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Not Rated.
very good

15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 30
Avg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: 7
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

Wollestraat 53
Brugge, 8000
phone: +32 50 611 222

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Place added by: sirnoze on 07-17-2007

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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 30
Reviews by GJ40:
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A touristy, trendy place but they have a solid beer list heavy in the Trappists and those like them. While the beer list is good, the location is the real draw. The back garden is awesome. I truly loved sitting outside on the canal sipping my beer and soaking up the city of Bruges.

I know most BAs would see this as too commercial but I say take it for what it is... a great setting to enjoy a great beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dzu
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Take a right off the Main Street and you encounter a wall of beer- every variety and many of which is never heard!
To the right- the beer shop- tons of Belgian chocolate and a solid variety of beers through two floors- prices were reasonable and I found the variety quite good.
The best part is the bar. Walk past the wall of beer and into the bar- they've got 14 orso Belgian beers on tap reasonable price and enjoy tj on the back patio- overlooking the canal. Excellent experience and I look forward to returning on future trips to Brugge

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Photo of srletend
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

This place was neat. I probably wouldn't have even gone here, had it not been for a recommendation from a local. It is pretty touristy, as with most beer shops in the area, so I took the rec with a grain of salt.

Upon entering, it looks like your basic shop, with an accompanying plethora of chocolate and knick-knacks. Lots of beer and glassware to look at. But as you move on, you realize there is a lot more going on here. You come to what seems like a dead end, but in fact there is a stairway that leads you down into a darker cellar, where there is even more beer, including some lambic selections, and even more glassware to go with it all. Yeah, this place is pretty big, and perhaps the largest bottle shop in town? I didn't purchase anything, but there was definitely a decent selection, with prices being about the same as they are anywhere else in the area.

Climbing up the steep spiral stair back into the mainstream world, a little more exploring led to a massive wall of graveyard bottles and tons of collectible glassware. I wept as none of this was for sale, but for display only. This corridor herds you towards a bar area / beer garden in the back, overlooking the canal. Pretty nice, but I didn't hang around for a drink.

Service was basically non-existent in the shop. There was a girl at the front desk, and that's about it. So it's essentially every man for himself.

This place is worth checking out even if you don't intend on buying anything. Just a cool experience to wander through all the rooms.

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Photo of desint
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5

Photo of simoen
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

nice view on the canal

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Photo of BJSmit
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of cmrillo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

While this is a touristy spot the selection is pretty good and the pricing is great value. It's nice to pick out a couple of different beers and the shopping experience is quite fun.

They had a few harder to find brews but nothing spectacular. A nice selection of Belgian beers at decent prices. A good stop if you are visiting Brugge.

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Photo of CBHird
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of roymeo
2.55/5  rDev -34.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3

We got lucky and quickly found our way though the souvineer and chocolate area through to the "Beer Maze" of winding shelves. I wasn't particularly looking for anything, no achievement-unlock-list in hand, but the selection was pretty wide, but didn't appear very deep.

I did notice the sunlight streaming in the window and shining on an entire set of shelves of beer, some in green bottles. Perhaps the next reviewer can tell us what a skunked gueuze tastes like?

The restaurant/bar area was too crowded to bother wading in, though it was drizzling outside so maybe everyone was hiding inside.

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Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jkball01
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of hotsudge
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Unfortunately for us we were there in the off season and it was a cold and rainy day so we didn't get to enjoy to outside view as we wanted.

Great beer selection and great atmosphere. The wall was my favourite and the store was amazing too.

We will be back for sure.

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Photo of Nolen12
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

I have been to 2be multiple times on my trips to Brugge. There is nothing like enjoying a fine Belgian beer sitting on the canal. The views and the atmosphere make it such a great place to just sit, relax, and enjoy talking about beer and being in such a beautiful city. This place is known for its Beer Wall and is definitely a tourist destination. The selection of beer at the shop to take with you is great and the selection at the bar is pretty good too. I love this place and recommend that any Belgian beer lover to visit this place.

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Photo of JimTeal
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

2be is a touristy place, but serves great beers in an enjoyable atmosphere. It is not intimate like 't Brugs, but what it lacks in ambiance it makes up in location. Fun to watch the tour boats streaming by in the canal. I think we stopped by a couple of times, and despite the selection of really good Belgian beers, the crowd does become a turn off. I highly recommend a stop at 2be, it is well worth a look, and you'll absolutely meet some tourists, so good to chat up. I do love the beer wall with it's umteen gazillion bottles and what fun looking at all those esoteric beer cased stacked to the ceiling. Don't embarass yourself and ask for a menu, it is hanging from the ceiling, attached to rubber bands, just reach up.

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Photo of skypup
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Went to see the "Beer Wall" containing all 780 Belgian beers.

Located in a nice building that was formerly the 15th century mayor of Brugge's residence.

THey had 8 beers on tap, in various sizes (.25, .3, .5L, up to 1-2-3L for several people). Had a Steen Brugge Tripel on the terrace, for about 3 Euro for a .33L chalice.

Keep in mind this is a touristy city, on a tourist trap street.

They have a great selection, slightly better but it is on-par with other beer shops in the city. I mix and matched and purchased 24 beers and a couple glasses. Little pricey however, you can find many of the same beers available in local grocery stores for nealy half the price.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
3/5  rDev -22.9%

This place is really more of a souvenir shop that sells beer than it is a true bottle shop - they sold cheesy beer/glass gift packs, low end chocolates, t-shirts that had nothing to do with beer, soda/nonalcoholic drinks and snacks, and other silly non-beer related nicknacks.
The quality of this establishment was pretty average and too spread out. It's like a giant WallMart with half empty shelves, and the beer on the shelves were ones you could find in the States - no rare Lambics or Geuzes and really nothing out of the ordinary.
We walked around in this place for a good 20 minutes and not one shopkeep came up and said a word to us (???) and we were ready to drop some cash. We left there with a few bottles of something I can't even remember. I won't be going here again.

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2be in Brugge, Belgium
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