Small, cosy bar in classic style next to the river Maas in the best part of the Netherlands called Limburg, ran by an older , very friendly couple. Service overhere is what it should be: relaxed, friendly and always on time for service even when busy. People who study at the ’hotel school ’ should go here to learn what hospitality is.
Beer selection is large with a strong focus on Belgian beers, some rares. We had a tasting with all new beers for me. Prices are more than reasonable. Would definitely visit again when around.
Finally got the chance to visit this bar on a Sunday evening (23 X 2016) in the Maastricht city center. Quite an intimistic, brown café with cosy atmosphere. The bartender clearly is the man and zythologist of the house, and the friendly yet hard of hearing man is very willingly and voluntary to share his beer thoughts to the visitor. The beer list is not as extensive or foreign as expected: Some interesting British, American and Dutch beers, amongst lots of widely available Belgian specialties. But there are some beer opportunities, when you look at the suggestions or have a chat with the bartender. This place has a great environment, with lots of gadgets and beer bottles, and a fine young-and-old public. You can come here for a modest Dutch pilsner and the nicest peanuts served with it. Or you choose for a first-rate barley wine, imperial stout or specialty grain. There is beverage for everyone, even the Coca Cola light lovers. Well... What a lovely beer joint this is. Café Frape - I don’t really know how to pronounce this bar name - really is the Maastricht brown bar, among the many, many pubs in the city center. Don’t miss this, because the beers on tap and guest beer suggestions really can be gems.
Located close to Servaas Bridge in the centre of the charming Maastricht but just off the area swarmed by the tourists, this cozy pub offers a weary visitor a nice place on its little patio (or indoor) to sit, relax and enjoy beer and the view of the bridge. And indeed, there is a lot to enjoy. I whished I wasn’t driving and had a day or two to spend in town, as the selection of beers is truly impressive - well over 50 bottles of known but decent Belgians of nearly all kinds. A local but not very impressive beer on tap should not discourage you (you can have something else). The staff are very friendly and the prices are quite reasonable. I would love to be back and spend some time there, enjoying Maastricht far from the madding crowd.
Great place.. Authentic beerbar. Locals come here for a chat or just reading the newspaper in the afternoon, and off course a beer! Their selection is great and the owner is relaxed as well as knowledgeable - really knows his beer and will give you the directions you need. Prices are great.
Nice bar for the local and great selection for the interested. The owner was really nice and gave us some advice and his wife offered us some snacks at some point and we just felt so welcome. Selection is great, a lot of Dutch & Belgian beers but also some classic american and some unexpected (on suggestions). Prices are not too high (especially not overpricing the big bottles). Ambiance and place is cosy but a bit small and crowded.