250 Beers Belgium

250 Beers Belgium250 Beers Belgium
250 Beers Belgium250 Beers Belgium
Store

Boterstraat 32
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 503 17 30 | map

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.38
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
pDev:
20.41%
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cratez from Canada

3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Visited with my wife on a recent trip to Brussels and Munich.

Bought the following for our Airbnb:
Brussels Beer Project Delta IPA
De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripelbier 9°

Both beers were in fine form. Large and well-presented selection of mostly Belgian beers, with a few harder-to-find offerings. They also had multiple cases of Westvleteren Blond, 8, and 12. Prices were on the high side. Nice range of glassware available. Service was good as the cashier was friendly and asked if we had any questions about the beers. Our overall experience was above average, and we would probably come back.

Apr 19, 2020
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emerge077 from Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

If you want to pay high tourist prices in the heart of Brussels, by all means... Beer Planet and De Biertempel are both two blocks away with twice the selection and cheaper prices. Bières et tout le Bazar is 4-5 blocks away with a more specialized selection and better prices. Don't waste your time here.

We were passing by on the way to Galler (chocolatier) before Nüetnigenough opened at 5pm. It's clean and bright inside, sandwiched between a few chocolatiers and tourist souvenir shops. The clerk was busy so I had a quick look around and left without buying anything. I'd forgotten the name of the place, as it's listed as "Belgian Beer Tradition" in google maps.

Selection had some good stuff, but you pay through the nose for it. Buy Cantillon from the brewery and save money and support them directly. Mega breweries took up a lot of shelf space here. In the context of the lambic selection, Lindemans gets 3 dedicated shelves, Cantillon gets 2 beers shuffled in with other random stuff. Lots of Belle Vue, Mort Subite, and Timmermans. A couple from Boon. Move along and skip this tourist trap, there are better options right around the corner.

Aug 22, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A small shop but full of beer and glassware. The vibe is clean kept, with hard wood floors mating with plain wood shelves. Shelves are stacked with Belgian beer, divided out by fruited/lambic style, Trappist, and more. A section of the shelves are dedicated to glassware as well. Prices seem to be fair to high for the area, but it makes for a quality stop. Service was very friendly and chatted about beer with me for a few moments before I went on my way. A small cooler in the back with four shelves, one each for blonde, brown, fruit/sour, and amber (memory may have alluded me on that final category) means you can take beer back to your place for immediate consumption. The selection is rather sporadic in this cooler, featuring random bottles of beer per each style. Selection is good, and is well organized to help expedite the selection process. For those seeking it, this shop does carry Westvleteren 6, 8, and 12 and a couple general Cantillon's (37 cl bottle) for those seeking a one hit shop. Prices were north of 15 Euros for those beers though. Worth a stop if you're visiting the Manneken Pis and need to move on quickly.

Jul 17, 2018
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Beersnake1 from California

3.48/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Visiting on a recent trip to Brussels. They certainly had a good selection, with two Cantillon (Geueze and Kriek) for about 15 Euro a 750ml. They had Westvleteren, but about 17 Euro per bottle, which was a rip off to me. They had a pretty good glass selection, with the average glass costing about 10 Euro. Worth a stop if you can't escape the heart of Brussels.

Aug 27, 2017
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Jslay013 from Massachusetts

2.04/5  rDev -39.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Not much vibe to speak of. The single, 50-something lady minding the store never even looked up as I browsed. Typical selection of other stores in the area, i.e. nothing rare or unusual. When I was there, they had Cantillon gueuze and kriek, but at about a 33% markup from the brewery. No 3F. Regular Tourists may be psyched, but BA regulars can do much better.

Mar 06, 2015
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

There's no shortage of where to buy beer in the middle of Brussels. Even generic souvenir shops carry beer! However, it does seem a little awkward to chase down souvenir shops for beer.

This is where 250 Beers Belgium steps into the picture. Its location is excellent, being a few steps from the Grand Palace, and it is easy to spot. Nothing but bottled beers and beer glassware on the inside, and a good selection of both. The displays are clean with listed prices, and gift packs are for sale too. Expect to find varieties like La Trappe (that's not Belgian!), Lindemans, Westmalle, and even Cantillon.

Be prepared to pay the price though. For the price of the bottles sold here, it's just a few cents more to drink in a cafe with a col bottle served in its own glass. Expect to pay almost a Euro more for many bottles when you compare the prices to the shops Bier Tempel or Beer Mania. But the most outrageous was seeing at 750 ml of Hoegaarden (they make this size of bottle for Hoegaarden?) for €9.99!

Good selection, but honestly it's too pricey to warrant a visit unless the other shops are closed for some reason.

May 22, 2013
250 Beers Belgium in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 15 ratings