Café Rose Red

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Bar

Cordoeaniersstraat 16
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 33 90 51 | map
caferosered.com

Notes: In the Hotel Cordoeanier.
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.46
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
55
pDev:
7.17%
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Reviews by psuKinger:
Photo of psuKinger
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Very chill little spot, just a bit off the beaten path in Brugge. Free wi-fi is nice for overseas visitors stuck on "airplane mode". Using said wi-fi right now to write this review.

My biggest complaint: cash only. Was running low on Euro's yesterday, and had to cut the last visit short as a result. Hit up an ATM, and I'm back in business. The back outdoor terrace/cafe seating is very chill, the service is friendly/knowledgable (although a bit "slow" by American standards). Food menu is limited (which I've found to be typical for most of the highly-rated beer bars in Brugge, with the notable exception being Cambrinus, which food menu is extensive), but beer selection is grand.

Beer menu advertises Westvleteren, for those in search of the "holy grail", but they were "out" during my visit, for whatever that's worth.... Some offerings (Cantillon fou foune @ 32 euro's), while difficult/impossible to find at other stops along my visit to Belgium (including the Cantillon brewery, for example), seemed a bit overpriced IMO.

But the nice selection, chill environment, and free wifi brought me back anyways, and as a result I still recommend a visit to this place to my other BA's traveling abroad.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of frank20a
4.86/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sparky44
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ckeegan04
4.76/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Made two visits on the day we spent in Brugge. Got there right when it opened and it was me and a buddy at the bar and two small groups who came and went for lunch and a beer. Impressive bottle list including a few vintages of Hommage. Bar tender was friendly and helpful. As usual, everything was served in proper glasses. Nice a low key spot. Came back that night after 10 and the place was full but not packed. Sat at the bar again and enjoyed a few more before calling it a night. Friendly staff again but they couldnt chat as much due to the crowd. Still a pretty low key vibe, especially given that we had just come from Le Trappiste. Easily my favorite bar of the four we went to in Brugge and would certainly recommend it to anybody who makes it to town.

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Photo of desint
4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of emincems
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JamFuel
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Visited on the 13th of September.

As most good beer places in Bruges, Rose Red is pretty small, about 6 seats at the bar at maybe 30-40 seats at tables. Vibe is pretty quiet and laidback, and the place seems to draw a diverse crowd, from locals to regular tourists to beer nerds.

Beer selection is extensive, about 8 beers on tap and a sizeable bottle list. Rest assured, you will find something you like. Service is swift, polite and, as all the good Belgian places, very knowledgeable.

Rose Red is located in the very heart of Bruges and is well worth a visit!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Keene
4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hu55ersfield
3.78/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Euroglot
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Visited on 11/8/2015 - it's basically down the street and around the corner from De Biertempel. Not a large establishment by any means - a small bar area (maybe 5-6 stools if I recall) and a small number of tables. The five of us took up an entire corner of the bar. The taplist was fairly limited and not particularly impressive; however, the bottle list was quite extensive. I enjoyed some De Dolle and De Struise beers during my visit - my father-in-law fell in love with Black Albert. All served in appropriate glassware and lambic/gueuze were served in baskets. Prices were a bit higher than the other establishments in the area; however, there were some rarities on the menu - they had Zenne Y Frontera for 69 euro, but I couldn't pull the trigger. Food was limited to cheese and charcuterie - nothing mind-blowing. Service was prompt initially, but refills were a bit on the slow side. Definitely worth a visit if you are in town; however, it wasn't my favorite place.

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Photo of aRedLetterLife
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Visited many times in August 2015 and hopefully much more again.
Definitely one of my favourite place in Brugge.
First of all is the staff. They are always ready to help with the selection or whatever, very sociable in a good way.
Always liked this kind of vibe: quiet and leisurely.
You can expect a very wide range of "belgians" (with some very rares). Unfortunately there was no Westvleteren Trappist only :-)

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Photo of troypepito
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of phingdong
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I really enjoyed having a few beers here. Service was prompt & friendly, beer list was outstanding. I like the diversity of beer more than most Brugge beer bars.

A bit more expensive, but more to my liking.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Café Rose Red in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 55 ratings