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Delirium Café

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Delirium CaféDelirium Café
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202 Ratings
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.19
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 scoobybrew:
Photo of scoobybrew
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

The wife and I stopped in here during a recent trip to Brussels while on vacation. We first walked down into the cafe (as the bar is in the basement) and were a bit surprised by all the beers on tap, quite a few that we were unfamiliar with. The bartender was the only one on duty and was incredibly busy even though there really weren't that many people in the place (but they must all have been very thirsty!). When we were a bit indecisive, she pulled out the (literally) phonebook of beer and told us to browse it. We ordered a few from the tap and proceeded to take the phonebook size binder with us to the outdoor tables to browse it, picking our next choices. It was really amazing how many beers this place has, over 2000+(!). All our beers during this session were served in the proper glassware from the breweries (a feat in itself really considering the selection).

Anyway, the service could be better, but I don't really fault the staff. They were really busy helping customers, perhaps there was just too little help. The place really wasn't near being full, but I'm certain it's a chore fetching beer from their vast inventory. We did our part by helping bring in some of the glasses others had left outside and they were very appreciative – helps to pass along some good karma.

Great place to stop - but I would hate to see this at peak hours (and I wouldn't want to be a barkeep here either!).

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerOps
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of innominat
2.58/5  rDev -38.4%
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 I also drank in the hoppy loft upstairs and while some of the beers i asked for where in stock all 3 where out of date, one by 5 years.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 -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rodzm14
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.25

Photo of gholmes
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of simoen
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of almostjay
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -6.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of LeDirtyPanda
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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 +7.4%

Photo of Honeybourne
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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 +1.4%

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 +1.4%

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 +13.4%

Photo of Rocklobsterbrew
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of nowhere_native
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of 5373752018
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of daryk77
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.