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Le Poechenellekelder

Not Rated.
Le PoechenellekelderLe Poechenellekelder
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

56 Reviews
Reviews: 56
Visits: 78
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 114
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Rue du Chêne 5
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
phone: +32 2 511 92 62

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Reviews: 56 | Visits: 78
Reviews by drewbage:
Photo of drewbage
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Sampled twice during late March 2006.

Ok.. so I got lost twice, thrice, well many times the few times I've been here, but hey.. it's old town Brussels. It's hard work for an American used to grids and the like.

But once you hit the joint. (Easy.. follow the crowds to the Pissing boy and then turn around.. bing), up the little stairs and there you've got a nice little cafe with nice menu of Brussels beers and big Belgian names. (Including a stupidly expensively Westy).

Lots of puppets, nice little cracker set and man.. a good collection of lambics. They even pull the out of the traditional lambic service with the a wicker basket and the like.

Definately one of the best small places right in the more touristy area of Brussels. Sit down, relax, have a Gueze and you're done. Oh and cash only. (814 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Zerric14
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of Sixpoint
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Taillon75
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of RickyS
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rodzm14
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Graeme24
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Located right across from Manneken Pis, Le Poechenellekelder is a quirky little spot very worthy of a visit for the decor alone! Beer enthusiasts will not be disappointed either as it boasts a modest bottle list (60-80) along with a few on draft.

You will be seated on entering and it is actually a little bigger than you might suspect when entering. There is a spacious enough area downstairs also when upstairs is full. I would agree with earlier reviews that it isn't a pub for the beer ticker or those seeking out rarities but the bottle list is not to be scoffed at. I found the selection well put together with the usual classics: Cantillon, dupont, trappists, etc but also some good contemporary beers from breweries such as De La Senne.

Service was very good. Our server was extremely pleasant and attentive and she made some good recommendations. Prices by and large reasonable enough(€3.50-€5.00) for the most part. Of course their are exceptions when it comes to large bottles and lambics but you do come to expect this.

Food menu is focused on small dishes /snacks which all looked quite good. For around €6.00 you can get a nice big chunk of chimay cheese with bread which I found to be good value not to mention really delicious. Overall I think it's a must visit when in Brussels and I'll certainly be back. (1,332 characters)

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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Adjacent to the famous peeing boy, this is certainly a unique place. The decorations are odd, and everywhere (a weird mannequin was practically holding my hand at our table). The service was prompt, there were plenty of choices (40-50 bottles, a few drafts), they had free snack mix delivered to the table, and everything was properly served. It was a pretty lively crowd for late afternoon but nothing too crazy. (416 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of byronic
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (374 characters)

Photo of outoffocus
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. (438 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Le Poechenellekelder in Brussels, Belgium
91 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.