't Brugs Beertje

't Brugs Beertje't Brugs Beertje
't Brugs Beertje't Brugs Beertje
Bar, Eatery

Kemelstraat 5
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 33 96 16 | map
brugsbeertje.be

Notes: Closed on Wednesday.
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.57
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
59
pDev:
6.13%
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Fantastic small pub atmosphere. Incredible beer list, including draft and bottles. Prices weren't bad at all. Great service! Would strongly recommend a visit if you are visiting.
Jun 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by MikeM75 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2019
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
stopped in for a round of beers while we were in Brugge, before dinnertime (they opened at 1600 or 4pm).

place is a bit cramped and crowded but it had character with the old beer signs and whatnot. we ordered off the draft list, but they had a good bottle list as well. service was good for a packed house.
Dec 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Nov 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by bierfonteintje from Belgium

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by REVZEB from Illinois

Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Great bar, very old looking with tonnes of beer mats and old bottles on the walls/shelves. Great selection of beers with a menu several pages long and plenty of well-priced beers. Had a about 6 or 8 beers on-tap too I think. It opens later most days and got busy quite quickly but there was some free seats in the back room most of the time. Definitely somewhere I'll visit again if I'm back in Bruges.
Jul 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.45 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by ckeegan04 from Texas

4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Clearly had to make a stop at the classic while in town. Got there not too long after it opened. It was pretty full, but we were able to find a table in the corner. Service wasnt fast, but wasnt too slow either. About what I came to expect while in Belgium. Great beer list and a nice tap list as well. Fun vibe in the place with a mix of locals, beer geeks and tourists coming and going. Beer list was extensive and fun to peruse. As expected, everything was properly served. Definitely a must stop while in Brugge.
May 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.79 by emincems from Turkey

Oct 19, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.94/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
The Bruges Bear is an absolute gem, even by Bruges standards!

The place is tiny, basically a bar and a living room with some rickety seats and tables, and a bunch of knick knacks on the walls. The feel is familial and inviting, and just the right amount of quirky.

As for the beer, well, it doesn't get much better than this. Five taps with good variety, and an insane bottle list of both all the staples of Belgian beer and some amazing guest bottles. Everything is of course presented in the correct glassware and poured with flair and skill. The people who work here know, understand and care about what they serve.

Didn't try food, but the platters of cheese and cured meats looked great.

This was the highlight of my visit to Bruges, and one of the 5 best bars I've ever been in. A MUST in Bruges.
Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.9 by Keene from Washington

Feb 18, 2017
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Rated by Kmadnesss from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Great little place in a great town!
Jan 25, 2017
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Rated by Hu55ersfield from England

4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
In case people on here haven't found out yet. Daisy is retiring and as sold the bar.
Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by MattMorin from Illinois

Oct 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.84 by Hammerhead79 from Massachusetts

Mar 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by Euroglot from Belgium

Jan 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by albinogoudvis from Belgium

Jan 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
Located on a narrow street of the main shopping street in the city - The Little Bear was my favorite place in Brugge - so sad I only hit it once due to the timing of things, but I loved the vibe and was so happy to meet Daisy who was so friendly, kind and attentive despite the place being pretty busy. The Little Bear is not a big place - basically two rooms with a small bar and small tables. Think lots of wood, a little old and a bit dank! Our party of five took over an entire corner of the backroom. Draft list was solid - nothing crazy, but better than most places in the city. Bottle list was quite good - I enjoyed some De Dolle beers and Daisy was happy to provide my family (non-beer drinkers) with some recommendations that made them all happy. Prices were the best in Brugge in my opinion. I had brought a few fresh pale ales and IPAs over from the States to gift and she kindly returned the favor by gifting me in return with a "little bear" and a pin to bring home. Generally speaking, you're not going to find the crazy draft list you would see in Brussels; however, I loved the vibe (a mix of locals, tourists and enthusiasts) and found 't Brugs Beertje to be in my top five beer bars to date. A must visit!
Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Nov 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.73 by aRedLetterLife from New Jersey

Oct 18, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by McMegaRad from Colorado

Sep 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by halo3one from Georgia

Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.68 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.76 by Dzu from Russian Federation

Aug 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Jesstyr from District of Columbia

4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
This place is what grabbing a beer at a Belgium pub is all about to me. Daisy and the staff are all extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The selection is excellent, but the taps are limited (and weren't particularly exciting).
Jul 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.86 by randylangford from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2015
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Reviewed by youbrewidrink from Vermont

4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
First stop on Brugges 2015, beer selection was great, I just wish they offered a couple of alternative styles to Belgian only offerings. I get that it's a Belgian beer bar, but I might have stayed more than 4 hours if they had a Gose or IPA palette cleanser.

Meet some awesome Britts on holiday, overall nice experience. Worth a visit!
Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Jun 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.71 by herrburgess from South Carolina

Jun 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.67 by SCW from New York

Jun 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

May 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.72 by tazzman from Florida

May 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.55 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by srletend from Texas

May 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.38 by desint from Belgium

May 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

4.1/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5
Pretty neat place. It's places like this that make me understand where Belgian-style bars in the US get their ideas. Overall, I thought the vibe was nice, but it was HOT as hell in there, even on a cool April evening, and a lot of it was probably body heat, as at the front bar section you're pretty much elbow to elbow with your neighbors.

I got the best service here out of most or possibly all of the bars I visited in Belgium. I grabbed a bar seat, and got everything I needed within a reasonable time. I don't know, but it just seems to me in general that servers over here in Belgium are mostly honey badgers. But not at this bar.

Nice selection of beers, maybe not super rare whales that you'd think are all over the place here, but good Belgian staples and trappist items. Taplist was mainly pale ales and blondes and so on, so I opted for a fresh 375 of 3F Geuze. Snacky but satisfying food items. I went with the cheese and salami "nibbler," which kept me going fine.

Definitely a good place to visit, but as the saying goes: "if you don't like the heat, stay out of the kitchen." I was dripping with sweat when I walked out of the bar, and that's the only thing that would keep me from going there again.
Apr 24, 2015
't Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 167 ratings