HUGE assortment of beers. This bar really does a great job of showing just how rich the Belgian beer culture is. As a Brugian local now for 9 years, I still have not tried all the beers they have available. Can be quite busy though on friday/saturday nights from 9-12
Wow, this is an original place. The entrance door (if we can call it an entrance door) is not easy to spot because the bar is actually a basement, almost underground. The interior is surreal. I have never been in beer with a cavernous setting like this one. Warm, inviting, yet dark and almost creepy, full of memorabilia, a gramophone here, scary puppets there, old bottles everywhere, bunch of old stuff. Furniture is from another era completely. A baby foot table. Surprisingly for a Bruges bar, this one seems to be attracting mostly locals. Not a touristy place it appears. Beer list is nothing to brag about. Limited tap-list (4 of them) with only Taras Boulba that was interesting. Typical Belgian Flemish bottle list. Plenty of quality beers but nothing for the beer hunter. However this is not the place to discover a beer and certainly not to rate one. Here you want to discover the place, not the beer, so you sit down with a personal favorite (in my case Orval in proper glassware) and just look around in amazement. A unique place. I highly recommend going there early to be in an empty bar and really get the full effect of this unique place.
When you reach the entrance it looks like you have to step in a buildings basement.From inside now is really beautiful place like a medieval celar,carpets on the floor and low lights.Good beer list with some really special Belgians and taps for every kind of belgian beer.Must visit place if you are in Brugge.
A shadow of its former self. Slight sewer odor(!) upon entry. Can’t say service was bad, there wasn’t any! We were greeted with a firm "yes?". And we were a party of 6, I had to go to the bar and back 3 times. No table service and no knowlage on beers. Average age must have been 17. There’s also something messed up with acoustics here, couldn’t hear myself think and I thought WE were loud. Good beermenu is the only plus for me.
Visited September 2012.
Best. Entrance. Ever. Seriously. A very cosy place, maybe a bit quiet on a Sunday evening, but probably (hopefully!) crowded on Friday and Saturday evenings. It’s located in an old medieval cellar, that is surprisingly big and very atmospheric. Beer list is not very big, but they have some really nice Belgian gems on it. A few things on draft as well. If I were living in Brugge, I think I’d make this my local hang out.
Maybe it’s something about this street, because like Comptoir opposite, it used to be a much better bar. Now very popular with a younger (noisier) crowd, the atmosphere can be unbearable at times & the service & beer selection has suffered. Very much quantity over quality nowadays.
Popped into here after an early evening few at the Little Brugge Bear. Daisy’s place was getting too busy (it was the night before the 3rd Brugge Beer Fest, 13 Nov 09). Been back a few times since I wrote all this...........
’t Poatersgat (Priest’s Hole) is currently the in place for the young upwardly mobile of Brugge and a very popular late night drinking joint. I believe it is owned and fronted by the same guy who first opened De Zolder across the road some years back. He moved here to expand, this being bigger than De Zolder.
I have been in here before, but it was with a stag party and I was a little tired and confused by the time we reached here and was therefore unable to review it then!
As you step down into the bar you see it is a lot larger than it appears from the street, it goes back and widens out a long way. This is a true celler bar, you are underground and thick columns hold the ceiling at bay, hops are festooned between the columns giving it a pleasant beery feel. Mixed selection of chairs and tables, standing by the bar too. Relaxed, informal and friendly, that covers customers and staff. When quiet it is table service, that isn’t very often by all accounts, so bar service is what we used on our visit, can’t remember who or why they served me the first time I went.
Music is varied and at times loud, but it is full of ’well off student types’ who obviously prefer their music louder than an old fart like me. Old farts are welcome though.
Good selection of beers, is there a bar in Brugge that hasn’t got a good selection? I seem to think there were 5 taps and a host of bottles to choose from, we stayed by the bar and only drank from the fonts.