't Antwaerps Bierhuyske
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.86/5 rDev +12%
Rather small beerpub in the heart of Antwerp. The staff really know what they're talking about. Great selection of Belgian beers. Great atmosphere, you feel very welcome and people like coming back.
Only food offered is cheese, salami or toast so I'm not rating that part.
02-12-2014 20:12:47 | More by Annemie
4.65/5 rDev +7.1%
Ever since I first visited this place, I steered away from the Kulminator as my go-to place for a beer in Antwerp.
First up: service. The owner ("patron") is extremely passionate about beer, often organises tasting workshops and is himself a qualified beer sommelier. One man (Paul) and two girls keep it open when he's not around, all equally empassioned by beer and everything surrounding it.
The selection may be small compared to some pubs in Antwerp, but is extremely well-balanced, with many hard-to-find bottles. All Struise fans should definitely have this place on their wishlist when visiting Antwerp, since they quite often strike exclusive deals to have some Struise beers on tap. As of the past few months, they've been the only bar in the country to have Pannepot Reserva Special (aged on port barrels) on tap. Their tap selection also includes Christmas beers when in season and the fabulous Houblon Chouffe.
Prices are very reasonable, if not cheap for the centre of Antwerp. The most exclusive beers will set you back roughly €6.50, which is nothing compared to the monstrous prices a pub like the Kulminator will ask for a similar bottle. Also note the people at Aentwaerps Bierhuyske hate to be called a pub or café, it's a "bierhuis" (beer house) and nothing else of the sort!
Food consists of the general cold cuts like cheese and salami that you'll usually see in Belgium, but also very reasonably priced at €5 for a big platter.
Ever since I first set foot in this place, I knew I would rarely have any business being in the Kulminator anymore. Sure, I could pop in there for an occasional rare/exclusive brew, but if I can get most of everything I like with VASTLY better service and WAY cheaper... yeah, no regrets really.
Cannot recommend this place enough. Visit, visit, visit! Me and a bunch of other people that have defected from the Kulminator are eagerly awaiting your arrival!
01-26-2012 20:30:47 | More by Dennoman
't Antwaerps Bierhuyske in Antwerpen, Belgium
94 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.