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13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
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Katelijnestraat 25
Brugge, 8000
phone: +32 50 34 31 61

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Reviews by JohnfromDublin:
Photo of JohnfromDublin
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%

I have visited this shop on several occasions over the last year. It is located on one of the main tourist drags (from the coach park to/from the Grot Markt). It looks from the outside like a tourist/souvenir shop as it has shirts and scarves of the local fooball clubs on display. There are 2 separate entrances, so you might think you are in 2 different shops, but they are linked at the back.
It is a bit hap-hazard in how the stock is laid out, but this adds to its charm (for me). And tucked right in at the back (left hand shop) is a small room with an amazing display of beer-related stuff, where the lamer among us can purchase items such as; bottle tops, beermats, labels, those name plates that go on the taps, etc., etc.

A very good and reasonable selection of glassware that is cheaper than a more famous nearby shop (€4 for a Westmalle glass in April 06). The very helpful owner and staff will carefully wrap any glassware purchased to ensure a safe trip home.

JohnfromDublin, Apr 24, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

GJ40, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of tyboxr
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Good place, great selection! Shipped from the place back to the states with no problems. Well worth checking out and Well worth browsing. Grab a brew and peruse at your leisure! Dig for the hidden gems and then asked him for the private stuff he has. Found some great old mugs and signs he had hanging out in back.

tyboxr, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Bierman9
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

I swung by here on 30SEP11 for a look-see, and maybe a purchase...

Found on a main street in the center of town, you might not even notice this place save for the word "bier" on the awning hanging over the storefront. It is a very unassuming establishment, looking more like a tacky souvenir shop than a high-quality bier store. Multi-colored t-shirts, scarves, and shopping bags hang out front under the large black awning. Enter and you'll find 2 main rooms. The first, upon entering, has must of the souvenir shtuff, like clothing, glassware, trinkets and, well, "junk"! To the right is another room, parallel to the first, running long from front to rear. Here you'll find the bier. Floor to ceiling shelves line both walls, populated by all the main players on the Belgian bier scene, plus some harder to find offerings. Logoed glassware is also available here, along with other items like bier trays and mats. If you don't mind the souvenir-shop aspect, this is a decent place. Prosit!!

4.1 rDev +9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$


Bierman9, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%

As we walked down the street, we decided to stop in here because it is the shop that The Global Beer Network buys their glassware. After we spoke to a guy about that, he gives us a free beer to wonder the shop and look around, thanks for making me feel obligated to buy something. A nice collection of beer, glassware and random beer stuff, like hats, coasters, ashtrays, but also in the shop, plenty of standard magnets, postcards, soccer stuff, and other random stuff. A nice stop, great service, but somewhat typical beer store/ novelty stuff shop.

OWSLEY069, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

Brugge has many beer shops and this one doesn't stick out as much as most, nor is it heavily advertised from the outside.

It is part of a larger tourist store and can be easily missed if your head is down and it's raining, but once inside the beer shelves reveal some interesting beers and glasses. A lot of 0.25 cl bottles not stocked elsewhere within Brugge, so worth finding if you are intending on getting loads of different bottles while in the city. You are left alone to wander around and I had to ask to be served, not a problem, I didn't need any help, and I am sure they would have given advice if I'd required any.

They also have a rear room (away from the beer part) that has second hand glasses and beery stuff for sale (real, old signs and such like).

I still prefer 'De Bierboom' for my bottles in Brugge, but this place is fine too.

BlackHaddock, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of yesferro
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Went there July 27th, 2009.
This place is just an oversized souvenir shop but they do have some nice finds, walk to the back and you can find some good deals on hand me downs from bars. On this trip that room was rather bare but they still had some very interesting trays and bottlecaps. Their prices are about the same as in any other shop in Brugge, we did manage to buy an old taphandle for barely any money there so it was worth the trip. Also the best place to buy your Brugge tshirts if you really really want them, their prices seemed to be a lot better then others.

yesferro, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of ggaughan
4/5  rDev +8.4%

I visited this shop while on a recent holiday trip to Brugge. I found that the prices were pretty reasonable here but it did feel a bit like a gift shop and not as much like a true Belgian bottle shop. Also, it may be the result of having been to a ton of bars and shops with rate treats but I didn't really find any bottles here that I could not get closer to home. Still the selection is very good and for travelers stopping here while on vacation, you should definitely give this place a look for something to bring home.

ggaughan, Jan 08, 2008
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