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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 27
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
didn't strike me as a hotel. the interior made me think of tokyo. being one of only two tables occupied, we received adequate attention. the selection was decent in bottles, probably close to 100 but rather conventional considering the nearby establishments. however the drafts were terrible (for belgium), with chimay white being their highlight beer.
come here for the food.. experimented with the oft-spotted belgian kaaskroket, which is their mozzarella stick... with tasty results. more mussels, and these were some of the finest. chose the moules provenciale, heavy on vegetables and super-flavorful. again, triple karmeliet.. probably my bottled beer of choice while on a belgian vacation (when westy 12 isn't available).
the owner was on hand and constantly checking up with us.. he seemed pleasant and helpful and not until i read an article in bierepassion did i realize how important he is in the beer world.
a fun experience that i would certainly repeat.
11-01-2004 20:20:08 | More by goodbyeohio
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Had lunch here with Hopshop (formerly grsimon) one day and late night light dinner the next night, and enjoyed both meals. The beer selection was pretty wide, but I was pacing myself and only tried Moinette Blond (new to me) and a Dulle Teve (both very nice!!).
The atmosphere is small and unimpressive. Not bad, just nothing special. Service was fine- the owner(?)/maitre de enjoyed talking to us (in halting English) and we had fun. A travelling 4-piece combo was playing light classical music at dinnertime. The food was very good (a very nice salad for lunch, and a wonderful soup for light dinner).
Be warned- in general, Brugge/Bruges is very easy to get around because everyone speaks English- our waiter here had almost no English; he got the owner (?) matre de who spoke English, but only limited so. Don't let that stop you from going here- it is still a good place to go.
10-11-2004 22:34:51 | More by Dukeofearl
4.21/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I really enjoyed Erasmus. The beer bar was housed inside the Hotel Erasmus. Quite the odd place for a beer bar. Also, don't expect much of an atmosphere either. Inside, well, it pretty much look's like Denny's. However, what is behind the bar in bottles is what counts.
They had a very nice selection. They had Het Kapittel Prior on tap and while I choose not to indulge, my hetero life mate Zach said that it was absolutely fantastic. Instead I had two rare De Dolle offerings (21 and Zannekin). Although I didn't count, I would guess that the beer list probably ranged between 150-200. The music was classical. The service was excellent. A nice place to relax and find some rare ones as well.
07-25-2004 21:46:21 | More by Crosling
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Been here twice on two consecutive trips to Bruges. Had a very nice selection of beers - a few on tap, but mostly from bottle. Proper glassware. Both visits were during the less busy afternoon hours (3-4pm), so didn't have to bother with lunch/dinner crowds or a lot of smoke. Staff was friendly but move at a slow pace, so don't go there if you're in a hurry. Westmalle, Rochefort, Moinette, Hoegaarden, tons of ales and a few lambics. Nice location for a break from the sights. The menu was small and we didn't eat, but the food I saw being served looked nice.
01-13-2004 15:19:25 | More by ChicoraBoy
4.14/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Popped in here to kill some time before finding a place to have dinner. It was my first time in Brugge and, to my dismay, the famous t' Brugse Biertje seems to have been closed down.
Brasserie Erasmus has a cozy atmosphere with warm lighting and lots of little nooks to took into for a few beers. They also have a refreshingly qualitative selection on tap (like Het Kapittel, Moinette, and Liefman's Kriek Natural). The selection of bottled beers is fantastic as well. No boring commercial or over-publicized beers to be found. I had an Oerbier and my girlfriend had a Felix Kriek from Br. Verhaeghe. Then, I simply had to try the Liefman's Kriek Natural which is the unsweetened version of thier fairly impressive Kriekenbier. From what I've heard, this unsweetened version can only be found on tap and in very few places. Great beer! Lusciously tart and fruity. Somewhat similar to Cantillon's kriek, but with less barnyard quality.
There seemed to be several foreign "beer tourists" when we visited. The waiters were more than happy to oblige English, French, Dutch, and German speaking customers. Brugge is a very touristy city, so most businesses have no choice but to be versatile. Anyway, this is a nice little bar, situated just off the super-busy central square. Well-worth a try.
12-07-2003 13:16:26 | More by GreenCard
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
I have stayed at the somewhat pricey hotel several times, as it is very conveniently located, I like the owner, and there are some very, very good beers here, which, if you stay at the hotel, you can have with your breakfast, in addition to during the regular bar hours! The beer list includes 21, which was made especially for the bar by Dolle Brouwers on their 21rst anniversary. The atmosphere here is modern, bright, a bit fancy, with classical music, and feels more like a restaurant than a bar. At last one time I was there the music playing appeared to be a radio station, as there was some annoucements. It is also the only Belgian bar I have ever been in where I heard playing the great Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, which I appreciated very much. I did not sample enough food to recommend it either way, but it all looked good. Anyway, well worth checking out while in town!
10-19-2003 19:36:54 | More by saltydog
3.86/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
This bar is in the front of the small (only 10 rooms I think) Hotel Erasmus. It is usually "unusually" quiet, i.e. a nice refuge from the busy Brugges visitor trail, and not likely to be full of tourists. The terrace at the back is out of view of the masses, and an excellent place to have a quiet couple of beers and reflect on the days visits and/or drinking. Classical music permeates the atmosphere at just the right volume to slowly relax you as you search the list of 100+ beers, including some surprises, for your next beer. Reasonably modern bar that allegedly does really good food (although I never tried it so I can't mark it unfortunately-sorry!). Close to the Canal, and a good place to have beer before going for a meal at the also nearby Den Dyver. Service was slow both times I went, but don't let this put you off its part of the charm I suppose. It is strongly recommended.
09-08-2002 16:39:51 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Brasserie Erasmus in Brugge, Belgium
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