Bar, Beer-to-go

Wollestraat 53
Brugge, 8000

+32 50 611 222 | map

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Dropped in while in Brugge for the day. Had a very very heavy touristy feel, but the beer selection was extensive and well organized. Nothing super rare that I noticed, but a great variety of Belgian beers. Right in the hear of the main tourist area. Chatted up a worker who was stocking/cleaning some shelves and had a good discussion of the gueuze/lambic they had available. She apologized that the only stuff that we get to see a lot of in the states was the sweetened Leindemas stuff which I was entertained by.

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Photo of Redrover
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I thought I had reviewed this place, but must have missed doing it.

I was here on a kind of a dreary day in late November. Both the town and this place seemed to shrug it off as both were bustling.

The bottles for sale are impressive. Be sure and check out the “cellar” for even more options.

We chose to consume on site and all four of us picked a different beer from their draft offerings. Service was friendly and was more than willing to answer our questions.

We took our beers out to the canal side patio and really enjoyed the setting, the beers, the views and the atmosphere.

I have a great photo of their beer themed Vespas that included map case like holders for large format bottles.

If I recall correctly, the bathrooms are downstairs and if you are a paying customer, they give you a token to use them.

This was an enjoyable stop in a really nice town.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Take a right off the Main Street and you encounter a wall of beer- every variety and many of which is never heard!
To the right- the beer shop- tons of Belgian chocolate and a solid variety of beers through two floors- prices were reasonable and I found the variety quite good.
The best part is the bar. Walk past the wall of beer and into the bar- they've got 14 orso Belgian beers on tap reasonable price and enjoy tj on the back patio- overlooking the canal. Excellent experience and I look forward to returning on future trips to Brugge

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Photo of Rifugium
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

This place was neat. I probably wouldn't have even gone here, had it not been for a recommendation from a local. It is pretty touristy, as with most beer shops in the area, so I took the rec with a grain of salt.

Upon entering, it looks like your basic shop, with an accompanying plethora of chocolate and knick-knacks. Lots of beer and glassware to look at. But as you move on, you realize there is a lot more going on here. You come to what seems like a dead end, but in fact there is a stairway that leads you down into a darker cellar, where there is even more beer, including some lambic selections, and even more glassware to go with it all. Yeah, this place is pretty big, and perhaps the largest bottle shop in town? I didn't purchase anything, but there was definitely a decent selection, with prices being about the same as they are anywhere else in the area.

Climbing up the steep spiral stair back into the mainstream world, a little more exploring led to a massive wall of graveyard bottles and tons of collectible glassware. I wept as none of this was for sale, but for display only. This corridor herds you towards a bar area / beer garden in the back, overlooking the canal. Pretty nice, but I didn't hang around for a drink.

Service was basically non-existent in the shop. There was a girl at the front desk, and that's about it. So it's essentially every man for himself.

This place is worth checking out even if you don't intend on buying anything. Just a cool experience to wander through all the rooms.

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Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

While this is a touristy spot the selection is pretty good and the pricing is great value. It's nice to pick out a couple of different beers and the shopping experience is quite fun.

They had a few harder to find brews but nothing spectacular. A nice selection of Belgian beers at decent prices. A good stop if you are visiting Brugge.

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Photo of GJ40
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A touristy, trendy place but they have a solid beer list heavy in the Trappists and those like them. While the beer list is good, the location is the real draw. The back garden is awesome. I truly loved sitting outside on the canal sipping my beer and soaking up the city of Bruges.

I know most BAs would see this as too commercial but I say take it for what it is... a great setting to enjoy a great beer.

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Photo of roymeo
2.55/5  rDev -35.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3

We got lucky and quickly found our way though the souvineer and chocolate area through to the "Beer Maze" of winding shelves. I wasn't particularly looking for anything, no achievement-unlock-list in hand, but the selection was pretty wide, but didn't appear very deep.

I did notice the sunlight streaming in the window and shining on an entire set of shelves of beer, some in green bottles. Perhaps the next reviewer can tell us what a skunked gueuze tastes like?

The restaurant/bar area was too crowded to bother wading in, though it was drizzling outside so maybe everyone was hiding inside.

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Photo of hotsudge
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Unfortunately for us we were there in the off season and it was a cold and rainy day so we didn't get to enjoy to outside view as we wanted.

Great beer selection and great atmosphere. The wall was my favourite and the store was amazing too.

We will be back for sure.

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Photo of Nolen12
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

I have been to 2be multiple times on my trips to Brugge. There is nothing like enjoying a fine Belgian beer sitting on the canal. The views and the atmosphere make it such a great place to just sit, relax, and enjoy talking about beer and being in such a beautiful city. This place is known for its Beer Wall and is definitely a tourist destination. The selection of beer at the shop to take with you is great and the selection at the bar is pretty good too. I love this place and recommend that any Belgian beer lover to visit this place.

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Photo of JimTeal
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

2be is a touristy place, but serves great beers in an enjoyable atmosphere. It is not intimate like 't Brugs, but what it lacks in ambiance it makes up in location. Fun to watch the tour boats streaming by in the canal. I think we stopped by a couple of times, and despite the selection of really good Belgian beers, the crowd does become a turn off. I highly recommend a stop at 2be, it is well worth a look, and you'll absolutely meet some tourists, so good to chat up. I do love the beer wall with it's umteen gazillion bottles and what fun looking at all those esoteric beer cased stacked to the ceiling. Don't embarass yourself and ask for a menu, it is hanging from the ceiling, attached to rubber bands, just reach up.

