Staminee De Garre
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Reviews by azorie:
4.1/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
We have visited this place like 13 times now. Service is slow even for Europe. I learned to order 3 tripels and just let them stare.
last time was March 2013
No smoking now upstairs.
Rewriting this a little. We have been here 10 times over the last few years, and we had visited long ago in the late 90's.
ok 1 bad expereince:
Last visit got beer downstairs in early April 2008, the downstairs was packed (and so smokey you could not see across the room)and we had no choice but to head upstairs. We got up there and drank what we had and even got another 1, but this was while a family, who knows who, but locals I am sure, were eating lunch! i did not think about at the time, but this had happened before at lunch time, and I only remembered after looking at pictures we have. Anyway after they left and the guy cleaned up we got abandoned. I mean we sit up an hour and no 1 came, but they sure did want the cash when I went downstairs. LOL but the place was still packed so we left.
Still if you do not smoke stay away if smoke bugs you.
So I say go for the de garre tripel but there are much better places in Bruges, now things change some if you go in the Off seasons, and in winter well things are really different.
So while I still say its a must see, I say if your there in MAY thru September avoid the place in the daytime.
Garre go there or miss out.
of course the tripel is the draw other wise you can get most of the same beer anywhere in Belgium. No food normally but the cheese is damn good.
11-09-2013 14:42:28 | More by azorie
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The highlight of any Bruges visit. Amazing bar, set deep in a hidden alley. A few high quality beers on tap, none of which can compare to their house tripel. Get it. Several times. Buy a magnum, too. They don't sell the glasses, so don't be a dick and steal one. They literally count them and will chase you down if they notice one missing from your table. Not worth it. Just go and enjoy one of the most amazing places in the world of beer.
07-15-2014 19:44:03 | More by dwagner003
3.98/5 rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Not to give up on our quest to discover new beer adventures in Bruges, we went searching for Staminee De Garre. This was in one of Chris' guidebooks as an old pub on the smallest street in Bruges. They are known for having a special De Garre tripel that is made for them and only available at the pub, which prompted our quest. We wandered in circles around and around a large block looking for the place with the aid of a paper map and two different mapping apps on our cell phones. When we were about to give up, one of our group managed to get the directions from a cranky chocolatier (that likely gets this request often) and we were off around the block again! The opening to the "street" is really a tiny alley that looks like a store front entrance, truly a hidden little place. Walking into this street, I felt like I had just been transported to Diagon Alley or perhaps Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter. Very strange. The pub within instantly transported us to a lost time.
The special De Garre beer was served in an enormous bowl glass that looked more suitable to goldfish than a drink! We initially requested to share one, but that is not allowed, so we were all served a smaller and easier to handle version of the glass. The beer was 11% ABV, but dry and drinkable with a slightly sharp finish, and was served with a small bowl of cheese cubes. This place is fun and well worth the effort to find it!
05-22-2014 16:58:11 | More by Jackofallbrews
Staminee De Garre in Brugge, Belgium
98 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.