What a baroque pub this is! Overdecorated, excesive and down-right cool. Eleven taps that rotate a lot, loads of bottles from Belgium and abroad and very not-so-easy-to-find brews in the menu. Friendly English-speaking staff, long opening hours and dogs are welcome. What more does it take? Maybe some old cellared ales, but just to be picky.
PietS (82) Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands | July 1, 2017
I have mixed feelings about this one. It’s a great place but with some downsides as well. They have a lot of beers and some interesting choices, but when we were there half of the beers on tap were finished (or finished soon after we arrived) and they weren’t replaced during our visit. A big plus is the possibility to taste 4 tap beers for 9 euros. The ambiance is good, cosy interior and nice music (oldie, rock), but it’s a bit cramped and can get hot and uncomfortable when it’s busier. The food was good as well, but I’m not as enthused as others. I’ve had a better beer-stew at Dansing Chocolade for example. The service is the only thing I can’t comment on: nice people and good beer knowledge. So, definitely go visit, it’s a good beer place, but don’t expect the best.
Nice place with high tops for 4-6 folks and small patio. Interesting tap list that included Rodenbach Alexander and well selected but not too unique bottle list. Good food makes this a must stop over for beer. Wifi was not working...
Visited Wednesday evening, 9/7/2016. Got to meet the establishment’s namesake, Billie (the dog). 12 or so beers on tap and a nice selection of bottles. Really cool laid-back vibe. One of our favorite stops in Antwerp.
Best experience of a great trip to Antwerp/Brussels. Insane tap list of Belgian and international heavy weights. Solid bottle list by beer lovers. GREAT food. All of it fairly cheap. And they play Pink Floyd.
Very small cosy traditional bar that serves s small selection of interesting modern and traditional beers. Is Untappd verified venue so it is easy to check what is available. Satisfactory service. Limited opening hours. Closed Tuesday.
Don’t let the name fool you, this is a very atmospheric bar on two levels that’s well known for its tasty food. Nice taplist, and you can do flights. Yes, you read that correctly. Beer flights in Belgium. Now I’ve seen everything. Good list too, and a great variety of bottles. Worth going out of your way to visit.
Wen I originally added and rated this place ( september 30th 2014 ) the place was in the middle of the big change that got them out of the mainstream-beerscene ( inbev, and such ) to the craftbeerkingdom it is today. I rated it a score it deserved back than, but I do no longer fully agree with this original rating. Eversince I’ve written it, the place has kept skyrocking, and took -together with other great bars - the whole scene in the city of antwerp to a new high. Where I was the only place serving foreign craftbeers ( whilst I was working at bierhuyske ) this place def helped creating the steppingstone for the great selection we see in antwerp today. The service is amazing, as they did just about everything they could to turn from a non-beerplace, to a world-class top-bar. Prices are sometimes a bit high, and selection and bar can both be rather small, but that’s just about all the negativity I can come up with here. Antwerp nowaday has many places I view as world-class, and the whole city is surfin’ on the wind of change in craftbeer. Between all of those great bars, Billies has grown out to be one of my personal top places in the city. Not only is it the single cosiest place around (in the world of craftbeer ) it also has one of the top interesting selections. keep up the good work, Billie and co !!! ( pun intended, cheers stefan / Helena + staff ! )
Original review ( 84 score ) New place in Antwerp , In between Gollem and Kulminator . Def. worth a visit , here’s why ; The owner is a guy ( + wife ) that is working with his newfound passion of special Beers . He’s learning, but he’s learning fast . I’ve seen this place grow a lot in less than a month time . It now is suitable for Ratebeer , as it serves many craft beers now . Think of struise , troubadour , duchesse , .. ) Even thinking about some internationals . The service might not know everything (yet ! ) yet is amongst the friendliest to be found . The interior is very specific . Its a tiny place ( really small ) with a second floor . The bathroom faces a shelve that is FILLED with books . Everything has a feeling of visiting the house of someone , more than a bar . Very nice ! Prices are fair to Low . Selection is nice, well thought trough , yet No ticks . Than again, are ticks necessary if you can enjoy a Pannepot for the cheapest price in Antwerp ????
they also do food, yet I have not tried that . Yet the ( always friendly ) other customers have sworn me they never had better tomatosoup .
Makkelijk bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer, vlak bij de Groenplaats. Het is een gezellige en cozy bar. Op het verdiepje geven de kaarsjes op tafel een heel huiselijke en intieme sfeer, ideaal voor een avondje met de boyfriend.
De bediening is vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Het enige nadeel is dat het soms wel heel druk en lawaaierig kan zijn.