A nice place next to a church with a moderate selection, but their own tripel by de la senne. It is a friendly place to visit, but not a super special place. However if you are in the area and have some time, i would recommend have a beer there.
Very nice looking bar in Sint Gillis. Retro interior. Small beer list but some very nice beers from De Ranke, De la Senne, Dupont. Try also the Tripel Verschueren. Not really a beer bar, but worth a visit for the nice atmosphere!
Pretty basic selection of Belgian beer, with nothing special at all. Prices are reasonable for what they do have. Doesn’t really seem like a worthwhile place to stop at if you’re after a good beer selection. Decent place, but very passable.
A small diner-like place, quite cheap looking. Slow and rather indifferent service. A quick meal and a good beer, then off again...
Fin (1144) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | May 30, 2013
We visited here on Sunday 26th May 2013 whilst taking a nice walk around the Saint Gilles and neighbouring area. This was a bustling place, absolutely great little place with simple wooden chairs and tables and little or no ’whistles of bangs’ to get in the way of good conversation and great beer. I had a Brasserie de la Senne beer that had been brewed for the bar, Loz had one of their other offerings, Zinnebir or Taras Boulba I forget which one. The bar had a nice mixture of ages and people types. The bar was located on a corner which it appeared to share half of the corner with another much quieter bar called something like Bar Portugal, the bar was also quite close to the church. It was a long narrow bar with the serving area taking up much of one side and a large windowed area to people watch on the street side. The old fashioned wooden football table display boards on the far wall were interesting and appeared to be in club colours and probably moveable and showing the Belgian football leagues of which Royal Union St Gilles were once a big and proud member of. Today the clubs has fallen from grace somewhat but both this bar and the close by Union appear to be big supporters of the local team. I recall Cantillon making a celebratory Gueze a few years back in recognition of a recent ’rare’ taste of glory in which they won a lower league title I think. Anyway back to this bar, it is well worth going to and is close to two other great bars in this area.
Located in a nice intersection in St-Gillis this is the first Belgium bar I had a beer at many years ago because it was very close to my hotel, had a very nice patio (not many in Brussels) and cheap food. I was hungry. Back in Belgium in 2010 and staying at the same hotel and I stop there again for the same reason. I’m surprised to realize that this bar is actually on ratebeer. Very basic selection of Belgium beer. Maybe a bit better than the basic local pubs but honestly you will find a better selection in a few dozen places in Belgium. Food is good for a quick cheap snack. Cheap snacks are not that common in Brussels. Only worth a visit if you need a snack and have a hotel in St-Gillis.
Extremely busy cafe filled with students and after work sort of crowd. Quite noisy due to being packed but not unbearingly so. A wide range of beers are listed on the board above the counter. Outdoor seating. Service is prompt and efficient.
Love this place. Although most customers are a generation younger than my middleaged self, I immediately felt at home.
Not a long beerlist, but a dozen excellent brews (Dupont, Ellezelles, Senne, de Ranke). Lively terrace in summer.