Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

Huisbrouwerij De Halve MaanHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve MaanHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Walplein 26
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 44 42 22 | map
halvemaan.be

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4
Beers:
11
Reviews:
795
Ratings:
2,670
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.96
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
111
pDev:
14.9%
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 111
Reviews by dirtylou:
Photo of dirtylou
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

"Fun way to blow some time off. Sweet old brewery to say the least. The tour is a well oiled machine." Hard to disagree with any of that.

It was an interesting journey, trying to find this place while at the same time having no clue where it was other than directionally. We finally spotted another city map, went to read it, and noticed we were straight in front of the brewery. Nice.

Not an overly popular line of beers, but probably the easiest brewery to visit in the entire country. The tour was good, and in english. The views from the top of the brewery are solid and it was fun to watch people try to navigate all the stairs within. The tour includes just a full pour of the Brugse Zot, which was better than advertised. We also devoured some bitterballen and cheese out in the lovely terrace. I could have stayed for another, but there were bigger and better spots on the itinerary.

I'm glad we did it - it wasn't in my itinerary, but we just needed to kill a few hours

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BdM
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.08/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ManBearPat
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of flyingpig
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Went for a few beers in the sun in late May, sat outside in the patio and it was a nice place; strange that it closes at 6pm rather than stay open a little later but I guess it's probably quieter when it's not so warm. Had their main beer and their dubbel when I was here, both were good and I'd have them again. The had a couple more of their own beers available too as well as food but I never tried any. Great place and somewhere I'd visit again if back in Bruges.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Photo of AAG
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Incredible; nice fireplace with comfortable couches, swans floating in the canal outside the window. No time for food; just beer. Service was responsive and friendly. This is a must-visit in Brugge.

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Photo of AGust82
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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

Photo of PapaGoose03
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
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 building's 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 -0.3%
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 +26.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Charvey02
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MadScientist
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
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 -23%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of jkhara12
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of aRedLetterLife
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan in Brugge, Belgium
Brewery rating: 4 out of 5 with 2670 ratings