Taps: 15 / Bottles: 2,400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 132 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zee3are0:
4.39/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
A - If you mind cigarette smoke, Belgium might not be the place for you. On the other hand, the bar is two places that are both ideal. Upstairs, in the "Delirium Tap House" are not only a huge selection of beers on tap, but it has a feel like a swank hipster bar. It's almost new-bohemian in feel. The decorations seem too new and ad-hoc; it's not quite the right personality for me. Downstairs is the most awesome place in the world for me. It's dark, it's dank, it's acrid with cigarette smoke (I don't smoke, but it just doesn't seem like a right and proper bar without it), and the serving trays on the ceiling and paraphanelia on the walls all seem appropriate and downright exemplary.
Q - If anyone gives the Quality or Selection at this place less than a 5, it seems silly. They are in the Guinness Book for a reason! Selection unmatched by anywhere else. And the quality matches. They know how to serve all styles; they know what you want from the most obscure descriptions.
S - In spite of the fact that their beer service is impeccable when you do get served, they are amazingly busy every single night and only wait from behind the bar. No wait staff as of my last visit (May 2009; also visited: Feb 07, May 07, Dec 07, Feb 08, Apr 08, May 08, Sep 08), so service can be difficult to get, though once you are helped, they are always very knowledgable and courteous.
S - 2400 beers in bottles last time I was there. Upstairs, they had a mind-numbing number on tap. They need a 6.0 or higher for the grading on this.
F - They have traditional Belgian pub snacks, but I don't think I've ever bothered. It's all about the beer!
V - Their price for Delirium on tap is simply absurdly low and can't be beat for value. Many of their bottled selections are the cheapest you'll find in most bars. They have such quantity available that I'm pretty sure their profit is a foregone conclusion just from the smallest of margins.
02-27-2012 04:46:53 | More by zee3are0
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4.08/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Spent one evening here, as the last stop after a very long day. I think we got lucky and got a seat at the downstairs bar where we had no trouble getting quick service. The menu is extremely long, and though it doesn't go into the rarer lambics that other bars in Brussels serve, there is still plenty of interest. It is a loud and high energy place though, not the type I would go to enjoy a drink on a regular basis.
06-05-2014 20:48:01 | More by outoffocus
Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.