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Staminee De Garre
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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
De Garre 1
phone: +32 50 34 10 29
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
We have visited this place like 13 times now. Service is slow even for Europe. I learned to order 3 tripels and just let them stare.
last time was March 2013
No smoking now upstairs.
Rewriting this a little. We have been here 10 times over the last few years, and we had visited long ago in the late 90's.
ok 1 bad expereince:
Last visit got beer downstairs in early April 2008, the downstairs was packed (and so smokey you could not see across the room)and we had no choice but to head upstairs. We got up there and drank what we had and even got another 1, but this was while a family, who knows who, but locals I am sure, were eating lunch! i did not think about at the time, but this had happened before at lunch time, and I only remembered after looking at pictures we have. Anyway after they left and the guy cleaned up we got abandoned. I mean we sit up an hour and no 1 came, but they sure did want the cash when I went downstairs. LOL but the place was still packed so we left.
Still if you do not smoke stay away if smoke bugs you.
So I say go for the de garre tripel but there are much better places in Bruges, now things change some if you go in the Off seasons, and in winter well things are really different.
So while I still say its a must see, I say if your there in MAY thru September avoid the place in the daytime.
Garre go there or miss out.
of course the tripel is the draw other wise you can get most of the same beer anywhere in Belgium. No food normally but the cheese is damn good.
11-09-2013 14:42:28 |
More by azorie
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
This place is very hard to find, but worth a visit. It is small and hard to get a table, but they have their own house tripel and a great cheese and meat plate. Very simple, not a big place, and that what makes this place great. Has a very local feel (but there is really no "local" place in Bruges as it is a tourist haven!) A must stop in for a beer anytime I am in the awsome town of Bruges!!
10-10-2013 21:34:27 |
More by 4thelvofbeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
The legend of how difficult this place is to find is a bit blown out of proportion - in between Burg and Markt on Breidelstraat. Sure it's in an alleyway that may be hard to spot but if you just get in the area, it wont take you more than a minute to find it.
Lovely 2-story bar and definitely did feel like there were more locals than tourists, which is hard to believe given the prominent location. It was very packed and standing around really isnt an option. After a few minutes, we did land a table.
I knew of the house beer, and that was the plan from the get-go. The waiter wasn't going to let us escape that fate anyway. The tripel is worth the hype and the house glass is definitely a keeper if you can arrage that (tragically, I did not). I kicked back a few and turned the table over to the next group. Good stuff.
08-31-2013 17:58:15 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A place not to be missed when in Belgium. Bruges is a great town, and its hard to imagine a better place to sit and have a great house tripel than De Garre. I only had a brief stop in to have one glass of the house beer in its glass but it was fantastic. Atmosphere was charming and friendly, service was quick which allowed at least a bit more relaxed enjoyment of the beer and time there begire needing to rudh to the train station, Definitely need to allot more time next time I go to soak in more of the place and have a second glass!
06-21-2013 01:55:35 |
More by Quafftastic
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
You think Brugge's streets are small? Come look for Staminee De Garre, which is very easy to miss. Its located in a small alley way which looks like it only leads to one place, but actually leads to a handfull of places, including this on of a kind beer house. It feels old inside, but doesn't "look" like it needs refurbishing.
Tripel de Garre made this place famous, and is the one house beer served. If you're looking to switch from the house beer, two others taps pour (Witte Van Celis, Gulden Draak), plus 120 bottled beers (Boon, Bon Secours, Quintine, Hanssens, Buffalo). I wasn't here to try guest beers though. Part of the experience is watching how Tripel de Garre is served; it's poured into an oversized snifter with a head as thick as the beer itself, and served with a small bite of cheese. At €4 a pop, it's worth the money. The waiter will even take your order from your table and deliver too.
The most unique beer experience in Brugge. Don't miss it, and I mean that both literally and figuratively.
05-20-2013 22:53:42 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was lucky enough to revisit Stamnee De Garre after a visit on a beer trip in 2000 back before I was less of a BA. Took a little bit of searching, so if you're heading over to De Struise Beer Shop, it's in a quite narrow alley close by. The beer shop had closed but I was happy to find De Garre.