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Photo of skypup
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Went to see the "Beer Wall" containing all 780 Belgian beers.

Located in a nice building that was formerly the 15th century mayor of Brugge's residence.

THey had 8 beers on tap, in various sizes (.25, .3, .5L, up to 1-2-3L for several people). Had a Steen Brugge Tripel on the terrace, for about 3 Euro for a .33L chalice.

Keep in mind this is a touristy city, on a tourist trap street.

They have a great selection, slightly better but it is on-par with other beer shops in the city. I mix and matched and purchased 24 beers and a couple glasses. Little pricey however, you can find many of the same beers available in local grocery stores for nealy half the price.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
3/5  rDev -23.9%

This place is really more of a souvenir shop that sells beer than it is a true bottle shop - they sold cheesy beer/glass gift packs, low end chocolates, t-shirts that had nothing to do with beer, soda/nonalcoholic drinks and snacks, and other silly non-beer related nicknacks.
The quality of this establishment was pretty average and too spread out. It's like a giant WallMart with half empty shelves, and the beer on the shelves were ones you could find in the States - no rare Lambics or Geuzes and really nothing out of the ordinary.
We walked around in this place for a good 20 minutes and not one shopkeep came up and said a word to us (???) and we were ready to drop some cash. We left there with a few bottles of something I can't even remember. I won't be going here again.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

This is a high quality beer, chocolate and food produce shop (jams, biscuits, etc). It is laid out in a variety of rooms at different levels. There is also a bar and terrace on a canel side which gets very busy mid-afternoon. Expect to be photographed if you use the terrace, sadly it closes at 19.00, at least it did on the Saturday I visited.

Back to the shop bit: neat, clean and well presented shelves, housed in the 15th Century Mayor's House. The labyrinth of well lite spaces invite you to fill your basket with bottles and glasses, but beware, it isn't cheap, so go sober!

I bought 8 different beers (all 33cl bottles) for 19.20 Euro, so 2.40 Euro average per beer.

Prefered biershop "De Bierboom", but for a place in central Brugges this was fine and well worth popping in and having a nose around.

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Photo of indiapaleale
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%

Just down the road, next to the canal, from the Hotel Erasmus (where we stayed) is this rather non-advertised beer store. It also sells chocolates and some cheesy Belgian souveniers but as you wander around a bit you realize that the place has an absolute ridiculous amount of beer as well as gift packs of beer that I've not seen elsewhere.

The basement or beer cellar is absolutely amazing. It is a veritable library of Belgian beers and their glassware. Everything is alphabetized and organized. I loved it. It was really, really cool. Although, I didn't buy anything since I would have to transport it with me for 4 days before returning to Brussels for my flight home.

If this place had Westvleteren (don't be fooled by the empty case and six-pack in the place where it should be - the Ws) it would have been the best beer store we went to in Belgium. Even better than de Bier Tempel in Brussels, purely based on volume, selection and cleanliness/order.

Check it out for sure and avoid the Beerwall, its sort of a touristy gimmicky thing. Look at the bottles but don't bother with the bar itself.

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Photo of corby112
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

This place has a massive inventory of belgians here with a decent selection of glassware. They have a cellar downstairs with rows and rows of beers but not too many rarities. The most annoying thing about this store is that they have Westvleteren bottles everywhere but refuse to sell them. It's like they are rubbing it in your face. They also have a decent slection of books and snacks. Very big selection but a little pricier and not as good as other shops in Brugges. It is worth checking out though.

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Photo of CBA
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%

Worth stopping in if only for a look at the pricey magnums of Rochefort 8 (which I found both the 8 & 10 magnums in, go figure, Rochefort for a much more reasonable price) This is more of a high end grocery store with many of the samge design features that you see at Erasmus next door (same owner perhaps). The overall selection was basic and definitely tended towards the casual drinker. I enquired about the crate of Westvletern behind the counter and was aburptly told it was not for sale. While visually appealing, definitely save your Euros for the Tempel.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

My wife and I visited this shop while on a holiday trip to Bruges. I wasn't aware that this place existed but we found it quickly as we stayed at the Hotel Erasmus right next door.

This store doesn't really have the feel of a good beer store but rather a nigh end gourmet store or something more like that. The selection more than makes up for the trendiness of the place.

There are several different beer gift sets and other worthwhile items when you walk in the door, including some Westvleteren behind the checkout counter. At the time we were there, there was also a large selection of Rochefort magnums.

As you make your way into the heart of the store there are more beer gift sets and some mainstream beers but the real treats are downstairs where there are about 6 or 8 large rows of beers and glasses. Although I don't know the total number of bottles, I would estimate it is more than 200 or so. There was a nice selection of lambics and other Belgian ales to choose from but overall I didn't see much that was hard to find or very rare but that doesn't mean that their selection is not impressive. The prices seemed reasonable and it was not busy when we were in there which was a welcome change from pretty much everywhere else in Bruges.

Although I didn't see them working, I believe they also had a selection of 3 or so beers on tap.

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2be in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 37 ratings