me & was okay overall. I would say maybe get that beer & check out their gorgeous interior before walking to Malt Attacks, Moeder Lambiek, Beerstorming or Bar Dynamo. Or dine here, I donít know but as a bar I wouldnít really recommend it. Service was standard.
Situated around 5-10 mins from Midi station this is a fantastic looking place, a large spiral staircase in the centre of the room and lots of wooden panelling and seating around the room.
The beer range isnít that exciting, the food looked good although didnít try any. Just a nice place to have a relaxing beer and people watch.
A nice place although probably not for the hardcore rater.
(Visited July 2012) Quite a nice beer cafť located in Saint-Gille, south of the city center. Magnificent interior in impressive art nouveau style. A few draught beers and a good selection of bottled beers. Not much rare stuff, but some well selected beers. Swift and efficient service and a calm and soothing atmosphere makes it worth a stop if youíre in the area.
Porteuse díEauís a very nice brasserie located in St Gilles. I visited on the recommendation of some of the staff at DHVL. This isnít a bar, itís more a restaurant with a solid beer list. The ambiance is pleasant - itís mock deco with a large spiral staircase. The service is Belgian. The selectionís pretty large, though power raters may struggle to find new things to try. Still, they sell Orval, so how bad can it be? The foodís the real selling point of this place. Itís fantastic, simple brasserie fare served at good prices. My boulettes were very tasty. They make their own mayonnaise, a nice touch. Overall, this is a strong option for lunch or dinner if youíre in the area.