Nice pub with a great selection of beers, prices are a bit steep but I suppose that comes with the location next to the Manneken Pis (what’s the attraction there?) Staff can be a little too brusque for my liking but the I’ll forgive them if the keep the beer list growing.
(Visited July & Oct 2012) Great beer café just by the Manneken Pis, south of he Grand Place. They have a nice outdoor area that is very nice when the weather permits. But don’t forget to go inside, the interior is quite magnificent. The place is fairly small with wooden chairs and tables occupying the areas that are not occupied by puppets, instruments and other necessary stuff hanging on the walls and in the ceiling. Mainly inhabited by tourists. Service is swift and efficient. Food is mainly light bites and nibbles, but quite good. Five draught beers, with Lindemans Faro and one pilsner always available, the other ones rotating guest beers (a couple of beers from Senne on my visits). The list of bottled beers is quite good, with more than 100. Not many rarities, but I managed to find something new to try. If not, it’s always worth a visit for the great atmosphere.
Le Poechenellekelder is a good-looking place in a very accessible and popular location in Brussels. The service was very good - one of the staff cleared room for us and set a table after we walked in on a very busy day. The selection is also above-average for Brussels, but a little underwhelming for anyone looking for more unusual bottles.
A very curious bar situated right in the middle of tourist land. The decor is very interesting with multiple levels and weird statues and stuff. Looks like it should be a tourist trap, but the beer list was actually a step up from the norm with three seasonals on tap as well as a winter bottle list to go alongside the long standard list. Didn’t eat. Just a bit of a shame it gets so full of tourists.
JCB (294) Durham, North Carolina | November 2, 2012
Really enjoyed this establishment, though I didn’t step foot inside for even a minute. Glorious late summer afternoon on the patio, good cheer abounding among a mix of touristas like myself and locals. Terrific, attentive, friendly service. Not the vast selection of some other places, but top notch and well representative of authentic styles.
Fin (1174) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 24, 2012
Back in 2008 with Lynn, Barry, Spud (Nick) and Treacle (Anna) we had a pleasant time here. Beer choice very good, Barry liberated an Orval bottle opener from here though he rather unconvincingly suggested that the barman gave it to him. Service was very good and it is fairly centrally located. Quite strangely we have not been here since, not sure why as we really liked this place.