't Belang

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Type: Bar

Gasthuisstraat 6
Aarschot, Brabant, 3200

+32 (0)16 571 713 | map

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

One might think that good beer bars are to be found in the major city’s. Well you will find beer pub’s in large city’s, but not necessarily. For example, in Leuven, the city with all it’s students and with a record number of bars, does not have one single real beer pub. A bar that serves more than 100 beers. In contrast to that, a ‘city’ that’s actually a large village like Aarschot succeeds in bringing just that. (By the way, Den Stillen Genieter in Mechelen is an other example. Mechelen is smaller than Leuven.)
‘t Belang serves about 100 different beers. But what makes it special is that most of the beers are quite rare. Most of the beers served there are beers I have never heard of. I could give examples, but to explain this would take much to long. I am very glad to have a bar like this so close to home. And I’m proud to say I have never left this bar sober.
On the other hand, you have people that are totally illiterate when it comes to beer. I once overheard a conversation while sitting in ‘t Belang. They where saying that it was dumb to order a special beer because some are coming out of the basement and who knows how long they had been lying there. Another prove that beer culture within Belgium is fading.
Nevertheless a great bar that I like to frequent. It has some very good beers that are not be found anywhere else in the area. And it’s close to home. So it’s quite convenient to get home when you had one to much.

Ut vivat, crescat, floreat!

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't Belang in Aarschot, Brabant, Belgium
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 2 ratings