I finally made it here after visiting Brussels several times over the past few years, and the visit is worth the effort. I was going to take the 128 bus out of Brussels but a recently changed bus stop led be to mis the bus - no worries, there is Uber for Euro 35. There was ample seating when I arrived half an hour after opening but they quickly filled to capacity with locals and tourists bumping into each other. This place is magical with a great Oude Lambiek cask selection alongside a lengthy bottle list. I enjoyed a 1/2 bol of Gueuzekaas along with my beers.
A great little place with one of the bottle lists in the world. Only open on Sundays and Church Holidays and cash only. We took a taxi with 5 from Brussels and the cost was around 100 euro if I remember correctly. The seating area is very small and it's better to come early to avoid disappointment.
Visited in the summer of 2018. Easy enough to get to by bus which takes about an hour from Brussels. You need to bring cash as the closest ATM is a couple of kilometers away, I was told. Very laid back place with lots of locals stopping by for a beer or two and if the weather permits you can sit outside. The food menu was bread, cheese and paté, I think. The beer selection is great with both rare bottles and different kinds of lambic served by glass. Service was very welcoming and prices pretty fair for the regular stuff.
Garrold (137) Sheffield, England | September 29, 2019| Updated January 4, 2020
Best bar I’ve been to. First off, ignore Google Maps. You can get here in 53 minutes on two buses from Grand Sablon. (Put Grote Dorst into Google Maps, and you’ll end up in the middle of some woods the wrong side of Brussels!). Secondly, take cash. I can’t believe no one else has mentioned this on here. Plastic is not getting you any beer. The place is immaculate in every way. Service. Beer list. Ambience. Prices. I’m sure someone was cleaning the toilets after every visit. 3F Pate and bread helps keeps you going. Words can’t express it properly. Just go there.
Ubered out from Brussels city centre since the timing was a bit better and we were slow moving from the night before. What an amazing place to enjoy some beer. Inside is somewhat small and I got the impression it gets crowded fairly quickly if you aren't there early. We sat outside on the patio (about five tables) enjoying the beautiful weather while people went into and then out of church. Enjoyed 5 different bottles of Methode Goat which was pretty spectacular and then got to try a Dorst blend from 2012 which was fantastic. Great selection of sours across the board, some yummy cheese and just an all around fantastic place. Definitely helps to go with a local (or if you speak French) and just go with the flow.
Wow second 5.0 in a year!
Took a long bus ride from the city center, then a couple of hundred meters of (mostly downhill) walking. As mentioned before only open Sundays 10-14, but as well at weddings, funerals and baptizing. We were there early so took the big church tour (in 10 min ;) ). I had to pee - so the owners mum let me get in 15 minutes before. A bit odd with a shared toilet with urinoars. Great interiors with old beer mania. Great selection- started of with Faro from Eylenbosch vintage -88, super nice and not that cheap. But probably 4 times cheaper vs buying in Brussels. Mixing loads of old brews with fresh ones accompanied with some nice cheese. Don’t know if the Faro or the Nath 2017 was the best. Very friendly and humble staff- the entire family was there working.
Not all the beer was there vs the beer list but I didn’t get to the point were I asked what they did had but wasn’t printed. It is good idea to be there before 10 / they can open earlier + after the mass there lodas of elder people coming over from the church - and they are thirsty;)
Nice place, easy to reach with public transport (and a bit of a walk). Only open Sunday. Cool old school place. Was not sure what to expect, but very nice experience. I think I expected the place to be a bit bigger :P Not as much lambic choice as I thought they would have ... I guess a lot of stuff has been sold out over the years ... Good place to get some Methode Goat (if available).
Visited on 9th December 2018. Single roomed trad venue a decent bus ride out of the city. Sunday only as was busy with locals and tourists. Lovely, really relaxed vibe. Decor is beer related, really nice old dusty place. Hit during a lambic festival so good tap list and a solid bottle list. Service is great. Food is simple bread and pate. Prices good. Definitely one to visit.
So this one is a bit special. Visited by car we were a bit early so had to wait for 20 mins for the bar to open. I imagine it wouldn't be easy to visit by public transport. First I had some draught Beersel Faro, then two Allagash lambics and finished De Cam Special Lambiek. Lots of lambic in the menu, however they did not have Lou Pepe at all. Some bottles can be quite pricey, but I guess that's vintage lambic for you. The place has very local feel to it with lots of memorabilia from WW I. Owners were very kind and ready to chat especially when we found out they spend their holidays in Croatia. We had some 3Fonteinen pate which was a nice breakfast. Was lucky enough to meet Pete Slosberg who was sitting with his friends at the table next to ours. Anyway I'm very glad I had a chance to visit this place, well worth the pilgrimage.