Delirium Café

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4.13/5
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276 Ratings
Delirium CaféDelirium Café
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Impasse de la Fidélité 4
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 514 44 34 | map
deliriumcafe.be

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
276
pDev:
13.08%
 
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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 161
Reviews by CAMRAhardliner:
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I have never seen a bar with this much selection. Absolutely mindblowing. The service was also excellent. A really cool Irish guy named Neil was working at the bar both nights I came to this cafe and he was incredibly knowledgable. The atmosphere was nice, a little dingy but still very comfortable (hanging pink elephants duly noted). The prices varied, a Popperings Hommelbier was 2 euros while an Anchor Steam beer was 8 euros and a red dog lager was 10 euros! (you dont go to Belgium to drink American swill) There was also a First batch Westvleteren Blonde (6?) for 250 euros in the collectors section. The cellar is behind glass and its absolutely massive, with rows and rows of beers. There were hundreds of different glasses and vessels (including a ceramic pot on a stand and a wooden gourd for the Mongozo African beer). I didnt get a chance to go to Bier Circus, but compared to the places I have been, this place is the best.

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Photo of disbell
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great selection of beer. We visited it twice in the day. After lunch when it was quiet and a dozen or so patrons. It was nice to relax and enjoy a drink with family and friends. Recommended time before it picks up in the evening...Later it's very crowded with longer lines and gets loud.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

A good place to go and have one round of beers - crowded, extremely loud dive of a bar - dusty and sticky floors with blaring pop music. It's only cool because of the age of the building and the various rooms with old beer signs and such. Good draft list, all available in various sizes - 25cl, 50cl, 1L, and 2L. Had a glass of Delrium Noel and left for a quieter place with more character.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of REVZEB
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Vibe is cool and eccelictic, with vintage beer trays adorning the ceiling, and vintage beer signs covering the walls. The focus is solely on beer here. It's a fairly small place and gets loud quickly with a seating area fit for approximately 50.

Quality is great. It's an older looking bar, but otherwise well kept.

With so many beers available, a hoard of customers (even on a summer Monday night), and only four bar attendants, service was a little sparse. Service was helpful though and quick, although I hesitated to ask any beer questions out of respect of their time.

Safe to say the selection is excellent here, although - unsurprisingly - the selection is focused in on Belgian beer. They do hold the Guinness World Record for most beers available at a single bar (2004 beers).

Food here is modest and is mostly to help foster a more tasty, and longer lasting social drinking session. I did not order food here, but do recall them having a cheese tray which sounded quite great. Otherwise, it's more so a place to drink rather than eat.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of flyingpig
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

A huge bar with an absolutely huge selection of beers across several floors in the centre of Brussels; there was upwards of 30 beers on-tap (probably more than I missed) and a bottle list that spanned several pages with plenty gems in there. The place was quite busy but we found a seat firstly in the terrace then inside once there closed at 10pm. Lots of tourists and quite a few larger groups that were noisy but well worth checking out for one at least. Prices were about the same as most places in the city and the proper glasses were used too.

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Photo of jmcrane
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of Barleycorn
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 54V4G3
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of BdM
3.8/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Topmanu
1/5  rDev -75.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Bar is held by drug addict and personel agressive. I personally experienced it: since I did not let pass the manager first between the crowd, I was pushed away and insulted. Although I tried to converse calmly, he continued to be agressive and arrogant: I understood, when I saw his red eyes and dilated pupils. He even robbed my smartphone. When I tried to get it back, I was beaten by his staff. So think twice whenever entering this place, because you are not safe. Additionally the place stinks, especially bathrooms. There are so many other places in Brussels where you can get a large choice of beers and a safe atmosphere.

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Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
5/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in during a visit to Brussels. Crazy place with three floors. Tons of space, and the taplist was quite impressive. Didn't have a ton of things that can't be found elsewhere, and prices weren't the lowest. However, this is the place for someone who loves beer and doesn't want to sip on lambics at Moeder. I would do both! Despite being busy, service was good.

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Photo of ViviRizzatti
3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of BeanBump
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

The food is just alright but hey, who comes to Delirium to eat, right? The beer selection is outstanding and the menu looks like a phone book. They have beers from around the world both on tap and in bottles in their massive fridge. Just about every style and brewery you can imagine is represented. Its easy to spend multiple hours here. Being an American, it was amusing for me to see so many rare European beers at an insanely affordable price compared to what they cost at home. On the flipside, a bottle of Corona cost 6 Euros and a Stone IPA was 11.

If you make it to Delirium, do yourself a favor and order a 2-liter beer. The glass looks like giant fishbowl and its bigger than your head (it also requires a 50 Euro deposit) but its worth it for the experience alone.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of Resuin
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BobStubbs
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Really enjoyed visit there - the menu reads like a great book. . . . .in fact I bought it. A must visit when you go to Brussels. You could go there many times and never drink the same beer once

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.17/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Delirium Café in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 276 ratings