Staminee De Garre
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Reviews by CBA:
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4.72/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
While the smallest, smokiest, least demanding beer list and the hardest to find of all the bars we drank at, this was by far the best. It truly defined the flemish term "gezellig" to me. I could sit at one of those tables for eons. Service was very much to the point, but more then helpful when prompted (again something that I prefer). Excellent cheese served with the beer, if possible, it seemed to go with everything I drank - from the Guldenberg to the N'Ice Chouffe. This place was so inviting that it even convinced my devout non beer drinking wife to try a Kriek (which she enjoyed, and continued to drink throughout the trip)
If I return to Brugge in the future, I'd spend every evening here.
01-13-2008 13:23:34 | More by CBA
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4.81/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
If you go to Bruges, you have to visit the Garre.
I was born in Bruges and worked in touristic center of Bruges for 10 years.
This place and his atmosphere is one of the best in Bruges, also the prices.
Not everyone will like the house beer but the menu gives you a range of very good belgian beers.
Service is very good.
01-16-2014 12:03:01 | More by Olivier007
4.1/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
We have visited this place like 13 times now. Service is slow even for Europe. I learned to order 3 tripels and just let them stare.
last time was March 2013
No smoking now upstairs.
Rewriting this a little. We have been here 10 times over the last few years, and we had visited long ago in the late 90's.
ok 1 bad expereince:
Last visit got beer downstairs in early April 2008, the downstairs was packed (and so smokey you could not see across the room)and we had no choice but to head upstairs. We got up there and drank what we had and even got another 1, but this was while a family, who knows who, but locals I am sure, were eating lunch! i did not think about at the time, but this had happened before at lunch time, and I only remembered after looking at pictures we have. Anyway after they left and the guy cleaned up we got abandoned. I mean we sit up an hour and no 1 came, but they sure did want the cash when I went downstairs. LOL but the place was still packed so we left.
Still if you do not smoke stay away if smoke bugs you.
So I say go for the de garre tripel but there are much better places in Bruges, now things change some if you go in the Off seasons, and in winter well things are really different.
So while I still say its a must see, I say if your there in MAY thru September avoid the place in the daytime.
Garre go there or miss out.
of course the tripel is the draw other wise you can get most of the same beer anywhere in Belgium. No food normally but the cheese is damn good.
11-09-2013 14:42:28 | More by azorie
Staminee De Garre in Brugge, Belgium
97 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.