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Café Rose RedCafé Rose Red

Type: Bar

Cordoeaniersstraat 16
Brugge, 8000

+32 50 33 90 51 | map

In the Hotel Cordoeanier.

Added by Beermelier on 07-08-2010

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Reviews by uno99:
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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Fresh from a quick stop at t'bruggs beerjte, I decided to check this place out since it was so close and another reviewer had such a great experience.

A: First thing I noticed was how stunningly beautiful this place is. It is incredibly cosy and romantic; the perfect place since I was on my honeymoon! Apparently this is also a 22 room hotel. I'd strongly recommend any BA's looking for a romantic vacation to look into this place.

Q: Beer is served in the appropriate glassware at appropriate temps. Every beer is chosen by the owner and are all high quality.

S: The owner Kris is an excellent host and engaging in conversation. As an Englishman, I believe this is a most important quality in a barman. Kris is also a one man show, so expect to be served by him on your visit.

S: Selection was good. He has 2 taps about 15 bottles on the menu, however he did mention he has a big cellar, and even brought out a westy 12. I'd really like to see his whole cellar on a separate list, Im not really a fan of having to ask what a bar has.

So in conclusion, not the best selection in town, but if your looking for a quiet, relaxing, romantic place with a kind and engaging owner, please check this place out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of epyon396
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Euroglot
4.22/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
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 +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of phingdong
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of srletend
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of treznor
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Very laid back, was pretty empty when we were there. Very European cafe feel. Quaint and cosy. Off the main Bruges traffic area. Our server was the owner and was very knowledgable.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I liked this place quite a bit. I got there when they were supposedly open, according to the sign on the door, but no one was there except the cleaning crew. Ooookay. So I trundled around town for about an hour and came back to see that there was in fact now someone behind the bar, and a few patrons enjoying their drinks. The place is rather small, with a bar that seats maybe 10 people, and a few tables. Dozens of "roses" hang from the ceiling. Seeing how it was not very busy, the service was fine, and the guy who waited on us knew a lot about beer worldwide, and even recognized a few names I dropped when I said I was from the Philly area.

Beer selection was very nice. Unlike some of the other bars I've been to over here, they actually HAD the beers that were listed on their menu. So that was a plus. Opted for a sampler flight of 4 of the 5 the beers on tap and a somewhat expensive, yet satisfying bottle of FF. They do actually have some snack-type food here, meat and cheese plates, and the like, so it's a good place for a satisfying beer session. Probably my favorite place in Bruges.

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Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of simoen
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

a small but nice bar with a lot of good beers

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Cburden
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of flexabull
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Wonderful little cafe in Bruges.

Just a little bit off the beaten path, is this cozy and pretty little cafe. I visited in late October, so unfortunately we didn't get to sit outside on the nice little terrace out back.

Service was good on both of my visits, pleasant, prompt and knowledgeable..

Selection is quite good, as are most places in Bruges. Very long detailed bottle list, heavy on Trappist beers, and about 6 taps, luckily for me, Fou Foune was on draft at the time, so that was what I ordered both times.

We also had a small bite to eat here, (menu is limited) but the soup, bread, sausages, and cheese were all quite tasty.

Prices were about the same as anywhere else in Bruges.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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Café Rose Red in Brugge, Belgium
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