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Staminee De Garre

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

De Garre 1
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 34 10 29 | map
degarre.be

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Reviews:
76
Ratings:
122
pDev:
9.91%
 
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Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

We have visited this place like 13 times now. Service is slow even for Europe. I learned to order 3 tripels and just let them stare.

last time was March 2013
No smoking now upstairs.

Rewriting this a little. We have been here 10 times over the last few years, and we had visited long ago in the late 90's.

ok 1 bad expereince:

Last visit got beer downstairs in early April 2008, the downstairs was packed (and so smokey you could not see across the room)and we had no choice but to head upstairs. We got up there and drank what we had and even got another 1, but this was while a family, who knows who, but locals I am sure, were eating lunch! i did not think about at the time, but this had happened before at lunch time, and I only remembered after looking at pictures we have. Anyway after they left and the guy cleaned up we got abandoned. I mean we sit up an hour and no 1 came, but they sure did want the cash when I went downstairs. LOL but the place was still packed so we left.

Still if you do not smoke stay away if smoke bugs you.

So I say go for the de garre tripel but there are much better places in Bruges, now things change some if you go in the Off seasons, and in winter well things are really different.
So while I still say its a must see, I say if your there in MAY thru September avoid the place in the daytime.

Garre go there or miss out.

of course the tripel is the draw other wise you can get most of the same beer anywhere in Belgium. No food normally but the cheese is damn good.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Another must go to place if you can find it. Head north of belfry and to the right corner of the square, 50yards and your looking for a tiny back alley entrance to your right (next to a traditional toy and mannequin store).
Once in, you'll feel like you have found a secret den, you can only sit and will be told to come back if already full.
Beer selection is a little limited and you are generally encouraged to take the house beer!! Personally try something else, but that's just my two pennies worth.

The place does feel like Rennie Artois' cafe in Allo Allo, and the table service from the head honcho is first rate.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.53/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Man, this place was hard to find! I'm a big guy, and I barely fit down the alley to get here. But damn, am I glad I did!

Tiny place, maybe 300 square feet per floor (there are three.). The size makes is very intimate and the vibe was friendly wth a good mix of patrons and languages.

Selection isn't at huge as some other places, but well curated, and the real draw is the house tripel, a monster of a beer at 11 % with a truly iconic glass, which they also sell. Everything is poured expertly, into correct glassware, of course.

Food is limited to some charcuterie and cheese, but it's very good. The paté was wonderful.

Overall, one of my favorite spots in Bruges, and a must visit for any beer fan!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Keene
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -32.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kffoster40
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Loved this spot. A really cool location with a great vibe... Total mix of people from families to couples to locals to tourists but it all seemed to mix for an upbeat lively time. The beer selection is great but I would recommend getting the De Garre house beer. The service was a little slow but everyone could not have been nicer.

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Photo of Euroglot
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Visited De Garre on 11/8/2015. It really is somewhat hard to find if you don't know what you're looking for - we walked by the "alley" twice tying to find it. Regardless, the place is well worth you time if visiting Brugge (my second favorite place). De Garre is intimate and rustic - lots of wood and stone. There are three floors to the establishment and what is cool is that you can look down from the second floor to the ground floor which offers a cool perspective. That said, each floor is fairly small and can maybe accommodate about 20 or so patrons. We came for the tripel, which was quite good, but the beer menu as a whole is fairly extensive. No "wales" per se; however, the bottle list was quite extensive (probably about 150 bottle offerings) and was organized by style. I found the prices to be quite reasonable when compared with offerings in the States. It appeared there were some light snacks on the menu; however, I didn't pay particularly close attention to that or the draft list. Well worth seeking out if you are in town.

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Photo of SLIPPINGAWAY
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4.75/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of halo3one
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Dzu
4.55/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jesstyr
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Somehow lucked out and this was the first place I grabbed a beer on my pilgrimage to Belgium. What an amazing entrance tucked into a quiet alleyway in a beautiful historic building.

Everything about this place is the perfect pub, mixed with a bit of romance. Cool little bars in a historic building. The house beer is a really solid tripel too, a worth a try.

This isn't the place to get the best selection in Belgium, but what they do have is served properly, in the right glassware. The only gripe might be that the service isn't extremely knowledgeable in the context of some of the other top spots, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't blow away your average pub.

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Photo of suckaj
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of treznor
1.73/5  rDev -61%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Had what was quite possibly the rudest waiter I've encountered. When leaving he told me he was upset that I didn't say hello to him. So I guess make sure to say hello to everyone you see? (Even though my wife did say hello on the way in).

The triple is quite tasty. I'd had it before at Thirsty Monk, and still as good as I remembered it. However, not a huge amount of interesting beer after that. They have a decently wide selection, but its the same selection you can findalmost anywhere else. Really didn't see a lot of local beers or anything outside of what you can already get in the US. Most other places we went to had a number of interesting beers that don't leave Belgium (or at least don't make it to the US in mass quantity).

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Photo of desint
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of djhowell
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.66/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of ninkasibrew
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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Staminee De Garre in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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