Le Trappiste

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Type: Bar

Kuipersstraat 33
Brugge, 8000

+32 475 45 50 66 | map

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Added by RenatoRedfield on 06-11-2013

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Photo of Nichols33
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ckeegan04
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Dropped in late evening on a Friday. Placed was packed and had a bit of a party vibe to it. Very different from other places in town. Selection was nice, nothing crazy. Beers were properly served as expected. Found it to be very loud and just not the kind of place I was looking for.

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Photo of emincems
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KatieIPO
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MattMorin
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of desint
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Euroglot
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Visited Le Trappiste twice while in Brugge on 11/8 & 11/9 of 2015. Both times the place was virtually empty (which was great). The backdrop is awesome - you head down a set of stone steps into a vaulted room. According to the bartender who was very pleasant and there both times, the cellar used to be a barrel storage space for a cooper back in medieval times. Lots of stone and wood with a very gothic feel. Definitely one of the coolest bar settings I've been in. Seventeen drafts listed - nothing particularly mind-blowing (Leffe Blonde, La Trappe blonde, Delirium Tremens, Brugge Tripel, LaChouffe, St. Feullien, etc.) but were reasonably priced at about four euro on average. They did have bottles of Westy 12 & 8 for pretty much the same prices as the bottleshops in town. Bottle list was pretty extensive, but no wales. Probably my second favorite place in Brugge. Well worth your time if you are in town.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of McMegaRad
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of halo3one
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of StanB
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Really enjoyed this place. Service was attentive. Atmosphere was cool. Nothing quite as amazing as enjoying a good Belgian beer in such a bar.

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Photo of herrburgess
4.34/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.43/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

Nice underground bar with a dark atmosphere. Beer selection was good with about 18 taps including a few non-Belgian options, even some Goose Island. Solid bottle list. I was hankering for a Black Albert, but it was not in stock, so I went with a 12/13 Tilquin. Cheese and sausage was available for snacking.

The downside, as I'm noticing with many many bars here in Belgium, absolutely terrible service. Got my first beer fast enough, and after consuming, waited and waited with an empty glass and money on the counter. Not even a glance in my direction to flag the bartender after 20 minutes. If they really don't want my money, I guess I won't give it to them. Ten minutes later, I walked out without paying and I won't be going back.

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Photo of ColSanders123
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ninkasibrew
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of simoen
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

one of my favorite places in Bruges and i live near Bruges
so easy for me to get there
great beers and Regnier & Andreas are super guys

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Photo of IckyT2012
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Amazing! One of my favorite places I've ever visited and surely reason enough to go back to Brugge.
The ambiance of the 600 year old cellar (or was it 800?) is hard to match. This was the last bar I visited on my trip and would have missed it completely if it weren't for the sign out on the sidewalk. I took a peek inside and was thoroughly rewarded. Our group spent the remainder of the evening here until we had to stumble back to our hotel room next door.
The owner was very knowledgeable about his selection and patiently took the time to guide all of us through his menu. The menu itself is one of the best I've ever seen with photos and thorough descriptions, head and shoulders above the simple lists at other bars and great for the uneducated patron.
The service was outstanding. I swore on my way out that this was a place I'd take the time to review when I got home. The experienced also introduced my to my favorite beer, Black Albert. Thank you very much for that!

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of uturn
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of roymeo
4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

WARNING: If you stay at Le Trappiste too long, the locals may offer you a sip of their Trappist beer, or have conversations about the history and politics of Belgium, or ask to connect with you on Untappd and Facebook.

We spent 4 days in Brugge and were lucky enough to stumble into Le Trappiste on our first afternoon. We had such a good time talking with Maartin and the friendly locals that we ended up back at Le Trappiste every night.

The bar itself is in a unique arched cellar, had 12 draft lines, 12 'featured' rotating bottles, and a solid menu of other bottle offerings. The selection ranges from Belgian, hard-to-find Belgian, as well as more craft-style beer from around the region (Belgian, Dutch, Norwegian, even some BrewDog from Scotland, etc.). The list may not be "#00 beers!" long, but it is a well curated list. That first night we started with a flight of 5 beers on draft ; the only place we saw flights mentioned on a chalkboard for 3 weeks). Despite having at least a couple beers a visit and sampling from each-other's glasses, we never had the same beer twice.

The locals (and other craft-aware tourists) were very friendly. I'm not kidding in my WARNING: I really was offered a drink from a local's glass (and accepted of course). We gained Untappd and Facebook connections. We were given a short history/politics lesson in the good, friendly sort of way (not drunken rambling that you just wish would stop).

Le Trappiste is definitely the sort of place I'd hang out in if it were in my general vicinity.

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Le Trappiste in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 27 ratings