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Staminee De Garre

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Staminee De GarreStaminee De Garre
BA SCORE
96
world-class

72 Reviews
Reviews: 72
Visits: 109
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

De Garre 1
Brugge, 8000
Belgium
phone: +32 50 34 10 29

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Reviews: 72 | Visits: 109
Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited during the late March 2006 whirlwind Beechum Belgium Tour.

After a pleasant dinner at the hotel Erasmus, I walked out into a semi-romantic, but damn cold drizzle and up the Wollenstraat to find this place. I made all the right turns, but still went too far. When they say this thing is in an alley, bub, they ain't kidding.

Stepping out of the rain and into the cozy, warm and inviting space I grabbed a chair and a menu and perused. Following the locals first rule I selected the house tripel, a beer that did much to chase away the chill.

They follow old school European service here with formal trays and presentation and a nice little snack bowl of cheese with every brew.

Overall a top notch place to visit in Brugge for just being hard enough to find to stay quiet while maintain a proud dedication to great beer. (843 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dzu
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jesstyr
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Somehow lucked out and this was the first place I grabbed a beer on my pilgrimage to Belgium. What an amazing entrance tucked into a quiet alleyway in a beautiful historic building.

Everything about this place is the perfect pub, mixed with a bit of romance. Cool little bars in a historic building. The house beer is a really solid tripel too, a worth a try.

This isn't the place to get the best selection in Belgium, but what they do have is served properly, in the right glassware. The only gripe might be that the service isn't extremely knowledgeable in the context of some of the other top spots, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't blow away your average pub. (668 characters)

Photo of suckaj
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of treznor
1.73/5  rDev -60.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Had what was quite possibly the rudest waiter I've encountered. When leaving he told me he was upset that I didn't say hello to him. So I guess make sure to say hello to everyone you see? (Even though my wife did say hello on the way in).

The triple is quite tasty. I'd had it before at Thirsty Monk, and still as good as I remembered it. However, not a huge amount of interesting beer after that. They have a decently wide selection, but its the same selection you can findalmost anywhere else. Really didn't see a lot of local beers or anything outside of what you can already get in the US. Most other places we went to had a number of interesting beers that don't leave Belgium (or at least don't make it to the US in mass quantity). (739 characters)

Photo of desint
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of djhowell
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of ninkasibrew
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of GJ40
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

We came to Brugge last year and did all the hard work to find it but De Garre was closed for construction. Fortunately it was open this time. What a place! I almost didn't go in because from my view at the door, it felt like I was interrupting a formal dinner party. But my wife urged me on and I was glad she did. Downstairs was full but upstairs was empty. It's so authentic and comfortable. We enjoyed the house tripel which was outstanding. No need to go through the menu for your first beer. This is truly a must visit in Brugge! (534 characters)

Photo of Highbury09
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of simoen
3.83/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

very small and busy but good beers (34 characters)

Photo of paleoplant
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of cboland79
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of flexabull
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

As mentioned in other reviews, blink and you might miss this tucked away gem. Down a narrow little alleyway in between the Markt and the Burg, is this excellent pub.

Small and cozy, we squeezed our way up the tight steep stairs to the 2nd floor and settled in for a glass of the delicious house Tripel that came with a small plate of cheese. (How I wish I could have bought an empty glass to take home too)

I have to plead a bit of ignorance, because I came for the house beer only, and didn't even bother looking at the menu. But, I know the selection is solid.

Service was friendly and quick, even though they were fairly busy. In fact, I swear the girl that was pulling great drafts from the taps was maybe 18 years old, and she already had the skill mastered.

Fair and standard pricing.

Wonderful atmosphere and top notch beers, definitely made the effort to come here well worth it. (893 characters)

Photo of aleigator
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Nice place, very well hidden in the center of Brugge. Usually they put up a sign, which makes it easier to find, because the only way to the bar is through a tiny alley. Many locals there, who seemed to feel pretty much at home there, which is always a goog signal for me to drink there, because it doesn’t seem to be a tourist rip-off.
Of course we ordered a "Triple der Garre", which they offer exclusively only in that particular place. The beer was really pleasant, and gets served with some young cheese, which goes well with the beer.
The atmosphere in the place was enjoyable, people were chatting and drinking, got pretty loud later in the evening. Staminee de Garre has a country-sytle look, which somehow gets represented by its visitors. There is a maximum of three "Triple de Garre" you are allowed to drink, but this should not be a real concern, because after those three you should be able to fall asleep easily. (930 characters)

Photo of JackNip
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of PaulM99
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of otrejo
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of brunomisumi
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of beerpirates
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Staminee De Garre in Brugge, Belgium
96 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.