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Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
phone: +32 2 511 00 06
(Place added by: TheLongBeachBum)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a great bar for ambiance and beer. It has real old-world and back-street charm. It has a tiled floor, wood paneling and wrought iron but in an understated way. It has rows of small wooden tables packed together. The focus is very much on the beer, although food is served. Their specialty is the Timmermans Lambic Doux. It’s a quiet pleasant place. The draught beer is served in ceramic jugs with small glass tumblers.
Overal this is a nice place away from most tourists , only the service can be a bit better
06-02-2012 18:43:20 |
More by beerpirates
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Visited here in April 2005.... It's pretty easy to find (even though it is down an alley) as it's quite close to the Grand Place and the Bourse.... look out for the bird design on the ground at the end of the alleyway...
Place was quite busy when we arrived as there seemed to be a party of Spanish university students in.... once they left though the place was pretty quiet....
Beers on tap are about 3/4 Euros each. We tried both the Timmerman's Lamic Doux and the Timmerman's Lambicus Blanc - both served in small earthenware jugs. We both enjoyed the Blanc more than the doux as it was more zesty and refreshing...
This isn't the greatest or most exciting place to visit while in Brussels but is certainly worth a quick visit and drink....
08-17-2005 14:53:36 |
More by mdagnew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
This place is great, mainly because of how unique it is. Where else would you find a place that specializes in serving lambics by the jug-full? It's located down an alleyway off a main pedestrain street near the grand place and everytime i've gone, it's been almost empty when i arrived, but always full by the time i leave. Yes, service can be poor, but i'm not expecting great service here. i'm looking forward to some good easy-drinking lambic and maybe some snacks to perk me up. The bar itself is a work of art, lots of shiny brass and copper. They do have daily lunch/dinner specials that are pretty reasonably priced. I wouldn't come here expecting a proper sit down dinner, they are a bar first, a restaurant second.
07-30-2007 19:30:50 |
More by xychromosome
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Traditional bar that a bit hard to find--maybe that's why it's generally empty. I'm normally one for a nice, relaxed, clean, well-lighted place, but this is a bit much. One feels as though one needs to whisper. That said, it usually does start to liven up a bit by the time I'm leaving.
Aside from the distinct lack of patrons, it's really a nice place. The wooden interior gives it a very old-world-feel, and the bar itself is impressive.
The service is reasonably good; not a lot to keep them busy really.
The selection is decent. Fantastic if you're here for the lambic (which you probably are) and a bit above average with everything else.
The food is actually what keeps me coming back. It's not extraordinary, but better than most bars. It's hard to find a place with this quality of both food and beer.
07-09-2008 17:24:13 |
More by philipquarles
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
A little background: landed in Brussels at 7:30 am, tired and stinking and dehydrated after a long flight, and couldn't check into the hotel until 2pm. Dropped the bags at the hotel and decided that lambic by the jugful sounded like a perfect way to rehydrate, so we wandered around aimlessly to give this place a chance to open and then headed there.
Turns out we were there during the annual party of the students at the university, so the place had a big long table packed full of students with a gigantic, enormous jug of beer on the table. We just sat down in the corner and started ordering jugs that looked puny by comparison. So if you want to order a jug of beer that can hold a few gallons, they can hook you up.
Very neat place. Waitstaff was quiet but responsive. Very traditional atmosphere. Didn't try any of the food, but it looked to be mostly bar food. Sausages, small sandwiches, that kind of thing. If you're in Brussels, it's definitely worth a stop.
12-08-2009 18:17:35 |
More by Phanatic
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Another great little bar hidden down one of Brussells many alleyways just off the centre of Grand Place. I would not have found this bar without my Stephen D'Arcy guide.
We stopped here on a weekday, early afternoon, so it wasn't very busy. I loved the interior, 1 large and spacious room (overflow upstairs) with he typical wooden tables found in most Belgian beer bars. Ceramic beer jugs decorated the walls and the shelves behind the bar along with old bottles of lambics.
The most appealing part of this bar is having your lambics served to you in large ceramic jugs. It adds to the atmosphere and overall drinking experience. aside from the somewhat pricey beer list, i thought this bar was particularly warm and comforting.
Aside from the price, i highly recommend it.
