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't Brugs Beertje

Not Rated.
't Brugs Beertje't Brugs Beertje

103 Reviews
Reviews: 103
Visits: 147
Avg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: 300
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Kemelstraat 5
Brugge, 8000
phone: +32 50 33 96 16

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Reviews: 103 | Visits: 147
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Reviewed from notes dated May 23, 2013.

A-Beertje has a quant, pub-like feel, but the place was cleaner and better-lit than many pubs with big windows facing the street. The bar is near the main Markt Square of Brugge, but on a quieter street. The front room is small with four or five tables, and the bar holds no more than a half-dozen spots. Like so many Belgian establishments, there is a variety of beer paraphernalia on the walls. The place filled quickly with tourists like myself shortly after the 4:00-pm opening.

Q-The beer selection is full of great choices, but by this point in my trip, I was used to a substantial selection of Belgian bottles, and to be honest, there isn't much here that you can't find at numerous other establishments. However, that says more about the great places to drink beer in Belgium than the Beertje, and I could drink here every day of the week if I were in Brugge.

Ser-We sat at a table and the service was pretty typical. Not annoying or cloying (like American service can be), but definitely European in style in that you have to ask for what you want. The beers we ordered were, of course, served in proper glassware and poured with care.

Sel-As usual for Belgium, the tap list is small (six beers, I think), but unlike some other places, the taps here appeared to rotate regularly and included a decent spread of brews. The bottle list deserves its good reputation because there is plenty of great old-world brew to choose from.

F-We just nibbled on cheese cubes, which were pretty mediocre, but I can't rate the food because anything you can eat on a toothpick is tough to judge.

V-Prices were decent, if slightly higher than some other lesser-known bars around Brugge.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jwale73
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Located on a narrow street of the main shopping street in the city - The Little Bear was my favorite place in Brugge - so sad I only hit it once due to the timing of things, but I loved the vibe and was so happy to meet Daisy who was so friendly, kind and attentive despite the place being pretty busy. The Little Bear is not a big place - basically two rooms with a small bar and small tables. Think lots of wood, a little old and a bit dank! Our party of five took over an entire corner of the backroom. Draft list was solid - nothing crazy, but better than most places in the city. Bottle list was quite good - I enjoyed some De Dolle beers and Daisy was happy to provide my family (non-beer drinkers) with some recommendations that made them all happy. Prices were the best in Brugge in my opinion. I had brought a few fresh pale ales and IPAs over from the States to gift and she kindly returned the favor by gifting me in return with a "little bear" and a pin to bring home. Generally speaking, you're not going to find the crazy draft list you would see in Brussels; however, I loved the vibe (a mix of locals, tourists and enthusiasts) and found 't Brugs Beertje to be in my top five beer bars to date. A must visit!

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of aRedLetterLife
4.73/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of McMegaRad
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of halo3one
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Dzu
4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jesstyr
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is what grabbing a beer at a Belgium pub is all about to me. Daisy and the staff are all extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The selection is excellent, but the taps are limited (and weren't particularly exciting).

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Photo of randylangford
4.86/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.2/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

First stop on Brugges 2015, beer selection was great, I just wish they offered a couple of alternative styles to Belgian only offerings. I get that it's a Belgian beer bar, but I might have stayed more than 4 hours if they had a Gose or IPA palette cleanser.

Meet some awesome Britts on holiday, overall nice experience. Worth a visit!

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Photo of Whatup14
4.11/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of herrburgess
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of tazzman
4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.55/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of srletend
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of desint
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Pretty neat place. It's places like this that make me understand where Belgian-style bars in the US get their ideas. Overall, I thought the vibe was nice, but it was HOT as hell in there, even on a cool April evening, and a lot of it was probably body heat, as at the front bar section you're pretty much elbow to elbow with your neighbors.

I got the best service here out of most or possibly all of the bars I visited in Belgium. I grabbed a bar seat, and got everything I needed within a reasonable time. I don't know, but it just seems to me in general that servers over here in Belgium are mostly honey badgers. But not at this bar.

Nice selection of beers, maybe not super rare whales that you'd think are all over the place here, but good Belgian staples and trappist items. Taplist was mainly pale ales and blondes and so on, so I opted for a fresh 375 of 3F Geuze. Snacky but satisfying food items. I went with the cheese and salami "nibbler," which kept me going fine.

Definitely a good place to visit, but as the saying goes: "if you don't like the heat, stay out of the kitchen." I was dripping with sweat when I walked out of the bar, and that's the only thing that would keep me from going there again.

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4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DavidSomers
4.8/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of simoen
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

great atmosphere there
Daisy is the chef there
nice selection of great Belgian beers

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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't Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.