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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
2,436 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Walplein 26
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 44 42 22 | map
halvemaan.be

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BEER STATS
Beers:
10
Reviews:
709
Ratings:
2,436
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.95/5
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
103
pDev:
15.44%
 
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 47
Reviews by OWSLEY069:
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A brewery right in the middle of Brugge and you would miss it if you were not looking for it. A really nice courtyard leading up to what looking like an old loading dock. Once up the stair the brewery is on the right and to the left a restaurant. You can tell it was converted to be a restaurant. Nice big windows with tons of natural light and a wall of old bottles on the wall, where I spotted and Hop Devil bottle and a Rolling Rock. I did not eat here, more just for the atmosphere and drinking a couple beers. The service was a bit slow, but it was during lunch and the servers were a bit busy. Neat and pretty cool nonetheless.

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Photo of AGust82
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

De Halve Maan is Bruges' main brewery, located just outside the city centre.

The place is pretty big, with a large indoor dining area, a fairly large patio and a shop. Vibe is laid back, but there are a lot of tourists making their way through the brewery, so it gets a bit hectic at tmes.

Seletion is limited to the house beers, with the regular four beers, and seasonal selections. Quality is very high, though, since you're at the brewery itself. Didn't eat, but the food looked and smelled good!

Overall, a nice, albeit touristy place with some quality beer.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Spezz
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Our visit here was to take the VIP tour of the brewery, so this review focuses on our experience for that and not the pub itself. The pub looked inviting, and there was plenty of people enjoying their beers there as well as at the outdoor tables in the courtyard on this nice day.

We had paid extra to get the VIP tour here, and it was well worth it. They offer an English tour guide by scheduling ahead of time which is what we did. The tour was very informative and the guide was entertaining, but seeing the inside of this old building and the old equipment that is still used to make beer is amazing. No beer is offered during the tour for good reason – the 'steps' during parts of the tour were essentially steep ladders, and the tour included a walk across part of the buildings roof (with railings for safety). The tasting room at the end of the tour is in a party room that is not part of the pub, and the beer samples were excellent. We would have liked to stay and enjoy the pub a bit more and have a meal, but with only one day on our trip to spend in Brugge, we had to move on. This ended up being our most favorite place during our 17-day trip. One last note: the baseball hats are very reasonably priced at 9.5 euro in the gift shop.

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.95/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Very relaxed venue, ideal stop for your first beverage on route from Bruges Station to the Grotemarket, I call in every time. Big open beer keller feel, but toasty warm. Only serving the beers they produce on site. Do the brewery tour if you have an hour.

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Photo of MattMorin
5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Charvey02
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MadScientist
4.07/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

A shiny, modern brewery with a nice view of the water from the bar and restaurant. I arrived just as food service was ending but I'll make time for based on what I saw on the menu and on the tables of the other guests. Their beer selection is limited but exceptional. Service was slow.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of jkhara12
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of aRedLetterLife
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Hard place to review!

Brewery tour was outstanding. The gift shop was nice. Food was good, beer was very good, service was excellent. Just too formal for me.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of MichaelRCoryn
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Photo of Sixpoint
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of srletend
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
1/5  rDev -74.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

What a disgrace. Walked a mile from my house to get lunch here when they opened. Sat at a table and waited 30 minutes, flagging down service, with absolutely no response. Fortunately I packed a sandwich for my daughter, so she sat with me and ate that while I sat there in vain without even a nod in my direction. So to hell with this place, the staff, and the beer which I didn't get to taste, but which I assume is just as terrible. Avoid this dump like the plague. A disgrace to Belgian breweries.

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Photo of spointon
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan in Brugge, Belgium
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,436 ratings
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