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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 mzwolinski:
Photo of mzwolinski
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Delirium Café is located just North of the Grand Place of the Rue des Bouchers, just next to a statue of a little girl squatting down for a pee. Welcome to Belgium. It’s in a bit of a touristy spot, but off the main path enough to keep the hordes to a minimum. It was never crowded at all when I was in.

There is some seating available at street level, but I never took advantage of it, always opting instead for the more “atmospheric” cellar. Lots of beer-related stuff all over the walls and ceilings, with a nice collection of glasses in a display case on one wall and little glowing pink elephants everywhere you look. The cellar is dimly lit and usually smoky, with a bit of seating at the bar and lots of tables tucked away in the deep dark corners.

The beer list is a telephone book. It’s truly incredible. They list their draft beers at the front, along with some of the recommendations and then they get to the real list. They claim to have about 2000. I didn’t count. But I also never ordered anything that they didn’t have. Impressive. Lots – LOTS – of stuff from all over Belgium and a fair selection of Dutch beers as well.

Service is a bit slow and inattentive. But the regulars seemed well taken care of.

If you’re in Brussels, you’ve got to visit the place, at least for the spectacle. I wouldn’t do my regular drinking here – a bit too pricy and unwelcoming for that. But it’s a good place to find that rare Belgian treat you’ve been scouring the taverns for.

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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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