I’m not a huge lambic fan, but this place is great for exploring or indulging in that style. Bartender was extremely nice and knowledgeable, and I appreciated that she made recommendations in light of my lack of knowledge in the area.
Nicely decorated hardcore beerbar, a bit away from the centre, but easily reached by public transport (tram stop around the corner.) Just after we entered, the great Black Sabbath started playing on the speakers, followed by other fantastic music from the likes of Motorhead and Iron Maiden.
On draft they had a special and high quality selection of mostly Italian craft brews. but also some Belgian sour classics. Most beers are sour-ish or related to the brett of course, (hence the name), but they also offer other styles. Tasting classes of 10cl are an option. Did not get to try a bottle, but the selection was very good, including some rare Cantillon even. The food was absolutely delicious, with a special mention for the cigar smoked burger with Ardbeg mayonaise, served under a transparant cover, through which you see a burger dazzled in smoke. They take of the lid and the strong flavor of cigar smoke fills your face. Truly amazing.
Prices are very reasonable.
People serving knew everything about their beer, were really friendly and truly passionate about the beers. On top of it all, when I paid the bill I got an extra tasting glass of lambic. This place is worth travelling to, highly recommended. Honestly, go here.
Visited 2nd May 17. Terrible wet night, ao got a taxi straight here, for burgers and beers, I was not disappointed. The place is small, with a high bar, the taps had geuze and sours plus Italian micros, a good selection. They also did a tasting glass, which for most of the beers I went for, allowing more of a selection. The service was fantastic, the bar girl friendly, knowledgeable and helpful about the beers and food. I had 7 beers and two small burgers, all were excellent. The clientele were also friendly, a good mix, in a clean and nicely presented bar. Highly recommended.
Holy cow, this place makes great hamburgers! Maybe that’s a strange way to start a review of a place that emphasizes Belgian style beers. But you probably already know that they have an extensive list of draft unblended lambiks, krieks and many other beer styles. You certainly know that they have a cooler full of vintage gueuzes and krieks, as well as older bottles of Italian sours, and other styles as well. You may not have known that they make their own faro in-house from any of the unblended lambiks on tap. Staff explained that this is the traditional way to do it, whereas the few places in Belgium that offer draft faro use pre-made kegs. You and I have both heard of the incredible staff - but even knowing that, the two girls behind the bar exceeded all my expectations, and gave me a tap-by-tap rundown of every beer, and then a bottle-by-bottle tour of the cooler. They had great food recommendations as well, especially the cheesecake. The cheese plate was all local, and was enough to feed a family of four. But now back to the hamburgers. They were fresh and juicy of course, but impressively creative as well. Really tasty sauces and toppings, definitely no ketchup needed here. The crowd was small, but included some dedicated beer geeks from several countries, as well as normal folks of all ages just from the neighborhood. Fully deserves its status as one of the best bars in Italy.
Very nice place, little bit away from main tourists paths. Quite good selection on taps but, for not Italian, too much Belgium. Staff is very pleasant, competent and, for sure, they know what they sell. Nice and not not loud music. Have not tried food but did enjoyed few beers. Will be back!