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 (1184) 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.
A good located restaurant/pub just by the Manniken Pis. The best thing with the place is the beer meny which have a very varied selection of fine beers. Their food is okay with maybe too much cheese on their pasta dishes. The service was also very average with the waiter being very stressed and distracted. Overall I was there for the beers, and the beers were great so I probably go there next time I’m visiting Brussels.
A very interesting bar. Plenty of outside seating which is much different from the rather cramped and eccentric/oddly decorated interior. Service was pretty decent, prices were fair, and the beer list was pretty solid as well. Right next to the Mannekin Pis, so you can stop here for a beer after snapping your photos.
This place has a fantastic patio where you can watch the hordes of people ogle Manneken Pis. It’s definitely a better option than sitting inside amongst the giant creepy puppets. Very decent selection available -- some common basics but also some interesting selections.
I have made several trips to this place, so decided to rate it. It’s right across the street from the Fountain of Pis. This is a beer cafe that also serves good cheeses and other light fare. The beer selection consists of around 100 Belgian standards, good beers but nothing that is particularly hard to find. The cheese selection is excellent, and the ambience is very nice, especially when outdoor seating is available.
A great place to enjoy a lambic or other Belgian beers near to the tourist sites. A very nice inside with all sorts of belgian Beerania and a great little patio out side right across from the Manneken Pis. Service was great with a server who was happy to help us through the selections. A real nice bottle list with only a few taps. Didn’t order food on my visit but thought prices were overall fair. I really enjoyed my visit.
(Visited 12/2011): Le Poechenellekelder is located right by the Manneken Pis near the Grote Markt. We ducked in during a parade for a break from the crush of people.
The bar is multi-level and has an eclectic decor, with lots of breweriana and Manneken-related photos etc. Empty cases of Westy by the stairs is a cool touch.
There are 5 or so beers on tap, and 100+ available in bottles. A seasonal menu is provided, including St Feuillien Cuvée de Noël and Gordon X-Mas on our visit.
Service on a crowded early evening was good. Our server was friendly and explained the beer options well.
We did not have food on our visit.
Overall this place is recommended for beer-lovers, especially given its proximity to the tourist attractions nearby.
Huge selection with a quite few tourist -centered beers, but also something for the beer geek to enjoy. Ambiance is good and the small distance between tables makes it easy to make friends. Free all-you-can-eat munchies are served to you without asking as long as you continue drinking beer. Original place, I like.