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't Brugs Beertje

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't Brugs Beertje't Brugs Beertje
BA SCORE
100
world-class

127 Ratings
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: 300
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Closed on Wednesday.
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

In my opinion, a precious gem. This barnot only exceeds all levels of expectations as far as selection goes, having three hundred plus beers, and the staff are so incredibly helpful. It had a rustic, local feel too it and it was a perfect way to start the evening. It was a quiet place to really just enjoy the beer!

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

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4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Named "Bruges' Little Bear" the pub was opened in 1983 and has been a mecca for good beers ever since. This is another small building with tight, or intimate, seating. They offer 300 beers in bottle, with about 4 on tap. Tap beer is just not a big thing in Belgium. We ended up sitting next to a contingent of friendly folks from Sam Adams (Boston Beer Company) who were nearby for an industry conference in Ghent. These are some of the folks responsible for R&D and creators of the boundary pushing Barrel Room beers. We enjoyed discussing American and Belgian beers with those three quite a bit!

Since we had such an outrageous beer list to choose from my wife and I split a Cantillon Kriek and a Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek. Both were wonderful, but anything next to Cantillon pales...

I want to go back here, again and again!

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4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A great little place off the beaten path in central Bruges. The atmosphere is quiet and comfortable, the service is friendly and the beer selection is solid. We split a 750ml bottle of Cantillon Cuvée St-Gilloise. It was awesome. I can't wait to go back!

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.89/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Contrary to other reviews, we didn't feel so welcomed at this establishment. Place was small and jammed . We had to wave our waiter down just to order food and he said he would be back.

Draft selection was small, but the bottle list was huge. We got the typical cheese plate which was ok.

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4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The most anticipated Brugge stop, based on my research...we arrived a few minutes before they opened on our first day in Brugge. The bar is located in an otherwise fairly quiet alleyway, across the alley from a reputable restaurant, The Hobbit.

The beer list is large and organized in whats apparently a traditional obnoxious Belgian custom of laminated pages, haphazardly put together, some beers listed alphabetically and others randomly pictured throughout.

Service was attentive - no complaints. My glass rarely went empty for more than a minute or two.

A nice assortment of beers to fit all budgets - all fairly priced. Went for the Oude Quetsche Tilquin, De Dolle Dulle Teve, Geuze de Cam and split the Rodenbach Caractère Rouge.

Hard to complain about that lineup, although one could make the argument that you could accomplish a similar tasting in a number of other watering holes throughout the country.

Still, a cool pub with plenty of acclaim and worth spending a few hours in whenever in Brugge.

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4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

't Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.