De Muse

Bar, Eatery

Beislovenstraat 4
Zottegem, 9620

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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Not exactly easy to find, but well worth the ramble. Last visited after we had been on a Tour of the Crombé Brewery in the centre of Zottegem. From the market centre, you need to walk quite literally downhill through the “square” (its not a square, it’s a rectangle – don’t ask!) until you get to the end where there is a road signposted to Elene/Oudenaarde, then turn left at the first road, carry on walking and the Muze is also on your left. Sounds a long way but you can get a Taxi for a small fee, if you want to save your legs, but it’s not that far really.
We walked because we are stupid, as well as to build up a thirst, for the Muze has a fantastic lambic selection. A very smart, clean & tidy building set back from the road a bit. There was a horse in the field near the Café, that begged us to get him a Duchesse de Bourgogne, but of course, we never feed the animals. It was raining when we went so we sat inside the immaculately presented, clean bar. I noticed a beer terrace at the back that looked like it could seat upwards of 40 people, but my immediate thirst and the rain prevented further inspection. So down to business, and the Beer Menu arrived, it is as well organised and as tidy as the Café itself, extremely well thought out, and easy to follow the 300, or so, beers on offer. I wasted no time “L” for Lambic, “G” for Gueuze, or “H” for Hanssens, whatever or however it was classified - I had already made my decision!. Others in my party were flummoxed by the excellent variety and good selection on offer. Food is only served at night-time, but they sold us a huge platter of at least 5 or 6 kinds of Cold Meats, some Cheeses and Pickles for our party of 5 to share. Many lambics later, and after I finished with a Rochefort 10 for warmth and godliness, I was ready to walk to the North Pole in a blizzard blindfolded with one leg, never mind retracing our steps back to the centre of Zottegem in the drizzle.
Slightly expensive as I recall, but well worth seeking out.

Oct 17, 2002
De Muse in Zottegem, Belgium
Place rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1 ratings