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Staminee De Garre
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
De Garre 1
phone: +32 50 34 10 29
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 63 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place has an amazIng atmosphere with the type of old world charm you would hope to stumble upon in a town like Brugge. It's a refreshing retreat from the nearby touristy shopping areas. It's down a narrow alleyway and so can be a bit hard to find.
Although serving the entire establishment on his own, the barkeep managed to get to is fairly quickly and with the friendly Belgian attitude so common here. We ordered two of the house beers - Tripel de Garre for a reasonable €3,5 a piece. They were absolutely amazing, and I would recommend to anyone to give them a try. We enjoyed them so much we ordered a second round, and considered a third. Only our ability to still navigate the small stairs back down and out of the establishment stayed our hand on the third round.
If you don't enjoy this type of place then you should probably stick to the touristy shopping lanes. If you can't palate the beer you shouldn't probably even be wasting your time in Belgium. If you are one of those people, however, I would recommend looking for Charlie Rockets just down the street. It's modeled after Belgian's idea of an American bar.
05-17-2012 09:17:47 |
More by redbeeerd
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
So even though this place is very hard to find without good directions, this place was packed around 3pm in the middle of winter. It appeared to be mainly locals, but I was treated very well by the staff. There really was not much decoration to this place. Just a few tables and a bar.
I ordered the triple, and the waiter quickly brought it up the stairs to me with a small cheese plate as well, which was nice. Unfortunately, I did not like the beer very much at all.
I didn't have time to try anything else but doubt I would have liked any of their other offerings.
If I had to do it again I would spend more time in Struise and t' brugs beertje and not go here.
01-18-2012 18:42:52 |
More by mendvicdog
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you're having a hard time finding this place, stop in the Bottle Shop and ask directions or look for the store with the orange awning, it's just to the right of it. Quaint, cozy, and very old-world feeling. Their bottle and draft list is quite impressive, but I was there for the Tripel. In fact, the waitress came over, pointed to it on the menu, and said "You want this."
Prices were pretty reasonable considering what you were getting. They sell magnums of the Tripel to take away, I believe it was 25e when I went, which I thought was pretty reasonable considering it's a gorgeous bottle with delicious inside.
12-07-2011 19:39:12 |
More by willseph
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a nice little place in a small alley just off the main square. It seems like most everyone in there was there for the house beer. They had a good bottle list as well with pretty reasonable prices, but I don't know how fresh the bottles are as it seems like the turnover is much higher for the house beer. Most of the crowd seemed to be a bit older. The place overall had a mellow comfortable feel of an old pub. I'd say it is worth a visit of you have the time. Not the best selection in Brugge but still good.
06-26-2011 06:51:24 |
More by DaveJanssen
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A quaint little bar tucked away down an alley near the center of Brugge. If you don't know what you are looking for, you will never find this place. Not the deepest selection of beers, but certainly nothing to laugh at either. This place is ideal when you just want a good standard Belgian beer and no fuss. Prices are right and their house beer (which they push on the tourists that come in without much beer-knowledge) is decent. Mostly, this is a nice place to spend a few hours if you find yourself in town while t’Brugs Beertje is closed.
05-11-2011 15:30:54 |
More by callmemickey
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
I visited de Garre 3 times in the 2 days that I spent in Bruges. First off it really is in the smallest alley ever. Even with GPS and a lot of looking we couldn't find it. The lady at the Bottle Shop around the corner helped us.
We arrived around 2 in the afternoon on a weekday and the place was packed. An older local couple waved us over to their table, which he had some great conversations about Belgium. So as far as atmosphere this couple & the old world vibe of the place made it an instant 5.
The house beer van de garre triple was amazing, my favorite beer I had in Belgium besides lambics & guezes. We had a couple of these wonderful 11% beers which they serve a small cup of cheese with, that was almost as good as the beer.
Prices are great too. Also had some Pannepot there.
So to find it, start in the Markt square facing the Belfy, turn left. You will find it on the short block between Markt & Burg Squares. on the right side there is a very narrow alley way between a yellow chocolate store & a red store. I believe there was a sign that says cookies over the alley.
02-13-2011 15:30:08 |
More by hurfer
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Tucked away in the smallest alley ever, but a great location in between the 2 squares. The place has a great old atmosphere - everything is sagging and the wood is very creaky. Good place to enjoy a beer. The downside? It is PACKED and very small. Came once and left since there were no spots, then came back later and it was even more packed somehow. Luckily a group of locals saw me standing there and invited me over to their table. No English, but a great time sitting there drinking and laughing. The guy was explaining the beer to me I think, but mostly I just got the words "11%" and nodded. Cool experience.
Each beer comes with a free portion of cheese.
11-05-2010 05:34:39 |
More by BucBasil
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I heard about this place from beer advocate research before I took my trip to Bruges.
It is not the easiest place to find and tucked down an offshoot alley from the main street. There is very limited seating so it's likely you'll have to wait outside until someone leaves or come back later.
I sat upstairs at a table where the beautiful waitress ran around rancid to serve the whole place.
There's an incredible beer list that is complimented by a small food menu. I recommend the cheese platter. ( I'd go with this at most bars in Europe)
Beers are served timely (by Europe standards) and come on there individual wooden trays with doylees (sp?)
So excited to be there and to have distinct Belgians, served in the proper glass, with best presentation possible.
It's a must but my only hesitation in writing this review is creating more attention to such a gem/hidden find.
10-02-2010 01:56:58 |
More by klink40
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Printed out several of the top-ranked places in Bruges before heading there this past weekend and ended up stumbling upon De Garre while sightseeing. It's down a very narrow street next to La Cure Gourmande on Breidelstraat off of the Markt.
Sat upstairs the two times we stopped here. We had a grand time on both occasions; both times the four of us started with a round of the house tripel which was amazing. Loved the free cheese cubes served with each round. Bottle selection was decent but not huge. I had a small bottle of St. Bernardus Abt 12 (350, if I remember correctly), a Boon Gueuze (450) and two beers from the Bruges brewery De Halve Maan (I think each were about 300). All were served in the correct glassware with the bottle.
Service was a little slow but it looked like only one waitress was serving the entire top floor. She would come around every 10-15 minutes or so and take orders from all of the tables, returning in a few minutes with a huge tray or two with everyone's drinks. It seemed to work out okay, though - I don't think we ever had to wait more than 10 minutes to place an order.
Definitely recommended, I would return here without a doubt if I ever return to Bruges.
08-16-2010 08:04:31 |
More by swhitt
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Upon the arrival of our French relatives in Bruges, we headed to the Garre. This not so easy to find establishment boasted of every element an American would want in a Belgian tavern. The small place was packed and rowdy but we managed to find a table in the back corner of the top floor.
Before two long we were drinking Geuze Hansens and Oude Geuze Drei Fontein from baskets followed by a round of Garre Tripels, the house beer, a bottle of Chimay Blue and another of Moinette. Beer selection was obviously quite good with a number of quality lambics but nothing too out of the ordinary. There were roughly 100 choices in total and the Tripel was especially good.
I enjoyed the rustic vibe, almost feeling as if I were either out in a farming village or that I had transported back in time a few centuries. Service was forgivably slow considering the crowd. It was hard to even move across the room so I couldn't blame our waitress who was otherwise friendly and did her best all night. The cheese was good too.
07-21-2010 16:26:03 |
More by DaPeculierDane
Staminee De Garre in Brugge, Belgium
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