't Brugs Beertje
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5/5 rDev +9.6%
I always had an image in my head of beer bars in Belgium, and 't Brugs Beertje absolutely fit that ideal image to a "t." It was like a sud filled dream. Small bar, ceiling bedecked in dried hops, walls covered with genuine old beer advertisements, not the dime-a-dozen reproductions used to spruce up some beer joints in the US who lack character, Delirium Tremens trinkets filled the windows, smoke filled the air. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The beer list was delightfully extensive and reasonably priced. My only wish is that I could've spent more time there. Beauty in beer bar form.
11-20-2009 17:26:56 | More by HeyItsChili
5/5 rDev +9.6%
A stop in Bruges was not in our original travel plans, so I hadn't bothered checking for good beer places before we left. When my wife decided we should stop at Bruges on our way through Belgium, I checked my Lonely Planet Guidebook and thank God this place was listed! My wife practically pushed me through the door with instructions to enjoy myself as she and a friend hurried off to the Markt for an afternoon of shopping. That was one of her biggest mistakes. It was relatively full, but I found a stool at the bar and was promptly handed "the book". A one inch binder with all Belgium beers separated by area and style. I ordered one of the local beers to enjoy while I read through the thick menu. I decided to enlist the aide of one of the locals sitting next to me and asked if he spoke English and if he could suggest one of the local Gueze to try. He was more then enthusiastic to help me and turned out to be a good friend of the owner (Daisy who was working behind the bar). I was set from then on and with some guidance from my new friend Stephaan, Daisy and a couple of other locals, I drank some of the best beers that I have ever had. Unfortunately (particularly for my wife), we had to catch a train to Brussels that night.
Definitely make sure this is one of your stops if you're traveling anywhere near Bruges. Do not let the crowds or the heavy smoke keep you from stopping in. Also, not all the beer is listed in "the book", so make sure you ask if there is a particular beer you've been looking for. They also often had multiple vintages for various beers, allowing for vertical tastings.
11-26-2007 16:52:03 | More by Xadoor
5/5 rDev +9.6%
dThis is heavan for beer geeks... I have had the pleasure hanging out and driking a few beers with a friend here. I wish I could go back every day. This was one of our stops in our beer tour of Belgium and it was definitly one of my favorite.
The setting is amazing...its tucked off to the side in an alley. Great staff, great beer, great bar. The food there was awesome too! I had spagetti and meatballs. Definitly homestyle feel.
I also drank a St. B Xmas and there own 25th Aniversery beer which is a triple. The owner which was a lady (cant think of her name right this second) she told me she gave specific brewing instructions to the Smisje brew master. The beer was amazing...
So yea...OTHER THAN the smokers and the annoying American that was talking politics loudy in the corner...(almost as if he was trying to piss me off) OTHER THAN THAT...it was amazing.
04-01-2009 04:25:12 | More by GOGRANDE
5/5 rDev +9.6%
Stumbled upon this wonderfull secret one night after a six day race in Ghent. Tired of the over priced tourists traps covering Brugge, I began looking for the most secluded place in town. A white sign down the dark shadow covered kemelstraat. Since that night, I never visit Belgium without visiting the Bear.
I honestly beleive that this and 't Kroegske in Izegem are the two best bars in the world. The bear sports a classic Belgian design. Wooden bar and walls covered by antique signs and bottles. Classical music and local Flemish talk in the background.
Great beerlist, huge selection organized by region. Good service and a perfect pour every time. Reasonable prices and they aloow splitting bottles. Even with one friend, you can enjoy handfull's of different beers in one night. Never tried the food, but who goes there to eat.
What else can I, perfect.
01-23-2008 07:46:16 | More by rye726
't Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.