DSG (161) Tel Aviv, Israel | January 27, 2008| Updated August 20, 2008
Re-rate: this time I was here on a winter noon. The place was almost empty. Now it was a lot better than last time, I got to see the big menu and it had tons of great stuff. Service is still a bit annoying but at least someone pays attention to you. Prices a quite high for some of the beers. It’s a good place, just never come here on busy times! 3/6/14/-/5/16 /./././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././././
It’s a rainy summer Friday noon in Brussels. I have about an hour and a half left before I have to catch a bus. I say to myself ’’I gotta go to the Delirium Cafe, I’ve heard so many great things about that place’’. Well, it was quite hard to find without a good map of Brussels but I’m finally here - I go inside and at the entrance I already start to hear very loud rock music - ’’well, at least they have 2004 beers’’. I go downstairs and the place is so packed with young students and backpackers it’s difficult even to find a place to stand. It’s really smoky, and I feel like I’m standing inside the biggest ashtray in the world. I try to pick up a menu but they’re all on tables right now, I wait for another 15 minutes (standing all this time) and finally get my hands on this book. Very soon I give it up since there are about 4 people standing beside me just waiting for me to finish and hand them the menu. I’m going to the bar and try to order one of the beers but the bartender is too busy for me. I go upstairs thinking maybe I should sit over there, but no waiter comes up. I’m gonna drink my beer in another place. At least I got a pretty photo of beer bottles. I’m going to Belgium again soon, and I’ll try this place again, hoping things will be slightly better 1/1/13/-/-/3
Selection has to be 15/15 as the list must be among the biggest in the world. Have been to the tap room twice... too much choice there to move on to the bottled room! Then above it all is the Hop Loft, listed on here separately.
A easy to find place in the centre of brussels. Very crowded (I was there in December). We got a table(barrel) the second time. Bar service only. Very large selection of beers! A nice place to go for a beer.
The famous Delirium. Too famous as it gets pretty crowded. Especially with loads of young students. Service on main level was crap at my visit. Bartenders shouting at each others and to the clients. Way to many people. Downstairs is a bit more relaxed. Upstairs check the Hoppy Loft entry.
A big multi-level bar with a lot seating, a lot of old beer memorabilia, and a lot of character. It’s a little dirty and rough around the edges because of how many people visit and how late they’re open. Service can range from complacent to superb, based on who you talk to and whether they like Americans. Former world record holder for biggest selection of beer, now a little less, but still pretty good bottle list, draft leaves something to be desired. Worth a stop because of what it is.
Visité en octobre 2013, donc hors-saison et nous étions pratiquement seuls dans la place lors de nos 2 visites en après-midi. Décor très "taverne", rustique avec des références à la bières tapissées sur chaque centimètre carré. Nous avons eu service A-1 (bon, ca allait avec l’achalandage presque nul). La sélection de bières est plutôt impressionnante. Je n’ai pas compté mais disons quelques centaines. Les prix sont bien mais doivent sans aucun doute être gonflés étant donné l’aspect touristique de la place et en comparaison avec les quelques bières que j’ai achetées ailleurs. J’y ferai surement une autre petite visite quand je retournerai dans le coin.
As much trash that is talked about this place made me wonder if i would even like it. With that said, dont come here on a weekend night. You will get a young crowd with really loud shit music playing (euro techno). Come on a Sunday Afternoon, and basically the whole bar is yours. Fantastic place-great tap list and ample seating. Lots of cool little nooks around the place-multiple seating areas. You can order beers in multiple different sizes which makes it easy to sample lots of different beers in one sitting. A must go to place in Brussels if you ask me.