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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
4.64/5 rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Oh good god! This place is like heaven. We went here everynight of our brussels adventure and were never disappointed. You'll be sure to meet a slew of characters if you hang around this place even for a bit. I don't even know where to start...
You walk down a set of stairs to get to the bar. A small bar. Maybe 15 bar stools or so. Gigantic area of tables. Lots of huge oak barrels for crowds to belly up to. Beer memorablilia from all over the world. I even found an Ahhrrrn City tray! Reminds me a lot of some other bar in the states with a huge selection, lots beeraphernalia, and tiny bathrooms that I used to spend a lot of time in...
But anyway, the selection is ginormous. A plaque hanging behind the bar boasts the Guinness World record for biggest beer selection with AT LEAST 2004 beers available. Good luck finding the menu, though. They're about ten-pound stacks of lists of beer after beer. And there's only two or three of them.
the crowd is pretty touristy, but not without some locals (the waiter from Spinnekopke said he hangs out here), and some honest afficianados (just be careful when ordering a Westvleteren. You might get a lecture from that English beer writer sitting next to you). Everynight we managed to run into some awesome people to help us pass the time (Mike from Milly's, I'm looking at you).
The service I found to be excellent for a place of this stature (i.e. selection and crowd). I do advise you to sit at the bar, though, as it will be much easier to get a beer. Pierre was our bartender. He was great. He made some great recommendations (Guldenberg for de Ranke) and greatly succeeded in entertaining us during our four night stint. Whenever someone would order some average beer or one he had to go get from somewhere, he would just kinda look at them, sigh, and lightly shake his head before heading off.
The other bartender we had was great, too. I asked her to pick something out for me, anything. She came back with an Urthel Quad, and when i told her I was familiar with it, she looked genuinely disappointed and offered to get me something else. Show them you care a little about beer, and they won't forget it. Of course, tipping well helps, too.
we went back every night, but even after the first night, this place felt like my home.
05-18-2006 14:01:40 | More by moderndrunkard
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