So I’ve been here all three trips to Bruges, and brought home some good stuff. The only place I’ve been able to buy Westvleteren - the last time, I had to ask since he didn’t have it out ;) Huge selection of Belgian beers, including all 6 Trappists, with glassware, coasters, and a bunch of other stuff. They do a pretty good job of wrapping up each beer in newsparper to go, and also ship internationally.
Brugge has many beer shops and this one doesn’t stick out as much as most, nor is it heavily advertised from the outside.
The place now has a tasting area and huge terrace as well as a beer museum where all the stuff is for sale. Not cheap, but a great selection of beers to drink in store. My score has increased as I think this place is worth finding (Dec 2015).
It is part of a larger tourist store and can be easily missed if your head is down and it’s raining, but once inside the beer shelves reveal some interesting beers and glasses. A lot of 0.25 cl bottles not stocked elsewhere within Brugge, so worth finding if you are intending on getting loads of different bottles while in the city. You are left alone to wander around and I had to ask to be served, not a problem, I didn’t need any help, and I am sure they would have given advice if I’d required any.
They also have a rear room (away from the beer part) that has second hand glasses and beery stuff for sale (real, old signs and such like).
I still prefer ’De Bierboom’ for my bottles in Brugge, but this place is fine too.
On the main road dissecting the southern part of the city centre, this is the first of three bottle shops in a row, with the difference here that you can also sit down and drink your selection. The beers are essentially against the walls of a long corridor room all neatly displayed on shelves with their various glasses by their side. The selection is extensive and many of what’s on offer is in the fridges behind the till at the end of the corridor. There’s a couple of tables in front of the till for you to sit and drink if you’d prefer to sample what is available straight away although there is a mark up on the beer to do this from the take-home price. There’s also a large and fairly attractive garden area beyond this with much more seating available for those who want to drink here. The bottle shop adjoins a tourist gift shop which I had to walk through to get into the bottle corridor.
kook (34) Perth, Western Australia, Australia | January 4, 2005
Really friendly staff who didnt mind chatting about beer. Great glassware selection and ok beer. Nothing too rare, but they did have westy 12. Lots of coasters and signs available for sale too.
Little store in close to the cathedral in Brugge. Store contains mostly beer related products but also some tourist-related products such as t-shirts. Selection of over 100 bottles including full cases of Westy 12. Probably over 200 different glasses are also available. Service is pretty good and ask for special wrapping if you are planning to bring back the bottles home. A good place to stop if you are in Brugge but the selection is not as good as some stores in Brussels.
Found this by accident. Seems as most people do. Just a regular gift shop that seems to have a very decent selection of beer. Decently priced for the area. Hope to accidentally run into it again sometime.