I loved this place. Clean, modern, and thankfully smoke-free. It doesnít 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 didnít 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
Absolutely outstanding, my best beer/food experience ever. There isnít much to say here about the beers that other people havenít already said. I will add that the food was great and generously portioned. For the amount and quality, I thought that the price was fair. We had a shrimp scampi dish of some kind, and maybe a meat loaf plate...I canít remember for sure though.
JK (377) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | March 16, 2007
Excellent selection for a bar. A little on the expensive side, but plenty less expensive options available. The food was expensive so I did not eat. Small bar area separated from the restaurant, and they donít take cards unless you spend a certain amount. Very relaxed and low key. Convenient to visit after the Cathedral.
Nice, open, clean, smoke-free place to get your beer on. Impressive selection with an emphasis on lambics. Iím a fan of the house Cuvee lambic, which is the Cantillon Cuvee des Champions. Also had an old Achel bruin here that held up very well. Helpful servers who know their stuff. After eating here a few times, I have to say I havenít found a great meal yet. But never a bad one either. A must-visit for beer geeks in Brussels.