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The Bottle Shop

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

23 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
42
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.22%
The Bottle ShopThe Bottle Shop
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

Wollestraat 13
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 34 99 80 | map

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 10-16-2006

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 42
Reviews by drewbage:
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Concurring with the previous review, this modern and open space is right off the town square and just before the Hotel Erasamus (my hq in Brugge).

Bottles are a bit dearer here and if you've got the chance to go elsewhere I would, but as I didn't I could still find most everything that I needed for my return home. The counter girl was pleasant and helpful to me and double wrapped my purchases after being told they had to make it back across the world to my home.

A good place to stop while in Brugge. If you're elsewhere I wouldn't make a special trip for it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Charvey02
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DanielCseklye
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jwale73
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This place was a stone's throw (literally) from our hotel and right off the square. I walked by it multiple times because it was in the heart of the tourist district, but I was very happy I walked in. In my opinion, The Bottle Shop killed De Biertempel. The place is huge, clean and well-organized and the glassware selection is unparalleled - unfortunately, they did not have the one glass I was looking for (Drie Fonteinen Stem). That said the sheer amount of bottles was amazing. They had a few hard to find beers from Struise (i.e. some of the screen Black Damnations, as well as some of their ice beers). Lambic/gueuze selection was solid, but no wales - standard Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen lin-up, as well as some of the Horals mega-blends, De Cam, etc.. I found the prices pretty reasonable and the mark-up on Cantillon wasn't that much more (maybe a couple euros) than what I paid at Cantillon. They also had Westy 12's & 8's which were on-par with pricing in the rest of the city. What was also cool was they had the a nice Het Anker boxed set featuring their beers and whiskey - too big and heavy due to my other purchases, but I definitely thought about it. A very cool place and worth a stop. I'd be shocked if you don't find at least something that tickles your fancy.

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Photo of McMegaRad
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Photo of halo3one
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of troypepito
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Just another of many good shops in Bruges with a lot to offer. Selection and prices are about on par with everywhere else, and while there's not necessarily anything different here, it's still worth checking out.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

First visit to Bruges and this store was the first thing standing in front of me where I was dropped off. I'd already seen the reviews, so I marched right in. Pretty much has most of what you want. Prices on common more stuff is definitely higher than the big supermarkets (where I stocked up on Rochefort, Westmalle, St Bernadus, etc). But, there is lots more here. Prices on the harder (not rare) stuff seems pretty fair. I couldn't find any of the rarer stuff I was looking for. They only had the most common Cantillon stuff and I couldn't find a single bottle of any 3F offerings. Almost no saisons. They did have Westy, but I'm going there in person to pick up anyway. Overall, a great store.

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Photo of hotsudge
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of simoen
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Beer_Chief
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%

Can’t complain here as I walked out with a bunch of Westvleteren. Apparently these are shelf beers in Belgium. Anyway c OK selection with some Black Damnation 750s but not much limited stuff. Already out of Cantillon. Tourists I’m sure go nuts for stuff they don’t realize they can just get at home. Good service, OK prices. All good beer. Definitely worth a stop in if for nothing else than some Westvleteren variants.

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Photo of cmrillo
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of RobertH50
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Kikat2680
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Nolen12
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of CBHird
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dirtylou
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Easy to spot and one of the larger, by square footage, stores in all of Brugge.

The selection was strong - some Cantillon and 3F stuff I didn't see elsewhere in Brugge. Large shelves full of all the classics and trappists at a slightly higher price point than you may find at some of the shops a little further from the center.

Definitely worthy of inclusion in your Brugge beerhunting itinerary.

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The Bottle Shop in Brugge, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.