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Delirium Café

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203 Ratings
Ratings: 203
Reviews: 141
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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Reviews by roblowther:
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4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

What can I say? 2004 beers. Not an easy place to find. But once you do. Sweet mother of beer. We were there post-lunch on a weekday, which is just the way I like it. No crowd at all. It is a bit more....corporate? than I would like but comfortable and welcoming. Quality was spot-on. Everything we had was fresh and served in the right glass. Service was phenomenal. We ordered from the full menu (I know the term "phonebook" has been overused, but what conveys the image better?) rather than the smaller "recommended" menu. So no cheating on the barkeep's part. I ordered a rather unusual one (at least as far as I know) that comes in a 750ml bottle. The bartender was having his lunch as I approached the bar hesitantly, but he waved me over in a friendly way and assured me I wasn't disturbing him. As I ordered the beer, he paused, consulted his mental directory, and then informed me that my choice only came in a large bottle. With 2004 beers, to do better than to look up the storage location for a random selection like that is just bar service poetry in motion. No point in discussing selection. The food selection is much smaller, but what we ordered was tasty and a good compliment to the beer. What can I say about this place, really? It's a pilgimage that every beer geek should make. And you won't be disappointed. Overwhelmed, maybe, but not disappointed.

More User Reviews:
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%

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of nowhere_native
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of 5373752018
4.76/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of daryk77
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

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Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.