Yes, it does remind one of TGI Friday’s and, yes, it does sport a massive disco ball in the ceiling. However, it has some redeeming features too; the service is fast, the food was pretty good and the beer selection would have made this a top bar in most other cities.
Though most of the draft beers were the "standard" ones, such as Stella, Hoegaarden and Leffe, they also offered Triple Karmeliet and Bourgogne des Flandres Brune on tap. And any place with Struise Aardmonnik on bottle gets an extra star in my book.
So, overall the impression is very positive - just make sure to visit early in the day, before it gets too noisy.
A convenient 2-minute walk from the train station, this is the place where you’d end up if thirsty before or after getting in or out of the station. That’s fortunate because it would not be worth a large detour otherwise. The beer list feels rather mainstream for all its relative length and its proximity from the station removes any neighborhood feel it could develop in another area. Practical, but unessential.
Been here in the afternoon, so not to crowded, prices are a bit high. A good variation of beers, but for real geeks nothing really interesting over there to make a trip. The looks of the bar are (for me) pretty decent, and with the calm music playing down the speakers it really wasn’t bad like I read here. Ofcourse, in the evening and at weekends this will be very crowd and I can really imagine the atmosphere isn’t what it was when I came there. The waitress was more out to smoke then working, and they didn’t even botter to turn the glass right to the costumers. Also taking your time to chose a beer is a bit hard tot do...
This is excelent located nxt to Antwerp Central Station, but it’s complete a tourist trap. I always think that there conning me with the glasses. Selection is very good, but think the price is a bit high. A lot of times there isn’t enough staff, so you need to wait a wile
This place was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde experience for me. First visit was a Friday morning onwards lunchtime. Quite and nice, with a few guests and some patient waiters serving our group. Nice selection of beer to be picked from a well informative menu. We all had a great time. Stopped by again after midnight and this time it was just a packed and noisy place with disturbing music and flashing lights all over. Better to sit outside. Strongly recommend to visit this place early at the day. My score for abiance would have been 4 or 5 then.
Rune (807) Tromsø, Norway | May 17, 2011| Updated July 3, 2011
Noisy, very loud music, and crowded on a Friday eve. However, they have got one of the largest beer menu in town. The 88 pages Bier Encyclopedie is really impressive. Despite the noisy surroundings I had a great time with fellow ratebeerians from Norway. Sharing the 13% abv Bush de Nuits in friendly company was the highlight of the evening. Close to the railway station (visited, 29.04.2011).