Fin (1016) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 6, 2012| Updated December 9, 2014
We’ve been a number of times and I must say I am fairly certain I had rated this, so not sure where my rating has gone. The last time we went here it was a friends birthday the owner gave him a large bottle of Lupulus to take away as a present. I would echo many of the comments from others, it is a friendly, slightly quirky place but one well worth popping into. I have chosen bottles from the shop part of the establishment and then drank them in the back part. It is a solid very down to earth place with extremely competive pricing in a town which is usually very expensive. I guess that we are likely to go here again today (Sat 6th Oct 2012)
What a fantastic find (well it was all those years ago when I first went here): This shop-cum-bar is two doors down from De Kelk and well worth walking those extra 10 yards. There are bigger beer stores with larger selections in Brugges, there are certainly smarter and better appointed drinking establishments, but this is special.
It is by far the cheapest and friendliest beershop/bar I’ve visited in Brugges. The cold fridge has all bottles at 2 Euro or 2.50 Euro to be drank at the back of the shop: there is a small bar area, plus a few tables and chairs. Toilets out the back are a little rural and rustic, but clean and absorbing.
I have now been back many, many times and still think it the best ’hidden gem’ in Brugge, even the wife likes walking out to it (she thinks it a bit grubby but lovely non-the-less).
Rudi and his wife are great people, we exchange beers on all my visits, I always buy a load as well. Love the place. Last visited on 4th Dec 2015, then again in Feb 2016, fridge beers up in price a little but still the cheapest place in town for good quality beers.
FatPhil (514) Tallinn, Estonia | March 7, 2008| Updated May 11, 2008
Part shop, part beer cafe, just on the east side of town, but not too remote. Run by Rudy who really loves Belgian beer, and was quite happy to talk about different styles and how he looks forward to being able to expand his selection. Great prices, I think the best I’ve seen in Belgium (but I’ve not been into a huge number of shops). Nice touches like instinctively wrapping the bottles we’d bought in bubblewrap. Has a pool table too by the looks of it. Also has some exotic bird at the back which repeatedly chirped what we were sure was ’rate beer, rate beer’.
Nice and small beer shop with a seating section too. Fairly central location and friendly service. Not the widest selection, but a good selection of Belgian beers including some made especially for the place. Well worth visiting if one happens to be in the neighbourhood.
A bit basic but excellent service. Very chatty owner. Excellent selection of Belgian beers with some beers I’d never seen before. Even a couple of foreign beers. Cheaper than the other bottle shopsin Brugge
kermis (430) Where the wild whales are, Netherlands | February 9, 2015
Fairly small as far as the actual beer shop goes but with a seating and drinking section at the back. The selection is nothing hugely exciting and not that big but on the bright side the prices are very reasonable compared to the center and the staff were friendly.
A strange place. You walk in and you re not too sure if you are in a tiny beer store or in a small cafe. One or two small fridges on the right (if memory serves me right). You can buy beer to go or step in the back to drink in a less than classy but very eclectic environment. Selection-wise this was below average compared to other places in Brugge. Worth stopping by for the peculiarity of the place but only if you happen to walk by.
Small little place next to the kelk , which is receiving a lot of tourist love lately . Visited a number of times .
Selection is small , but contains some very nice bottles . Prices are high but reasonable ,
Service is always very friendly . The shop is like 3 m2 big ..
The bar on the other hand , is very cheap ! Only real regular stuff ( like lsgers ) though . . The bar is also very , very small . Cosy little place to visit but i wonder why this gets 90+ ratings ???