Front and bar look contemporary, one wall is antique brick, Nothing really quaint that I would expect here. Good music. Patrick, the owner, is awesome, knowledgable, friendly (sit at the bar). About 150 beers in the cooler when I went and 6 on tap. Had steak and fries on suggestion of someone else and, yes, the mayonnaise does rock. Had a Winterkoninkske and Watou Kappitel Abt. I’ll definitely come back next time.
Very small bar a few KM outside of Brussels centrum. The selection of beers is around 150. Nice vintage selection of retired Cantillons & fantome (16-25 Euro per. beer)
De dolle Speciel Brouwsel is still in the beermenu but sold out many month ago! The food is classic dishes like Spaghetti , steak/fries ex. with their own speciel beer sauces. Very nice. I nearly got addicted to the home made Mayonaise - that shit was teriffic! Had a few fantome’s, their own Cantillon (made especielly for beer circus), and tried a few other beers I hadnt tasted. Very friendly service by the owner himself. Only minus was that he wouldnt sell me anything out of the house from the vintage map! But one of the absolute bes t beer experiences in Brussels! 2nd visit December 08. Vinatge map was practically out. All they had was vintages of regular products. No fantome and rare cantillon. Was only able to find 3, 4 beers I hadn’t tasted. Disappointing. Still a must visit and a fine restauran
Nice small bar off the beaten path. Had a better bottle menu then tap. Even had a seperate Westvleteren menu upon request - with many vintage years. Also had Rodenbach Alexander and many other rare lambics. All are a bit pricey though. Dinner was very good...recommended.
I loved this place. Clean, modern, and thankfully smoke-free. It doesn’t have the ambiance of some older beer bars, but it does have some great beers, which is the point. Very friendly and chatty bartender who is happy to talk shop and help you out with what you might like. Beers are reasonably priced. I killed 4-5 hours in this place and didn’t even realize that it had happened.
Tuesday October 30th 2007 6:15pm
I was the first one to arrive after having made the walk twice (once on Sunday and once on Monday) to find the place closed.
The waiter seated me and was very kind and offered some suggestions (not that I needed any) I ordered a De Cam Oude Gueze 2006 that was wonderful (albiet served a little cold for my taste) I ordered the Carbonade Flamnade (beef stew) and while waiting the waiter brought me out a a little tate (bouche) to tied me over. The meal arrived piping hot and smelling like heaven (made with Rochefort beer) The food was good and the frites were awesome. They were out of one of my favorites Stille Nacht, so then chose Divine from Silly to compliment my Chimay infused mousse de chocolat. Service was very good and the waiter ran to the door to shake my hand as I left. I was doing some writing while eating, so I wonder if he thought me a food critic. I would and will go back again.
A little more outside of the very touristy areas and it shows. Higher class feel, attentive service, and a solid beer list. I picked up a Cantillon Loerik and loved every drop. I also had a nice steak with veggies and frites, and a nice cheese sauce. An excellent place. Make sure you go.
In Belgium it can be tough finding bars that offer high quality beer and a full menu of hot food. Often the best beer selections mean sacrificing food other than cheese and sausage, which can get dangerous. The selection at Bier Circus is impressive enough to keep beer nerds coming back whether or not they are hungry, and the service is good.
I heard great things about this place so we stopped in. It was raining, so we had to sit inside, but it was so hot and stuffy that we ended up just buying a bottle of Cantillon Kriek and taking it away. This is probably not an accurate review because of it.
A very nice bar here. Its more of a resturant i suppose, but the beer list is like a fine wine list. Great selection on lambics and an aged beer section, also good general section of beers. Food was amazing, beef and beer made with rochefort, spaghetti with chimay and chimay chese on top. Very nice place alround very clean and peaceful.
What a great place this is. Service was fantastic, and the owner served the beers we had. We got the spaghetti two times and we could not eat up. 9 Euros for a huge portion of the best spaghetti for some time! Impressive selection of beers. All in all this was the top beer bar/restaurant in Brussels!
On previouslocation it was a real pub where you can get good food. Now it is a real restaurant and you got a smal pub part. The selection is less as before but it is still a very nice place where you can find some very good beers