7 € for a on your own tour of the brewery with two samples include is very well spent money. Very reasonable (cheap) prices for tasting unique beer in the tasting room. Unfortunately only had one hour there before closing at 17.00.
Bar closes around 16.30 or so. Excellent place. Will come back. Brewery located in a somewhat rough area I think. No gentrification has taken place it seems.
Indeed a truly wonderful place. Been here several times already on different purposes (regular self-guided tour; Quintessence; Brewing day, bottle pick-up). Every time great to be back in this place of lambic history. Excellent bottle list for on-site. Take-away differs a lot, sometimes just the regulars (awesome beers, dont forget while hunting the specials). Always a must visit on my Brussels trips.
Finally in my 3rd visit to Brussels I managed to visit Cantillon (twice). No need to say a lot about this place! I had the tour, the one that they tell you some things about Cantillon and then let you go around the place and see the cellar the brewing equipment etc. They offer one glass of young lambik and one of gueuze or Rose de Gambrinus after the tour. I was lucky to find a chair at a "barrel-table" after the tour and meet some nice guys to share some beers. Not something "fancy" for take away during my visit but always nice bottles in good prices to drink on site. Of course I will come again!!
Visiting Cantillon proved to be everything I thought it would be. It's an old warehouse with a small tasting room. The fact that it's an aged, functioning brewery is incredibly apparent by sitting inside. The tours are evidently a big draw here. They said it takes about an hour which I decided is just a shade longer than I want to stare at brewing and packaging equipment these days. I'm certain it is wildly fascinating though. I was really surprised at the selection available to drink on premise. There were at least a dozen beers available. The tasting room is just kind of a rustic living room up front. Certainly cozy enough. Four bottles were available to go, sold at a separate merch counter. The prices are rock bottom compared to the understandable mark up retailers have. It would be worth a trip even just to save the Euros buying a few bottles to go. It's good to keep in mind they have the last tour at about 4:00 and pour the last beers at around 4:15.