La Bécasse

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Type: Bar, Eatery

Taborastraat 11
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 511 00 06 | map
alabecasse.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
55
pDev:
8.23%
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 30
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3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Quafftastic
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Near the grand place but not easy to find. Lovely space for group meal and drinks, place to spend awhile that isn’t too loud or busy. Decent selection of good food and limited beer selection but more than adequate. Friendly staff. Lambic served in pottery. A nice respite from busy tourist places all around it.

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

If ever there was a place that was well disguised and hard to notice, this is it. A small neon sign is located on the wall high above an open doorway between a chocolate shop and a crepes place, and the doorway leads into a 'hallway' that goes to the front door of this place. Once inside, there is a large seating area with a tiny bar at one end of this space.

We chose a 'sampler' flight that offered four lambics -- three from Timmerman's and one from Brauerie Bourgogne des Flandres. The Timmerman's beers were a bit on the sweet side from what we were expecting, but we were learning our way around the Belgian beer culture, and these were all very tasty. We didn't have anything to eat, but the menu had snacks, finger foods and 7-8 entrees. I'd like to stop here again someday and explore some more.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is right around the corner from Vieux Temps, in yet another barely-marked alley. It was pretty empty on a Friday night.

This is more of a restaurant/beer hall- no bar, only tables. Friendly, funny service. They specialize in Timmermans lambic, served in traditional ceramic jars (lambic doux and lambic blanc). The doux is a little lacking, but I like how they are served cask-style.

We ordered some food, nice “tartines”. They also have cold dishes and charcuterie. 35 bottles to boot. Cozy, historic, but not a must.

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Photo of Redrover
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

As others have commented, it is not that easy to find, but in my opinion it is worth searching out.

It is not a large space and the communal tables are very close together which can make for a lot of shuffling chairs and bodies as you squeeze through.

The service was professional and somehow managed to keep on top of the crowds.

We came for lambics and were not disappointed. Nothing like drinking great beers from those small glasses and funky ceramic vessels.

We tried to order food but it was approaching 8 p.m. and the kitchen had already taken their last orders. Keep that in mind when you head there and you should head there.

Very enjoyable stop in a great city!

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Photo of poskok
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Not so easy to find. Centre os Brussels. Two minutes from Grand Place. Limited selection od Timmermans lambics. Great ones. Really old bar, you have the feeling that everything is the same as it was 50 years ago. Easy going. They also have Cantillon Geuze. Athey have some kind of sweetened lambic which really resemble to apple cider. complex. recomment. they pour it from the ceramic jar.
recommend to visit.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of HopBelT
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Shanex
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Hard to find but close enough to Brussels Centre.

An exceptional bottle selection and the glassware that goes along.

A must visit, if you're on a beerathon in Brussels, aka kingdom of beers.

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Photo of barleywin
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tduecen
4.78/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

went twice and enjoyed both experiences, they have a Lambic by Timmerans that is only sold in this location from what I understand. Place was next to a waffle shop so a bit hard to find, but right there by Grand Place.

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Photo of herrburgess
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of djhowell
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of dabone
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ninkasibrew
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dirty25
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Goalcam
4/5  rDev -3.1%

More of an experience as it's the oldest bar in Brussels. Really hard to find since it's hidden in the center of the city. Love the old fashioned attire inside and traditional Belgian fare. Wish the beer selection was better. They seem to focus on Timmerman's lambics.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Stopped by with PurpleCloud on our tour of Belgium and had an enjoyable time at this classic cafe. The feel and look was definitely the real deal. A must visit in Brussels.

Entered via a tiny alleyway. Lively but very manageable and definitely wasn't a tourist trap.

Waitstaff wore traditional garb that was very interesting.

I had Timmermans kriek (8.10 euros) while PurpleCloud ordered gueuze (10.40 euros). We both preferred the gueuze over the kriek.

Both beers were served in traditional ceramic crocks.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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La Bécasse in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 55 ratings