't Brugs Beertje

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't Brugs Beertje't Brugs Beertje
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Kemelstraat 5
Brugge, 8000
Belgium

+32 50 33 96 16 | map
brugsbeertje.be

Notes:
Closed on Wednesday.

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
161
pDev:
6.35%
 
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 106
Reviews by californiakulak:
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4.66/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

What a place. It is kind of hidden down a small pedestrian street in Brugge. Once inside and seated you are presented with a 10 pound book that acts as their beer menu. How to choose? Thier selection was simply amazing. Most of their beers were priced right. My wife stuck to the lambics but I explored several different styles on our two trips to this bar. The atmosphere was very endearing. It is tiny inside and looks very old. I would strongly suggests that any visit to Brugge is incomplete without a visit to this beer institution.

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

Photo of Nichols33
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of flyingpig
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.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ckeegan04
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.

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Photo of emincems
4.86/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JamFuel
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.

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

Photo of Kmadnesss
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!

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Photo of Hu55ersfield
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.

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

Photo of Hammerhead79
4.84/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Jwale73
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!

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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

Photo of jrfehon33
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of halo3one
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Dzu
4.76/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jesstyr
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).

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Photo of randylangford
4.86/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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't Brugs Beertje in Brugge, Belgium
Place rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 161 ratings