The Bottle Shop

The Bottle ShopThe Bottle Shop
The Bottle ShopThe Bottle Shop
Store

Wollestraat 13
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 34 99 80 | map

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.31
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
51
pDev:
8.82%
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by dirtylou:
Photo of dirtylou
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Easy to spot and one of the larger, by square footage, stores in all of Brugge.

The selection was strong - some Cantillon and 3F stuff I didn't see elsewhere in Brugge. Large shelves full of all the classics and trappists at a slightly higher price point than you may find at some of the shops a little further from the center.

Definitely worthy of inclusion in your Brugge beerhunting itinerary.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BdM
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Not a huge store compared to what we have in America, but the selection of mainstream and limited Belgian beer was great. Good selection of glasses as well. Prices on some of the limited stuff was high, but not much alternative if you want to pick up bottles of Westvleteren (10 Euro for the 12) or special releases from De Struise.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ckeegan04
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
4.57/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

The Bottle Shop is a large store just off the main square in Bruges.

Vibe is pretty calm and laidback, and the store is very clean and organized. Proper glassware is availble for many of the beers, and the glasses sit next to the appropriate bottles. The selection is huge, from all the staples to some more obscure and some highly vaunted beer. They had six or seven different versions of Black Damnation, and a lot of stuff I've never heard of. A few Cantillons were available, and some 3F as well, including Hommage.

The service was excellent as we chatted for a while with one of the people working there about beer and a dessert wine they had just gotten in. He offered us a sample, and we ended up buying a bottle. We went in the next day and talked to another of the workers, and she was just delightful, funny and knowledgeable.

Overall, a great store. Prices were fair, and the selection huge. Definitely worth a visit or two.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great shop with a ton of beer. Had glasses for most of the beer. Prices were reasonable, and they had a few Cantillon and 3F. Westvleteren was also reasonably priced - better than Brussels.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Charvey02
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DanielCseklye
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jwale73
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This place was a stone's throw (literally) from our hotel and right off the square. I walked by it multiple times because it was in the heart of the tourist district, but I was very happy I walked in. In my opinion, The Bottle Shop killed De Biertempel. The place is huge, clean and well-organized and the glassware selection is unparalleled - unfortunately, they did not have the one glass I was looking for (Drie Fonteinen Stem). That said the sheer amount of bottles was amazing. They had a few hard to find beers from Struise (i.e. some of the screen Black Damnations, as well as some of their ice beers). Lambic/gueuze selection was solid, but no wales - standard Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen lin-up, as well as some of the Horals mega-blends, De Cam, etc.. I found the prices pretty reasonable and the mark-up on Cantillon wasn't that much more (maybe a couple euros) than what I paid at Cantillon. They also had Westy 12's & 8's which were on-par with pricing in the rest of the city. What was also cool was they had the a nice Het Anker boxed set featuring their beers and whiskey - too big and heavy due to my other purchases, but I definitely thought about it. A very cool place and worth a stop. I'd be shocked if you don't find at least something that tickles your fancy.

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Photo of McMegaRad
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Photo of halo3one
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of troypepito
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HopBelT
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Just another of many good shops in Bruges with a lot to offer. Selection and prices are about on par with everywhere else, and while there's not necessarily anything different here, it's still worth checking out.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

First visit to Bruges and this store was the first thing standing in front of me where I was dropped off. I'd already seen the reviews, so I marched right in. Pretty much has most of what you want. Prices on common more stuff is definitely higher than the big supermarkets (where I stocked up on Rochefort, Westmalle, St Bernadus, etc). But, there is lots more here. Prices on the harder (not rare) stuff seems pretty fair. I couldn't find any of the rarer stuff I was looking for. They only had the most common Cantillon stuff and I couldn't find a single bottle of any 3F offerings. Almost no saisons. They did have Westy, but I'm going there in person to pick up anyway. Overall, a great store.

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Photo of hotsudge
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of simoen
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Beer_Chief
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%

Can’t complain here as I walked out with a bunch of Westvleteren. Apparently these are shelf beers in Belgium. Anyway c OK selection with some Black Damnation 750s but not much limited stuff. Already out of Cantillon. Tourists I’m sure go nuts for stuff they don’t realize they can just get at home. Good service, OK prices. All good beer. Definitely worth a stop in if for nothing else than some Westvleteren variants.

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The Bottle Shop in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 51 ratings