Didn’t like this place. The peeing statue is in plain view of the café chairs, but that only means that it’s crowded by Asian tourists throughout the day. The service was slow, the waiters weren’t too friendly. Decent selection however, but prices weren’t too spectacular. Wouldn’t go again.
kook hit right on the head, this is right across from the manequin pis statue. easy to find location. with awesome decore of old puppets, wax from about 1000 candles , dried hops, with a 2nd story view. food was good bier list very average.
mixos (88) Thessaloniki, Greece | February 10, 2014
This is my favorite place to be every time i visit Brussels. It is not only the great belgian ales you sould find over there but the whole situation just makes me totally happy.
Ended up here a few times during our visit to Brussels in June 2015.
The decor is weird. Creepy ass dolls all over the place. Kind of gives the place it’s own character though. One cool thing though was the list of groups that had dressed up the Manneken Pis, dating back to the ’30s with lots of American soldiers mentioned during WWII. First time here, we sat down inside. Table service only, no orders at the bar. I had a couple of Taras Boulba and Saison IV which were both in exceptional shape. The beers were cheap as well (about €4 a pour) which was impressive considering the location right by Brussels’ most popular tourist trap. Actually forgot to look at the bottle list as we were tired after a day of ticking. Our server was attentive, efficient and even cracked a few jokes. On our second visit, we sat outside which would’ve been nicer than it was if it wasn’t for the massive amount of tourists by Manneken Pis. All in all, I’ll gladly come back and get drunk on awesome, cheap draft beer once again.
Le Poechenkelder is located on the beaten path next to the ridiculous Manneken Pis. Fortunately, it is always possible to flee the tourist masses of the terrace to the cozy and inside of the pub. The beer selection is great, especially the selection of "real" lambics is worth mentioning. This propably the best beer place in the centre of Brussels.
Corner pub in front of the Manneken Pis. Good outdoor patio for watching people doing selfies at the fountain. Inside it has a lovely atmosphere with all kind of weird stuff displayed. Beer list really good. Service could be more personal but its quite a touristy place because of its location.
Visited July 12/15. With Tim Webb’s and Joe Stange’s "Good Beer Guide Belgium" in hand, I made this my first stop in Brussels. Lots of puppets, although I was on the second floor rather than in a cellar. First up for me was the Brasserie de la Senne tap of the week Taras Boulba, enjoyed with a spaghetti dish with ham and cheese, Tabasco, and Count Basie on the soundtrack. A second Boulba had me saying "Wow" out loud, then it was on to another tap, Lindemans Kriek, a blood-red cherry sensation. The menu lists, at my rough count, over 120 bottles beyond its 5 listed taps. A wonderful spot to visit, followed by gawking at the Manneken Pis across the street! Very highly recommended.