Locus Publicus

Brabantse turfmarkt 67
Delft, Netherlands 2611 CM
bar  4.15/5.0 32 reviews
11:00 - 01:00 (Mo-Thu), 11:00 - 02:00 (Fri-Sat). 12:00 - 01:00 (sun).

Mayor: Fin (1) | Affiliated user(s) here thijsdemeester | Taps: 13 | Bottles: 170
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Fin  (1019) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 3, 2016| Updated October 5, 2016


We visited Locus Publicus on Monday 3rd October 2016. We’d been here before, perhaps 5-6 years ago as I recall chatting to the barman about the amazing feet of FC Twenty Enschede winning the Eredivisie (Dutch Premier Football League) with Steve Mclaren at the helm. We briefly discussed this again with the barman today who spoke about the struggles that the team has had since, seven years after that historic title win. Anyway back to the café, Locus Publicus is centrally located on Brabantse Turfmarkt which is just a minute or two off of the main square, it can be found just a couple of doors down from a great cheese shop.

We sat outside on one of the two of tables directly outside the café, there are further tables outside, though these are a little more isolated from the café and are in the centre of pedestrian walkway. Locus Publicus is a really lovely little bar, very down to earth and yet popular with all ages and backgrounds during our visit, it seems like it’s a bit of an institution here in Delft. We continued to chat with the barman this time about music quizzes (he was doing one tonight and goes all over doing these). It is a great spot for people watching and listening in and trying to pick up snippets of Dutch conversation.

The beer choice is excellent, the bottled choice is particularly extensive, concentrating heavily on Belgian beers but with a decent Dutch selection also. The tap list which is displayed outside on the LH side at the front was also very good, I had a new beer and new brewery to me called Rize Varken El Dorado IPA, (Pink Pig Brewery) from Arnhem, it was a fab’ beer at 6%. We were enjoying just sitting here so had another before moving on.

I only nipped inside to use the toilet facilities, but it seemed quite typical of many Dutch Café bars, it was long but narrow with the bar on the RH side staring a few feet after entering. Quite a cosy feel and it would be nice sitting in here in the depths of winter. One of the best bars in Delft, we loved this place.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
sjogro  (82) The Hague, Netherlands | April 15, 2016
Nice little bar with a decent list of beers on tap and temporary bottle selection. Quiet on this friday afternoon, after sitting down in my Ramones T-shirt as one of three customers the bartender went on to play 2 full albums of the Ramones, which was a nice and also little awkward treat. Anyway, had some interesting beers and a nice time. It’s crazy how much different beers you can have in Delft compared to my hometown Den Haag.
76
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
erickok  (255) Leuven, Belgium | December 27, 2014
A cosy atmosphere is the main point of this bar. Brown interior, welcoming staff. Lacking mostly is the selection. Sure, there are many styles to choose from and some new Dutch stuff is available, but it’s not the place to taste the latest in the beery world. Rather a place to hang out with friends. Good prices.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
yamato89  (1) Den Hoorn (Zuid-Holland), Netherlands | July 24, 2013
Nice ambiance and good service. Decent beerselection.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
deanso  (490) the Hague, Netherlands | February 4, 2013| Updated February 25, 2013
Nice atmosphere. Selection is interesting but not as good as Derek or the tappistenlokaal. Still worth a visit
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | October 13, 2012
This would have seemed unbelievably good a decade or so ago, but it now comes across as more quaint and a bit regionally biased. Now if the international range got just a bit better it could be valid competition for the rest of Delft.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (541) London, England | September 6, 2012
A small, comfortable bar in the centre of Delft. Moderately brown. I didn’t look further than a couple of beers on tap that I’d not tried from De Leckere & Scheldebrouwerij. Bottle list looks solid enough, although no winners for me there. My type of place. I’d go back.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages  (90) Wilnis, Netherlands | January 23, 2012
Seems to be frequented by older locals, usually a good sign. Special book for all the beers. Lot of the usual but also a few special ones from Breugems, Eem or ’t IJ. Food not that special, some interesting sandwhiches. Most trappists. They’re playing the Breeders right now, worth some extra points.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
baxterfish  (282) , England | September 28, 2011
Very nice cafe with a decent beer menu and good service. Worth visiting on a Saturday when the market is in full swing. Recommended.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
LomYst  (18) Rotterdam, Netherlands | June 8, 2011
definitely better then the one in rotterdam, smaller and perhaps thus attracting a more beer oriented crowd... selection is slightly better too....

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