10-29-2003 11:39:44 |
More by Popsinc
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place was our second bar stop after the nearby Cirio on our first day in Belgium, 09JUL09. You could easily miss this place if you weren't looking for it, as it's down a narrow alleyway off a main walkway. While the jugs of lambic were tempting, I settled on a Rochefort 8 (had never had any Rochefort up to that point), while my wife got a Hoegaarden Grand Cru. The 8 was outstanding as expected and the Hoegaarden Grand Cru (rather unexpectadly) was also very good.
We were literally the only ones in this place on a Thursday afternoon, although two others came in while we were waiting for our beer. The place is not too big as it is, and I think that's some of the appeal of it. It's very much a quiet, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your beer in.
The service was decent, and I remember the selection being about the same number of beers as the Cirio which was closeby. The Trappists beers were well represented. This place is worth checking out if only to avoid heavier tourist crowds as you would find at Delerium.
07-31-2009 17:59:31 |
More by bernardus
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3
Brussels has Cafés that not many people know about. There are a handful of them hidden down small dead-end alleyways, overlooked by passers by.
La Bécasse is just one such Café & it is not that easy to find. Hidden away, but within easy walking distance of most of Brussels main attractions. From the Grand Place, take Beurre towards La Bourse, Rue du Tabora is a short street that runs off to your right. Walk down the street, but look out for a brass woodcock like bird on the pavement (this is where the Café gets its name by the way).
The small alley has waist high dark green & brown tiling, & white-washed walls, that can be rather dingy on a night time. Right at the end of this alley there are two old-style wooden framed doors that are inset with a stained glass picture of the Bécasse bird. This is where you enter the Café; it dates back to 1793 & looks to have remained unaltered since then.
Apart from the fact that Café is well hidden & offers a good retreat from all of the other tourist traps, it does happen to have a rather a good Beer List with two special features. The list runs to about 30 with some notable luminaries which make it just worth a visit. But the jewel in the crown, & the real reason why you should come here, is to try two of Timmermans draft beers that are rarely seen.
The first is Timmermans Tradition Lambicus Blanche, which is 4.5%ABV. It is, I believe, a cross between a lambic & a wheat beer. It benefits from both styles & is an extremely accomplished offering, very rare & highly refreshing.
The second is, Timmermans Doux Lambic, which is very rare these days, but it is served here, & it is still decanted from the traditional stoneware Jugs, just as in Breughels days. The lambic doux is actually a Faro; a sweetened version of the usual lambic beer that once acquired wide spread popularity in the Brussels area, but is now extremely hard to find in its traditional format. An acquired taste, but such a classic example of the style, that it is worth the visit here alone.
There are two levels to this bar, but I always stay on the ground floor. It is bedecked with many long wooden tables, which you may have to share when busy. Simple snacks & Cheese are served on wooden platters.
Medieval in character, with many original fixtures & fittings makes this a genuine Belgium Café worthy of a visit. Thankfully, because of its location, you will not have to fight tourists once you get here. A well-kept secret.
Last Visit: 30th Nov. 2002.
06-21-2003 21:52:08 |
More by TheLongBeachBum
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
All you need to know is lambic out of a jug. Everything else is superfluous.
Awesome atmosphere has an almost rustic feel, or at least a feeling of a different era. White plaster walls and dark wood tables. Lambic in a jug! Limited beer menu compared to many places, but as I mentioned, it doesn't matter because this is one of the few chances where you'll be able to appreciate a lambic served the old fashioned way. Heck, you can even get draft faro!
Food is of the feel the width variety, and my friend had perhaps the biggest plate of pasta I've ever seen. For my part, I indulged in a croque monsieur, which was filling, but hardly gourmet.
Service was fast, friendly and efficient.
While its not got the selection of one of the leading lights, you can't skip over this place or you'll be kicking yourself!
09-16-2009 20:12:56 |
More by bobsy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
While in Brussels, friends took us to La Becasse for some pre dinner drinks. This is a hidden gem, no big flashy bottles, just custom blended guezues and simple bites and the perfect spot just hang out.
They have many other good beer offerings, but as other have stated, tasty local blends.
If I were a local and did not mind the parking/tourist crowd in the Grand Place, this would be a regular hang out for me.
10-01-2013 15:03:30 |
More by youbrewidrink
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