Taps: 6 / Bottles: 400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by CBA:
British Indian Ocean Territory
4.3/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Next to Kulminator (aside from the vintages) this had the most extensive beer menu I've seen in my life. It's actually overwhelming, and at times hard to focus on your surroundings as your eyes are constantly pulled back to the book. Bright and airy it's definitely a place for you if you're adverse to smoke and confined spaces. Of course I had to have the pleasure of drinking Westvleteren so close to the source, and priced very reasonably I had all three, along with a few of the seemingly rare saisons I could find on our trip.
My wife now firmly on board with drinking beer after her experience at De Garre opted for the 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek. This will obviously be seen as blasphemy, but she thought it'd be best used as a vinaigrette on a salad - couldn't have said it better.
Service was the most disinterested of all the places we visited - surprising since it's the same owners as the Bier Tempel which had great service.
All in all a must visit.
01-13-2008 13:49:24 | More by CBA
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4.44/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited April 2, 2014. Nice size rest/brewery with a clean modern take on a belgian bierhouse. Menu very extensive ordered beer sausage cheese platter, a goat cheese and bacon salad, onion soup and tbone for 2 with cambrinus house sauce. Service was on point and very accomodating. Temperature was slightly hot so my heat sensitive sis made us move to a table in the back but was not a problem hence forth. The cambrinus logo looks like the drunk santa klaus ive imagined since childhood. Waitress was on top of her game as far as service goes but her knowlege of beer could have been better. All in all it was a great atmosphere with an extensive menu of food and beer and I would return upon my next visit to Brugge.
04-15-2014 13:47:13 | More by Maximus_Prime
4.26/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
A great beer bar and restaurant with an outstanding beer list and great atmosphere. The food is pricy but good. We had the cannelloni with spinach, meat an boursin cheese one night. And then my wife had the Irish rib eye and I had the brewer's special the second night. It was all very good. They can be busy and seem preoccupied with coordinating their tables and reservations but the service was still good. I recommend reservations, even in the off season. This is a great place if you love good Belgian beer.
01-19-2014 23:52:17 | More by GJ40
4.14/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
Located just a bit north (though the streets of Brugge have that Brussel-esque confusing feel) a few doors down from the (grossly overpriced) Bier Temple, BB Cambrinus is a must stop destination for the traveling BA.
Certainly a beer-themed restaurant, very small bar area only 5 stools. One of the most impressive beer lists outside Delirium Cafe I've seen so far this trip (haven't been to Kulminator yet) and the prices were, as the Belgians say, democratic. I started with the Zot on tap and had several other bottles, a really impressive beer (book) list.
The service at the bar was top notch, too Amazonian-ladies (both taller than me) who were quick to bring my beer, ask if everything was alright, etc. No complaints.
I ate their twice, once a Flemish onion soup, quite tasty, really hot, served in a little La Crueset crock, the ubiquitous floating cheese/bread 'thing' on top. Not the best onion soup I've had this trip (that would be Drie Fonteinen). Met up with some American and British folks for a late night snack, the usual meat/cheese/etc plate. I need to go back and sample the beer-infused menu, especially looking forward to the rabbit. My understanding is this is one of the best beer restaurants in Belgium, but having been to De Heeren von Liederkercke, it's a long ways down to 2nd place after that superlative experience.
The prices were a bit on the high side, many of the dishes had recently seen a 1 Euro price increase, indicated by the pen marks over the 'old' prices. Might be time for a new menu.
Other than going to see Miss Daisy (and she wasn't in, sadly), BBC should be at the top of the traveling beer afficionados list of places to visit in Brugge. Just don't stuff yourself on 3-4 euro waffles beforehand.
11-20-2013 12:10:16 | More by jdense
Bierbrasserie Cambrinus in Brugge, Belgium
94 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.