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The Bottle Shop
$$$ - a bit pricey
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phone: +32 50 34 99 80
(Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 10-16-2006)
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quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
There are plenty of beer stores in Bruges, but we decided to stop in here on the afternoon of 3/26/07 to pick up a few souvenirs because they seemed to have the best overall selection of the types of glasses that we were looking for. We picked out a few to take home with us, and the girl at the counter was very nice and bubbled-wrapped them all for us. Prices overall for glasses seemed pricey in Bruges, so if you see what you like, just buy it. The Bottle Shop was laid out nicely and had a great selection.
03-29-2007 17:04:44 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Easy to spot and one of the larger, by square footage, stores in all of Brugge.
The selection was strong - some Cantillon and 3F stuff I didn't see elsewhere in Brugge. Large shelves full of all the classics and trappists at a slightly higher price point than you may find at some of the shops a little further from the center.
Definitely worthy of inclusion in your Brugge beerhunting itinerary.
08-31-2013 18:05:33 |
More by dirtylou
quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The Bottle Shop really could not be easier to find on Wollestraat. It is only a block down from the Markt.
An extremely clean and well laid out store with a large selection of mostly beer with a few knicknacks and some other beverages (which I ignored). As I walked in I was greeted, but other than that they seemed to not even care if I was in the store or not. No attempt was made to see if I required any assistance and for a town like Brugge, this seemed a bit odd.
The selection was very well arranged and everything was easy to find. Unfortunately there really was not anything on the shelves that was a true gem. Most everything could be found elsewhere for much, much less money. The prices were tourist based for sure and seemed like a ripoff on certain bottles.
I'd go back in to The Bottle Shop, but unless a gem was located, with those high prices I'd probably not spend my Euro here.
Visited on September 15, 2006.
10-20-2006 13:20:39 |
More by GCBrewingCo
United Kingdom (England)
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Impressive one roomed (big room though) beer selection. You are left alone to wander around, help is available if required,two females on duty when I visited, the young one spoke English, the elder not so well versed. Each bottle I bought was wrapped and placed in a bag for me, only beershop to do that in Brugges.
Just as expensive as De Bier Tempel and 2be, with about the same number of beers to choose from. I got my Vicaris 'Generaal' and 'Tripel' as well as three 'St Idesbald' beers from the Huyghe brewery here.
06-30-2009 22:22:23 |
More by BlackHaddock
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This was the first bottle shop I went to in Belgium and as soon as I walked in I was completely blown away. Rows and rows of hundreds, maybe even a thousand different beers ranging from every style as well as a very impressive selection of glassware. They even had 3 liter glasses placed right next to the Jerabooms. Also, they had a very nice selection of gift packs. The woman who owned this establishment was very knowledgeable and friendly, putting up with my childish giddiness and constant barage of questions. I spent a lot of money here but the prices were no very expensive. This is a great bottle shop that is a must when in Brugges. Also, there is a place next door that makes amazing waffles.
12-02-2008 09:16:40 |
More by corby112
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Concurring with the previous review, this modern and open space is right off the town square and just before the Hotel Erasamus (my hq in Brugge).
Bottles are a bit dearer here and if you've got the chance to go elsewhere I would, but as I didn't I could still find most everything that I needed for my return home. The counter girl was pleasant and helpful to me and double wrapped my purchases after being told they had to make it back across the world to my home.
A good place to stop while in Brugge. If you're elsewhere I wouldn't make a special trip for it.
01-01-2007 10:12:12 |
More by drewbage
quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | $$$
I went in here with my wife for a purchase of "souveniers". My wife had a camera in her hand, and snapped a photo of store's interior. The woman behind the counter immediately began waving her finger at my wife with a scowl on her face.
My wife apologized and immediately put the camera away, yet from that moment-on this woman made my wife feel very uncomfortable in the shop. The woman seemed to be waiting for us to exit, which we promptly did without any purchase.
The quality of beer here is incredible, and the selection is as well. Lots of rare beers here, and an entire wall of special Christmas beers still available. Westvleteren was available for 10Euro.
Perhaps the camera was a faux-pax, but we made every effort to apologize and show respect. The attendant was a big turn-off. Perhaps on another visit we will have a different experience (and actually purchase some beer as a result).
03-23-2010 01:54:22 |
More by jgasparine
British Indian Ocean Territory
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Large shop selling beer, jenever, a few other spirits, glasses and souvenirs. A sizable selection of the Belgian standards at higher than normal prices. Well worth the look as it's a nice shop, but I'd most certainly spend my euro's elsewhere (notably the Bier Tempel). While well organized and well presented, it is obvious this place caters to the casual drinker and the tourist looking to bring back something boozy from Belgium. No lurking gems for BA's to find here.
It's funny how your perception changes quickly though while traveling - if this store was the first one I happened on, I would've thought it was great, as we've got nothing like this at home.
01-14-2008 16:15:41 |
More by CBA
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
We went to this place on our day in Bruges, 14JUL09, following a stop at 't Brugs Beertje. This place didn't look big from the outside, but you walk in and it extends pretty far back, with shelves and shelves of bottles in all sizes filling the walls. Much like de Biertempel, there are variety packs of different beer assembled in wooden crates. The glass, if available, is next to the matching beer on the shelf.
I grabbed a basket and started tracking down de Struise, where I found Pannepot and Rosse, but not the Black Albert I had just had at 't Brugs Beertje. The shopkeeper informed they were out of it. I also picked up some de la Senne beers, a blonde ale called Omer from Bockor (on the shopkeeper's reccomendation), and very surprisingly a bottle of Rodenbach Vin de Cereale. As a huge fan of Rodenbach and the Grand Cru, I was especially happy to track this one down.
Overall, a truly great store with helpful staff and certain beers I didn't see anywhere else up to that point or afterward for the rest of our trip.
07-31-2009 20:00:28 |
More by bernardus
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Nice shop, but definitely not the best in Brugge. I found it to be heavily on the expensive side. Good and nicely priced selection of 750s though. Selection of Belgium beers was nice and rather extensive, but the shop had kind of souvenir shop feeling inside - brightly lit, wide spaces, postcards, some beer-related souvenirs....I did not feel comfortable there.
There was an excellent and reasonably priced selection of glassware, this I liked the best about the shop. Also staff was very, very friendly.
02-13-2009 10:38:41 |
More by atis
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