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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 kingcrowing:
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4.58/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I'm surprised by some of these reviews, I was in Brussels two nights and I was here both of them and I loved it. I will admit that the smoking is a bit of an issue, but you'll get over it soon enough.

On Thursdays they have live music which is really nice, however they raise beer prices 25% when the band is playing! The place lets you have a tab (and they accept AMEX) which is fairly uncommon in most of the bars in Europe that I went to.

I was there the first night from about 8-2:30AM and the next night from 8-4AM (they close at 4AM every night) and my bills were totally reasonable both nights. I mainly got beer from the bar tender Charles who was awesome and I ended up hanging out with him later that second night.

Beer selection is simply amazing, I did run into a few beers that were out of stock (most notably Cantillon 50N 4E) but they have so many beers that you won't be sad for long, I had a 2005 Cantillon Iris that was amazing, a 2005 3 Fontenin Oude Gueze and a bunch of other great beers. But they also have both Delirium beers on tap for very cheap (3.20 euro I think, vs $9 in the US) so you can always fall back to that.

This was my favorite bar in Europe and next time I go to Europe I'm going to try my hardest to get back here 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.

Photo of Brushkanna
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Rocklobsterbrew
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.