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Delirium Café

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Delirium CaféDelirium Café
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202 Ratings
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.19
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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Reviews by adamette:
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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

My 50th Beerfly review. Whoo hoo!
I visitied the Delirium Cafe immediately after visiting the Cantillon Brewery in Brussels 6 29 09. My wife and I had just met a friend of ours, Dan, prior to going there. Both Dan and I knew about this place and we wanted to check it out.

Atmoshphere. Well this starts before you even arrive as you have to make your way down an uneven cobblestone street with tables and chairs from nearby restaurants jutting out into the street. The streets around here are certainly pedestrian streets but they are teeming with activity with lots of lights, sounds, smells and people trying to get you to sit down for something to eat. So we arrive at the place and find that the upstairs is virtually empty but there are beer signage which is very cool all throughout the upstairs. Downstairs is the smoke and teenager filled basement that was promised when I read reviews here on BA. Sure enough, there was some kid (about 23 years old) drinking what looked like a fishbowl of beer and the place was populated by signage of all types, hardwood chairs and barrels for tables. This place certainly has a certain vibe but that vibe might be: Come here to get drunk on some of the best beer in the world.

Quality: Well it is hard for me to mark them down for quality since they have 2,004 beers and serve nearly everything in appropriate glassware but I will mark them down a touch for being so smoke filled and so much like a "get drunk" bar. The place is a bit too rustic, especially with the old appearing wooden barrels for tables.

Service. Just fine but then again I was not looking for too much in the way of service.

Selection. Well, the best in the world. 2,004 beers served mostly in appropriate glassware.

Food. Did not try.

Value. Just fine. I had a Saison Dupont and it was something like $6.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerOps
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of innominat
2.58/5  rDev -38.4%
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 -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rodzm14
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.25

Photo of gholmes
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of simoen
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of almostjay
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -6.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of LeDirtyPanda
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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 +7.4%

Photo of Honeybourne
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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 +1.4%

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 +1.4%

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.

Photo of Brushkanna
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Rocklobsterbrew
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of nowhere_native
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of 5373752018
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of daryk77
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Fairly well known, touristy spot but a fun place to visit. Obviously they have their famed 2000+ beer bottle list but might as well drink some DT or DN on draft or wait forever for a bottle. It can get pretty packed so maybe not a place to hang out all night.

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.