Taps: 8 / Bottles: 114
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by BeerBelcher:
4.56/5 rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My first day in Belgium, jet-lagged, I went to the Cantillon brewery, the Mannekin Pis, and then stopped at this place for a respite. This place is adjacent to the Mannekin Pis, and is a great place to observe people at the statue and enjoy a great beer list (150+ beers) under a slightly creepy but cool marionette motif. This was the best beer bar I visited in Brussels (also saw Beer Circus, Delirium Café, and Beer Mania).
Ambience is a bit strange...lots of puppets and other kitsch hanging from the ceiling...reminded me of what a 150-year old TGI Friday's would look like if depicted in the movie EuroTrip, but somehow cooler than that.
Selection was terrific. Our server was also quite good. He spoke excellent English, and had a good knowledge of what was in inventory and was able to give recommendations based on what members of our party said they liked in a beer. Everyone was happy with what he brought.
I thought prices were quite reasonable.
If you are in Brussels, and you like beer, it would be a tragedy to miss stopping at the Poech. Subsequent visits to other beer places recommended in Tim Webb's excellent book Good Beer Guide: Belgium didn't make me think anything less of the Poech - great selection, great service, a non-tourist feel despite being next adjacent to a major tourist attraction.
10-24-2008 15:02:25 | More by BeerBelcher
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4.09/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Forget Manneke Piss... you can see him when you make your way to this café. The selection here is great and you should definitely stay for a brew or two. The atmosphere is the reason to go here. Having been multiple times I believe the winter or damp cold days are the best. The place is generally quite packed and has a good combination of locals and tourist as clientele.
07-03-2014 14:13:56 | More by byronic
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Happened upon this bar while wondering around the Grand Place. It is directly adjacent to the Mannequin Pis, so sitting outside you are basically watching throngs of tourists line up to photograph themselves. Even with that, it is still a great location. Service wasn't great, but it seemed to be just two guys taking care of the entire patio area, so the effort was there, just perhaps could have used more staffing. I'd happily go back.
06-05-2014 20:54:21 | More by outoffocus
Le Poechenellekelder in Brussels, Belgium
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.