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Delirium Café

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Delirium CaféDelirium Café
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208 Ratings
Ratings: 208
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 2,400
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Impasse de la Fidélité 4
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
phone: +32 2 514 44 34

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Ratings: 208 | Reviews: 143
Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Atmosphere: Very cool. 60s rock, Stairway to Heaven greeted me as I came down the stairs... lots of seating, could probably put 200 people in the "beer cellar", more out front. Big kegs serve as tables near the bar. The place is fairly dark, with Christmas lights poking out of the eyes of thousands of little pink elephants on the ceiling... and I'm not even drunk yet! Lots of serving trays from everywhere and signs also dot the ceiling. What I really liked: no smoking!

Quality: A hard task given the selection, but the two beers I had were just fine.

Service: Service at the bar! Friendly bartender was busy but made time to shoot the breeze a bit. When I asked about Texan beers, he told me that he didn't know US beers well, but continued on to tell me why American beers were like sex in a canoe, in a very friendly manner. Also mentioned that Belgians don't drink before noon, so they'll have American beer for breakfast.

Selection: Oh, my, God. 2004 beer guaranteed in stock. They have more, but they promise that many. You know the snotty answers you bite back when the gum chewing waitress says "Oh, we have everything!", you don't have to hold back: order what you want: they have it. Personally I had a Pink Killer (which I, unlike most others, liked) and an Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel (why, because I could!) Odd, they really didn't have many US beers, only about 12, some Anchor, some macros.

Value: A touch high, but I'm happy to pay for the selection.

I think this is my favorite bar in the world. Just a relaxed place. I was sad to drain my mug and face the world again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of LittleDon
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Loud and cavernous. Despite it's size, it was packed on the Monday night I was there, with what looked to be college students/young professionals. While the tap selection was better than most of the places I was at in the area, the noise and crowds would keep me away.

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dabone
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Place is packed with younger crowd but still worth checking out

Photo of desint
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of ColSanders123
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Grogsky
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 2.75

A must visit. Nothing else.

Photo of BeerOps
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of innominat
2.58/5  rDev -38.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

I had high hopes on visiting here but was very dissapointed. The 1st 3 beers I asked for where not in stock and many of the 2000 beers claimed are just generic macro lager from different countries. I also drank in the hoppy loft upstairs and while some of the beers i asked for where in stock all 3 where out of date, one by 5 years. There are better beer bars in Brussels Moeder Lambic for example.

Photo of parris
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rodzm14
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.25

Photo of gholmes
4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of simoen
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of almostjay
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

It was weird being in such a landmark place, and feeling as though I was crashing a Euro frat party. Very young vibe.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of LeDirtyPanda
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

With a great selection of beer, people from all around the world gather in this awesome cafe. Great atmosphere, great great beer. I cannot recommend this place more!

Photo of newbeeraday
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Honeybourne
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Been here a few times. It's definitely touristy, but they have a great selection of beer. Worth a visit just to say you've been here.

Photo of Kwak
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

great place to explore belgium beers, good recommendations from the bartender was their on a Saturday night was too loud and crowded wish i had time to come back another day.

Photo of TOOSE
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Fantastic selection of mostly Belgian style beers. It's basically self order at the bar and it can be busy and a bit loud, but highly recommended.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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93 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.