Another place in which descend rapidly into madness! It’s impressive, incredible, oh my God!!
Concerning service, it’s terrifying. I can’t remember such an unpleasant situation.
The name of this bar is definitely appropriate for.
For me. this is one of the most overrated places to drink a beer in Brussels.
OK, they have an enormous selection. If you know your way around it, that’s ok. If not, it may take quite a lot of time, money and headache to find out what’s best for you to drink.
I cannot say how much the staff would be able to help. Service is at the bar, and the place is crowded, with loud music and extremely smokey in a dark basement. Not the ideal conditions to engage in a chat about the details beer menu.
Also a warning: not everything listed in the menu is really available. I went there to cherry-pick, but was disappointed.
Still, if you are in Brussels and are looking for a particular beer, chances of finding it there are quite high.
I went here twice. Worth going to. The basement is smokey, the upstairs was fine. Interesting to see all of the dollar bills on the wall. Good selection and the service was a lot more friendly than I was expecting. I would go earlier in the day.
Smoky as hell, like some of the Belgium venues, but very cool in spite of that. The draft machinery is impressive, from the in-bar glass cleaning mechanism to the draft leveling knives to the exposed tap lines. Selection extends well beyond the Delirium brands, with everything from St Bernardus to Oude Gueze’s available. All in all, a venue well worth visiting if you like beer and don’t mind smoke.
My recommendation if you’re not a smoker is to head up to the second floor: it’s less smoky, and slightly less crowded typically.
A must stop Belgian bar! Downstairs (basement), smoky, yellowed bar full of vintage trays and old beer signs. Has bit of a grunge/dive bar look to it, great character. Giant oak barrels with stools for tables. Place is pretty big with lots of seating. They were playing some great American Classic music (~60’s soul music). Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, the trick is to go early to mid-day before the young kids and crowds start pouring in! The whole dead end street consists of 7 bars owned by the Delirium Cafe owners each open to ~4am or later. The Tap room upstairs has 27 beers on tap and above that is the hoppy loft with a great selection of beers on tap and bottles (much more relaxed atmosphere the higher up you go). Bartender tipped us off that once music (live bands) start playing beers are ~25% more expensive so it would be cheaper to buy your beers upstairs at the other 2 bars and come back downstairs! A MUST stop destination for any serious beer lover, the choices are endless! My recommendation is go early, make friends with your bar tender and you won’t be let down! If you get a Bartender named Charlie with a slight British accent, your in luck!
The cellar bar is good early on before it fills with smoke and the young bar staff cope reasonably with the demands when it gets busy. It tends to attract stag parties and a young crowd - maybe I’m too old. The beer selection is immense - too much to chose from - next time I’ll go armed with a list of things I want to try.
Upstairs is much more civilised and have the Delirium on tap which is very good - the Noel was impressive last month. Again - the down side is the young crowd - a lot of which looked under-age - and someone vomitted up the stairs on the way to the toilet.
Despite all of this I like the place and will go back regularly - probably to the upstairs bar just after it opens (4 o’clock I think).