A really big variety of beers (even if it’s very difficult they found the beer you choose), too smoky and always full of young people. Actually just a tourist place.
goatboy (42) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 16, 2010
I made this place, our place to meet for the 2010 Brussels beer fest and we just kept coming back, great knowledgeable staff, we sat at the bar and the staff kept my glass full with a different beer every time. Endless selection, 2004 beers available, and you can smoke too, how civilized. we had a few other favorite places to go but we loved the atmosphere of this bar and well be back.
A big pub,with up & downside with some table outside ( very pleasure in summer). Nice bottle list and a quite good choise on tap. A lot of young people make a big noise :( but the beer and location it’s good.
It’s avery big pub in the center of brussels.. in the evening this place is very caotic! i don’t like it very much mostly for this problem... anyway they have 2000 bottles on the menù with some interesting things...
This place defiantly caters to a younger crowd - saw more people drinking shots than beer. Lots of taps, and a general selection of beers from around the World. Live band - Lots of people (be careful to not leave anything around or else it will get stolen - just a head’s up)
douglas88 (300) Portland , Oregon | September 1, 2010| Updated September 20, 2010
A really cool place. I went there early and it was not busy at all. A huge bottle list. The staff were really cool and discussed lambics with me for quite awhile. Great service and very nice. Lots of brewing memorabilia. I went here a few other times, the service is mostly very poor, but only because it is so busy and they often have only one bartender. The bottle list is often wrong, so it means that you wait 15 minutes to order, then 10 minutes later you find out that the beer is gone. Frustrating. The third floor loft is much better, but mostly American beers. I did see a Red Poppy and a 90 euro TN Penguin! Anyway, in all a cool place but a difficult one. They need way more staff.
If Brussels is the Mecca of beer, the Delirium Café is its Kaaba! The atmosphere can get a little rowdy and collegial and noisy, but other than that there is no other place with so many Belgians on tap, so affordable (I’m coming from Paris, mind you), so varied. A great place to disappear for a few weeks - drain your savings and just go. They claim to have over 2000 beers available, about 40-50 on tap, lots of stuff and be sure to challenge the bartenders to make their lives interesting. Some horrible things I overheard while sitting at the bar: "I’ll have a Stella, please". Or, "What’s the cheapest you got on tap?" These guys are great, you can ask for a Gueuze that has a wine-like taste with a soft finish and they’ll give you a recommendation. Great place. Love it. Just go.
Delirium Café is a crowdy, noisy, smoky and dark bar addorned wall to ceiling with beer cabarets. The tap list is decent and the bottle list is extensive. Overall, it’s a good beer bar, but the noisy atmosphere brings down the experience of being there.
You can’t go to Brussels without going to Delirium Cafe. They have over 2000+ beers with an excellent selection of Belgian beers. It feels very much like a student bar. Unfortunately, we only stayed in the Cafe and didn’t explore the other bars. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. If you know your beers and know what you like, they are more than happy to suggest something since the menu can be a little bit overwhelming. Sit at the bar and watch the antics of the bartenders. They have turned pouring beer into an art. Great to get a seat early and watch the tourists who are unaware of the higher alcohol content beers get sloshed and make a fool out of themselves or to hear people say "What’s your beer with the most alcohol" and watching the bartenders roll their eyes.
An oasis in the midst of tourist trap restaurants. IT gets very noisy and smoky as the evening progresses so it’s best to get there early on and grab a seat at a barrel or the bar. The Bartenders are nice guys and nicer still if your there for the beer, not the alcohol. Fantastic selection (2000+) in the main cafe with American micro’s upstairs. Loads of beer tourists, but as many Duff drinkers