Le Vaudrée (I)

Bar, Eatery

Rue du Val-Benoît 109
Liège (Angleur), 4031

+32 (0) 41 67 10 61 | map

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TheLongBeachBum from California

3.95/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

It is many, many years since I have been here, but as no-one has written anything yet, assuming it has not changed that much - and due to its "legendary" status, I will start the reviews off. Legendary - why? Well for a start the Vaudree is a 24hr operation and NEVER closes, and has (had?) a list of around a 1,000 beers. Yes a Thousand. Best reached by train, alight at the Angleur station, and it is about 5 minutes walk, tops. It can be hard to find on a night when it is dark if you have not been before. It lies in sight and sound of the rails, so you know if you have gone too far and missed it. The area reminded me of industrial housing in towns in the NE & NW of England from the turn of the century. Beer selection was up with the very best of them when we visited. Service can be annoyingly really slow at times, and request that you pour your own bottle if you do not like yeasty sediment in your beer!!. It does food, I remember because I had my first ever horse-steak in here early one morning. Still, it is a really nice bar and the staff are genuinely very helpful with selection when not busy - a great place to visit, and one of those Belgium Bars that you "must do". Like me, you may well miss many trains. I really do hope it has not changed too much.

Sep 08, 2002
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BlackHaddock from England

2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Why hasn't anyone been here for years?

I haven't, but I remember it well.

We were the only customers on a cold Sunday afternoon, it wasn't clean, or tidy, in fact it was shabby.

Over 20 beers were supposed to be on tap, there were less than 10, which is still good really.

The bottle list is huge, but as I ploughed through looking for new beers, they either didn't have them or they came in bottles so out of date that I couldn't tell if they tasted correctly or not.

I was very disappointed with the whole place, it had been built up as somewhere fantastic and I was really looking forward to giving it a go.

Can someone else visit soon please, and let us all know what the hype is all about.

Aug 14, 2006
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saltydog from New York

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Vaudree is certainly a unique place-I loved going there. But I didn't necessarily like it because it was the classiest bar in the world, with the best atmosphere, nor did I find the service especially good, though that may have been partly do to the language barrier. But I love the place because the whole concept is absurd. I'm mean, no, it's really not a beer geek bar at all...it's more of a 24-hour, 7-day a week diner, very much like a Howard Johnson's, which just happens to have a beer list as long as a phone book, with many beers randomly selected from all over the world. And yes, some of those beers are not actually there, (though I can't say for myself I found the number of selections I asked for that weren't there to be any worse then many other beer bars I have been to), but it's so absurd that they are even there at all that it tickles and satisfies me. The fact that I can go there for dinner, stay at a hotel nearby, and then have another chance to peruse the list for breakfast always amused me. That if I wanted to, I could just go there at 3 in the morning on Christmas day to go through the list...it's just an amazing thing. It's the reason I did a comic strip about the place, trying to capture it's wonderful absurdity: http://hbd.org/mbas/saltydog/Vaudree.html

Oct 15, 2003
Le Vaudrée (I) in Liège (Angleur), Belgium
Place rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 3 ratings