Maakun (295) The Hague, Netherlands | December 8, 2018
- AMBIANCE 2/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 6/10
- OVERALL 10/20
Big bright modern place that somehow manages to look clean but also has a very chaotic layout (or maybe it was the amount of christmas lights that was a bit excessive).
Don't be fooled by the name, it's not a brewpub (yet), and most of their beers are from the Heineken portfolio (including a rotating macro cider on tap). They have some Dutch bottles that are very expensive. The most interesting things beer-wise are the one beer they have brewed for them at HBM, and some UK import craft cans.
We visited on a Friday night, and there was fairly loud house music and a young crowd. I felt old and out of place at 38. Staff was very professional and friendly, definately the best thing about this place.
It's not a bad place at all, and might be even nice in summer when you can sit outside, but it's definately not for me, and I just really don't like so-called 'brewpubs' that mostly thrive on cocktails and macro beer.