After five minutes here, it was obvious that Sven has a passion for what he does. I missed the Meet the Brewers Night by one day, but I’m glad because that meant that Sven was very generously able to spend a lot of time with me, and share some amazing beers. His cellar has taken years to fully develop, and is now better than most specialty beer bars in Belgium itself - especially his collection of lambik and geuze! All night a steady stream of locals of all ages came through to try various beers and to seek advice from The Man himself, which created a very special atmosphere where everyone is comfortable, at any experience level. Truly worthy of a beer pilgrimage to visit this place, Sven, and all his friends.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | August 27, 2011| Updated December 18, 2013
a belgian beer bar in mataro owned and operated by a belgian. seems more appropriate in brugge or brussels. classic belgian brown bar interior. simple food menu but exceptional beer selection, with multiple belgian bottles what many would call medium-to-high rareness. vintage beers available as well. rotating drafts of belgian, spanish, danish and german beer. i’m sitting there drinking malvasia rosso and mamouche watching the next table over split a brutal IPA from newport, oregon. fun.
Lowenbrau (378) Asturias, Spain | October 18, 2015| Updated October 22, 2015
A nice place in the outskirts of Barcelona. Mainly belgian and german brews on tap, along with some modern ones. A really wide bottle selection, topped up with an interesting selection of lambics (despite they were out of a couple we did ask for). Unfortunatelly the place seems to have been going down since Sven left. Still worthy, if in the surroundings.
pretty lookin’ very Belgian ’brown bar’ inspired beerbar. Very remote to any area you’ll find yourself in ( about half an hour by train, I guess, from BCN, plus a walk of about 1.8 km ) as the bar opens only at 18.00, you only have a limited window before your last train back to BCN at about 22.20 ( weekends ) So it’s definately a stretch. The bar itself has the biggest ’Belgian’ feel I ever had in another country. The old-looking, crappy menu booklet ( torn plastic covers over printer sheets ) , random Belgian beers ( some very small and cool breweries, some bigger ones that do raise questions, and some local unimportant ones that somehow made it all over to Spain ) . The interior ( random selection of all beersigns found ). The music ( crappy 80’s music ) , right down to the atmosphere and even the scent of the bar. This thing is as Belgian as a Belgian bar is . love bars like, say, Brugs beertje ? you’ll find all your needs here. However, the craftbeerscene has seen a rapid movement and this place did seem to follow a bit, but not enough. It doesn’t compete with BCN bars like mikkeller, brewdog, biercap, or Napar. It’s great, and I’m sure it used to be amazing, but it has been surpassed. The food was very good ( and cheap ) but not th? best. The service was nice, but wasn’t very attentive after our first order ( unless we walked to the bar ) . overall - if in the area, sure woth a visit ! but who ever is ? When in BCN ( close by ) there are already several other, more beergeeky options. Unless you’ll miss out on belgian bars otherwise, or when you’re a place ticker like me, there isn’t a big reason to travel here. However , when you are in , there’s a pleasant vibe and several good beers for honest prices.
This place is pretty out of the way, since even if you take the train to Mataró you have to walk about 20 minutes up a hill and search for the location, but it’s worth it. They were doing a steady business when I was there, but everyone was ordering lager and pale ales; which was pretty disappointing considering the deep bottle list this place has been stockpiling for a significant period of time. The atmosphere feels like sitting in Belgium. I enjoyed a burger and a few regional taps along with a bottle of Kuhnhenn 4th Dimentia (you see how they roll). Service was kind and attentive. This place is definitely a landmark in the area.
Visited the 3rd March with happyhoppy before the Barcelona Beer Festival. On the small town of Mataro in north of Barcelona you will fine this treasure. When you enter the tap beer selection is amazing... how can you get Oerbier on tap ?!? Very nice place and peaceful. Good belgian beer range for a good value. You will find also some treasure on the fridge. Good staff. That was a good evening with some nice beer. Difficult to find but if you have time and you are on the area it’s a must to stop just for the belgian selection. Thanks for the greeting and the selection.
Very very nice place. Like a Dutch ’bruin cafe’ mixed with the good Belgian pubs you can find in Antwerpen or Gent. Very knowledgable personal. Even the good looking young girls. Good selection, good prices. Loved it. Will go back for sure.
Been here during the "meet the brewers" Night. The Place is decorated like a belgian abbey, the selection on tap was very good. Sven, the owner, knows how to treat you and he’s very appassionate. He showed me his cellar, and i have to say i was pretty empressed. I took back home some belgian vintages bottles and the prices were good.
For sure i will return.
Great decoration, great ambiance. One of the best selection of beer I’ve found, with lots of belgian beers difficult to find here in Spain, and alsolots of other countries beers. Great variety on tap, and good service. I didn’t taste the food, but I’ll come back to taste it (and to drink good beer).