Taps: 6 / Bottles: 400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 60 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JohnfromDublin:
4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I visited this place on 3 occasions on a recent weekend in Brugge.
First entered at lunchtime on Friday. The place still smells new. Nicely decorated, with no expense spared. I can't recall what this building used to house. Atmosphere is something that is pretty impossible to "design", though.
8 beers on tap; the house beers Gambriwinus blonde and bruin (not bad), Jupiler blonde, Leffe blonde, Westmalle dubbel, Tarwebier Hoegaarden witte, Brugse Zot blonde, Belview Nieuw kriek.
Supposedly 400 bottles including listing 3 Westvleteren. Managed to try one on my final visit (I had the W8). W12 was available, but West blonde was out.
Served lunch and beer by pleasent young girl. Our second visit was on Saturday night, but the place was too crowded and noisy (all the noise from one raucous table!). We left without partaking.
On our last visit, we were served by a pleasent older woman who was kind enough to supply us with a jug of tap water and 2 glasses at no charge. This was something denied us at a nearby well known cellar bar; "we can only sell you bottled water".
Dodgy enough pop type music for my taste, though.
All-in-all this place is worth a visit. It (they) are trying very hard, and I wish them well.
04-04-2006 14:40:13 | More by JohnfromDublin
More User Reviews:
4.51/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We ended up at Cambrinus just as the late dinner crowd was thinning, and seating was available. This place is one of the best beer bars in the city and the beer menu is a huge two inch thick beast with wooden covers! It took us quite some time to narrow down our options while faced with a seemingly endless amount to choose from. I ended up ordering a tart and wonderful Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus, also sharing a Girardin Framboise and Rodenbach Vintage 2011 with our group. We did not eat there this time, but last trip we found the local Flemish fare to be wonderful and often included beer in the preparation. We finished by splitting a Pannepot strong ale from nearby brewers De Struise.
The place is usually packed, warm, and loud, but one of the best beer destinations in Bruges for sure.
05-22-2014 16:17:08 | More by Jackofallbrews
4.44/5 rDev +3.7%
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
Bierbrasserie Cambrinus in Brugge, Belgium
95 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.