In all honesty: my favorite bar in Bruges if not Belgium! Were they expecting us? Upon entry, Muddy Waters playing, fireplace burning, candles lit, nice crowd (but not too busy). We sat at the bar and talked to Desire and Brahm who run the place. Try Klok Tripel one of my new favorites. After reading some comments concerning the temperature I asked him if he knew. He promptly pulled out a thermometer from fridge and it was spot on. They did have some cooling issues in the past.
Great atmosphere, great crowd (mainly locals), very well balanced beerlist, great service (and without a doubt the cleanest glasses in town!), beers served to perfection. And the music... amazing!!!
The best beer bar I visited in Brugge. Very warm place with candles burning ,wonderful music with rock,jazz and blues and really good selection of beers on taps and bottles.The guys that run the bar are really cool and polite.In my 4 day staying there it was the place that I used to finish my nights with some beers.In my opinion the best in Brugge !!!
Beer-touristing in Brugge, we stumbled into this lovely cellar looking for the previous beer cafe... but loved what we got instead. The friendly and wise owner took up our challenge ("what should we drink next?") with panache and a cavalcade of palate-widening experiences. It became our second home on a thoroughly enjoyable trip.
A great new find for me! I must have been the only one because this place was packed. They must not have been picked up by any guidebooks yet, it felt like mostly locals here. "So this is were the Brugeans go?" Great service, great atmosphere and equaly service. A French couple next to us went up to the bar and took a picture of the playlist, very smart! Only 2 people running this bar, I was impressed on how quick we were served. The perfect after dinner hang out!
Itís a very beatiful place with warm and cozy atmosphere. There is a wide variety of beers to choose from. Itís an ideal place for a relaxing evening after strolling around Brugge.
Strebs (220) St. Louis, Missouri | May 10, 2011| Updated August 7, 2012
I will echo the sentiment expressed by the first poster...this is the best choice to end an evening in Bruges...great jazz and beer in a dark cellar on a side street. The owner was very knowledgeable and friendly. He offered some choice recommendations that were very appreciated.
mixos (88) Thessaloniki, Greece | September 14, 2010
The place is located exactly in the same point that used to be the De Zolder bar(opposite Poatersgat). De Zolder bar is now closed and in his place opened a magnificent beer-music bar called Comptoir des Arts. Cosy, warm with excellent music tunes of jazz-blues, this place is a top choice in Brugge. Staff is very friendly and polite, big variety of beers and fine whiskies. The atmosphere fantastic and relaxing. Nice decor with seasonal art galleries which change regurarly. Live music sometimes,too. For me is the best place to close the night in Brugge.