À la Mort Subite

BA SCORE
85
very good

74 Ratings
À la Mort SubiteÀ la Mort Subite
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères 7
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 513 13 18 | map
alamortsubite.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
85
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by belgianjunkie:
Photo of belgianjunkie
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Fine, old fashioned Belgian beer hall. Most of the interior is made out of one kind of wood or another. Many of the tables meet end-to-end length-wise with benches on one side, wooden booths on the other, though there's independent tables with benches in the front-right of the bar as well. Classic old Belgian bar style, quiet and respectable. Others like La Lunette or Delerium Cafe might be a bit more tailored more towards tourist appeal, but for the old-school Belgian bar style, this is a fine example.

If you like Mort Subite, this is your Val Halla. Literally all of their selection is available au fut (on tap) and it's a bit different than what you would taste from the bottles- a bit less carbonation and perhaps a hint sweeter, whether you're tasting their Kriek, Framboise, Peche, Gueuze, etc. If you're looking for a wide-selection of other beers, they have an average selection- lesser than your average Brussels bar, but again, this is the place for a Mort Subite or four; I didn't bother ordering anything but their brand of lambics.

Waitstaff was attentive and, in our particular case, spoke a bit of English- enough to get by if need be. On our visit, my wife's grandfather took their family, my parents, and myself here to celebrate our upcoming wedding. After a full round, he told our waiter (in Flemish) that we were getting married in two days, and they gave us a giant goblet of Mort Subite Framboise for both families to sip from in celebration. A fond memory, and their kindness got them an extra BA point for service.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Keene
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of Redrover
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

We went here about 8:00 p.m. on a Tuesday. It was about 1/5 full.

It is a pretty space with tall ceilings, cool pillars, some nice old décor, etc. It is lived in but not dingy. This to me is a classic Brussels Bar.

They had a decent selection of beers. Nothing really rare or hard to find, but good stuff for any beer lover.

The food our group had was ok, nothing bad but nothing really memorable.

Service started out great and then lost interest as it got closer to closing time.

I enjoyed my stop here but liked other places in Brussels much better.

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Photo of MattMorin
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of burnstar
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Very old place with some cool history and a mellow vibe. Food and beer were good. Service was very friendly to me and my family- a group of very obvious tourists from the USA. Food is good but simple. Selection is pretty solid with an assortment of Trappist beers, beers from the Mort Subite brewery (obviously), and 4 or 5 rotating selections which is pretty cool

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Photo of JBDE16
4.6/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of esktime
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of aRedLetterLife
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of barleywin
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Gemmell
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I was there about 1.5 years ago and it was a great place to stop in for a drink. A few beers and a meat and cheese plate. The staff was friendly to foreigners and the drink menu was decent. A great place to stop.

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Photo of Howlader
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of herrburgess
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Taillon75
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of randomNBGD
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of tazzman
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of srletend
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of djhowell
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of spointon
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of parris
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

The vibe is incredible - they haven't done much to it for a century or so. they feature beer from Mort Subite but if those don't strike your fancy there are 30 or bottled and craft beers on tap. It's a nice place to stop and have a sandwich and a beer.

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Photo of hotsudge
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Wildepi
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of NJB145
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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À la Mort Subite in Brussels, Belgium
3.77 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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