'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:
107
Ratings:
166
pDev:
6.13%
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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.86/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

SIMPLY - A MUST. I first visited the "Little Bruges Bear" during Easter 1994, and visit every time I am in Bruges or nearby. A relatively unknown place then, but a Belgium legend now. A beer list of over 200, coupled with classical music, educated beer tourists, amiable locals and helpful staff, all contribute to make this a never forget establishment. If you've been - you WILL want to return. Try to get into the back room and witness time completely evaporate as you drink beer with like minded people, amongst the plethora of Belgium advertisements, some from now sadly defunct Breweries. No Food, only Snacks. Bloody Hell - WHO CARES !!!! Fantastic - I want to retire in Bruges!!!.
The personification of Orwells "Moon Under Water"
- THE Perfect Bar.

Aug 17, 2002
More User Reviews:
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DucksFan16 from Alaska

4.54/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Sep 17, 2020
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MikeM75 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Sep 09, 2019
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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
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nov 16, 2018
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bierfonteintje from Belgium

4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 29, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 25, 2018
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 05, 2018
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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
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 17, 2018
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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
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emincems from Turkey

4.79/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Oct 19, 2017
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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
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Keene from Washington

4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Feb 18, 2017
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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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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
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MattMorin from Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Oct 21, 2016
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Hammerhead79 from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Mar 17, 2016
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Euroglot from Belgium

4.21/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Jan 19, 2016
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albinogoudvis from Belgium

4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1

Jan 16, 2016
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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
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BcCraft710 from Canada

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Nov 24, 2015
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aRedLetterLife from New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Oct 18, 2015
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jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sep 19, 2015
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McMegaRad from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Sep 15, 2015
't Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 166 ratings