Taps: 15 / Bottles: 2400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 129 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by harrymel:
4/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Foremost, this is for Delirium Cafe (downstairs only) of the Delirium complex.
Atmosphere is that of a well known, highly trafficked, tourist place. The place is always packed, the air is always smokey, the pace is always fast, the closing time is always late. Coming here, despite the great bottle list, if you really want to appropriately review a beer, buy it, then head up to the hop lounge to drink in peace. But this is exactly what they purport it to be: a busy and energetic venue.
Quality: well, this is debatable for a craft beer enthusiast. I think the selection is obviously quality. High quality and high diversity. Every beer is poured into the appropriate and when available, branded glass and is served quickly. Some might bitch because of the smoke - welcome to Europe.
Service: I was always met with quick, courteous and helpful service. It's self-serve (go to bar, no table service). No problems, nothing exceptional. Nobody had time to assist with particular questions about the beers, but I can't blame the anything but the popularity of the establishment.
Selection: If you don't know, you need to know.
Food: I don't believe food is available.
Value: The place is actually really reasonable for the area. Beers are priced accordingly for their age and/or rarity in the area. For example: Cantillon Iris 375ml was 7 Euro ($9 USD) really inexpensive US standards, but about right for the area.
06-27-2011 07:27:29 | More by harrymel
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
Fantastic atmosphere (though the average age of the crowd made me feel my years) and a great selection! I know this is one of the more popular and touristy beer bars in the area and has a reputation for being like a frat house at times, but I love it and think it's an essential stop in Brussels.
01-17-2014 06:30:06 | More by GJ40
Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.