Trying hard to sell their "beer wall". OK, albeit pretty standard selection of beers in the shop, but very touristic. Managed to pick up 2-3 ticks for the evening, but slightly disappointing.
Original review 2008-09-16 (70/100): Very central, and (as mentioned by others) Modern. You get more of a beer-display feeling in the basement than a beer-shop feeling. But they have a good selection, though it seemed a bit more expensive than other shops. Didn’t buy anything from them in the end.
Off the Main Street is the beer wall. Place is touristy and quite busy on an early Friday early after noon. The bartender could not keep up with demand. Selection is pretty good, but not as good as other places in town. Not sure why this place is listed as a bottle shop. This is a small bar with seating out by the canal.
Stumbled on this place after numerous friends mentioned a ’beer wall’ in Bruges, and despite visiting the city many times, I never understood what they meant until now. You enter the bar off a main street with a long glass cabinet full of beer bottles and glasses lining the walkway towards the bar, which also has bottles along every wall. Good for getting the tourists in I guess, but the bar itself is also quite pleasant, with a great outside seating area along the canal. We managed to grab a spot with extra comfy seats and heating. You can expect around 10 beers on draft, all reasonably priced for the location, and you can choose a board of 5 tasters. There are quite a lot of sharing bottles in the fridges, alongside the usual suspects and one or two newer releases. I chose a small-batch Prearis milk stout brewed especially for the bar. In England this kind of place in this location would be full of people drinking prosecco, kopparberg cider and awful cask bitter. Here, the selection just doesn’t compare. Will definitely call back.
Propably the best terrace in town, if you combine the selection and view. 10 taps and around 50 botlles. Worth a visit especially on a sunny day. Service is almost rude. On the other hand, there are a lot of customers. Atleast the ladies room had an aquaium in the toilet (wife told me).
Zlotta (293) Hagen / Düsseldorf, Germany | September 10, 2016
Rating is for the shop: Not really a beer store, more a shop for everything that tourists relate to Belgium. It is very clean and divided into several seperate rooms and a cellar, where you can finally find the beers. Belgian stuff of course, mostly well-known, but I also found a Milk stout brewed by Préaris for this shop exclusively. Prices are not as high as in other shops, and the staff was very friendly and talkative as well, so worth checking out if close by at least.