We got there before folks kept rolling in so we got a seat at the foot of the medieval wooden stairs well worn by the bar staff over the years. It's a real old-world atmosphere and the menu includes a few sausages (the wurst I had was very nice) to round out the menu. There is text in Flemish (I'm guessing), but it wasn't hard to figure out what the house beer was as well as the list of other Belgian brews and lambics. The server asked if we had ever been before, and we said way back over a decade ago, so he immediately said we should have the house beer. Not a bad recommendation, and many others were having it. The triple clocks in at 11% and I think I saw a sign indicating you could have three if I interpreted that correctly. Three would leave you pretty schlonkered. Not a whole lot of lacing once the frothy head subsides over about 15 minutes, and the golden colored triple tasted quite good and not overly sweet or boozy.
I also had a 3F gueze before our family had to leave. My 10-year old son was perfectly happy here, and the table next to us had a toddler, so definitely a family vibe with a crowd that at the time we visited spanned several generations. A decent selection of Belgian-oriented brews on the beer menu, good service even considering it got busy really quick once the sun went down, and good value.
05-16-2013 17:40:24 |
More by VAcrossr
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is my favorite place to drink in Brugge simply because the inside of this bar makes you feel like your back in time. It's very quaint and small and that's what I like about it. Not to mention my favorite beer to drink while in Belgium is their house brew which is called the Triple van De Garre. I simply cannot get enough of this beer. It's so smooth to be a 11.5% beer. They only allow guests 3 glasses of this beer because of how strong the beer is. I met an older woman outside of De Garre around 1130 am who for the last 25 years has went to De Garre everyday when they open at noon. That's dedication right there. The bar is down a narrow corridor and can be hard to find but find any local and they can tell you how to get there. Look for an orange sign that says "Cookies" and a break in the buildings.
05-13-2013 17:00:25 |
More by Nolen12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A hidden gem in Bruges! Must visit if in the area. Walk down the alley and surprise you can go into someone's old house and get some world class beer.
We didn't know what to order and the waitress quickly snapped shut our menu's and told us what were having. So glad she did... the triple was incredible.
After a couple drinks it was off to the loo... not so great... but the rest of the visit was what memories are made of.
Just ordered the glass online and wish we could the beer locally. Oh well back across the pond we'll go...
05-12-2013 15:55:49 |
More by hotsudge
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The best beer in the world. Order the house tripel. I will travel back to Brugge just to drink this beer! This bar would have scored perfectly all the way around except that the bathroom downstairs smelled bad when people would open the door. I can forgive that though due to the place, people, and their amazing house tripel being so fantastic.
03-05-2013 01:50:26 |
More by Kit_Darling
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Only spending a day in Bruges, we had a full schedule of sightseeing. Being fans of In Bruges, we walked to the top of the tower and then did a canal boat ride. Walking along the canal to the brewery, we tried but failed to make the tour at De Halve Maan; we still had a great time sampling their beers in their outdoor cafe.
My plan for the evening was to visit 't Brugs Beertje; however, I missed in my research that the bar is closed on Wednesdays, our only day in town. Not knowing where to go, since the day was also a holiday, Assumption Day, we headed back to our room. After some research on BeerAdvocate with the hotel WiFi, the desk clerk helped us make a call to confirm that Staminee de Garre was open. With success finding a good beer bar, we headed back to the heart of Bruges.
A beautiful brick bar down an alley, hidden from the main road, we wiggled our way through the full bar, hawking a table near the bar. The first round included the house tripel in their own glass, a bittersweet souvenir story in its own right. Each draft comes with a small bowl of Gouda cheese.
In addition to a good draft list, the bottle selection is outstanding as well, and, more importantly, it was all served with exceptional detail and care. They have an immense respect for beer. The only drawback is that we should have eaten dinner beforehand since they didn't offer much besides appetizers. However, sitting and chatting through great beers until we headed out into the dark to witness the fairy tale lighting of Bruges.
Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/02/staminee-de-garre-bruges-belgium.html
02-26-2013 15:11:24 |
More by FightingEntropy
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