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Delirium Café

Not Rated.
Delirium CaféDelirium Café
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

197 Ratings
Ratings: 197
Reviews: 139
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 zee3are0:
Photo of zee3are0
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

More User Reviews:
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.

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of WesFoxlove
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of srletend
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Obviously a great selection. But, too big and touristy for me. Try the Loft area for something more quiet.

Photo of R3ason
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Riggsy
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
93 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.